House to Home Column: Grand Designs brings great ideas

Interiors-obsessed blogger Becky Pink showcases Grand Designs’ big house exposition, which has given her inspiration.

Have you ever been to a big house expo, like the Ideal Home Show or Grand Designs Live?

I’ve been to a few and always come home filled with inspiration and wishing I was rich!

Last month, I went to Grand Designs Live in London and found these beautiful room sets. They are each created by a different interior designer and have gorgeous design details.

First up is this yellow and monochrome kid’s bedroom by Little Mill House.

It’s so unique, with playful details like the slide leading to a ball pit. What a way to wake up!

Little Mill House focus on upcycling and using sustainable materials, which appeals to me, as I’m so conscious of the mess our poor planet is in!

Also, check out how they’ve used astro turf instead of carpet, and the amazing chalk board wall! My creative kids would love it.

This beautiful blush pink and green living room is so inviting, isn’t it?

This luxe room is designed by Jade Maria Interiors, and contrasts luxurious cushions, curtains and rug with pared back furniture and lots of beautiful plants. Don’t you just want to sink into that velvet sofa?

Lastly, the designers from Finch London chose ecofriendly paint and materials to construct this dream kitchen.

Also showcasing a gorgeous dusky pink and green vibe, this stunning kitchen is full of chic, sustainable details like the cork floor and clock.

I’d love a living herb wall like this but I suspect mine wouldn’t look quite so lush!

And what about that black pantry? I think it’s too pretty to hide away. Which is your favourite look?

Grand Designs Live will be on in October, up in Birmingham. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re planning any home projects.

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming.

This feature was published in the June 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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