Thursday, 22 March 2012

Dalani Home & Living - Twin Competition

One of the hardest decisions and a distinctive starting point is choosing the type of theme to opt for. With choices such as football,  animals , outer space, fairytale, planes and flowers the possibilities are endless. Naturally any theme will involve matching furniture like bed, tables and storage, as well as selecting key lighting pieces with the appropriate theme and purpose.
As a parent, and head decision maker, it is important to find out what colours and things your children are into. Remember that children are susceptible to fads, and in 2 months they may not enjoy a bedroom completely kitted out in the style of the Action heroes or  Princesses!
You might also consider the gender role. A girl is more likely to favour a fairy or princess theme, while a boy is likely to be attracted to furniture and bedroom lighting that reflect a boat or racing car theme. Though there are no hard and fast rules and often girls like the things that boys like as well !
Alternatively it is possible to adapt them for both, especially if you have two sharing the same room. For example an animal, bird or insect theme will easily fit both.

Dalani Home and Living have created two amazing competitions to help design your home.
Competition One
Everyone who completes the first two steps will recieve a £15 off Dalani voucher, and exclusive to my blog, a chance to be the lucky Ninja Killer Cat reader who wins a £50 voucher:
1. Sign up to Dalani by clicking 
2. Visit the  Dalani homepage then email and tell me the name of the brand in the sale at the top of the Dalani homepage
Competition Two
Dalani are giving two lucky readers across the blogs participating in this promotion a chance chance of winning a £250 voucher.  To be in with a chance of winning this you need to visit the  Dalani website and select a number of items of your choice, to the value of £250 that you would like to use to revamp a room in your house. Once you have selected your items, simply comment below on what the items are and why you have chosen them. Please don’t paste links. The competition ends 2nd April at 9:00am. 

 Myself I would choose some of the natural history cushions to accent my sofa and my new carpet which is being layed Monday the carpet will be of a Mocha colour  so I would choose some of the natural history cushions to accent everything. I would also choose some lighting , I must admit I am rather partial to the Liberty lamp. So now I am on my way to revamping my front room I shall have to sweetly talk to my husband about the other rooms in my, I mean our house that need doing. that's of course after he, I mean I have painted them !


  1. 1. Rocking Chair because it looks so comfy.
    2.Paris Travel Paperweight – because we went there last year and my six year old loved going up the Eiffel Tower.
    3. Small Tealight Holder
    4.Faceted Glass Pendant Lamp
    5.Timora – Aqua
    6.Carnegie Bath Sheet – White and Calgary Hand Towel – White - need new towels.
    7. Tangerine Teakwood Diffuser

    The rest I have chosen just because I love them.

  2. Delbanco Abstract floral duvet cover - king
    Delbanco Abstract floral pillowcase x 2
    Delbanco Abstract floral cushion cover x 2
    Parks Candle White jasmine and ylang ylang candle x 3
    TS Homeware Rattan storage trunk - Large
    Bright Ideas Grey Wood Frame Medium x 2

    So that's my bedroom sorted! was very pleasantly surprised by the price of the cotton duvet covers! May have to start spending now ;))

  3. Triply Copper Casserole - 24cm
    Triply Copper Saucepan - 16cm, 18cm and 20cm

    They look fabulous and all my saucepans burn at the bottom too easily!

  4. It would be kitchen stuff for me -
    Non stick Saute pan and lid
    casserole pot and lid
    stockpot and lid
    3 tier steamer
    kitchen tool set
    stainless steel ladle
    stainless steel masher
    and that would leave me £2 to spend on tea to drink while enjoying my new look kitchen

  5. I have a 1930’s house, which I am furnishing in a "retro" style. I would choose the following items:
    Artisanti Mayfair Lamp @ £129
    NewGate Clocks Dark Oak Mantel Clock @ £35
    Bombay Duck Scalloped Aluminium Cake stand @ £25, Vintage tea party Cake slice @ £18, Vintage Tea party silver plate spoons @£ 15 , 4 all of a flutter diamante Butterfly Teacup & saucer @ £6

    With these items I would be able to celebrate the Jubilee with my very own vintage tea party fit for a Queen

  6. As I live in shared-rented accomadation my bedroom is my only personal space but I don't really have the money for those luxury touches that would turn it into my little slice of heaven. On that note I would choose:

    Delblanco Goose Feather Duvet-Double @ £89
    Delblanco Goose Feather Pillow Pair @ £65
    Delblanco Abstract Duvet Cover- Double @ £26
    2x Delblanco cushion cover @ £18
    Reinhold White Hanging Lantern @ £13
    Natural History Humingbird Repeat Cushion @ £39

    Naturally the bed is the focal part of the bedroom and the place that I spend most of my time sat on/sleeping in so that would definitely need a makeover with the gorgeous abstract printed duvet and cushion covers from Delblanco-and what better then to sink into goosefeather duvet and pillows?

    I love the lamp even though it appears to be sold out, I think it would give off the perfect amount of twinkle-y light--not too harsh like my current light--creating a lovely ambiance in the room to help me destress and relax after a hard days work on my feet.

