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Christmas Home Shopping

A Secret Christmas House with John Lewis

December 15, 2014

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.

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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.

Living Room:

John Lewis Christmas 16The 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!

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John Lewis Christmas 25Festive drinks at the ready!


John Lewis Christmas 11How cosy does this wintery bed look? I loved the mirrored wall and the rose gold details on the lamp.

John Lewis Christmas 17A total classic, Chanel No5 on the bedroom shelf.

John Lewis Christmas 24The bedroom also featured this amazing black sewing machine.


John Lewis Christmas 6No bloggers home is complete with out a lovely little work space, I loved the bright pops of colour and cheerful stationary.

John Lewis Christmas 3Cute knitwear and a fun christmas tree painted on the wall adorned with colourful baubles. Such a fun colourful idea. 

John Lewis Christmas 5I love nothing more than a big pile of notebooks for jotting down ideas. 

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At The Table:

John Lewis Christmas 7

John Lewis Christmas 8There were loads of fab ideas to make your Christmas table stand out. 

John Lewis Christmas 12From beautiful crystal glassware…

John Lewis Christmas 20To festive napkins on beautiful china…

John Lewis Christmas 26And cute little robins…

John Lewis Christmas 27I loved all the beautiful ideas.

On the Tree:

John Lewis Christmas 15There were 3 different trees in the secret house, all decorated really differently. I loved this elegant green glass bauble. 

John Lewis Christmas 14These white and mirrored decoration were beautiful, elegant and feminine. 

John Lewis Christmas 13This delicate glass santa pays homage to vintage decorations. 

John Lewis Christmas 21This cute fox looked adorable peeping through the tree.

Under the Tree:

John Lewis Christmas 22This is everything I need under my tree! Chanel, Chanel, Chanel.

Food and Drink:

John Lewis Christmas 26From drinks and treats for the table to foodie gifts John Lewis and Waitress have you covered. 

John Lewis Christmas 2I loved this display of gifts for mulled wine and Christmas cocktails alike. 

John Lewis Christmas 10Lovely baking bits. 

John Lewis Christmas 9Perfect Christmas gifts for food lovers. I’d love to receive a hamper filled with all these goodies. 

For the Kids:

John lewis Christmas 28Let’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!

John Lewis Christmas 29I 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!

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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.

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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.

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  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    December 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    What an inviting, fabulously well put together series of displays/rooms. I couldn’t help but smile ear-to-ear with nostalgia over seeing rereleases of some of the most classic Fisher Price toys ever. Oooh, the childhood memories those bring back!

    ♥ Jessica

  • Reply
    December 22, 2014 at 12:27 am

    My ideal home how did they know! 😀 Great pics hun xx

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