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The Design Hub bring you the lowdown on the Ideal Home Show 2011

I was lucky enough to grab a place at the press preview slot before the doors opened to the public which was fantastic as it allowed me to gather an abundance of features, news and interviews to give you all.

This years Ideal Home show certainly showed consumers that it’s 103rd event was perfectly up to date with the most current trends and topics within interior design and architecture. Eco-friendly and sustainable interiors were a huge focus this year, with Linda Barker demonstrating how-to seminars about up-cycling and architect George Clarke, refurbishing Ken and Deirdre Barlow‘s Coronation Street house into a sustainable retreat.

There’s no doubt this green theme has grown from the current economic state of the country, as people start to tighten their belts any means of saving the pennies will be popular.

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Linda Barker shows us how to pimp out old furniture at the Ideal Home Show

Forget white, cream, cappuccino and definitely magnolia – maximalism is the way forward! Colours, patterns, crafting and home styling are what all the celebs and of course interior designer, Linda Barker are doing.

Grab some vintage scarves, cheap PVA glue, an old  lamp and get styling! Watch how Linda transforms her lifeless lamp which she saved from a charity shop, into an up-to-date quirky home accessory at this years Ideal Home Show.

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Last chance to WIN Ideal Home Show tickets!

You have until midnight on 2nd March 2011 to enter our competition and be in the a chance of WINNING a pair of tickets to the biggest home show event of the year - The Ideal Home show!

All you need to do is tell us:

How long the Ideal Home Show has been running for?


Email your answer, name, email and address to competition@nda.ac.uk

We’ll be announcing the winners on 3rd March 2011 GOOD LUCK!


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Best home buys for Spring/Summer 2011

Get right on trend with this years spring/summers best buys picked by Linda Barker.

The Brass Frette Stool

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Linda would use a pair of these as side tables alongside a sofa or as bedside tables. But you can also use them as extra seating for your dinner party’s. Continue reading

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Linda Barkers 2011 Interior design trend forcast

Linda Barker reveals what the hottest interior design trends are for 2011. At the top of the list is Eco chic, sleek black units, knitting and bronze.

Linda is the force behind the “Ideal Interior of the Year” award at this years Ideal Home Show, and will be offering her design expertise in person at the event, with a series of demonstrations and seminars giving practical advice on home interior products, styling, design, tips and more to keep you on track with the latest looks. So you don’t miss out!

But to make sure you’re in the loop, thedesignhub have collaborated with the Ideal Home Show 2011 to give you a chance to WIN tickets to go to the event. Click HERE to enter! Continue reading

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WIN! WIN! WIN! Linda Barker’s calling all design enthusiasts

Does your pad look like a page from 25 Beautiful Homes? Have you poured blood, sweat and tears into making it look like Grand Designs? Is there no place like your home! If you’re shouting YES at top of your lungs, all the hard work could be highly rewarded at this years Ideal Home Show 2011.

Household name and interior designer Linda Barker, is giving house-proud Brits the chance to be crowned “Ideal Interior of the Year”. Officially launched today, the first ever interior competition to be hosted at this years Ideal Home Show in London, celebrates real British homes and the talents of real British people.  Continue reading

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