Houseology launch giveaway!

Have you heard that Occa-Home is changing? Houseology has been born and I am running a wondrous giveaway in celebration of the launch.

As well as creating a site filled with the most beautiful designer furniture, lighting and accessories for you to buy, Houseology wants to provide you with everything you need to make informed, stylish decisions for your home – because, let’s face it, not everyone finds it easy to style their home. They’ll bring you tools and technology to help you on your design journey as well as insightful articles, ‘how to’ guides, inspirational images, practical and informative videos, ideas and advice.

I’ve been perusing the brilliant ‘Buying Guides’ because at this time of year I’m always thinking about additions to our roof terrace. Using the advice in the ‘Outdoor Furniture Guide’ I have chosen five GORGEOUS pieces for your garden that will transform your outdoor space into an additional room that can be used all through the summer.

All you have to do to win your choice of one of my five favourite pieces (I WISH I could enter myself!) is complete the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post and keep your fingers crossed!

1. Chimenea

The perfect addition to any outdoor space, especially in this country with our cool summer evenings. This wood or charcoal burning steel chimenea will help to turn your garden into an outdoor room. Isn’t it wonderful?

Houseology launch giveaway! | Apartment Apothecary

2. Bistro set of table and two chairs

This Garden Trading set of table and two chairs in a lovely clay colour is perfect for evening drinks on a terrace, balcony or patio. The simple French style is the perfect addition to any outdoor space.

Houseology launch giveaway! | Apartment Apothecary

3. Cacoon tent

This cacoon tent would be an amazing retreat in your garden for your kids this summer, adding an extra play-space to your home, filled with cushions and toys and easy to hang. The stylish design will look great in any outdoor space.

Houseology launch giveaway! | Apartment Apothecary

4. Rustic steel planters

I love this set of three vintage style Garden Trading planters. They will look beautiful planted up and add a rustic vibe to your garden or outside your front door. I would love these for my balcony.

Houseology launch giveaway! | Apartment Apothecary

5. Globe light

These are amazing! I want a pool full of them! An LED colour-changing globe light that measures 35cm in diameter, which can be placed indoors, outdoors or even floats on water. Taking the indoors outdoors never looked so good.

Houseology launch giveaway! | Apartment Apothecary

Which would you like to win? Just enter here…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition open to mainland UK residents only and some items have a two week delivery time depending on their size. Entries close at 12am on June 15th.



  1. Janine Bowers Wild
    8th June 2015 / 5:32 am

    Wonderful! These would be brilliant for updating our garden.

  2. Hannah
    8th June 2015 / 6:10 am

    The Cacoon Tent! How have I never seen one of those before?!
    It looks amazing and I’d love one.

  3. Jasmin
    8th June 2015 / 7:38 am

    What beautiful garden treasures! I’d love the Chiminea, I’m just about to purchase my first ever home and I’ve always wanted one of these to adorn it with 🙂

  4. Owen
    8th June 2015 / 7:52 am

    What a wonderful website! Been following you on Instagram but this is the first time I’ve looked at the site and it’s glorious!
    I’d love those planters

  5. Kelly
    8th June 2015 / 7:53 am

    The chimera would be an incredible addition to our garden. I also love the table and chairs though!

  6. 8th June 2015 / 8:10 am

    Love all these beautiful things and would be happy if I won the Chiminea to complete my garden makeover! Thanks for the lovely opportunity 🙂 x

  7. Kat
    8th June 2015 / 8:22 am

    That globe light is awesome! Love that it changes colour and would look fab in my garden. Fingers crossed!

  8. Helen
    8th June 2015 / 8:25 am

    Beautiful garden accessories! Would absolutely adore the addition of a chimnea to our garden, we moved into our first home three weeks ago. This would be wonderful for summer evenings spent outdoors, recovering from stripping wallpaper and knocking through walls!

  9. Agnes Woolley
    8th June 2015 / 8:36 am

    That globe light would be perfect in my new garden!

