I think we’re going ‘designer’ in our bedroom – with a little help! I have always shied away from designer labels as I think unless you know what you are doing you can really get it wrong and end up with something that is "SOOOO last season!"
However, I came home with a sample of a throw and a cushion designed by a man called Ron Norsworthy for his range 'N·HOME'. He is all the rage stateside and responsible for so many high profile projects, from the Christmas tree at the White House to P.Diddy’s living room, to name but a few!
My wife had never heard of him but instantly decided that our bedroom, after 10 years, had had the same look for too long and Ron's designs were the catalyst to re-design the whole room.
After my rather nervous wallet had regained its breath, I realised that it was a good idea and happily, I loved the sort of designs Ron was producing as much as my wife did. His style is one of a sort of classy understatement with a few touches that make it special.
Colour can be bright or more muted but always special in the N·HOME range. The touches are stylish pieces of embroidery or a specially chosen coloured border, and the overall effect is one of timeless designer elegance, but (and perhaps this is the best bit) without the huge designer price tag!
What seems especially nice and easy is that you can choose as little or as much as you like and although even one piece from his collection makes a difference, several items bring the whole room together.
In our case we will have a throw and some cushions, wallpaper one wall (I understand he does great wallpaper) and then replace the two pairs of curtains and voila! A brand new looking room and I haven’t had to paint or rip up the carpet!
I remember telling the press at an event that Ron Norsworthy was coming to QVC (and this was back in Jan) but after a long wait the day has finally come and I am delighted to be hosting his first show 'N·HOME by Ron Norsworthy' on Sunday 11th December at 4pm.
As you can see from the mocked up set picture (above), it promises to be a wonderful show. I haven’t met Ron yet but I am told he can’t stop himself advising on how to 'sort your room out', so even if you are only after some ideas, it’ll be a great show to tune into (or record).
The only place you can buy Ron Norsworthy designs in the UK at the moment is QVC so it will be a busy show. I know it’s kind of insider trading, but I reckon I’ll get my orders in BEFORE the show!
Hope to see you there.
Love Simon x