A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to an event at John Lewis in Kingston. Amazingly behind the scenes in the shop they had created a little secret Christmas house. What was once offices is now a beautiful living room, dining room, office, luxurious bedroom and cosy little kids room all decked out for the festive season.
The house was created to give staff an impression of all the christmas ranges and how they work together. It looks absolutely fantastic and was so inspiring, it really put me into a festive mood. The staff at the store were all absolutely lovely and talked us through the winter ranges while we sipped on prossecco and nibbles on delicious canapés.
As usual I took way too many photos on the day and I want to share as many of them as possible with you, so grab a cup of tea and a mince-pie as this post is going to be a long one! I’ve dived them up into different areas of the house and gift ideas.
The gorgeous living room was decorated for Christmas in a beautiful silver and white theme with glass baubles and beautiful glittery stags. I loved the TV in the fireplace which was a creative touch and the John Lewis advert playing on the TV, I love Monty the Penguin!
Festive drinks at the ready!
How cosy does this wintery bed look? I loved the mirrored wall and the rose gold details on the lamp.
A total classic, Chanel No5 on the bedroom shelf.
The bedroom also featured this amazing black sewing machine.
No bloggers home is complete with out a lovely little work space, I loved the bright pops of colour and cheerful stationary.
Cute knitwear and a fun christmas tree painted on the wall adorned with colourful baubles. Such a fun colourful idea.
I love nothing more than a big pile of notebooks for jotting down ideas.
At The Table:
There were loads of fab ideas to make your Christmas table stand out.
From beautiful crystal glassware…
To festive napkins on beautiful china…
And cute little robins…
I loved all the beautiful ideas.
On the Tree:
There were 3 different trees in the secret house, all decorated really differently. I loved this elegant green glass bauble.
These white and mirrored decoration were beautiful, elegant and feminine.
This delicate glass santa pays homage to vintage decorations.
This cute fox looked adorable peeping through the tree.
Under the Tree:
This is everything I need under my tree! Chanel, Chanel, Chanel.
Food and Drink:
From drinks and treats for the table to foodie gifts John Lewis and Waitress have you covered.
I loved this display of gifts for mulled wine and Christmas cocktails alike.
Lovely baking bits.
Perfect Christmas gifts for food lovers. I’d love to receive a hamper filled with all these goodies.
For the Kids:
Let’s not forget the little ones. I adored this cute little kids room which made me wish I had a little boy, or a girl who liked cars! Check out the cute stuffed decorations on the children’s tree!
I also loved these retro children toys, which are reissues from Fisher Price. Rob’s mum still has the little record player from when her kids were small so I was delighted to see the reproduction one which is identical. Seriously tempted to get all of them for Lila!
Time to Relax and Pamper:
After looking round the house and filling up on delicious nibbles, we were treated to a little pamper with Espa who offer treatments and beautiful products at John Lewis. Their luxury products are absolutely beautiful. I was gifted a little goody bag full of lovely sample size products which I will be reviewing separately.
I’d just like to thank the wonderful staff at John Lewis Kingston for putting together such a great event and for sharing the secret Christmas house with us. It really was such a fun evening. I was also given a very generous goody bag by John Lewis containing lot’s of Christmas treats which I will also try and do a blog post on very soon.
Visit the John Lewis website.