  10. 8th June 2015 / 8:54 am

    My husband and I would love a chimnea in our garden for summer evenings. Such a beautiful elegant design of this one too. The planters are great too and would be handy for growing kale and garlic on our decking as short on bedding space!

  11. 8th June 2015 / 9:17 am

    Fab picks! I actually need that cocoon tent. I think I could pop Orla in and give her a push & she’d be asleep in minutes, leaving me free to laze in the sun. Please send urgently! 😀

  12. Louisa
    8th June 2015 / 9:53 am

    How can I pick just 1? I love the table and chairs set – would be perfect for out little courtyard balcony. Does it come with a pitcher of pimms? 🙂

  13. 8th June 2015 / 10:38 am

    what a fantastic giveaway, and love the site too. i think i’d choose the table and chairs as we don’t have any in the garden, and it would make it feel more homely out there. pretty sure the cat would love it too!

  14. 8th June 2015 / 11:57 am

    As you know, the Cacoon tent has my name all over it…

  15. 8th June 2015 / 12:26 pm

    love that tent! would be perfect for my three year old to play in! x

    • Emma Howes
      8th June 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Globe light would have to be my first choice. So pretty

  16. Alice Johnson
    8th June 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Oh the Chimenea is lovely! I need something to spruce up my garden

  17. Anna Maria
    8th June 2015 / 4:31 pm

    I don’t mean to sound greedy, but I would love them all!
    We bought a new build a year ago, and our garden was non-existent – it was just mud. But we worked hard and now it is a proper garden, we have flowers, trees, bushes, even raised beds! But it is still a work in progress, which is why I’d want everything – though if I have to pick one, I’d go for chiminea.

  18. Sue Balston
    8th June 2015 / 5:32 pm

    If only we had warm, balmy summer evenings like in the Mediterranean. But we don’t! So, I could really do with the Chiminea x

  19. Emma Howes
    8th June 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Ooh I’d have the globe light though the chimnea and the tent are gorgeous too!

  20. 8th June 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I can’t decide! The tent…or the light maybe? All pretty good though!

  21. 8th June 2015 / 8:27 pm

    OOh I love the tent and the globe light!!

  22. 8th June 2015 / 8:53 pm

    That cocoon tent looks amazing! But I think out of all of them, I like the bistro table and chairs best.

  23. jane
    8th June 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Wow so hard to pick just one but probably the chimenea
    given the British climate

  24. 8th June 2015 / 10:44 pm

    I quite literally love everything here! Probably the chimenea.

  25. 9th June 2015 / 5:20 am

    The chiminea would be what I’d choose. I haven’t had one for years and they are brilliant when you have kids, as you can just move them out of the way if you don’t want them around.

  26. 9th June 2015 / 9:53 am

    Wow, these are really beautiful products. I especially love the chimenea! It would be a really functional and stylish addition to my garden…and mean we can use the patio til a bit later without freezing! lol

  27. kim plant
    9th June 2015 / 10:01 am

    love the Chimenea xx

  28. Hannah
    9th June 2015 / 10:04 am

    I would definitely go for the planters. I’m desperate for some to go on our patio. Fingers crossed!

  29. Sara Goodman
    9th June 2015 / 10:29 am

    They are all fabulous, but I think if I had to (now I’m wishing!!) I’d choose the chimenea, as it would be a very attractive & useful addition to the garden. It would certainly encourage me to spend more time outside in the evenings 🙂

    Thanks for a really wonderful giveaway. xxx

  30. Tania Atfield
    9th June 2015 / 11:12 am

    Bistro table and chairs

  31. andrew reed
    9th June 2015 / 11:31 am

    They’re all so nice!

    9th June 2015 / 11:33 am


  33. Chris Andrews
    9th June 2015 / 11:46 am

    Which of the five prizes would you like to win? . . . . all of them they are all great, but if l have to choose, the Chimenea

  34. bev
    9th June 2015 / 11:57 am

    I love the chimnea!

