When I started blogging in 2013 I never dreamed it would take me on the adventures it has and introduce me to such incredible people. I’m constantly baffled and so honoured when I’m chosen to be part of such interesting campaigns with brands. This is one of the trips I was most excited to write about when I got home, here’s why..
In November I found out that I would be heading to the North to spend the weekend at the DFS design studio, upholstering my own armchair, designing an interior set with stylist Pippa Jameson before having a professional photoshoot with Nicholas Yarsley – WOW!! 😍
When I was first invited on the DFS digital influencers trip I had no idea what to expect, other than the fact I would be in the company of some of the best interior bloggers in the UK! Living in Cornwall meant it was a long journey up to the DFS factory based in Derbyshire, however the entire trip made it worthwhile. I arrived in the afternoon and we had a tour with some of the productions and operations team.
To be completely honest, I had no idea that all the furniture at DFS was made to order. I figured they were produced in bulk, stored and then shipped out – boy, was I wrong! It was so interesting seeing all the skilled workers creating beautiful pieces of furniture with such care and attention.
We spent a couple of hours learning about the process and the training everybody on the factory floor goes through. After having the opportunity to take photographs and ask questions, we headed to our hotel.
Absolutely exhausted, I was glad to be greeted by a gorgeous room when we checked-in to the Peak Edge hotel. One cup of tea and a steaming bath later, I was ready to head down for dinner. This was a great opportunity to meet the other bloggers, interior designs and the DFS team. The wine was flowing and we had a three-course dinner that was to die for before getting an early night – after all tomorrow was going to be a long day.