All Up In My Space is one year old today! Huge moment for us – we still remember talking about what it might look like over brunch, when it was just a twinkle in our eye. Now we’re a whole year and we’re throwing our little blog a first birthday party. The best news? You get to join in, by way of a MASSIVE competition to win a £1500 shopping trip* with Made.com accompanied by yours (plural) truly.
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WIN! WIN! WIN!
How will it all work, we hear you ask. Well, we’re going to ship the winner to London, put them up in the Made.com Boathouse (yes, of course they have a boathouse) and invite them to join us in the Tottenham Court Road showroom for a spot of retail therapy to the princely sum of £1500. Think of the possibilities! It’s going to be an afternoon of Emma advising warm neutrals and Robyn insisting on more brights, please. Head to @thecrapflat and @almost_everything_off_ebay and find the competition posts to enter – we are SO excited to meet whoever nabs the grand prize.
We’re both Made enthusiasts, packing our homes with more product than you can shake a stick at. Actually, for goodness sake don’t shake a stick in Emma’s place, you’ll wipe out a minimum of 27 beige vases. Whether it’s Bobby and Cilla’s bitchin’ (forgive me) dog bed or Emma’s absolutely splendiferous media unit, we’re hot and heavy for the brand that offers options for your resident maximalist and minimalist alike. There’s coffee tables and curtains and clocks to beat the band round our gaffes and we’re absolutely jazzed to be able to boss one lucky bugger into buying things for their own home. But who will win the battle of buying? Spoiler: Robyn, she’s far more aggressive.
It started with a store opening…
Our first ever Made.com outing was to the grand opening of their dead-fancy Tottenham Court Road showroom. It was one of our first blog posts EVER, and a rollicking night, where we raided the sweetie bar then had to go home and not sleep from too much sugar. But we felt it in our waters, dear reader – we knew that greatness was to come. But perhaps that was the giddiness brought about by throwing back about 3 litres of ice cream…
You had me at living room makeover…
One day those saucy devils at Made.com came and whispered three little words in Emma’s ear. Those three little words every woman longs to hear: living room makeover. My lounge update took the world by storm, winning me a nobel prize and – controversially – a Pulitzer, prompting one observer to remark, ‘Cor blimey, that girl has the best taste in the world’ (allegedly). Thanks be to the awesome team for letting me bring a whole new level of greige into the flat.
The mannequin years
Then, on a quiet afternoon some time in summer 2019 a tremendous thing happened. The folks at Made dropped us a line and were all like ‘want to be involved in something exciting and top secret?’. What was to come was the most significant moment in interiors since the person who designed the sofa thought ‘hang on, there must be something more comfortable than this stool’. They said, ‘will you, the interiors odd couple of the century (I’m paraphrasing) do us the great honour of designing us a pair of diametrically opposite windows in our flagship Charing Cross showroom?’. We said abso-freaking-lutely and the rest, as they say, is history.
*T&Cs apply: One entry per comment. Competition ends 10 days from posting time, on Saturday 1st February 2020. Winner will be chosen at random from the combined entries under this and @almost_everything_off_ebay’s post and announced in our stories. In no way endorsed by or affiliated with Instagram. Open to UK and EU residents only. Prize is £1500 to spend in Made.com on a shopping spree with @thecrapflat and @almost_everything_off_ebay in Made.com’s Tottenham Court Road store, up to £150 towards travel costs and one night’s stay for up to two on Made.com’s boat in London. Prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or any other prize. Winners will need to share their address and contact details with us and the Made.com team. Winners will need to bring any relevant measurements with them on the day of the shopping trip. Winners will have seven days to contact us and claim their prize before another winner is chosen.