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Win Tickets To The Ideal Home Show

Fancy winning tickets to The Ideal Home Show this month? I’m kicking off March with a pretty cool competition in conjunction with Thomas Sanderson.

The team of expert designers at Thomas Sanderson are putting the finishing touches to what’s going to be a show-stopping presence at this year’s Ideal Home Show (running from 18th March – 3rd April 2016 in London)

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This year Thomas Sanderson is the main sponsor of A Traditionally British Home, one of the full size houses within the show, which has been styled by celebrity designer Linda Barker. Take a tour of the four-bed house to see stunning styling trends, be inspired by the hottest home colour schemes for 2016 and learn more about Thomas Sanderson’s stylish energy-saving solutions and home automation window blind products.

Thomas Sanderson 2I have three pairs of tickets up for grabs for this year’s show which will be packed with the latest in interiors, home improvement, gardens, food & housewares, technology, fashion & beauty and shopping. There’s also the chance to ask celebrity guests including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Barker and Julia Kendall your home interior questions.

How to enter

Simply enter the rafflecopter below to be in with a chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to The Ideal Home Show. Competition ends 13th March 2016. Good Luck!


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Home Office Inspiration

With the number of people working from home on the increase – the Office for National Statistics stated there were 4.2 million UK home workers in the first three months of 2014, and one in five Americans now work from home.

Creating a space where you can get your head down and concentrate is a must. These spaces are great for small or big homes, there are even options if you fancy making over your garden shed.

Here’s my mood board to inspire a home office (if you have or want one). They are guaranteed to make you want to work from home.

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Home Sweet Home, The Skinny

Styling a room with wallpaper

Most people use paint for a quick refresh in a room but wallpaper can add so much more. You don’t have to go crazy and wallpaper all four walls, pick a feature wall that will style your home.

Here’s six of my favourite.

Wallpaper2Flamingo/Indigo Pink from and Hummingbirds from fabricsandpapers.comWallpaper1Eden from and Kensington Chartreuse from grahambrown.comWallpaper3Fairburn Raspberry/Green from wallpaper and Poppy Meadow Primrose Yellow Floral Wallpaper from

Colour of the year
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Colour of the year

Rich, seductive and full of body, Marsala is the Pantone colour of the year and it’s utterly gorgeous.

Now the Christmas tree has come down you may have noticed your living room, dining room, hallway etc needs a refresh for 2015. Well if that’s the case here’s six ways you can use Marsala to make your home look and feel brand new.

From a lick of paint, to a new sofa, curtains or a cushion, you can incorporate this shade no matter what your budget is.

MarsalaIf you’re wondering why Marsala is the colour of choice for 2015, Lee Eiseman, executive director at Pantone explains why.

Feature image courtesy of Pantone