Last week saw the return of The Ideal Home Show to Earl’s Court. I find this one of the more inspiring home trade shows and enjoy wandering round taking note of what the big brands in home and design are working on as well as discovering lesser known retailers and listening to some of the fantastic speakers. One of the other reasons I like to visit is because I love imagining I have a million pounds burning a hole in my pocket and can furnish my dream home (who else plays this game?)… I’ll have one sauna and one very large hot tub, please!
I was invited to the show by Ekornes (makers of the fabulous stressless furniture) who recruited a team of lifestyle bloggers to visit the show and pick out their top finds. It wasn’t really a difficult job, my trained style spotting eye can pick out a beauty with no trouble at all. What was more difficult was spending the £100 we were given to blow on our top picks. I know, I know I’ve got a tough job but someone has to do it. We also had an really informative talk by Ekornes all about their furniture and just what makes it so ridiculously comfortable. As you can see I was totally taken by officially the world’s comfiest office chair.
I’ve featured my absolute favourite finds here as well including the ones that ended up coming home with me which were the beautiful bowl handcrafted in Turkey, the Sass and Belle photo frames, 2 lovely jewellery trees from Sass and Belle and lots of lovely allium bulbs to plant in my garden!
Another definite highlight for me was checking out the inspirational room sets. Always interesting to look at, it was especially fab to see these were created with a style very close to my own, yes these were very, very much up my street and could happily make their way over to my home, please. As I have a ton of photos to share with you I will also include some more inspiration over on my I’m home honey interiors blog. Overall, I noticed a lot of shades of grey and blue, yellow accents, metallic especially copper and industrial chic this time round which I particularly liked.
The Ideal Home Show is still running up until the 30th of March so there is still time to pay them a visit this week and see it all for yourself! A big thank you Ekornes for inviting me to the show and giving me some spending money.