Hello I’m Grainne McGarvey and welcome to my column which spots local hidden gems from the world of beauty, health, fashion, tourism and hospitality. I will have my ear to the ground (quite literally) to keep you up to date about the new or interesting products and services from our neck of the woods. If you know one – get in touch on twitter @grainnemcgarvey or at www.pulseprni.com
G SPOTS! HOME DECORATIONS FIT FOR A KING
Oh how my Saturday’s have changed – buying my first house has meant I no longer spend time leisurely window shopping on the Lisburn Road or Victoria Square, I’m now fighting for the last car parking space in Boucher Retail Park or Holywood Exchange.
It’s great to start the New Year with a new project, but it’s a minefield trying to work out the right look for the living room, bedroom, hall etc. Thankfully on my fact finding mission I have stumbled across a website that does all the ground work for me.
www.wallpaperking.co.uk is a slick, easy to manoeuvre online store that helps find your ideal wallpaper, wall mural or wall sticker and matching paint created by well-known premium brands and boutique designers.
You will find a range of innovative and inspirational design ideas whatever the home decorating project you are planning to create, with a choice of wallpapers to help turn these design dreams into reality. If you want the latest from celebrity designer Kelly Hoppen, contemporary prints from Urban London or more over the tops looks from the flamboyant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen only a few clicks and they arrive directly to your door.
Not really one for marketing speak, but I found Wallpaperking’s USP’s (unique selling points) to be the extensive range, affordable prices, hassle free shopping, topped off with inspiration for novices like me and all housed (helpfully with matching paint) on one site.
As a strong supporter of local businesses, it’s even better that this online store is based in Belfast and it is in serious demand from interior designers and media darlings across Ireland and beyond. Its unique designs regularly appear in national magazines and lifestyle TV programmes. Customers also love this hidden gem and it’s not unheard of ten rolls of top end wallpaper winging its way to Brussels or Brazil.
If you feel inspired to give your own home a new look for the New Year, Wallpaperking has lots of predictions for 2015 on the site. If you carry out some decorating, make sure to send me the pics! In the meantime, here is one of my favourite looks.
Wallpaper Illusions: This is wallpaper in disguise that transforms a wall into something else entirely and includes designs in tile, brick, wood-panel and concrete wallpapers. These top quality wallpapers are so realistic you will be forgiven for thinking they are the real thing. Some of the most effective wallpapers in this category are the scrapwood and driftwood wood-effect wallpaper designs which are a premium 3D quality wallcovering and are ideal for creating the shabby chic look. As well as looking like the real thing they also have the benefit of being a quick, cheap and hassle-free alternative to getting in a team of builders. Get the look here. www.wallpaperking.co.uk/429-concrete-brick-tile-effect-wallpaper