Let’s hear it for the Ideal Home Show, which has taken over Earls Court for 17 days of interiors and lifestyle magic. Organisers wowed the crowds by covering the entire outside of Earls Court in floral wallpaper – a pretty amazing feat!
Now going into its final weekend, the show boasts a host of sections covering home improvements, the latest technology and gadgets, gardens, interior design, food, fashion and beauty – there really is plenty to keep you occupied.
With 600 exhibitors, thousands of products and hundreds of demos from celebrity chefs and interior designers, the show has been packed full of inspirational ideas, and has even likened to a living magazine.
The show even boasts five full-scale houses built inside, showcasing all the latest interior trends. Several of the latest Barker and Stonehouse products are can be seen in the Multi Generation Home, styled by House Beautiful magazine and interior stylist Di Civil.
The Timothy Oulton Salvage Coffee Table was also in the lounge set, with its distinctive metal wheels. The table tells an inspiring tale of ecological conservation and sustainability made from century-old reclaimed pine from the UK, hailing from different origins including disused estates and mills, whisky distilleries, and other former structures. Each piece is therefore unique, and each tells a different story. Painstakingly restored by hand, intricate details of the wood are preserved to reflect centuries of weathering and use, while contemporary accents of metal add a touch of boldness and modernity.
Over in the kitchen, the house featured three of our copper pendant lights:
Our yellow wire basket featured in the bathroom, so we really did have all bases covered!
The Multi Generational Home provides real inspiration for 21st century living, claiming to be the solution to the current housing crisis –and it could well be, for it can be taken to a site, erected and be fully habitable within a jaw-dropping 24 hours.
With 250,000 people passing through the doors of the Ideal Home show over these 17 days, it’s been a pretty busy time and we’ve been thrilled to be a part of it.