    I have a desk where my laptop is set so this brilliant hummingbird repeat cushion would look fab on the hard wooden dining chair I have-currently making my bum go numb after a few hours and therefore sending me retreating back to my bed which is awful for dead arms/legs after a few minutes!

    Love your blog, and this competition is fab <3

  7. I'd like to get hold of a couple of Surya Throws to revamp my tatty sofa's and make my lounge look beautiful again! @WrightyH

  8. I would choose the following :

    3 tier steamer = £56
    Non stick frying pan - 24 cm = £18
    Exclusive 6 piece knife block set £49
    Stainless steel gadget set = £36
    Royal Ascot Raspberry Bath Sheet = £18
    Royal Ascot Raspberry Bath Towel = £12
    Royal Ascot Raspberry Hand Towel = £7

    Thers so much to choose from. What a lovely site x

    @v82chris x

  9. I would love to revamp our kitchen as our pots and pans are quite old!
    I love to have the following items if I was lucky!

    Please see below:

    Non Stick Sauté Pan & Lid - £56
    Stockpot & Lid - £54
    3 Tier Steamer - £56
    6 Piece Knife Block Set - £49
    Charterhouse Kitchen Tool Set - £32

    Thank you! :) x


  11. I'm soon to move to London from the North West of England........I'm soon realising that what my rent money can get me up North is WAY different to what it'll bring down South...... I'm probably going to end up living in a hovel, I'd buy 6 Natural History Cushions to surround myself with - those beautiful prints would always make any place feel luxurious! And I'd treat myself to a Natural History notebook with the rest to record my life as a pauper!! ;)

  12. This is so much fun! I'd choose two sets of the Reinhold blue flower pots, our garden needs a bit of a makeover and these would look fab!

  13. I would choose...
    ASA large cake plate: £30
    ASA large glass cover: £22
    2 x ASA rectangular slate £10
    Copenhagen green swing vase x 2 £42
    market street candles set of 2 orange blossom - £36
    yankee candle hazlenut coffee candle medium - £8
    yankee candle creamy caramel candle medium - £8
    yankee candle banana bread candle large - £10
    yankee candle creamy orchard pear candle medium - £8
    yankee candle apple cider candle medium - £8
    yankee candle tropical fruit candle medium - £8
    ALLEM studio BAANKE Cushion - £30
    ALLEM studio DULARI Cushion - £30

    And why I here you ask....
    *The candles are because I adore scented candles, I light one each night and love the smell it gives to my home so I would use this as an excuse to stock up!

    *The cushions because I absolutely love the design and I can really see them on my sofa

    * The cake plate and cover because I love baking and this would ideal to keepy my cakes covered and away from nasty pests!

    * The slate plates are because I love the way these are used i restaurants to present food but always thought they would cost a fortune but not at Dalani these are a bargain!

    *The vases are for their design and colur I can really see them in a white painted room as they would create a great focal point.

    Thanks for the competition I enjoyed creating my wishlist

  14. I would choose
    1. A load of jewel toned cushions £37 x 4 - £148

    as for why, my sofas need brightening up, they are black. My clock no longer works and I need a new lightshade as mine is broken thanks to my son. @ali991

  15. I would love to turn my living room into a modern oasis using the Graham & Brown Mirage wallpaper in cream ( x 4 rolls). After a hard day at work, I would sit back and rest my aching feet on the dark brown leather Morrocan Pouffe (Rocomara) and flick through my holiday travel snaps that were neatly bound in the 'Paper High' Plain leather photo album. The contemporary touches provided by the Norman Copenhagen vases (white swing vase -Medium, black swing vase -small) and the London Eye print (small) would make the place look amazing!

  16. Would love the Oneida Cascada 44 piece cutlery giftbox because we are in desperate need of a decent set of cutlery - we have got a hodge podge of ones that we have gathered over the years (left over ones that haven't broken) so would love a nice quality set matches and these ones look like they would last a life time!
    We need a new kitchen clock so Brookpace Lascelles DANDELION AND FAIRIE TIN WALL CLOCK would be perfect.
    The Keri Bevan Photography FLOWER GEORGIA PRINT would look lovely in our hallway. Thanks for running such a fab competition xoxo

  17. This is such a fantastic competition with so many gorgeous things to choose from!

    I have decided that should I be lucky enough to win, I would choose:

    1. Timea Sido - Tangled Butterfly Tealight Holder
    2. Timea Sido - Tangled Heart Tealight Holder
    3. Timea Sido - Tangled Web Medium Bowl

    I have chosen these as they would look super amazing on the dresser in my hallway which is all decorated in cream + beige.

    4. Paper High Fuschia Embossed Journal Medium
    5. Paper High Pink Square Photo Album - Large

    I have chosen this because I would love to take the journal on holiday this year and capture all those memories in writing and I would love the album to keep all my holiday photos in a stunning album to preserve the memories forever

    6. Keri Bevan Paris Carnival Print

    This would look absolutely amazing in my newly decorated bedroom.

    7. A selection of stunning + yummy Yankee Candles

    I have chosen these so my home will always smell absolutely divine!

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