Depending on whether you’re a fan of Lauren Llewellyn Bowen, a trip to the Ideal Home Show may or may not be your cup of tea. Personally I can’t get enough of interiors and, armed with my camera, picked up some great new interiors inspiration.
I’m going to keep this post short and snappy, literally, because as far as interiors are concerned I think a picture really does tell a thousand words. That’s why, when we visited the Ideal Home Show recently, we made a bit of a bee line to the Ideal Room Sets created by Good Homes magazine. I love finding out about different products and new trends but it’s always so inspirational to see how they can be styled together.
First up is this industrial style kitchen. I loved the mix of finishes and textures, combining metal and wood, which kept the look modern but still warm and the colour of those cabinets! Not surprisingly perhaps I was a big fan of this bathroom set as I adore the pale pink (very Pantone colour of the year I know) contrasted with the brighter, warmer gold accents. I also liked how it mixed a modern bathroom suite with older, vintage style pieces which is a look I still favour in my home, albeit in a simpler, cleaner way now.Next, was this dining room, which was quite busy for my taste now but separately there were lots of lovely elements and products I loved included the dining table and chairs itself as well as the some of the natural wooden pieces and simple crockery. What do you think?And finally, this pretty pink and grey bedroom, which had lots to like too. I always think it’s quite hard to find a bedroom look that suits both men and women but I think this is a good compromise; it’s feminine, indulgent but still calm, simple and warm. I love the bedding and what i could so of the headboard. The mix of pink, grey and taupe work really nicely together.
Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg and there is so much more to see at the Ideal Home Show, including talks and demonstrations from lots of familiar faces like George Clarke, Alys Fowler plus Laurence himself. There’s even a Gregg Wallace restaurant although we didn’t partake. And of course hundreds of stands where you can get to grips with all the new interiors ranges.
Thanks to Ekornes for the invite to the show – as you can see they do some pretty cool furniture too.