I was invited to attend the Amara Home Refresh Event in London last month. I usually have to pass on these invitations, as attending events can be pretty challenging with a full time job and living in the Isle of Man. But not this time!!! Amara was hosting three fabulous workshops and we also got to choose our goody bag from their extensive home accessories selection (*squeel*)! It was so lovely to catch up with the Amara team and meet up with some fellow bloggers too..
On the morning of the event, I was so excited but soon enough my excitement was crushed as I entered the Kings Cross tube station at 8:45am with the morning commuters.. *Gasp* I live in the Isle of Man… We have a steam train…
Once I [finally] got on the tube, I was praying I was on the right train! As I arrived at my stop (phew!), it took me a minute to compose myself and find my way to the beautiful venue. Surprisingly I was on time!! A coffee and a croissant later I felt right at home amongst the lovely bloggers and the Amara team, who I must say are the loveliest bunch!
The morning started with an insightful talk from Sam Hood who explained the design process and gave us some tips on how to do a room design from start to finish. It was interesting to hear that sometimes the thing you think is the most important actually can be the least important! Yes I am talking wall paint colours.. It makes so much sense, as it is so much easier to adapt the wall colour to everything else , isn’t it?
Elle’s class was particularly interesting for me as I sometimes struggle to style my items, it definitely is not as easy as you may think. It takes time to create the lovely pictures you see in the glossy magazines. Just take a look at this pile of random items, which Elle placed on the bookshelf ‘seemingly’ randomly..
As I was listening to Elle, I was thinking about the items I picked for my goody bag with the view of styling them later on. All I could think was how the hell am I going to style them?? They are so different and beautiful in their own right..
Here are my picks!!
Thank you Amara for an amazing morning!!