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Milton Storage Unit from Laura Ashley

If you associate Laura Ashley with country florals and shabby chic, this Milton storage unit will come as as a bit of a surprise. Rather than reflecting those two styles, this has got more of a mid-century look with a contemporary twist. 

The unit is made from solid oak and is divided into several compartments, including five drawers and two cupboards, creating plenty of space for storage as well as an unusual looking piece. The retro feel is enhanced by the olive and cream coloured doors to the cupboards and fronts to the drawer. 

Some serious storage and a fairly serious price tag attached too. The unit costs £900. 

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Malmo cupboard from Next

Malmo sideboard

This Malmo cupboard from Next offers a mid-century look at high street prices.

As the name suggests, the cupboard plays with a Scandinavian influence. It's a simple design, designed with masses of storage. There's three drawers, two sliding doors and adjustable shelves, finished in an oak veneer – perfect for displaying your stylish tomes and Homemaker plates. 

If you like this look, there's also a low sideboard available in the same range. 

The cupboard costs £550.

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Heal’s City cupboard

 City small

At first you'd be forgiven for thinking Heal's City cupboard is simply inspired by mid-century looks. That influence is obvious, but this design is also described as 'a mixture of contemporary and retro styling', giving a twist to the look.

That's because while the doors are are made from cut walnut veneer and the feet are solid walnut, the actual cupboard is made from white lacquer. I'm not totally convinced by the combination (and think I would have preferred just a walnut cupboard) but, if you like this juxtaposition of looks, there's also an accompanying sideboard available. 

The City cupboard will set you back £1495. 

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