Last Thursday I had the pleasure of being invited to the Next press show at their fabulous brand new store in Shoreham, near Brighton in England. On arrival at the Next store we were treated to breakfast at Starbucks, where Jen from Design Trends and Suzanne Imre, the editor of Living Etc, and I discussed the joys of cake pops.
We were then given a tour of the new store which has inspiring, fully fitted stylish bathrooms, pretty bedrooms, luxe lounges, swanky kitchens and cute gardens. Including a fabulous paint feature wall with tap screen paint guide and sexily displayed samples of carpets and tiles. Today I am sharing with you my favourite garden features, a pretty pink country style one with ornate scroll off-white white bistro table, chairs and plant pot stand, floral decorated bird houses, cute watering can string lights and vintage inspired tool hooks.
As well as seeing Next's fully fitted kitchens, starting at £4,000, you can also stock up on the prettiest of kitchen accessories at their new Shoreham store. I loved their pink glass jars, perfect to pretty up kitchen shelves with or great storage for your craft nik-naks. Candy coloured glasses to serve icy cold milk in with blooming lovely plates for your iced cookies. Scalloped clear glass cake stands for lemon drizzle cake and a variety of wire cupcake stands. They also have cute laundry room accessories like the pink Spring clean housekeeper's box set and pastel peg bags.
I loved all the vintage bathroom accessories I saw last week at the Next press show in Shoreham. I would like the pink acrylic soap dispenser for my cloakroom along with the pink pedal bin as they would match my color scheme perfectly. I am also loving the cut out metal bins for my craft room to hold my wrapping paper in. The crochet boxes and drawers in pretty pink and pale blue would be ideal storage for my craft odds and ends. I also can't resist the vintage glass storage jars for putting pretty candy in.
After our tour around the Next store we bundled back into the coach that took us to Hotel du Vin in Brighton where we were treated to a delicious three course lunch. The desserts were especially good and I loved how they served the Eton Mess in small glass jars.
Over lunch I had the pleasurable company of gals who founded the blogs Design Trend, Pink Bow, Mary Middleton, Style Made Simple, Dear Designer and Domestic Sluttery.
Between the lunch courses we were shown how the New Shoreham Next store came together from initial design concepts to how they achieved the final look. Then, as cheese and crackers were served we were given a sneak peak at their stylish mood boards which inspired this year's Christmas collections. My favourite was the Ice Palace collection with sparkly snowflakes, silver deer heads and twiggy candelabras, all of which would match my last year's Christmas theme, Winter Woodland Christmas.