Win £100 to spend on Scandi Homewares with Stressless Ekornes

Hello! Just recently Event City at the Trafford centre played host to the Ideal Home Show and I popped along on the Sunday to take a closer look.

I parked at the Trafford centre and walked across as the sheer volume of cars can get rather bonkers when there is a show on at Event City.

First on my list was to get my bearings inside the venue, these events are massive but I’m pleased to say this was more manageable than my trip to Grand Designs last month. Wandering through the different areas it was great to see the amount of people visiting that are interested in improving their homes.ideal home show manchester

There is a definite trend at the moment for people staying where they are, and improving or extending, rather than moving house. The Ideal Home Show is the perfect place to find ideas to do just that.

I made it just in time to see one of the talks in the theater area where fellow blogger Kimberly from Swoonworthy was giving a talk on how to upscale your interiors without spending a fortune- my kind of lecture! I found Kimberly’s talk to be really inspirational and the slides she used were all photos of her home- so dreamy- check out her house tour. (when can I move in?)

The interior sets I didn’t find as inspiring as the ones in London I saw. I felt perhaps the stylists had been told to play it safe as they’re ‘op north and we wont “get it”. But there were some cutting edge products on show like the fire in the table- ran off a gas bottle fitted underneath- very luxurious ! See below.ideal home show ekhornes manchester

I then paid a visit to the Stressless Ekornes stand where I experienced a super comfortable sit down- I actually could’ve sat there all day! Stressless design uber cosy and supportive seating, mainly armchairs but also sofas and office chairs. Made in Norway all their products recline to give you that floating on a cloud whilst watching the TV kind of feeling. You feel weightless and relaxed straight away! And if you are in one of the armchairs with a rotating base then you also have that Bond villain thing going on too 😉

The Stressless products are really high quality pieces of furniture and as you might imagine a lot of their customers are older people who perhaps cant get around as much as they used to or people who are seated most of the day in a home office.

Next door to Stressless was the Arighi Bianchi stand- whom are also one of the main UK stockists of Ekornes. Arighi Bianchi are a bit of an institution in the North West and if you haven’t visited their showroom in Macclesfield then go, its not just sofas but lighting, soft furnishing and has a lovely cafe with on-site bakery.

To compliment my visit to the Ideal Home Show I’m thrilled to offer a brilliant prize, in partnership with Ekornes, from Scandi interior store Cloudberry Living. There are some gorgeous things on their site and the lucky winner will have £100 to spend!

Enter below- UK entries only please.

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  1. ashleigh allan
    June 9, 2015 / 7:19 am

    Great prize!

  2. June 9, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Fantastic thank you!

  3. June 9, 2015 / 8:04 am

    Awww! Thanks so much for the mention! I was at the Grand Designs Show as well and agree it was a little more ‘fashion forward’ which I think is a shame! Hey we oop North have style too ya know 😉 Although I do like the idea of being a Bond villain…hmmm 😉 xxx

  4. June 9, 2015 / 9:13 am

    I visited the Ideal Home Show on Sunday – first time I’ve been and I wasn’t disappointed. I would have liked to stay a little longer and see a few of the talks but was exhausted from walking around and taking everything in – there was so much to take in and to see! Will definitely go again next year if it’s on 🙂 Hope you had a lovely day too! E x

  5. Jennifer Haden
    June 9, 2015 / 10:56 am

    thank you for holding a great giveaway! 🙂

  6. Liam Bishop
    June 9, 2015 / 11:00 am

    Lovely giveaway thanks. They have some really funky lamps!

  7. June 9, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Fingers crossed! I’m just finally now in a home where I feel I want to put my own stamp so this money & the tips from your blogs will be invaluable! xx

  8. kayleigh Bates
    June 9, 2015 / 11:47 am

    How lovely x

  9. Theresa parker
    June 9, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Thank u for u r lovely comp and u r fab blog

  10. aaron broad
    June 9, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    The chairs look pretty awesome

  11. Tracy Hanley
    June 9, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Loving your giveaway , Thank you

  12. clair downham
    June 9, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    fab giveaway fingers crossed

  13. Tracy B
    June 9, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway – thankful to have found your beautiful blog.

  14. June 9, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    The Cloudberry site has some gorgeous homepages, will keep my fingers crossed!

