Wow. Just wow.
This room certainly looks sophisticated and glam doesn't it? And usually I'd say that blue isn't my colour, but it's the dark cobalt blue that really gives this room its impact, and I love it - it was the first room set that I looked at at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas, and I think it's the one with the most impact. I'll share my photos from the other two room sets in the run up to Christmas.
Usually there's more room sets at each show but as I said in my previous post about the show, it wasn't as large overall so I guess it made sense to have fewer rooms. Plus also I expect there aren't many people that decorate their bathrooms for Christmas, our outside rooms are most likely to be a chill-to-frozen zone and no one needs to see a kitchen that's preparing Christmas lunch looking pristine, do they?
But back to the dining room - it does look like a very grown up room doesn't it?
And the jewel like colours are really set off against that blue. I wonder now though if the colour is best described as sapphire, as that would fit alongside the precious metals theme nicely.
The other thing I noticed about this room is how well it mixes copper and brass - and how well they go together. It's the simple things in this room that really brings it together - one of my favourite elements is the string of stars hung vertically in the corner of the room.
Simple and easy to replicate in a corner that could do with some extra sparkle.
And a drinks trolley, my first thought was no, never, but I'm starting to see the attraction. I also remember my parents setting out a drinks trolley at Christmas, out came the embroidered linen and the bottles and glasses were displayed, all ready for a good old snowball or a babycham! And there's nothing wrong with either of those I can tell you.
So what do you think? Would you like this for your home, or just somewhere to visit?