A few new additions to my living room

As I told you last week I’m working with Homesense this month so I went along to the new store in Greenwich to choose a few things to show you. I went with a shopping list in mind but almost as soon as I got there I was stopped in my tracks by a beautiful chair, that I had no idea that I needed. I fell in love on the spot so I spent my own money buying the chair and the rest of the budget given to me by Homesense on a collection of other great homewares for my living room and more for a wardrobe makeover that I will show you next week.

So, here is my new chair that I pounced on as soon as I saw it (knowing that it was a one off find as Homesense stock varies from day to day and store to store)…

My living room has been taken over by baby toys of late and the worst offender was the bright tacky plastic of the jumperoo. Happily, I gave that away not long ago as Mimi is having none of it now she crawls, climbs and cruises. So, I was left with a gaping jumperoo-sized hole (have you seen those things – they are flipping HUGE!), which was the perfect spot for the new chair. We have a foam play mat that surrounds the chair normally (when I’m not taking photos 😉 ) and Mimi loves the fact that I sit in the chair and she can play close by and occasionally use the chair as a new climbing frame.

Chair from Homesense £149.99.

I love the mid century vibe of this chair and the colour of the wood is perfect for this room. It also feels really solid and well made. I chose a beautiful wool blanket from Homesense to add a bit of softness and colour to the chair and to help tie in with the colour scheme of this room. Also, as usual, I am getting excited about my favourite season drawing in and you can never have enough blankets once the days get colder.

Basket from Homesense £12.99.

I also bought a new toy basket that is the perfect shape for Mimi to reach into and the best way to keep toys from being strewn everywhere. There was only one of these baskets in store so I was very pleased to get my hands on it.

As I mentioned in my last post I was overly excited to find this crocheted bunny toy for Mimi whilst I was at Homesense for only £4.99 compared to the RRP of £29 – I’ve got to grab aesthetically pleasing toys that Mimi will actually like when I see them. There is far too much brightly coloured plastic in my house these days.  She really does love the bunny as it rolls around and she chases after it (as does Otto!). Look at those chubby little hands!

I love the textured grey fabric of the chair as it complements the mid century style and it is very baby and dog friendly (Otto loves nothing more than resting a slobbery chin on chairs).

The basket was £12, which I think is a really good price for such a sturdy basket. It’s going to get a lot of use and I really think it will stand up to it.

The chair is so comfortable and it’s the perfect place for me to sit whilst Mimi plays and she can’t get enough of climbing up it!

I’m so pleased I came across the chair and made the decision to buy it there and then. It’s the perfect addition to our living room.

100% wool blanket from Homesense £29.99.

What do you think? Would you expect to find something like this at Homesense? I have to admit that I didn’t but I’m very happy I did. Back next week to show you my wardrobe makeover.

Katy x

*This post was written in collaboration with Homesense.



  1. Mary
    12th September 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Have recently discovered home sense myself- love it. And Mimi is the image of you ????????

  2. Mary
    12th September 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Those ???(?!) We’re meant to be ????

  3. Mary
    12th September 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Agghhh! They’re meant to be a smiley face! 🙂

  4. 13th September 2017 / 9:28 am

    I am a big fan of Homesense, and this chair is a lovely choice. They always have a great selection of wool blankets, especially online. I could totally just fill my house with them!

    The basket is great too!

    Our new house is just ten minutes from a huge and amazing homesense. It’s taking a whole lot of willpower not to drive there right now!


  5. 13th September 2017 / 5:47 pm

    The new chair fits in perfectly in your living room. Homesense always has great accessories for styling. It’s hard to go there with a shopping list!

  6. 14th September 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Everything looks lovely, I like the basket and it’s a great addition and useful for storing the toys. But the most adorable addition is the baby!

  7. Laura
    17th September 2017 / 4:51 pm

    That chair is perfect! Looks way more expensice than it actually was. Are there going to be more Homesense stores if they have just opened a new one in Greenwich. Crossing my fingers one comes near me (only been to the one in brighton when I was on a day trip and it was AMAZING!).

  8. 11th October 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love mid-century furniture! It can struggle to be stylish in the wrong setting but in a minimal interior such as your own, it works, and the soft grey is almost the same as the walls which ties the room together. The slightly reclined back is also lovely; it gives the piece a sense of character doesn’t it? I love the change in thickness of the arms and legs too! But most importantly it’s practical – just because you’re a mum doesn’t mean you can’t have stylish furniture but there really is no point in a chair you can’t sit in. This is a welcoming and useful chair, which only makes it more lovable.

  9. 18th December 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Great post, Katy! In love with that chair! Such a nice colour fabric and wood 🙂

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