Monday 17 August 2015

Iconic Lights - LOVE LIGHT

I love mood lighting, and if that lighting actually involves the word 'LOVE' then I'm hooked. I adore the light up signs often found at vintage, country style wedding's with words such as 'MR' and MRS' or 'LOVE'. There is definitely a flair of Hollywood glamour (I'm thinking those lovely dressing room mirrors) with the light up bulbs and I for sure would have them at my own wedding if I was getting married all over again. 

When Iconic Lights got in touch and enquired whether I would like to become a brand ambassador I jumped at the chance, I love to try out new, exciting products especially around a home decor theme and although on the face of it our 1960's home is quite 'average' looking from the outside, dressing up the inside is great fun. I really enjoy putting my own stamp on things and it always makes me happy when visitors say how they like the little corners of my home. As an Iconic Lights ambassador, I shall be getting involved with getting to know their products and how well they sit as a backdrop in my own home. Of course, there may even be that special light that takes centre stage.

As I have begun to learn more about Iconic lights, I have been really impressed with their quirky, up to date and also vintage style lighting. It must also be emphasised that the lights offer great value for money. I fell in love with this 'LOVE' shaped wall hanging light and knew it would fit right in with my home decor. It is battery operated so super easy for moving around to different spaces should you wish. At £18 for this love light, I thought exceptional value and featuring a cluster of 20 warm led bulbs, it really pops out at you when it is turned on. 

I also think it looks super stylish with the lights unlit in the daytime, and along with the flamingoes, creates a really cute vibe on my dining room shelf.

And then it isn't long before the big switch on...

So, I think it can be agreed I just LOVE the 'LOVE' light and its fair to say is very me. I am enjoying having a browse on the Iconic Lights website to see what other lighting they have on offer. Here's a bit of info about the company's story...

"Iconic Lights burst onto the e-lighting scene 3 years ago and hasn't looked back. It was founded alongside the LSE Retail Group offering high quality Iconic, Stylish, Innovative, Classic & Cutting Edge lighting designs at affordable prices. The guys behind LSE Retail found that there was a gap in the market for such high quality lighting designs, sold at affordable prices. Iconic lights appeals to the individual consumer looking for stylish lighting for their home as well as specialising in supplying interior designers, architects and developers with bespoke lighting designs for their own projects." 

Disclosure: As I am part of the Iconic Lighting brand ambassador programme I was sent the Love light for the purposes of this blog post, all words and opinions are my own.

Wednesday 5 August 2015

DIY Floral Garden Makeover

Oh I do love a pretty garden area for summer and was delighted to get involved with this lovely project for Wayfair's Inspiration Page.  

For the project I put together a tutorial for 3 separate DIY projects and enjoyed every minute of it. I even perfected my drilling skills and now feel confident to tackle those DIY tasks normally left for the man of the house to do, that in reality never get done, and that now I can happily do myself. 

For my 3 projects I made a super handy garden bench, some floral bunting and a reversible table cloth. The bunting and table cloth were made from a gorgeous duvet cover so I am now thinking of my own unused covers that could be utilised in such a pretty way. 

Those little fancies didn't last long but I managed to grab a quick snapshot of the pretty cut roses in one of my empty jam jars before they were gobbled up - the fancies that is, not the roses ;) 

I loved the finished bunting, perfect for the garden fence.

The bench started off it's life looking something like this.

Then was transformed to this.

Using some pretty accessories as a beautiful backdrop my new garden space is just a delight to sit in.

My garden table and chairs got a new lick of paint too.

Here are some of the items I used to help me create that haven of floral prettiness.

You can head over to the Wayfair page and my DIY tutorial here where you can have a mooch at the tutorials and the finished look :)


Disclosure: I received a selection of products from the Wayfair website to enable me to create my tutorials, and for styling. All design ideas, words and opinions are my own.