Well, very excitingly I have something a little different to share today - a room makeover! I was contacted by the very lovely people at George Home asking if I'd like to try out some of their homeware pieces and of course I jumped at the chance! It came at just the right time as I'd ordered us some new storage furniture for our bedroom the week before and so figured hey why not give the whole room a bit of a makeover while I was at it.
Now I live in a little terraced cottage that was built in the 1880's as housing for cotton mill workers and is Grade 2 listed. It's just gorgeous but it's a little on the snug side (especially for my ever expanding wardrobe) and so I have to be careful not to fill our rooms with too many dark pieces which can be a problem as Pete and I both naturally gravitate towards dark woods and black leather furniture as you can see from our bedstead. I also like to keep our rooms pretty gender neutral or combine pieces that both of us like into each room so we keep a happy medium - if it was up to me this room would be full on satiny boudoir but that just isn't Pete's style so I decided to go with a black, white and grey colour scheme that is stylish and keeps the room bright and airy. Aaaand because I really cannot live without a bit of shiny prettiness in my rooms I decided to use copper as the accent colour in some of the accessories - you can't take out all the glamour right?
I have to say I am so so so impressed with everything that I got from George Home and I had a surprisingly hard time choosing what to try out. There are so many gorgeous pieces on there to suit any taste, from super on trend pieces that you'd see for five times the price in Urban Outfitters to super glam and glitzy feminine styles to masculine clean lined pieces. The prices are just great and everything was such good quality. I think my favourite pieces were the bedding set printed with an old map of New York, the geometric wire pendant lampshade and Pete's new bedside tripod lamp which he picked out for himself. They're all really stylish and look so much more expensive than they were - the kind of pieces you'd expect to see on Apartment Therapy from some interior design house in NY but not at a price that makes your eyes water!
Also, can we talk about how amazing it is that you can get large Yankee Candle jars for £13?! I adore this Bermuda Beach scent, it's all luscious and watermelony - yay!
So here are some photos of our made over bedroom and below I'll put links to all the lovely pieces!
So here are the links to all of the pieces I tried in case you'd like to snap some up for yourself!
NYC Map Duvet Set - George Home - £18.00*
Grey Blackout Curtains - George Home - £25.00*
Alphabet Cushions - George Home - £5.00 each*
Copper Origami Pendant Light Shade - George Home - £20.00*
Tripod Table Lamp - George Home - This style* sold out but alternative is here for £35.00
White Faux Fur Throw - George Home - £30.00*
Copper Effect Fan Ornament - George Home - £15.00*
Black and Copper Tumblers (as brush holders) - George Home - £5.00 each*
Large Yankee Candle Bermuda Beach Jar - George Home - £13.00*
Wire Storage Box - George Home - £7.00*
Wire Storage Tray - George Home - £7.00*
The black leather bedstead was from Littlewoods a few years ago but you can buy a similar one here.
The bunny lamp was from Next last year but you can buy a similar one here.
The hand ring stand was from Urban Outfitters last year but you can buy a similar one here.
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