I'm a recent convert to HomeSense, I think they've some great items and quite often it's the type of shop that you go into and leave with things you didn't even know you wanted. I picked up some garden pieces recently and I'll share those later in the week, but first I wanted to show you some of their summer ranges, which I got to take a look at in town one evening last week.
I met up with the HomeSense people and some blogging friends in the RSA building near to Charing Cross - it's a great building if you get the chance to go, we had a space in the basement which was a vaulted space so way better than it sounds!
Three of the alcoves had been styled with differing ranges, two were bright summery and tropical colours and the other a more relaxed, and perhaps dusky pink, lavender and metallic affair. I loved the latter, but unsurprisingly it was the brighter colours that caught my eye.
Let's take a look, first at the calmer summer.
This set showed me how to mix my metallics, something that I wouldn't usually do - it's great isn't it? I often look at the bird cages in shops and think I should have one, but then again I don't think I could pull of this effortlessly cool look, and would probably end up with a brightly coloured (fake) parrot in it!
So let's look at some colour.
This chair has a retro feel to it doesn't it, and it's got my parrot on a cushion. I like the brightness of the colours, and I loved the footstool in the cooler blue, I think it's the patterns and the shadows that had me mesmerised.
And hanging washing out this colourful you'd have to smile wouldn't you?
As well as a lesson in mixing my metallics, there was also a good example of mixing patterns. I mean how often do you see damask, chintz and geometrics together, and how often do they look as good as this?
And I would quite happily have left with this little fella, maybe one day.
What do you think? Anything there you'd happily have at home?
* Thanks to HomeSense for a great evening.