It's that time of year again!  No, it's not Glastonbury or Fashion Week, but it is something much more exciting to those of us bitten by the interior design bug:

The 106th Ideal Home Show!

Getting bigger and better in recent years the Ideal Home Show is where all parts of the industry meet up to exchange and showcase ideas and projects for all areas of the home. Sectioned into; Interiors, Home Improvements, Gardens, Food and Housewares, Technology, Woman, Shopping and Show Homes areas.  It also has plenty of our very own heroes presenting, such as Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen and George Clarke. Unfortunately, at Earls Court in London, it's a bit of a trek for us to make it up there, but we love keeping up to date with all the news and getting inspired from all the wonderful exhibitions.

And it seems we are not alone in following the Ideal Home Show with a keen heart, HRH The Prince of Wales visited this year, his third visit in the past five years!  He spent time admiring the Prince's Foundation Show Homes. (And we just love that berry and sprig centrepiece next to him in the picture below)

The Ideal Home Interiors and fully built Show Homes are where we get the most excited, as it's so wonderful to see how people use the space and what creative touches are personal to them to make a stylish statement. We absolutely love the utensil clock for a working kitchen.  And what's that piece Linda Barker?  Looks rather like our round version...

But that's not all they do at this amazing event.  This year they have teamed up with Quiet Mark, Blue Forest Treehouses and John Lewis, to create a magnificent treehouse.  Not as decadent as it sounds, although used for the show as a testament to what can be created, afterwards the Quiet Treehouse will be donated to The Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice to assist in the specialist palliative care services to children and young people with life-shortening and life-threatening illnesses.

With two days left, we hope that the show continues to amaze, we will definitely be watching with interest.


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Post By Sadie Woolcock