  35. Helen Clayton
    9th June 2015 / 11:59 am

    Such fabulous things-but my favourite is the lovely Bistro seating set-much needed too!

  36. Sarah McMaster
    9th June 2015 / 12:15 pm

    I love to win the chimenea!

    9th June 2015 / 12:27 pm

    The Chimenea based on the fluctuating weather in the evenings in the UK>


  38. Mary Chez
    9th June 2015 / 12:32 pm

    I would like to win the Chimenea

  39. Nicki Evans
    9th June 2015 / 12:33 pm

    The Cacoon Tent!

  40. Dee Dmonte
    9th June 2015 / 1:07 pm

    I would love to win the chimenea, its so stylish!

  41. Tracy Nixon
    9th June 2015 / 1:18 pm

    All five prizes are wonderful thanks but I would go for the Chimenea!

  42. Michelle Banks
    9th June 2015 / 1:32 pm

    i love the globe light x it would look great in my garden x

  43. SandraB
    9th June 2015 / 2:19 pm

    The bistro set of table and two chairs would be just divine at the end of my garden to relax in the evening with a glass of wine or two.

  44. Paula Readings
    9th June 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I would like the Chimnea.

  45. 9th June 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Geeeze, they all look awesome!! I particularly like the cacoon- alas our suburban london garden doesn’t have any trees! We’re desperately seeking garden furniture so the bistro table & chairs would be amazing!! What a great giveaway Katy 🙂

  46. Andy Caldwell
    9th June 2015 / 2:57 pm

    The Chiminea!

  47. Denise Walker
    9th June 2015 / 3:14 pm

    I would love any – but my favourite is the Bistro set of table and two chairs

  48. amy fidler
    9th June 2015 / 3:59 pm

    I’d love the Chimenea,it’ll be ideal to sit around on a summers eve x

  49. 9th June 2015 / 4:01 pm

    What a fab giveaway – I love them all! But my husband would never forgive me if I didn’t select the chiminea – he’s been after one for years!

  50. arabella bazley
    9th June 2015 / 4:08 pm

    I love the little Bistro table set, perfect for garden drinks pour deaux 🙂

  51. Andrew Ewington
    9th June 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I would be happy with any of these prizes but I do like the globe light

  52. Susan B
    9th June 2015 / 4:47 pm

    What a fab selection! The Globe Light is my favourite.

  53. Claire
    9th June 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Hard choice! Love them all but I really want a beautiful globe in my outside life and I shall have to keep warm so the stylish chimenea is a must!
    All of them are really tempting.

  54. Suzanne Drummond
    9th June 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Love the chiminea and the bistro set roll on the summer

  55. 9th June 2015 / 6:41 pm

    That cocoon tent is amazing, but as we don’t have a tree I’d have to go for the bistro set. It’s a close call between that and the vintage planters though!

  56. alan burrows
    9th June 2015 / 7:32 pm

    The Globe light

  57. Vicky Varley
    9th June 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I love them all but if I had to choose I’d pick the chimenea

  58. carole mcdonald
    9th June 2015 / 8:29 pm

    The Chimenea please.

  59. pete c
    9th June 2015 / 9:24 pm

    would love the Rustic Steel Planters

  60. Shirley Evans
    9th June 2015 / 9:25 pm

    would have loved the chiminea

  61. Tina M Holmes
    9th June 2015 / 9:35 pm

    The tent in adult size hehe

  62. Paul D
    9th June 2015 / 10:52 pm

    the bistro set or the planters

  63. Brad Start
    9th June 2015 / 10:59 pm

    The Chimenea is a beautiful design and I would love to win one.

