Taking advantage of the Garden

It’s been absolutely stunning weather of late and despite being 6 months pregnant, I’ve tried to take advantage of the nice weather and get in the garden. We are super lucky to have inherited a beautiful garden when we bought the house last year and have made sure we’ve kept up with maintenance as not to ruin the aesthetic.

Now we’re into summer time and spending more time in the garden with friends round the BBQ, it’s got me thinking about how to make the garden more of our own instead of inheriting it from someone else.

We’ve planted a lot of new flowers and moved some bulbs round to fit our liking and don’t worry those ball shrubs in the picture have grown back in volume and look beautiful.

We also inherited some garden furniture when we moved in which was fantastic as it was summer when we got the keys but now I think it’s time to start looking at new furniture that suits us a bit more.

I’ve used Fishpools before when browsing and buying homeware/garden accessories so immediately I thought about them when getting some inspiration. One of my favourite garden looks is Rattan furniture and they have a fantastic range of dining sets on offer; meaning plenty to choose from.

My 2 favourite sets that they do are:

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Margarita Grey Rattan Sofa Dining Set with Ice Bucket

You can get bigger dining sets than these but as much as our garden is large with a big grass/plant area, the patio is not huge and we have a BBQ so we wouldn’t want anything that took up too much room.

As well as Rattan furniture dining sets, they also sell a range of garden accessories, lighting, daybeds, sun loungers and parasols. You can literally get everything you should need for your garden in one place.

Due to baby Moore arriving in 4 months time, the urge to spend money on the garden may have to take a backseat until next summer now but this site will be the first place I go to when planning to spend.

Laura x

(This has been a collaborative post with Fishpools, all content is my own as usual. The 2 photos of the dining sets have been taken directly from their website)

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It’s Black Friday at JYSK

Having spent the last few months getting our home in order, it’s safe to say we’ve visited plenty of homeware shops and websites. JYSK is one of those very shops but in the past I’ll admit, I never really bothered with.

The store near me opened a fair few years back and having never needed to go in much, I just never bothered. My mum did mention it and every so often I wandered in and imagined buying bits for my future home and planning it all in my head.

If you don’t know much about the store it opened its first store in Denmark in 1979 and now consists of over 2400 stores in 45 countries. It sells a massive range of products for all rooms in the house as well as Garden furniture and seasonal items like Christmas.

So it’s no surprise they are doing something for Black Friday and are offering savings of up to 70% with over 800 items featuring in the sale.

In other words, check them out and more than likely you will be grabbing a bargain!

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Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with JYSK, no payment has been received for the post*



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Getting Some Home Inspiration

I feel like the last few months since getting our first home has been non-stop thinking “what else do we need for the house?”

It’s great to put a stamp on our own space now though and has made me fall in love with homeware and decorating even more than putting a pinterest page together.

When it comes to entertaining spaces, we are fortunate to have a great living-dining area in our house which makes it great for dinner parties (not that we’ve had any yet) or just having people round for drinks (that we have definitely done). We were fortunate to find a dining table in the end but it did mean spending lots of time searching websites and checking measurements before we settled on the right one.

A great website for dining/furniture for entertaining is Fishpools. They have an incredible selection of dining table sets, individual tables and even bar stools for breakfast bars or home bars if you are lucky to have one. I thought I’d share some of my favourite ones I found when trying to source the right one for us in our new home.

First up the Allegra – I love the sleek look of these chairs and the marble effect table top. It would work perfectly in a modern space with clean lines, white walls and bright colourful art.

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I also love the Arles which I think is very country style kitchen or farmhouse. For a cosy kitchen feel, I’d add some fresh flowers and a good china teapot with a cosy on it.

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Last up but certainly not least is the Brockton which has to be my favourite on the site. I love the walnut finish on the table and gorgeous comfy chairs. I would normally never choose different coloured chairs or at least would never have thought about it but I love how the website has styled these up. It adds some real elegance to the dining set and would make a great entertaining space.

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In terms of their individual dining tables, here is my absolute favourite for pure design concept. It looks absolutely stunning and I wish I had space for the large table.

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So if you’re searching for some great home inspiration especially when it comes to your dining table then definitely have a wander over to the website and check them out yourself. There’s a great range and really something for every style of space you might have. I personally love their ranges and it really helped determine what I was looking for in a dining table/entertaining space.

Thanks for reading

Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with Fishpools, all opinions and content is my own*


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