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Last week was very exciting indeed as I was invited to take part in an Inspiration Day at Cardiff HomeSense. A lovely table with all sorts of yummy goodies including cupcakes and bubbly was set up and I was ready to help any readers or shoppers with any interior challenges they had. Before I settled down to have a chat with shoppers I spent the first hour walking around the store and picking out 10 must-have items. With so many wonderful products, I was really spoilt for choice.

Here are my 10 Blogger Picks:

1. I came across these beautiful ceramic bowls with a retro design and they would bring a lovely fresh look to any kitchen cupboard

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2. Rules are meant to be broken and you really don't need to have "sets" of things, so why not go for an eclectic mix of cups for a little quirky style

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3. Following on from the retro look is this wonderful vintage inspired child's ride-on scooter, not only is it perfect for little ones but also very stylish and would look great in any living room as a statement piece.

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4. Being from South Africa I have always been a fan of colour and world trends so it's very exciting to see the Moroccan feel make a real comeback this season. With a few carefully picked pieces you can get that stylish ethnic touch without going over the top and this lovely fabric covered bench would look wonderful in a hallway or living space.

5. One should never take themselves too seriously when it comes to interiors and you should always have a sense of fun, so when I saw this fabric decorative cat I thought it was just too different and unique to leave out of my top picks

6. Storage really doesn't need to be boring and I love stylish trunks such as these ones

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7. One of my favourite things to do in summer is relax outside in the garden with a nice book and a wine spritzer on a large comfy seat and this white cane chair is perfect for a chic summer garden

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8. Another fun item and stylish item for the garden is an Eastern style headpiece that can be used for a corner of calm.

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9. I never get board of Parisian interiors, especially in the bathroom, I love these beautiful soap holders for a simple but elegant look

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10. I always love having colour in places you would not expect and these cute laundry baskets are a perfect example of that

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After I had chosen my Blogger Picks it was time to start inspiring the customers in the Cardiff store! It was lovely to share everything I have learnt from growing up with parents who renovated houses, and now my own personal experiences of doing up my own property.

One of the ladies I spoke too had a long hallway similar to mine and wanted advice on how to create more light in what was a rather dark space of her home, we discussed wall colour, using mirrors to reflect light, simplifying the hallway to create a sense of space as well as adding some extra lighting.

Overall it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and one of the reason why I love doing what I do, so come and check out some more inspiration on my blog www.sidestreetstyle.com