  64. 10th June 2015 / 12:06 am

    I love LOVE the cacoon tent, i could see F hanging out in there – sorry for the pun x

  65. Hassina Begum
    10th June 2015 / 12:19 am

    I would love to win the Bistro set

  66. Nat thomason
    10th June 2015 / 1:56 am

    The chimera please

  67. Richard Eldred Hawes
    10th June 2015 / 5:39 am

    the chiminea please

  68. William Gould
    10th June 2015 / 5:40 am

    The Globe Light looks great!

  69. Elizabeth Smith
    10th June 2015 / 5:45 am

    Chimenea – love the idea of the tent but too I don’t have anywhere to hang it

  70. Lindsey Stuart
    10th June 2015 / 12:20 pm

    The tent is the cutest little tent i have ever seen 🙂

  71. Rey Chunara
    10th June 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I’d love the globe light

  72. Laura Pritchard
    10th June 2015 / 1:02 pm

    The Rustic steel planters would be great.

  73. Sarah H
    10th June 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Love the planters 🙂

  74. aaron broad
    10th June 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I would like the Chimenea

  75. sallyann johnston
    10th June 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Cacoon tent looks brilliant think we would all be fighting to use it x Thank you

  76. Vivien Taylor
    10th June 2015 / 6:44 pm

    The Bistro set

  77. SophieR
    10th June 2015 / 8:24 pm

    They’re all beautiful! I cant honestly choose

  78. manda
    10th June 2015 / 8:40 pm

    They are amazing! Either the chimenea or the cocoon tent.

  79. David Powell
    10th June 2015 / 9:48 pm


  80. Leanne Lunn
    10th June 2015 / 10:30 pm

    The Cocoon Tent it is amazing.

  81. Leanne Lunn
    10th June 2015 / 10:31 pm

    The cocoon tent is amazing.

  82. Katie Kingsbury
    11th June 2015 / 8:25 am

    The chimenea, I have been coveting one for ages.

  83. kyle e
    11th June 2015 / 11:22 am

    I love the Items you have on display. The globelight looks very interesting. I’ve never seen one of those. It would be perfect for the summer night sin my garden. The cacoon tent is on another level. I can picture myself reading a book, relaxing with a cup of coffee while soaking in the sun ‘weather permitting’.

    The selection of outdoor furniture wouldn’t just change my garden. It would help change my lifestyle. Good luck to the winner. What excellent prizes to give away 🙂

  84. Melanie Pennie
    11th June 2015 / 11:36 am

    I’d love the Chimenea in my garden .. would be a focal point for summer evenings sat on the decking with a nice glass of wine.

  85. Serena La Pietra
    11th June 2015 / 2:17 pm

    The lovely looking Chimenea for me please.

  86. Sue Harrison
    11th June 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Some fabulous items if I had to choose one it would be the Chimena or the Globe Light

  87. Christine Caple
    11th June 2015 / 2:26 pm

    The chimenea, it looks lovely, and the one we have got is getting a bit past it!

  88. lou chaud
    11th June 2015 / 4:08 pm


  89. Kait Statz
    11th June 2015 / 6:08 pm

    The cacoon tent or the chimenea! Great for our home.

  90. Amy J
    11th June 2015 / 7:22 pm

    I would love the bistro set

  91. Natalie McKay
    11th June 2015 / 7:36 pm

    I love the globe light, so unusual!

  92. 11th June 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Love all of them, would make such a difference in my garden, love the website x

  93. laura cooper
    11th June 2015 / 9:18 pm

    The Bistro set of table and two chairs would be wonderful for my new home

  94. Samantha Atherton
    11th June 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Although I love the cocoon tent we don’t have a suitable tree in our garden to hand it from so I’d choose the Chimenea if i won. x

  95. alex brownlee
    11th June 2015 / 10:28 pm

    The Chimenea!!

  96. claire griffiths
    11th June 2015 / 11:19 pm

    would love to win the bistro set

  97. Amanda Seims
    12th June 2015 / 12:13 am

    I’d love the bistro set please

  98. Ruth Harwood
    12th June 2015 / 7:04 am

    The Chimnea xx

  99. Cheryl Kean
    12th June 2015 / 8:26 am

    would love the cacoon tent !! that is fab !!

