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!Ideal-home-showOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext, 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?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd 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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thanks to Ekornes for the invite to the show – as you can see they do some pretty cool furniture too.


Molly //

Lucky you, I’d love to have gone. I’m liking the pink bathroom walls and that hanging shelf. I do like the blue of the kitchen cupboards, but am too much of an obsessive compulsive cleaner to like the kitchen as a whole, need smooth finishes – those rough wood drawers and open shelves are giving me palpitations, ha!

Sian //

Looks like an amazing fun place to visit and I’m another recently converted fan of blush pink.

Just wanted to say that I am no longer on Instagram as to be honest I just lost interest in it. I am looking forward to getting back to following my favourite bogs. Instagram is too much like Facebook now (which I don’t use) and is a bit of a time thief.

Alice | More Than Toast //

The marble in that bathroom – how gorgeous is it!?! The Ideal Home Show is defo somewhere I need to get myself down to, I’m always worried I’ll feel more jealous than inspired 😉

laura redburn //

that circular towel/toiletries holder, oh my god! i definitely need to go to this one year to (not literally) drool over everything!

Laura //

Oh wow love all this interior inspiration – went two years ago to The Home Show and really enjoyed it and would love to go back as feeling in a bit of an interior rut at the moment.

Laura x

Alison //

Love it – ooh that pastel bathroom is just DREAMY. Looks like you got loads of inspiration on your day there.

Kathryn //

Me too, it’s beaut isn’t it? Not sure where you’d get one of those! X


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