  15. katie skeoch
    June 9, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Some gorgeous items on the site! Love their serving bowls

  16. gemma brown
    June 9, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    i just looked at their website and they have some gorgeous kids bedding. i would spend the voucher on that i think

  17. Sinead ORourke
    June 9, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    I would love some new cushions for my bedroom

  18. arabella bazley
    June 9, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    I love seeing all the room sets at these shows but I prefer the eclectic approach to decor, or perhaps I am just saying I haven’t a clue about interior design 😉

  19. Liz Briggs
    June 9, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway x

  20. Hassina Begum
    June 10, 2015 / 1:26 am

    cool comp

  21. Vivien Taylor
    June 10, 2015 / 8:30 am

    thanks, lovely prize.

  22. June 10, 2015 / 11:21 am

    I love the moomins stuff they do! 🙂

  23. Lindsey Stuart
    June 10, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Fantastic giveaway and blog thankyou 🙂

  24. Heather Haigh
    June 10, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Just been having a mooch around their website – lots of lovely things. They have some really nice trays and cutting boards.

  25. Maxine G
    June 11, 2015 / 6:43 am

    Lovely post – wish I could have made it to the show

  26. Ruth Harwood
    June 12, 2015 / 7:52 am

    great giveaway, thanks xx

  27. claire griffiths
    June 12, 2015 / 10:51 am

    great giveaway

  28. June 12, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Looks like a great day – that fire table?! SOOOO cool! Amazing giveaway too!! xx

  29. Michelle Hollingsbee
    June 12, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Great prize!

  30. June 14, 2015 / 9:53 am

    What a fab prize.

  31. Sarah Taylor-Fergusson
    June 15, 2015 / 12:31 am

    Really like your style. And I think you’re lrelatively ocal to me, as I live in Macclesfield, which is cool. 🙂

  32. Christine Caple
    June 15, 2015 / 10:56 am

    Some lovely things! Fingers crossed

  33. Ema J Lowe
    June 15, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    they have some lovely things

  34. June 15, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Just doing up a new house. Would be ace to win this!

  35. Vicky
    June 17, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Fingers and everything crossed!

  36. June 18, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Oh em gee I love it all!

  37. Kayleigh White
    June 19, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    I love this store!

  38. Tania Atfield
    June 19, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Lovely prize

  39. Suzie Q
    June 19, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    They have some fab designs, fingers crossed I win!

  40. June 19, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Great prize- love Cloudberry

  41. June 19, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    My friend is an interior designer and would enjoy helping me spend £100 with Cloudberry Living 🙂

  42. June 20, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Fantastic giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed

  43. Kat Glynn
    June 20, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Lovely giveaway thanks, just got lost for 20 minutes browing all the lovely products 🙂

  44. Rhian Nelmes
    June 20, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Some very nice looking things!

  45. June 20, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Lovely competition. Interesting blog – Well done

  46. June 20, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance x

  47. emma kinsey
    June 21, 2015 / 7:55 am

    love it

  48. James
    June 21, 2015 / 10:50 am

    Great Prize

  49. June 21, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Love visiting the Ideal home exhibition, just need to remember to wear very comfy shoes!

  50. Nancy Bradford
    June 21, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    What a lovey competition and prize. Thank you for the opportunity x

  51. melanie stirling
    June 21, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    OMG I love the Moomin ceramics they have for sale,I’ve got to have some! Thanks for the competition.

  52. Helen G
    June 21, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    First visit to Cloudberry site… An instant fan!

  53. helen newton
    June 21, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Some lovely items … got my fingers crossed ♥♥

  54. Jayne T
    June 21, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    They have some fantastic things, thanks for this.

  55. Tina M Holmes
    June 21, 2015 / 7:37 pm


  56. Susan B
    June 21, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Aaaah! Cloudberry Living! Fab!

  57. whiteshadows1
    June 21, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the competition, they do some lovely things

  58. Carly Elford
    June 21, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Great prize 🙂

  59. Sam Goodwin
    June 21, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Wow this is amazing! So many beautiful things!

  60. Natalie Crossan
    June 21, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    I’d absolutely love to win 🙂 xx

  61. tracy sinclair
    June 21, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    Great prize, would be lovely to win x