Saturday, 9 November 2013

Grand Designs Live Inspiration For Your Home

Last month I was invited along to Grand Designs Live which was in Birmingham for three days. I popped over on the Sunday and thought I'd take a look as I have never been there before.

My goodness it was busy and it was quite a battle getting my wheelchair through the crowds attending the popular exhibition.

grand designs live

There were a few stands which grabbed my attention and a lot of the crowds were flocking around them too. The biggest crowd puller was the Stressless furniture from Ekornes (massive furniture brand from Norway) stand with it's abundance of leather luxury seating. 

stressless furniture

Here's Antonia from Tidy Away Today (home interiors and lifestyle blog) putting her feet up in a stressless recliner.
tidy away today blogger

Here's my favourite leather recliner chair which would look perfect at IAIT HQ. I was unable to sit in the chair myself but I can assure you everyone was impressed with the quality, the comfort and luxury of these super duper leather chairs.
white leather office chair

For those of you who have a large TV room or home cinema at home then this top notch recliner seating is perfect for you. It even has a swivel armrest where you can place your laptop or maybe even your popcorn and drinks.

The purple leather corner suite is a real eye catcher and will look fab in a Scandinavian styled room. Yep don't you just want to dive on and put your feet up?
purple corner sofa

I love the idea that the leather chairs come in three sizes, large, medium and small. Not only that but there is so much choice when it comes to which colour to have.
red leather chairs

Here's a couple of iPhone pics of Antonia and myself at the Ekornes stand. 

blogger in wheelchair

i am into this

Another stand which got my attention was Felix Lighting Specialists their stuff is soooo cool!

felix lighting

don't walk sign

upcycled lighting

industrial style light

recycled alarm clock

industrial style lights

new york street sign

As I was looking for new furniture for my latest revamp at home I was particularly taken with Chest Of Drawers and their spectacular furniture. Nice simple lines and gorgeous colours….check out the dining chairs. 

bright dining chair

Fell in love with this sofa and all the colours of the fabric swatches. A strong contender for my new living room furniture.
duck egg sofa

70s style sofa

cool lighting

And as I was choosing the pics for this blogpost I spied this man giving his son a cuddle, so of course I had to share it with you.