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Keeping The Summer Alive

For most of us we've enjoyed our summer holidays on the beach and are looking to beat those post-holiday blues.  Keeping the holiday spirit alive is not always an easy task when the temperature is dropping and the suns isn't shining, but if you would like to inject some zest into your home then why not take inspiration from the looks below.

This look has taken inspiration from the beach by using shells, twigs and washed wood.  The natural colour palette of orange, greens and browns helps create a sense of calm and tranquil.


This look uses yellow and gold tones to create an air of opulence when used with grey and black accessories.  The Francesca Gold Fabric hangs from floor to ceiling and frames the window beautifully and it is sure to brighten any room.


These looks are about simple key pieces like a cream sofa and flooring or walls brought to life with bold citrus accents and accessories such as cushions, curtains, wall art and throws.  If you struggle for natural light these accessories below can help brighten a dark space, but just remember not to clutter the space, as this could make it feel even smaller.   You can also remind yourself of those long walks in the countryside by bringing some outdoor influences in, using plants and wild flowers without great expense.

  1. Green Flowers -

  2. Wall Art -

  3. Lighting - Ikea

  4. Plumbs Scatter cushion - ‘Perdita - Ochre’

  5. Yankee Candle -


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Keep and restore, don’t throw and destroy

We've been banging on about it for ages, “Keep and restore, don’t throw and destroy”!

This is becoming more and more prevalent in our society not only for environmental reasons but now it effects your wallet more than ever.

An article I've read on the site,, is also saying the same message. However we have always come at this from a sofa or furniture point of view.

This article says something more, which is, why stop there? What if your electrical appliances break-down, go out and buy new? Not only are there masses of second-hand white goods that will save you money. But why not try and get it repaired? In most circumstances it will be cheaper.

Read the article here...

As a society we need to move on from our throw-away culture. Maybe the ever talked-about credit crisis will bring on the change that's needed.


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Come see us at 'The Ultimate Lifestyle Show' on Sat 15 - Sun 16 March

Chris mentioned in a previous post that we have a number of planned exhibitions throughout this year - Come and See Plumbs for yourself

Well in 8 days at the "The Ultimate Lifestyle Show" in Llandudno, Wales. We will be brining you the first of our exhibitions from Sat 15 - Sun 16 March .

The stunning Venue Cymru in the stylish holiday town of Llandudno will again be home to the Show, which will feature exhibitors in the following areas:

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • Healthy Living
    • Indoor & Outdoor Living
    • Leisure
    • Food & Drink

There will be an exciting programme of demonstrations and catwalk shows within the main exhibition hall as well as live cookery demonstrations in the Food & Drink area located within the Ocean Lounge.

Save by booking in advance.

Advance ticket sales are priced at the specially reduced price of just £3.50. Price on the door will be £5.50 for adults £4 for concessions.

To book please click on this link to the Venue Cymru website or call the Box Office on 01492 872000.

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Come and See Plumbs for yourself

Plumbs will be exhibiting at the following events. Why not come and visit us.

These are the first 3 exhibitions we are doing:

    • Sat 15 - Sun 16 March

        • The Ultimate Lifestyle Show

        • Venue - Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, L130 1BB, Tel:01492 872000
    • Sat 3 - Mon 5 May.(Bank Holiday weekend)

        • The Design Weekend Home and Garden Exhibition 10th Anniversary

        • Venue - Tatton Park, Cheshire, Exhibiting in the Home and Garden Room Stand HG31
    • Wed 11 - Sun 15 June

        • BBC Summer Festival (formerly BBC Good Homes Show)

        • Venue - NEC Arena, Birmingham,Exhibiting in Hall 6 Fifth Room Stand H4



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