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Are you bargain hunter?

2010-05-05













I wish I had more time to go to auctions - £1 for a bed, well that must be the deal of the week! Bakewell is a true inspiration!

Thanks for sharing your great bargains!

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More work done than just a facelift!

2010-05-04











Well these homes have had a bit more than just a facelift!

Thanks,

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Do you need a facelift?

2010-05-04







Some great before and after pictures from Rokoko http://www.styleroom.co.uk/album/141 and Dartchena http://www.styleroom.co.uk/album/84. They both show us you don't need to make huge changes to make a difference!

Thanks to you both for sharing these great makeovers.

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Easter table decoration ideas

2010-03-29









Are you looking forward to Easter?

I don't know what I'm looking forward to more...the Easter eggs or the time off...:-))

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Have you started your Easter decorations yet?

2010-03-23


















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Colourful cushion crouchets and rugs!

2010-03-15







I just love these granny square rugs! Thanks Blakewell for sharing your creative moments with us. See more of her work here http://www.styleroom.co.uk/album/188, http://www.styleroom.co.uk/album/186
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Fancy living in a church conversion?

2010-03-09









How would you convert and decorate a church if you got the opportunity to live in one? charliel on StyleRoom Australia has done a fantastic job in converting this church built for Church of England in 1892. The church has been designed in a modern style but you can still see tracks of its history, fabulous work - great inspiration!

See more pictures here http://www.stylerooms.com.au/album/17

2 comments I Tags: church, church, livingroom, renovation

Classic Swedish style with second hand bargains

2010-03-03



















Blogger and Stylist Anna Malin is showing us how to mix classic Swedish style with some great bargains from the flea market. I just love her home, it's so simple but still so classic and beautiful!

Anna's home gives through inspiration, thanks for sharing it with us!
http://heltenkelthosmig.blogspot.com/



Write comment I Tags: scandinavian, second hand, flea market, scandi, nordic, kitchen, livingroom

A mixture of old and new styles

2010-03-02









Interior Designer Jimmy Schonning is showing us how to mix old and new styles!
http://www.ahlens.se/common/galleries/download/jimmy_patina/#/vardagsrum
1 comment I Tags: new, old, vintage, second hand, livingroom, diningroom, bathroom, bedroom

Is this the longest winter ever?

2010-02-28

What a dark, cold wet winter we're having...what could be better than some light and colourful homes to cheer us up with!-)














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House Gift is back - Lori Hill is sharing her experience with us!

2010-02-01

Name: Lori Hill
Occupation: Retired Estate Agent
Where do you live: UK, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Tell us about how you came across taking part in ITV’s new TV show Home Gift?
A friend saw that ITV's House Gift were looking for properties to take part in their new series and gave them our details. They then contacted us to see if we would be interested in taking part!

What is the programme about?
Three celebrity interior designer gurus, in our case - Laurence Lewellyn Bowen, Danielle Proud and Tom Keane have a meet with you to find out your style/taste and have a look around your home. They then have to find you three house gifts for £200, £500 or £1,000 and all you have to do is choose which one is perfect for your home. Their challenge is to find something that fits your home and style; our challenge was to judge how well they’ve succeeded and the designer who bought the gift you choose, wins the day! We also get to keep the gift we chose!

What gifts where offered and which one did you chose and why?
Victorian Lustre Chandelier - Danielle Proud - £500
4 bottles of 1971 Medoc - Chateau Beychevelle (as a display feature!) LLB - £200
A Victorian Spoonback Bedroom Chair & Gilt Framed Mirror - Tom Keane - £1,000

We chose the Chair & Mirror for our bedroom (Photos on 'My Nest' Album), because it really did make a statement in that room even though I would never have been brave enough to buy a mirror of that size and put it on a small wall! The chair was gorgeous and matches my colour scheme perfectly. It was Tom Keane's gift and we were very pleased it happened to be the £1,000 gift!

Did you meet Lawrence Llwellyn-Bowen? Is he as flamboyant and eccentric off camera as he’s on camera?
Absolutely, but lovable and humorous with it and as he lives locally, he was in his element!

