The other day I had a very lovely email inviting me down to the grand opening of the new Graham & Green flagship store in Bayswater, west London.
I realise I have been on a bit of a G&G kick lately (their products seem to be a regular occurrence on my Lust Have list) but I can't deny that they are one of my 'Happy Stores'; that is to say their entire stock seems to give me a warm, fuzzy feeling and generally makes everything better.
Anyway, as I was saying, I know I've featured them a lot lately but I couldn't resist the invitation (20% off and a glass of bubbly? Oh, go on then!) so yesterday off I went to a part of London I've never been to bring you the best of what the new store has to offer. You're welcome.
As I'm (hopefully) moving in to a new flat soon and (this time) I have complete control over the decor and furnishings I have decided to treat myself to a few luxury items and I can't think of a better place to get them. I had thought that a chaise-longue would be ideal for the bay window until I tried the Snooze sofa. Unbelievably comfy, I can see it fitting in perfectly - and it comes in a raspberry velvet option! Sold!
Next I would like some side tables please.
Oh, like these Agate ones, with natural stone set in to marble and stood on brass legs. Ok then.
And a footstool/ottoman? Well, what do you know? The Klein Ottoman really caught my eye. It's the perfect combination of my favourite Scandi-Boho style finished with a trim of pink tassles! I'm so excited I could burst!
My favourite new discovery, though, has to be these tiles:
Ha, fooled you! These are actually PVC mats, printed with a very realistic tile pattern. What a fantastic way to create a 'tiled' floor without the hassle or expense! They're great for adding a mediterranean vibe, zoning an area or just eating your dinner off (they come in placemat size too!).
From £75 for size 60x100cm.
On second thought, instead of moving all this stuff in to my new flat maybe I could just go and live in the store? I'd feel right at home.