Interior Brands: How To Create A Luxe Autumn Home With Sainsbury's
I've long been a fan of Sainsbury's and I'm not talking about their bakery aisle, although since I mention it, that is rather good. I'm referring to their Home section and the affordable range of great homeware that they stock.
When we lived in Forest Hill in London, we had an enormous Sainsbury's at the end of our road. They used to film a lot of the Sainsbury's adverts there and once when I popped in to get some "bread and milk" (*code for buying a few homeware items and maybe some PJ's in the Clothes department, along with the bread and milk) they were actually filming in the aisles. I didn't have any make-up on and I'm not even sure if I'd brushed my hair so let's just say I made a made dash to the next film-free aisle.
Whilst it was great having such a huge supermarket within a few minutes walk from our front door, it was also very dangerous. Especially when the sales were on. Many a time I arrived home with only a couple of food related items and lots of homeware items - a new serving bowl (we have a lot of serveware), a vase (how many vases do I own?!) or a new candle (now, you can never have too many candles) - were regular purchases. "But it was reduced to £2!!!!" I used to tell my unimpressed husband Steve. I mean, that was the same price as the bread and milk so I don't know what he was moaning about.
Anyway, let's just say I've been a fan of Sainsbury's Home for a long time. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I really miss that Sainsbury's at the bottom of our old London road. We have a biggish Sainsbury's near us in Manchester but the Homeware section is at least three times smaller than our old London branch. It's a hard life.
So, working on a feature with Sainsbury's Home, where I chose some of my favourite picks from the Autumn Homeware range to style in our home, was a bit of a dream come true for me.
The items I chose largely seem to have a metallic theme, with lots of brass and gold from their new Renaissance range, so I thought the ideal feature was to showcase how you can create a gorgeous Autumn Home with some luxe pieces that are affordable but look expensive.
Here are my choices and below you will see how I've styled them in our home.
I'd love to know your favourite piece and if it will be going into your shopping basket with the weekly shop next week...
Renaissance Boutique Rice Cut Candle, £15 - Smells divine and is a perfect sized candle to give out lots of light and scent for a cosy winter evening. The brass and glass features make it a really stylish display piece also.
Renaissance Boutique Gold Table, £42 - The home blogger's favourite! And I'm sure you can see why - this table looks so expensive with the brass edge, industrial style legs and glass top. The tray is actually removable and it's a perfect cocktail table and if you don't have a bar cart, this could work really well as an alternative. I popped this on my Instagram Stories when it arrived and someone messaged me to say they drove over an hour that evening to buy one for themselves!
Renaissance Boutique Large Metal Lantern, £20 - I love the pattern of this lantern which is a little bit Art Deco and slightly Moroccan and it comes in a small and large version. I personally think the large has a real wow factor to it and it gives a lovely warm glow when a candle is lit.
Nordic Skies Grey Knitted Pom Pom Throw, £28 - I don't think you can ever have too many throws and blankets and this is a perfect choice for a cosy night in watching a film. As a soft furnishing accessory, it's ideal for draping over a corner so all of the pom poms hang down together.
Renaissance Boutique Gold Vase, £14 - I think this vase has a bit of a Tom Dixon look to it and I love the geometric lines with the gold colouring. It's perfect for displaying some faux or real foliage and works so well alongside all of the other metallic pieces in our dining room.
Renaissance Boutique Wine Cooler, £13.50 - Nobody likes a warm glass of wine or fizz and having a wine cooler on your dining table or home bar (yes, that is a boat bar in the corner) is an essential but stylish accessory. This wine cooler is one of the nicest I've seen on the market and is a piece that will carry through easily to summer. It's perfect for a dinner party and imagine getting this out on NYE - it has a real party feel to it!
Jewellery Stand, £10 - It's nice to display some of your favourite jewellery, especially in the winter months when you generally get dressed more often and it's a time I know I usually accessorise a lot more! This marble and brass jewellery stand creates a stylish way to showcase your jewels.
Copper Diary, £8 - What better way to make your plans for next year than with this shiny copper 2018 diary. It's never too early to plan adventures! As you'll know, I have a copper office and this diary fits in perfectly. I always spend a long time deciding on my annual diary but it was a quick decision with this one!
Check out some inspiration on Sainsbury's Home here - http://www.sainsburyshome.co.uk/.
*This post was in collaboration with Sainsbury's Home and a big thanks to their PR team for gifting me the products featured in this post.*