  100. Patricia Edwards
    12th June 2015 / 8:44 am

    The Rustic Steel Planters are for me

  101. Kat Glynn
    12th June 2015 / 9:00 am

    I would choose the lovely Rustic steel planters x

    12th June 2015 / 11:24 am

    All are great but the chimnea is fab

  103. Daniel Stacey
    12th June 2015 / 11:28 am

    Cacoon tent

  104. Susan Williams
    12th June 2015 / 5:19 pm

    The chimena would be fabulous. I’ve always wanted one of these

  105. marion morgan
    12th June 2015 / 6:05 pm


  106. Geoff French
    12th June 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Rustic Steel Planters

  107. Nicola Lynch
    12th June 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I would love the chimnea please (though the globe light was a very close second. So hard to choose!)

  108. Sarah Thomas
    12th June 2015 / 9:55 pm

    I love them all, but really could use the bistro table for a morning sunny spot in our garden that we have just reclaimed from the weeds!

  109. lindsay chadburn
    13th June 2015 / 4:19 am

    the cacoon tent amazing

  110. Janet Carter
    13th June 2015 / 4:57 am

    The bistro set would be lovely.

  111. Kristyn Harris
    13th June 2015 / 8:00 am

    I’d love to win the Bistro set : )

  112. Vera Bahounkova
    13th June 2015 / 8:32 am

    Bistro set of table and two chairs

  113. Mandi Davison
    13th June 2015 / 9:02 am

    Would love to win the Chimnea- always wanted one and this one looks so stylish!

  114. Becky
    13th June 2015 / 9:05 am

    The chimnea is a bit smart isn’t it! Spruce up our veranda no end! So, fingers crossed for that please!

  115. Emma Whittaker
    13th June 2015 / 10:23 am

    Would love to win the Chimenea, we have been looking at getting one for ages and this would be perfect 🙂

  116. katie skeoch
    13th June 2015 / 10:36 am

    The Chimenea, perfect for cooler summer nights x

  117. Lindsey Bailes
    13th June 2015 / 10:55 am

    These all look wonderful. We hav just moved to a house with a lovely garden with decking, our previous house had no garden, and would love the chimenea or the table and chairs. Thank you

  118. Sheri Darby
    13th June 2015 / 1:12 pm

    The Bistro set

  119. Tracy Gladman
    13th June 2015 / 1:32 pm

    The Chimnea

  120. zoe somerfield
    13th June 2015 / 1:56 pm

    The chimnea please if lucky enough to be picked x

  121. Carly
    13th June 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Chimenea! Love them!

  122. Hannah Igoe
    13th June 2015 / 2:53 pm

    The globe light it looks awesome

  123. Daniel Todd
    13th June 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Superb Prize

  124. sarah hanson
    13th June 2015 / 4:57 pm

    the globe light is amazing, but would look better in my garden ha ha

  125. Johanna
    13th June 2015 / 5:41 pm

    The chimenea, but they all look great!

  126. Eleanor Powell
    13th June 2015 / 5:51 pm

    love the globe light

  127. Diana Boughton
    13th June 2015 / 6:14 pm

    I’d like the chimenea to put outside my newly converted barn in a lovely rural area 🙂

  128. Rhian Nelmes
    13th June 2015 / 7:41 pm

    The cacoon tent definitely!!

  129. Nancy Bradford
    13th June 2015 / 8:14 pm

    It is hard to decide but my daughter has just seen the cacoon tent and is now desperate to have one.

  130. Christine Johnson
    13th June 2015 / 8:28 pm


  131. Tracey Tedford
    13th June 2015 / 8:37 pm

    I would love to win the three planters

  132. Kathryn Glasper
    13th June 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Love the rustic steel planters

  133. Debra Winfield
    13th June 2015 / 9:37 pm

    My kids would love the tent, hubby the chiminea, myself I’d opt for the globe light!

