Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Ideal Home Show 2011 report

Glamourous Bedroom @ The Ideal Home Show, 2011
  1. Glamorous Bedroom cushions
  2. Glamorous Bedroom bird cage memo board
  3. Glamorous Bedroom pink lantern
  4. Glamorous Bedroom wallpaper

Yesterday I visited the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court in London. After collecting my press pass I went straight through to the bustling hall of inspiration. I loved the Glamourous boutique-style bedroom set against the Palais Chinois wallpaper and deep blue, Bluebell Hill coloured walls. The warm metallics lifted with touches of hot pink. The bed scattered in lovely cushions, like the flock design cushions from Lombok and the Fuscia pink velvet cushions from Primrose and Plum.

I of course loved the vintage style bird cage memo board as I have recently bought one that I have painted in a duck egg blue and is hanging on my kitchen wall. Oh, and the Charlotte petal table in silver from Brissi was so vintage pretty.

Cute Bedroom @ The Ideal Home Show, 2011
  1. Cute Bedroom seating
  2. Cute Bedroom desk
  3. Cute Bedroom decorative houses
  4. Cute Bedroom coat hooks

I loved the unusual colour combination. The spotty bird house and pink house lantern looked cute on the white shelf and the flutter butterfly wall art looked effective above the tree coat stand adorned in multicolour fairy lights.

Bathroom @ The Ideal Home Show, 2011
  1. Bathroom with woodland wallpaper
  2. Bathroom art
  3. Bathroom vanity unit
  4. Bathroom lime towels

I loved the use of the Ecochic wallpaper in the bathroom and bright lime hints.

Ideal Shopping @ The Ideal Home Show, 2011
  1. Koko Kids
  2. Forever England
  3. Soap boutique
  4. Sass & Belle

In the Ideal shopping section, Koko Kids caught my eye with their ever so cute deer light and bright oversized paper pom poms. Cute red bus fairy lights, funky cool Rob Ryan bunting and I love London prints. Forever England had the most exquisite bedspreads in pretty florals and fresh stripes. The ever so cute cupcake soaps from the Soap Boutique. Sass & Belle was a riot of colour and cuteness from the Russian doll bookends, reels of rik rak to the owl money boxes and mushroom salt and pepper sets.

Tasty Treats @ The Ideal Home Show, 2011
  1. Comptoir Gourmand
  2. Gilchrists Confectionery
  3. Gilchrists Confectionery
  4. Katy's Cupcakes

There were plenty of sweet treats on sale but the pretty display of macarons and giant meringues from Comptoir Gourmand really caught my eye. For all manner of pick'n'mix sweets, fudge and candy there were the tables and tables of Gilchrists Confectionary. The pretty cupcakes come courtesy of Katy's cupcakes who had the cutest cupcakes with iced little pig pinks and cheeky monkeys atop a swirl of chocolate buttercream.

Have a sweet day!


  1. Ooooh I can't wait now!

    Victoria xx

  2. Lovely pictures! Lovely things!

  3. Love that wallpaper!

    I made some easter iced biscuits that you may like, come and have a look :-)


  4. great homeshow, wonderful pictures!
    Have a lovely Sunday,

  5. Hi Torie! I'm a very very very new follower. I discovered your blog last week and since than... reading and looking and "traveling" around.
    I love your blog!

  6. The patterns, textures and colours in this post are interesting and beautiful! Many thanks :)


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