Last evening I was invited to a blogger event at John Lewis to learn about their new Home Design Service. As a home owner, I know how important is to make the best decisions when it comes to furniture. For example, we’ve recently changed our big dinning table with a smaller one. It looks so much better. But, that was an obviously costly mistake, replacing it with a new one after only two years. I should make a room tour, it’s been a while since I’ve shared the latest house update and some things changed.
The Home Design Service offered in John Lewis Trafford is new and, for me, very exciting. My husband and I prefer bespoke furniture and most of ours is indeed bespoke (some of it we’ve made it ourselves, saved a bit of money and it feel even more personal). This is what they are offering, the possibility to make your own furniture and accessories.
The Home Design Service has two options. The first one is called Style advice and is free. It’s a 90 minutes consultation in store. This picture is from the consultation room at Trafford Center. At the end of the discussion you can get a list of items you talked about or samples, if you want to think a bit more.
The second option is called Design consultation and costs £250, but is redeemable when you spend £1500 in shop. The Design consultation involves a consultant coming to your house and talking about your plans for two hours. Then, is followed by a 60-minute meeting in store, a couple of weeks later. At the end, you are presented with a digital mood board, a list of items that suit your style and budget.
They have lots and lots of fabrics, some made here in UK. The possibilities are, practically, endless with the amount of choices.
Aren’t they amazing? I love cushions, I think they are an easy way to add a bit of colour. I don’t have any though, as it not suitable with our lifestyle. I’m spending a lot of time on the sofa during the day, as it is the comfiest option when I’m at my laptop working.
After chatting about the design services, we had a tour of the furniture department. I have to admit, I had no idea it was so big. I’ve been to John Lewis in Trafford, but not to the furniture department.
The “rooms” have their own style and matching accessories. It’s quite nice to see them like that.
The sofa counter is fab. You can pick your own fabrics and designs. There are so many choices.
Now, the behind the scenes tour.
I was so excited to go behind the scenes. One of the first jobs I had was in stock control at a very big company. We were around 20 in our department. I have lots of found memories from that time. Of course, I worked in an office and rarely went up to the warehouse. But seeing the stock room brought back lovely memories.
As a food blogger, I know I want something like this at home. If you are listening to my husband… he says I already have a lot of crockery. Also, it’s Emma Bridgewater; looks fab in recipe pictures.