  134. Jayne K
    13th June 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Chimenea please. Such a hard choice though!

  135. Sharon
    13th June 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Congrats and best of luck with Houseology, it looks great!
    Fab items, all five of them! I’d choose Bistro set of table and two chairs, would be just perfect for our garden x

  136. Jason Adams
    13th June 2015 / 10:54 pm

    These excellent prizes would just finish off my newly ‘sorted out’ garden.!!

  137. Christina Cooke
    14th June 2015 / 4:32 am

    My kids would say the tent but as we have nowhere to hang it I’d have to go for the amazing globe light x

  138. jodie yorke
    14th June 2015 / 6:07 am

    would love to win the tent my kids would love this.

  139. Chris S
    14th June 2015 / 7:28 am

    If I was lucky enough to win I would like the little Bistro Set. My daughter has moved recently and has a sun terrace but can’t afford to buy any furniture to go on it so I would give it to her.

  140. Jamie Butt
    14th June 2015 / 7:51 am

    The chiminea is so stylish!

  141. Emma Rous
    14th June 2015 / 8:14 am

    I have always fancied the idea of a chimenea, and this one looks beautiful!

  142. Natalie Roberts
    14th June 2015 / 8:24 am

    I would love to win the chimenea. x

  143. Dominique Ralf
    14th June 2015 / 8:33 am

    Hard to choose just one, but the bistro set would be very handy for us.

  144. Joanne Jarvis
    14th June 2015 / 8:43 am

    The Globe light! This is really cool x

  145. Susan Gough
    14th June 2015 / 9:00 am

    The chimenea so we can stay outdoors longer in the evening

  146. iain maciver
    14th June 2015 / 10:32 am


  147. lynn neal
    14th June 2015 / 10:39 am

    the chiminea is my favourite prize!

  148. laura banks
    14th June 2015 / 10:48 am

    the bistro set would be perfect

  149. Leanne B
    14th June 2015 / 11:18 am

    I would love the Chimenea, a real statement piece for the garden 🙂

  150. Martina Alban
    14th June 2015 / 12:46 pm

    1. Chimenea

  151. Colin Chapman
    14th June 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Would love the Chimenea for the chilly nights.

  152. Debra Hainsworth
    14th June 2015 / 1:08 pm

    The chimnea to keep me warm

  153. Petra Hora
    14th June 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Amazing, great prize perfect for our garden.

  154. Pat Stubbs
    14th June 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Chimenea please

  155. Oksana Fitzgerald
    14th June 2015 / 3:03 pm

    I would love to win chiminea

  156. Spencer Wright
    14th June 2015 / 3:13 pm

    I love them all, but I think the chimenea would get the most use! I can imagine it fired up as we sit on our patio with a bottle of wine or two as it’s starting to get dark.

  157. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    14th June 2015 / 4:38 pm

    I would love the bistro set, it’s lovely

  158. Andrew Seaman
    14th June 2015 / 7:35 pm

    I will probably end up buying most of these anyway but if I could choose right now it would be the globe light closely followed by cocoon tent then the chimnea

  159. Victoria Prince
    14th June 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I would love the Rustic Steel Planters please 🙂

  160. maureen
    14th June 2015 / 8:37 pm

    globe favourite but all very lovely

  161. z webb
    14th June 2015 / 8:49 pm

    love to have a Chimenea in my garden <3 x

  162. Lydia Houghton
    14th June 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Tough decision.. but I would have to choose the globe light. I love it!

  163. Natalie Crossan
    14th June 2015 / 9:26 pm

    The Chimenea – wow 🙂 xx

  164. Janet Rumley
    14th June 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Would have to be the cocoon tent – my daughter would love this x

  165. Sonia Vegas
    14th June 2015 / 11:01 pm

    The globe light is delightful. Would make a great communal area centre piece for our friends & family camping holidays. Thank you!

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