Any TV gossip you can share with us?
Not really, except that Laurence is about to appear on a lot more TV!

Describe your style with three words?
Glamorous, French, Classical

What was your latest purchase for your home?
Fully tiled 2 bathrooms. Also many accessories, i.e. Lampshades

What are your favourite shops for your home?
Local shops, French Grey and Forum Design. Also online stores such as Sweetpea & Willow. Stores - John Lewis, Dwell, Laura Ashley

Which celebrity home would you like to visit?
Lots, but I have seen the odd few, having worked for a Cotswold Estate Agent! - However, George Clooney's Lake Como house would be a good one to start with!

Have you got any favourite albums on StyleRoom?
Decorex mix & misc
Bedrooms
Designer's Albums

Lori's album http://www.styleroom.co.uk/album/169


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Roxy is showing us how to mix retro and traditional styles

2010-02-01

Thanks Roxy for sharing your home with us!


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Here are some more great white kitchens!

2010-01-27

I think I'm into white kitchens at the moment! There are so many great ones to chose from - enjoy!










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Looking for a white kitchen?

2010-01-26

Looking for a white kitchen? Check out these lovely ones shared by our users - love them all and thanks a lot!

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Bedboards, what style would you prefer?

2010-01-24

What style would you prefer? Modern bedboards in fabrics or leather, retro or Laura Ashley style? Check out some great examples by our users!








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House Gift is back - Stylish homeowners needed!

2009-10-06



ITV’s hugely successful daytime show, ‘House Gift’ is returning for a brand new series. We’re looking for stylish homes to take part in this unique interior design challenge…

Our three interior design gurus will find you three fabulous house gifts, and all you have to do is choose which one is perfect for your home. It really is that simple. Their challenge is to find something that fits your home, your challenge is to judge how well they’ve succeeded.

If you’re up for some fun, and you think you’d be great on TV, get in touch. Whether you live in a townhouse or a semi, a loft apartment or a basement flat - we’d love to hear from you. Or why not nominate a friend?

Please call: 09011 986 986, calls cost 10p from a BT landline; calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more or visit the website: www.itv.com/beontv or e-mail us your name and daytime contact number to: housegift@itv.com

We may not respond to all applications. Deadline for applications is 12 noon on 29th November 2009. Applicants must be 18 or over and a permanent UK resident. Submissions made after the closing time will not be considered but may still be charged. We will only be considering applications from those who live inside the M25.
Terms and conditions can be found at itv.com/terms
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Decorex International 09

2009-09-29



StyleRoom visited Decorex International 09 exhibition in London on 29th September, the interior design trade show, attracting interiors professionals and serious trade buyers.

What an amazing show with lots of inspiration and trend reports! Beautiful furniture pieces, cool lightnings and gorgeous accessories! Purple, velvet and lace seems to be the trend for fabrics and wallpaper covers this season!

Have you ever been star struck? Well then you know how I felt meeting Nina Campbell, the world-renowned interior designer. She's known for her beautiful interiors, as well as for her collections of fabrics, wallpapers, accessories, carpets and home fragrance. Luxury, practicality and a sense of wit remain paramount in all of Nina's sought-after collections.

StyleRoom was lucky to meet this lovely lady at her stand and I couldn't help myself from approaching her and even asking for a picture; yes I know, very tacky but I was thinking of you users so I could share this moment with you!:-)

There were lots of other more and less wellknown interior designers and exhibitors. StyleRoom took some pictures of some of the traders to give you some inspiration:

A link to Decorex 09 - Bespoke bathrooms an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Nina Campbell an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Loves Spain fabrics an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Lace cotton fabrics an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Patchwork furniture an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Colourful curshions an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Beautiful fabrics an album
A link to Decorex 09 - Mix an album

Enjoy!

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Interview with Chez Larsson

2009-09-15



Name: Benita Larsson
Occupation: Blogger and Visual Merchandiser
Blog: http://chezlarsson.typepad.com/
Where do you live: Sweden

Are you currently undergoing any renovation project?
We need to repaint one wall of the outside panels. The outside lock needs changing as well.

What was your latest purchase for your home?
Some amazing green wallpaper for the sliding doors to our wardrobe next to the bedroom.

