Post in partnership with Furniture Village
Yes, you read the title right. Today I’m so excited to be announcing my partnership with Furniture Village to give away an interior design package with me PLUS £1500 to spend with the brand in celebration of their 30th birthday.
In 1989, Furniture Village opened its first store and now, three decades on, they want to celebrate in style by offering a host of amazing prizes. Today I’m talking about the prize that I’m offering one lucky winner.
If you’re in need of a small refresh or a full revamp of a room, then this virtual interior design consultation is perfect. We’ll work together over email to create your dream space and I’ll create a comprehensive document full of moodboards, a floor plan, styling tips and a digital shopping list so it takes away all of the stress away from decorating – the only thing I can’t do is pop around with a cuppa when you’re doing the painting.
Not only this, but the amazing team at Furniture Village are also giving the winner a massive £1500 to spend in store, which means once you have your interior design plan, you can get shopping. This is most generous prize and I’m so excited to be working with the brand on this, but it’s not the only thing they’re giving away to celebrate 30 years in business as the largest family-owned furniture chain in the UK.
You can also enter to win a stunning Parker Knoll sofa worth £2000, a brand which is celebrating 150 years of making sofas here in Great Britain, as well as indulging in Afternoon Tea for two at The Ritz in London.
Finally, there’s a chance to win a fantastic trip for two to the beautiful and historic Matera in Southern Italy – which is the European City of Culture 2019 no less. This amazing prize includes 3 nights at the 5-star Aquatio hotel and spa, which features an underground pool carved into the rocks, a tour of Matera’s ancient cave city and a trip to see furniture makers at work with Nicoletti Home.
To mark this occasion, Furniture Village have also designed an exclusive limited-edition collection called – you guessed it – Thirty. Working with five brands which have been integral to Furniture Village’s continued success, the collection features five iconic designs in the brand’s signature blue and yellow colour palette. From the Sleepeezee Tranquillity 2800 blue divan, to my personal favourite – the stunning blue Ercol stacking chair, the Thirty collection is definitely worth checking out (available until December 2019).
I asked the team if I could take a look at the new season and see what it had in store ahead of the competition, and boy is this a collection I’m excited to work with. Here are three ranges that really caught my attention for the autumn/winter 2019 season, starting with Slow Living.
Simplicity takes centre stage in Slow Living, establishing an inherent sense of calm and tranquillity. Less is definitely more in this contemporary trend that goes back to basics. Dark khaki greens and earthy shades of grey sit alongside natural wood tones to create a minimalist sanctuary that is uncluttered and cool. Clean lines, found on Ercol’s beautifully crafted Rimini Bed, contrast beautifully with unstructured linens and tactile velvets to achieve balance and softness. Carefully curated minimalist ornaments add subtle interest to the space, enhancing the serene atmosphere and ensuring that the room doesn’t feel too stark.
Seaside-inspired schemes have long been a summer favourite, but there are many coastal elements that lend themselves beautifully to autumn/winter looks. In this Winter Coastal trend, a palette of dusky mauves and granite greys have been paired with natural woods and woven grasses to create a warm and inviting living room. The appropriately named Nautical sofa brings a central structure to the space and is complemented by the industrial globe lamp and coffee tables. Featuring a decorative wood inlay top and a black iron base, these pared-back designs contribute to the inherent calmness of the space. Sprigs of sea grass and the Knot Table Lamp offer a subtle nod to features of the shoreline, without overplaying the theme.
From mid-century shapes to 70s-inspired colour palettes, retro design continues to influence interior trends, and this season is no exception. In this bold autumn/winter look, contemporary jewel tones are introduced through geometric shapes and abstract accessories which are positioned alongside modern upholstery, giving a bold and rhythmic element to the space. Shades of baby blue and teal are contrasted with pops of bright orange and pink, resulting in a playful look that captures the spirit of the 70’s.
As you can tell from this post, I’m incredibly excited and honoured to be working with Furniture Village on their 30th birthday celebrations. I’ve worked with the brand on a number of occasions and it was a dream to be asked to offer my virtual design services for a prize.
Terms & Conditions: The competition will run from
02.09.19 to 30.09.19. The winner will be randomly selected 2 weeks after the
end date and will be contacted within 5 working days.
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