I hope you've been having a fab Easter break, I meant to share this post with you yesterday but as we're in full family road trip mode for the holidays, I've been having to grab an hour here or there when it comes to work. Last week I was invited down to London to attend the Ideal Home Show at Kensington Olympia courtesy of Ekornes, to discover all the current interior trends, fixtures and fittings that can help transform your home.
I always enjoy heading into London and my love affair with the city hasn't really stopped, even though I moved all those years ago. After a rather stop/start journey, with a few train delays and bus replacements services, I made my way along with the happy hoards of people, all rushing eagerly to get a glimpse of what the show had in store.
I always enjoy the showrooms and houses and as much fun as it is to see individual products, I love seeing how designers can pull a room together, styling all those colours and accessories to tell a story. I really loved the Dulex rooms, especially the copper blush.
I found the Stressless Ekornes stand and was met by friendly staff and a world of leather. Unfamiliar with the brand I sat to chat to the staff who informed me of the Norwegian companies history and why the Stressless range is so popular worldwide. Introduced in 1971 as the first real TV chair, the design was a huge success and quickly grew from there. With it's full swivel, headrest and lumbar support technology, I could instantly see the comfort appeal for people who spend a lot of time in a chair, whether at home or work and for me this would make a great place to
Stressless Metro and Stressless City recliner, and although the stand didn't have their full range on show it was great to test out the comfort of their classic designs for myself.
The super soft leather, smooth lines and colours of the Stressless Vision don't necessarily fit in with my pieces at home but oh my...when it comes to comfort the Norwegians know what they're doing! As I eased into the chair I listened to customers talk about their love of the chair and brand while flicking through their 2015 catalogue and vast leather selection.
After a relaxing twenty minutes, and managing to persuade a lovely passerby to demonstrate the chair for me (thanks kind stranger), I used my last bit of time to take in the beauty and fashion stands at the show – reminding myself to book in a teeth whitening session at my dentist soon, as all that caffeine is playing havoc with my pearly whites – before heading back out to blue London skies and back home to my lovely boy.
As part of my trip to London and Ideal Home Show I'm pleased to be able to offer one reader the chance to win £100 worth of vouchers for Scandinavian online store Cloudberry Living with thanks from Ekornes. All you need to do is enter via any of the options below. Good Luck! x
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