On what was a very frosty Tuesday morning, the team headed up to Birmingham’s NEC to check out the Spring Fair and support Villeroy & Boch on their stand. It was great to see some of Villeroy & Boch’s new products for 2012 for the first time, and the Christmas display made us reminisce of the mince pies and mulled wine from just 6 weeks ago….bring on Christmas in July! One of our favourite new collections was Villeroy & Boch’s new vases, with a wall to wall display in some of this years on trend colours it really gave the stand the wow factor – well done Sylvia, Villeroy & Boch’s wonderful stylist!


The show is so huge that to do every hall properly would’ve taken us a good few days and several cups of tea, but we did manage to work our way through to Hall 19 before heading home. With the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee ruling 2012, every other stand screamed Rule Britannia. Scandi style and shabby chic also featured prominently and if you’re not yet featuring owls in your home, then you soon will be – we spotted over 420 different ones and awarded the little gems below Best in Show!

Some of our favourite stands included Coach House and Gisela Graham.