We’re pleased to offer our readers the opportunity to win tickets for them and a friend to visit the Ideal Home Show taking place at Olympia in London.
Excitement’s building at Thomas Sanderson as their team of expert designers puts the finishing touches to their show-stopping presence at this year’s Ideal Home Show (running from 18 March – 3 April 2016). We’ll let you know if your a winner in a fortnight’s time (Saturday 12th March) so you’ll have a week to plan your trip!
Thomas Sanderson is the main sponsor of ‘A Traditionally British Home’, one of the full-size houses within the show, which they’ve styled in conjunction with celebrity designer Linda Barker.
Five winners will each win a pair of tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show, where you can tour every room 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.
To win a pair of tickets just leave a comment below telling us about your dream window dressings. Like/follow us and Thomas Sanderson on social media for extra entries!
As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, we’ve just returned from a short break in London & Brighton. In addition to visiting relatives and generally being lazy for a few days, we also had to collect a picture we’d bought on eBay a while ago.
The subject matter of this vintage Ken Law print was very apt!
It’s a stylised Thames scene featuring the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, working boats and riverside buildings.
It’s stunning… the use of colour & tone and the distinctive block style. We’ve been fans of Ken Law for some time now – we have a Hampstead High Street print by him too – and there’s a fabulous depiction of a New York bridge that we’d like to get hold of sometime.
We hung it on the wall of the lovely 1960s London house where we were staying to photograph it. It looked so at home there! We almost felt guilty packing it up in our car for the journey up North.
The second series of Penny Dreadful started last week on Sky Atlantic – we’re avid viewers!
We’ve been hugely impressed by its wonderful, award-winning period costume and set design; the attention to detail of both the interior and exterior scenes. The fantastic oil lamp-lit Gothic interiors are inspiring – the light flickering against dark walls and furniture. Rooms furnished with leather Chesterfield sofas, gilt-framed oil paintings, brass candelabra and mahogany dining tables.
We’ve found a couple of great videos giving details of how many of the sets were devised, developed & built – a wonderful insight!