Last weekend the lovely people at Made.com came over for a cuppa at House lust HQ and did a shoot for their MADE UNBOXED platform. If you haven’t heard of MADE UNBOXED, then you must check it out. It’s a clever platform for people to share pictures of their made.com products in their real homes. So, if you’ve been procrastinating over that Graphix white desk or the Margot velvet sofa in antique gold, then why not have a look on here and see how someone else has styled it in their real home.  Its not even just about real homes, but nearby spaces and workplaces too.

I’m now part of this clever platform, Hoorah! And Mr C and Louis the cat even made the cut. ( It would appear that the photographer was somewhat of a cat lover!) So why not check us out here.

For those wondering which products in my home are from made.com, well I’ll tell ya. Our bed is the kingsize skye bed with storage which is so bloody handy. Especially as I like to live like we have a showroom, so the underbed storage hides a multiple of sins. Its basically where all the real stuff is from books to extra clothing! Our hallway mirror is the Alana round mirror in brushed brass.  Our living room chair is Flynn in Persian grey, and our tripod lamp is the Navy tripod floor lamp in black.

Use the search bar to search by product or by collection, and have a nose around other people’s homes. It’s such a clever idea because anyone can set up an account and upload their own photos and link the products themselves so professional shoots aren’t even needed.

I know everyone loves to look around people’s homes, and Pinterest can be great for that, but sometimes the images aren’t quite realistic. As much as I’d love to live in a property which looks like something off of Grand designs with all glass surrounding walls, how many of us actually do?

Each homeowner on MADE UNBOXED has an account so you can contact them through the platform and ask them for an honest review of the product. It’s a great way of bringing a wider community of people together, which all share a common ground- the love of interiors, because you would normally as your friends for their opinion if you liked there rug or dining table, so use it in the same way.

So come be curious and have a look around. Inspiration comes from so many different ways; this is just another giant mood board for you to explore and gain inspiration from. 

Victorian grey bedroom with panelled walls. Bedding from West Elm.
Black and white tiled, Victorian style bathroom with roll top bath.
Grey lounge with half plantation shutters, and Louis the cat.
Interior blogger Amanda Cotton (aka House Lust) and her husband Jess Cotton
Grey Ikea kitchen