2016 marks our 70th anniversary at Barker and Stonehouse, and we’re celebrating with an array of amazing competitions. Each month, we’re giving away a must-have prize to one lucky winner.

July's competition was the perfect way to add a little summer sunshine to your home; the prize was the bright and bold Cayenne Rug, with its vibrant floral water-colour design.

Continuing the exotic theme, we asked everyone who entered our competition the following question; if you had a magical carpet, where would you go?

As our competition entrants got creative with their responses, we had some amazing answers that left us wishing for a real-life magical carpet! However, we can reveal that the winner of July’s competition was Melissa Brabanski from Ingleby Barwick. Congratulations Melissa!


Here’s how Melissa described her perfect airborne adventure:

"My magic carpet would take me to Disney World Orlando, where my wife and I spent our first weeks of marriage. It was the best holiday, with the most magical of memories. We even got to ride on Aladdin’s magical carpet!"

We loved the sound of Melissa’s magical Disneyland trip. Here are just a few more answers that caught our eye this month:

"To the hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque. Imagine getting to fly alongside all those gentle giants? Breathtaking." - Jennifer, Lostock

"My magic carpet would take my fiance & I, and our newborn baby, over the fairy-tale chimneys of Cappadocia in Turkey. We are avid travelers and we want to instill in our son the same sense of adventure, wonder, and appreciation of other cultures that we share." - Evelyn, Northolt

"The carpet would appear in our back garden and as a family we would excitedly jump on. It would take us high across the UK so we could take in the sights of London where we would loop around the London Eye, over the Houses of Parliament and check the time against the face of Big Ben - we would then touch down on the balcony of Buckingham Palace just so we could see what it was like to wave to people on the mall, we would loop under Tower Bridge, circle the top of the Shard and touch down in Hyde Park where we would have a picnic on the rug before heading home after a wonderful day sightseeing." – Emma, East Grinstead

Thank you to everyone who entered.

We’re continuing our 70th anniversary celebrations throughout August, so don’t worry if you missed out on July’s prize. This month, you can be in with a chance of winning the comfy and stylish Barcelona Accent Chair in eye-catching Kiwi green.

Barcelona Chair competition

All you have to do to win this prize is head to our competition page and tell us your favourite way to relax. Whether its a bubble bath and a good book or a family movie night on the sofa, we want to hear how you love to unwind.

This competition ends on August 31st, so don’t miss out. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for updates on our competitions and more!