Ideal Home Show
Last Friday, Candice and I went to explore the Ideal Home Show in Kensington Olympia, London. As neither of us had been before we were expecting great things; and we weren’t disappointed!
Firstly we browsed around the garden section and were very tempted to spend the rest of our day in the Jacuzzi’s. We made our way round to the show homes, one of our favourites being The Gap House.
Styled to suit urban townhouses, themes from Abigail Ahern’s new collection were evident with moody blues and charcoal walls. Focused on utilising small spaces as the UK population grows, The Gap House was only a little over 3 metres wide, and designed to squeeze into even the smallest of spaces whilst remaining stylish and functional enough for the modern city dweller. The whole first floor layout is completely open plan to help maximise the distribution of light, complimented by a stunning James Grace glass staircase which really sets the floorplan off.
We especially loved this relaxing bedroom in the interiors section, which used a palette of coral, pale blue and lemon and complimentary copper accessories. I couldn’t help but think our Chunky Weave Baskets would suit this room and give it an additional cosy feel.
There were lots of pink accessories at the show; from statement walls to pretty curtains. I was so fond of these paper decorations I am tempted to find them on Pinterest and make some myself! I think they’d look lovely in mismatched shades of pink and purple for a fun look in preparation for SS15.
Another show home we were particularly taken by was the Future Proof Home. Decorated with a simple palette of grey and monochromatic tones, this house presented a spacious and relaxing interior, perfect for a seaside holiday home. Just imagine opening the patio doors and watching waves lapping back and forth, one can only dream! The Future Proof Home draws inspiration from Scandinavian style, in line with the beautiful clean lines of its Swedish architecture. With an open plan kitchen and dining area and an eco-conscious flooring system, Dulux’s Absolute White sets the tone for the rest of the house and helps to open up the space.
March 24th 2015