Not too shabby: Because the distressed look needn't mean worse for wear


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1. Loose fit urban sofa cover

Bemz, from £309 for Klippan sofa. A stylishly wrinkled range from this firm specialising in custom slipcovers for Ikea furniture.

2. Crate side table

Ines Cole, £195. Pack it in with this funky upcycled piece. Liberty, London W1, tel: 020 7734 1234

3. Mirror Jar lamp base

Anthroplogie, £138 small, £248 large. Mercury speckles make this base both distressed and distorting.

4. Red Distressed Oval Clock

Sweetpea & Willow, £95. Go back in time with this antique-look, crackle-glazed timepiece. 0845 257 2627,

5. Distressed coat rack

Rigby & Mac, £10.95 for two-hook rack, £21.95 for four-hook rack. We're hung up on these cute racks, also available in turquoise. 020 8761 1011,

6. 2 tone industrial bar stool

Alexander & Pearl, £165. Mottled iron stools with the whiff of the warehouse. 020 8787 7081,