I’m back onto The House Project, our home renovation with a renewed sense of vigour, inspiration and enthusiasm. We did quite a lot of decorating when we moved in over the summer, but we were busy, tired and skint (!), so had to put a lot of the finishing touches on hold. We prioritised the kitchen, living space and bathrooms and made steps to start the bedrooms, but there is a lot that’s incomplete and not quite there in terms of our interior design ideas. I’d also become a bit overwhelmed with how each space should look and function, so a bit of headspace and a re-think was much needed!…So after a few month’s break, I’m back to clearing boxes, sorting furniture and finding new interior design inspo! And where better to start than with good ol’ trustworthy John Lewis…
House by John Lewis
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We’ve shopped at John Lewis many-a-time over the years for various things and always love the in-store experience and the quality of product on offer. But, I would say, we usually shop there once we’ve saved for a big-ticket item or have a bit of luxury spending money. I sort of forgot about John Lewis for a few months when we’d finished the building works to our home, because I thought we just didn’t have the budget to shop there and get the sort of thing we wanted…
But with my renewed sense of motivation for our interior design, I thought I’d re-visit online and have a look to see what their current interior vibe was and came across their House by John Lewis collection. The main thing that caught my attention was the strapline: Affordable and designed for modern living. Yes! I’m going in!
What does House by John Lewis offer?
Well, everything from towels and beddings, to lamps and sofas! Chairs, storage solutions, mattresses, glassware…basically anything that you may need in your house! Brilliant!
My Top Picks
1.Little bit in love with this Swag Ceiling Light and surprised to see it’s only £75 (the industrial look is always on trend and can often be pretty expensive to achieve!).
2. Also loving this small side table, in Dandelion Yellow for a pop of colour. Simple and I like the wooden legs, which will complement some of our mid-century furniture really well!
3. Our main bedrooms and both spare bedrooms currently have beds, but no bedside tables! I like mixing ages and colours of furniture to create an eclectic look, nothing too matchy-matchy…and think these little bedside tables would work really well…you almost can’t quite tell whether they’re new or retro…
4. We always seem to have books and magazines lying around – usually industry mags that we flick through now and again. I hate leaving piles on coffee tables (unless it’s a gorgeous coffee-table book I want people to see), so like the idea of this magazine rack that could go on the floor next to our reading chair. Not bad for just £30 too!
5. The sofa! We have a large sofa in our main living room space, but next on our home renovation hit-list, is creating my home-office and separate relaxation space. I want this to feel quite different from the rest of the house and will go for a dark feature wall and book cabinets, to go with my old chesterfield desk and bureau. I’d then like a pop of colour and think this 2-seater sofa could look amazing! And not too bad-a-price for an item like this! I like the classic design, again hinting towards mid-century and a bit scandi-looking too!
Don’t get me started – that’s just on first looks! I’m really impressed with the House by John Lewis range – it’s approachable, certainly affordable but still design-led and not compromising the usual quality you can expect from the brand.
I’ve definitely got my interiors mojo back now and am starting to piece together each room, how I want to styled and how I can finish them – these pieces may well just appear! I’ll be off to store to do some shopping, so keep your eyes peeled on my insta-stories and back on here, when I do.
Also pop over to see my John Lewis inspo from back in the summer. I’m definitely a fan!