Describe your style with three words
White, colourful and comfortable.

What are your favourite shops?
www.etsy.com and ebay but it tends to get too expensive with deliveries from abroad. My favourite shops in London are Habitat, Paperchase, Muji, The White Company, Labour & Wait and Cath Kidston.

Which celebrity home would you like to visit?
Martha Stewart. I love what Martha is doing and I’ve got every single issue of Martha Stewart Living since it started in 1990! I would love to visit her home to see if it actually looks like it does in the pictures. People always ask me if our home is as tidy as it looks in our photos (and it is) so it would be interesting to know how it looks like when the photographer isn’t there?

Have you got any favourite albums on StyleRoom?
I have just joined so not yet


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Interview with Regan Murray on taking part in ITV's new TV home show

2009-09-08



Name: Regan Murray
Occupation: Advertising Consultant
Where do you live: UK

Tell us about how you came across taking part in ITV’s new TV show Home Gift?
ITV had spotted the pictures of our flat on StyleRoom and posted up a request to feature us in a new show.

What is the programme about?
Three industry experts are pitched against each other to buy the perfect ‘house gift’ for the homeowner based on their perception of their taste and style. They all have different budgets ranging from £80 - £1000 to test their abilities further!

What gifts where offered and which one did you chose and why?
We had three fab gifts presented to us, a painting on canvas, art deco style console table and starburst mirror and some very bold wallpaper on one wall of our living room.

During the interview process for the show both Alex and I were very keen to choose something with a ‘WOW’ factor, something we would never choose for ourselves and for us this was really the console table and mirror.

Did you meet Lawrence Llwellyn-Bowen? Is he as flamboyant and eccentric off camera as he’s on camera?
He is exactly the same off camera as one camera – very charming and has no regard for rules and authority, he does exactly as he pleases!

Describe your style with three words?
Classic, cosy, chic

What was your latest purchase for your home?
We haven’t bought anything since the show but have our eye on some really fab pictures from RevelLoyd – and so might have a wander down during the bank holiday.

What are your favourite shops for your home?
RevelLloyd and Heals are probably the two staples for us.

Which celebrity home would you like to visit?
I wouldn’t mind having a look at LLB’s and see if he has the same wallpaper as us ?

Have you got any favourite albums on StyleRoom?
I like the ones which have a good use of space as I love cosy environments and so ‘Small but nice’ and ‘Our Little Bathroom’ are really cute.

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Interview with Sarah Prince on taking part in ITV's new TV home show

2009-09-11



Name: Sarah Prince
Occupation: Account Manager
Where do you live: UK

Tell us about how you came across taking part in ITV’s new TV show Home Gift?
The production team on the program saw our album on StyleRoom and contacted us to see if we would be interested in taking part

What is the programme about?
3 interior “celebs” come to your house and take a nose around. They then get a budget to buy you a gift – having not met you! You then return to see the gifts in situ and choose your favourite – without knowing who it is from or the price!

What gifts where offered and which one did you chose and why?
Cusions & throw
Chinese wall hanging
Curtains

We chose the curtains as they really fitted in with our lounge & added some colour to an otherwise very neutral room. Loved the raw silk and detail on them. Probably would not have chosen them but seeing them in our lounge – they just work. Also cushions/throw were vile so really down to choice of 2

Did you meet Lawrence Llwellyn-Bowen? Is he as flamboyant and eccentric off camera as he’s on camera?
Yes yes yes! Although he does or course play it up for the cameras. He was lovely as such good fun. He does not take himself to serious and it was hard to keep a straight face some of the time

Any TV gossip you can tell us about?
No – other than my secret little crush on Lawrence!

Describe your style with three words?
Modern, Ecletic, uncluttered

What was your latest purchase for your home?
Cream leather sofa

What are your favourite shops for your home?
Antique shops in Hampton court, Zara Home has some lovely bits, Maison on Richmond Hill

Which celebrity home would you like to visit?
Kevin Spacey oooh & Brad Pitt- if I could stay for tea!

Have you got any favourite albums on StyleRoom?
The childrens bedroom – so simply yet bright


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