A day out with Tesco Home

I was recently invited by Tesco Home to check out their new Autumn/Winter homeware ranges which are launching in August. It was a wonderful day out and I was thoroughly impressed with Tesco’s beautiful ranges of timeless, elegant products. Below I’ll touch on the three main collections that were showcased: Foxy and Ivy, Sweet Chestnut and Oslo.

Fox and Ivy

We began our day with Tesco in the Fox and Ivy section of the showroom. Fox and Ivy is Tesco’s exclusive and premium homeware brand. My first impressions… absolutely beautiful! The products were styled with stunning flower arrangements and everything looked like amazing quality.

Fox and Ivy furniture is fitted with luxurious, velvet fabric while the side tables and drinks trollies feature gold trimmings. Both definitely have an elegant feel. The fabrics used in the bedding and cushions were decorative and stylish, with the main colour schemes being navy, teal and mulberry. Hints of marble, faux fur and metallics accompany the rich floral fabrics and add interesting textures to the range. The cushions are all feather-filled which makes lying on them an absolute dream! I was so impressed!

The best thing about the Fox and Ivy collection, is that though it looks exclusive and premium, it still comes at a very affordable price…

 

As well as furniture, bedding and linen, the Fox and Ivy collection also has a wonderful range of tableware and accessories. Keeping within the dark colour scheme these are a little more simple and relaxed, but of course still very elegant. All the tableware can be mixed-and-matched, some are patterned while others are plain colours. They are all great practical shapes too. Definitely some pieces that I need!

Oslo and Sweet Chestnut

Oslo and Sweet Chestnut sit within Tesco’s core homeware collections. Much like Fox and Ivy, they are both stylish and beautiful but even more affordable.

Oslo

As the name suggests, this collection was a Scandinavian inspired range. The tableware and accessories were sleek and simple, yet elegant. And the colours of the range were perfect pastel hues – pinks, greens and greys.

Throughout the range are a couple of simple floral and geometric patterns that added interest to the bedding and tableware.  All can be mixed and matched which is great and makes the collection really easy to integrate into an existing home. The floral print is inspired by a plant named ‘Honesty’ – so cute! There was a beautiful display of the Honesty plant which has circular, transparent leaves, hanging from the ceiling to show the inspiration.

 

This room was also full of fresh, green, leafy plants in lovely pots and stands. If you’ve seen my flat you know how much I love plants!! I think I need to get my hands on the plant stands – which were two for £35 – such a great price. The rest of the collection is also really well priced too.

Sweet Chestnut

When we were shown this collection I immediately thought of country getaways filled with wild flowers, golden wheat, herbs and bunny-rabbits. Lots of nature! The main colours in the collection were berry pinks, purples and blues with a touch of earthy, chestnut-like hues. All the patterns were inspired by country gardens – lots of leaves, berries and butterflies. Really sweet details!

 

As well as beautiful, comfy, bedding with lots of interesting colours and textures, there were lovely accessories like apple and pear scented candles and little tea-lights in the shape of bunnies. I also really liked the lamp which had a china bunny-rabbit for its stand, such a nice detail. Another of my favourite things was the door stop – a toy bunny rabbit made from tweed fabric, so cute!

 

All the furniture was a mix of painted wood and wicker baskets making for a really relaxed and earthy feel. The collection was styled with old-fashioned, worn books with bouquets of dried and fresh wildflowers. So lovely.

Behind the Scenes with Tesco Home

One of my favourite parts of the day was visiting the ‘behind-the-scenes’ section of the showroom. In this spot they had two incredibly talented girls painting and drawing a beautiful still-life flower arrangement. This was showcasing how they go about creating their bespoke patterns and where they get their inspiration from. Paint swatches, fabric samples and dried flowers hung from the walls creating inspiration boards. It was so lovely to see the work that goes in to designing the patterns. So clever!

While in this room we also chatted to one of the Tesco team who showed us a range of fantastic cooking equipment that is coming out in August/September – the ‘GoCook’ range. All the products are designed in-house and were amazing! Multi-purpose, well-designed and super handy. Think no-mess spiralizers, multi-functional herb scissors, amazing ice cube trays and more! I can’t wait to get my hands on some to show you when they come out.

All in all it was such a lovely day out. I was really impressed by the beautiful colours, patterns and products in each collection, and I thought the quality was great. The accompanying flower arrangements were a lovely detail that really added to the set ups too, and smelt amazing!

The thing I was most surprised about was the price range – so affordable even though they looked so premium. From the three collections that I saw, I really felt there was something for everyone. Can’t wait to get my hands on some when it comes out!

 

This is a sponsored post by Tesco Home and the views expressed here are solely mine and expressed with love as always.

 

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