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Welcome to my blog. My name is Nicola and I am an architect with a background in visual merchandising. Launched in August 2016 this blog focuses on eclectic home accessories and aims to  provide home interior and style inspiration. I am also passionate about promoting small independent businesses. To contact me please drop a line to hello@heyshed.co.uk 

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Love your Home

Love your Home

Yesterday SHED took a trip to visit the Love Your Home show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre. Now having been a few of these over the years I have to say I was really impressed this year. I arrived just after it opened and by the time I was leaving it was so busy I couldn't take any photos!

The exhibition is split into several zones:

  1. Garden Zone- Everything from hot tubs to artificial putting greens and free garden design consultations
  2. Main Exhibitors area- Flooring, kitchens, interior design, insulation solutions and windows can all be found here
  3. Artist and Artisan Village- Art work, candles, cushions, bespoke furniture and more, all hand crafted
  4. Phoenix Gas Village- Cooking demonstrations
  5. Home Style Theatre- Talks on styling and home interiors

For this post I will be concentrating on the interiors and artists village, here's a few of SHED's favourite exhibitors:

The interiors exhibitor's had styled their stand to showcase their very best offerings. From the cool, pared back contemporary style of Maven, cosy Scandinavian from Foxford to the sophisticated Beaufort Interiors and the bold bright colours of Jenny Bond Interiors there was plenty to suit every taste and style.

Maven, Lisburn Road, Belfast.  Wonderfully simple but well designed and contemporary Scandinavian and Irish furniture and homewares from Maven

Maven, Lisburn Road, Belfast.

Wonderfully simple but well designed and contemporary Scandinavian and Irish furniture and homewares from Maven

Foxfold, Linen Green, Dungannon  Beautiful soft blankets and cushions paired with simple ash Scandinavian influenced furniture

Foxfold, Linen Green, Dungannon

Beautiful soft blankets and cushions paired with simple ash Scandinavian influenced furniture

Beaufort Interiors, Main Street, Moira.  Sophisticated and grown up interiors showcasing a pale palette. They have also just launched a capsule collection by Matthew Williamson.

Beaufort Interiors, Main Street, Moira.

Sophisticated and grown up interiors showcasing a pale palette. They have also just launched a capsule collection by Matthew Williamson.

Jenny Bond Interiors, Lisburn Road, Belfast.  Gorgeous bold curtains from Blue Bell Grey matched perfectly with a retro mustard sofa and teal footstool/table.

Jenny Bond Interiors, Lisburn Road, Belfast.

Gorgeous bold curtains from Blue Bell Grey matched perfectly with a retro mustard sofa and teal footstool/table.

Gorgeous lighting from  PM Lighting  with furniture from  Paul Hampton Homes  both based in Boucher Road, Belfast. Love this beaded chandelier.

Gorgeous lighting from PM Lighting with furniture from Paul Hampton Homes both based in Boucher Road, Belfast. Love this beaded chandelier.

Gorgeous lighting from  PM Lighting  with furniture from  Paul Hampton Homes  both based in Boucher Road, Belfast.

Gorgeous lighting from PM Lighting with furniture from Paul Hampton Homes both based in Boucher Road, Belfast.

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This time round there was a massive emphasis on craftsmanship with a huge area dedicated to talented local makers and artisan food produce. From bespoke furniture from Design Onion and John Piekaar, robot shaped lighting from PB Robots, gorgeous bug inspired ceramics from Red Earth design to gourmet marshmallows from The Gourmet Marshmallow Company and locally produced jams aptly named 'The Local'.

Kathryn Callaghan , Comber. Her work is created by freestyle pouring the paint. She and mange to capture the movement of this robin's wings perfectly.  Look out for her stag and hare prints which are my personal favourites.

Kathryn Callaghan, Comber. Her work is created by freestyle pouring the paint. She manages to capture the movement of this robin's wings perfectly.  Look out for her stag and hare prints which are my personal favourites.

Zoe Baysting. Inspired by Monet and Turner and Twombly, Zoe creates beautifully delicate paintings and prints. Her patterns have been transformed into cushions which could brighten up any sofa.

The Bearded Candle Makers . I'm a big fan of their candles already but these golden yellow hand rolled beeswax candles are not only a gorgeous colour but have the ability to purify the air too.

The Bearded Candle Makers. I'm a big fan of their candles already but these golden yellow hand rolled beeswax candles are not only a gorgeous colour but have the ability to purify the air too.

Gertrude Anna . These playful colourful cushions feature anything from flamingos, ravens, stags to hares and  storm troopers. Made using scrap fabric, Timmy, the man behind the brand uses a 'waste not, want not' approach to his designs.

Gertrude Anna. These playful colourful cushions feature anything from flamingos, ravens, stags to hares and  storm troopers. Made using scrap fabric, Timmy, the man behind the brand uses a 'waste not, want not' approach to his designs.

Once Upon a Dandelion- Lisa hand paints all these wooden frames which are hand made by Philip- what a team! They use reclaimed wood wherever possible and have just brought out a range of prints too.

There are plenty more areas of the show I haven't even mentioned in detail so if your free today (Sunday 15th) there's still time to check out everything on offer!

There's still tickets available, use the code 'No Code' to generate free tickets.

http://love-your-home.uk/

 

And watch out for special offers and prize draws!

 

Hope you enjoyed my review,

 

Nicola

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