It couldn’t have been better. The Style of Wight Homes & Interiors Show on Sunday 15th October was a palpable hit with exhibitors and visitors alike.
The sun shone down on this, the second year of the show. Some were new exhibitors while others were delighted to be returning. “It’s such a fabulous setting, and we had such a lot of interest last year,” was a constantly repeated theme. Sponsors McCarthy and Booker said it was a great way to meet and greet clients past and present.
East Afton Farmhouse was indeed the perfect venue for an event that showcased any and
everything to do with the home, from architects and holiday letting and estate agents to bespoke tilers, upholsterers and bathroom fitters, right through to those finishing touches – that commissioned artwork, a special candle, a hand-turned lamp or thrown ceramic.
For the exterior, there was impressive all-weather garden furniture, tabletop fire pits to quirky planters and golden dachshunds. Every part of the house, outbuildings and grounds presented an opportunity to display something gorgeous.
As the visitors poured into the courtyard they were greeted with the aroma of toasting chestnuts, and could treat themselves to coffee from the experts at Island Roasted. Throughout the day demonstrations took place, from the tricks and tips of the perfect cup of coffee, to the creation of delicious canapés.
Away from the kitchen, too, events included sewing demonstrations from The Sewing Studio and pottery masterclasses from Neil Tregear of Tregear Pottery. The Style of Wight
VIP Lounge made for particular cosseting, with indulgent canapés and delectable champagne.
Organiser, Style of Wight Director Christian Warren said: “It was a great day. I can’t wait to do it again next year”