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Living It Up

On November 4th, 2013 by .

I recently worked on the hit TV show The Hotel Inspector, with Alex Polizzi, where I was responsible for the makeovers and styling.  This meant that I had to change the existing decor, giving the space a complete transformation. The next task was to find some fabulously stylish and generous interior companies to work with us.  One such contributor was ‘Living It Up‘, an online retailer selling contemporary home and garden products.  They were extremely kind and donated several items for the first show.  I’m afraid I can’t reveal the particular products they loaned until the programme airs, in early 2014, but the items below give you a good idea of their range.  The cushions have to be a favourite of mine as they cover off almost every trend; butterflies and owls, geometric stripes, Monochrome and bicycles.  They also sell some lovely furniture pieces and new to their Autumn season is the Vintage Range, all the designs are available in eye-catching finishes as well as classic neutral colours.  Whether its shabby chic storage units or vintage consoles and bureaus, their modern takes on classic designs are beautiful. Their Sunburst clock is also a steal at only £49.  In fact, if you have a good look at their website, you’ll find that Living It Up are really competitively priced!



Beautiful Bloomingville

On June 25th, 2012 by .

I have just been sorting through all of my press releases and brochures from BlogTourNYC (which are now 3 months old!) and found myself glued to the A/W Bloomingville collection.  The fast growing wholesale company is based in Denmark and produces product for the home and garden.  Their products are a mixture of scandi, french and industrial vintage and I LOVE it all!! This company works for me on so many levels; the originality, style, affordability, and ethical views are all to be commended.  Contact Bloomingville directly to find your nearest stockist.

The fabulous LifestyleBazaar

On March 18th, 2012 by .

The start of the year is always a very promising time for freshening up and welcoming in the new – and that is exactly what the team at LifestyleBazaar HQ have been doing! The new year has been a very busy one, with not only a fab new look to the shop floor but an extension and refurb to the basement. This entire new floor has lead to a larger selection of high quality, affordable and most importantly, interesting and individual designs to the LifestyleBazaar catalogue.

The design duo behind LifestyleBazaar, Chris and Laurent go above and beyond to bring the best selection of products for the home that you won’t find anywhere else! Originally based in Nice, South of France they relocated back to London five years ago, bringing their eclectic mix of design and decorative homewares to Shoreditch. The store holds a mix of styles, well known brands and new designers – all offered at fantastic prices. Some of the brands at LifestyleBazaar include Leitmotiv, Virebent, iBride, The New English and Mode Design to name but a few.

Next time you’re in London I highly recommend a visit to the LifestyleBazaar store to explore the gorgeous products on offer. Or, if you can’t make it to the shop browse the extensive website by clicking here.