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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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Re-vamp tired furniture with Linda Barker’s chic styling tips

The theme of this years Ideal Home Show is eco-friendly and sustainable designs. In keeping with this theme, household name and interior designer Linda Barker shared her styling tips with the public in her how-to seminar at the show.

Linda’s advice was to abolish minimalism, embrace wallpaper and start crafting at home. Up-cycling is the hottest new trend, so check out how Linda transforms a drab white table into an eco-chic work of art.

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Helen from Essex tells The Design Hub her views on the Ideal Home Show

Visitor Helen Spraggins from Essex hasn’t been to the Ideal Home Show for ten years, but this year she’s come along to gain some inspiration for a bedroom extension she’s planning. As she eagerly waits for Linda Barker to start her how-to chic interiors seminar, she chats to The Design Hub about her thoughts so far of the show and what she expects from the former Changing Rooms Interior Designer.

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The Ideal Home Show supports UK soldiers charity with patriotic interiors

The UK’s biggest home event, The Ideal Home Show, are helping to raise thousands for UK soldiers and their families, with the Ideal Homes for Hero’s campaign. A string of celebrities including Jason Manford, Amanda Lamb and George Clark are also helping to raise money for ABF Soldiers Charity by appearing at the event throughout the show.

Listen to Media 10’s (Owners of The Ideal Home Show) Managing Director, Lee Newton talk about how recycled army uniforms and old furniture are playing a part in supporting our troops.

Footage copyright of Kellie Hill

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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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Perk up and look forward to 17 days of interior heaven!

WITH ALL THIS cold weather and prices of pretty much everything sky rocketing, we need something to look forward too and brighten our spirits. So just for you interior design junkies,you can start getting excited as largest consumer home event returns to London’s Earls Court this March. Continue reading

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Filed under Birmingham Interiors Show 2011, Ideal Home Show 2011, News, Sarah Turner