Carrie Symonds’s Lulu Lytle-inspired makeover has brought on uproar, with Boris Johnson’s girlfriend apparently forking out on an overhaul to rid the Prime Minister’s dwelling of a ‘John Lewis nightmare’.
The mother-of-one enlisted the assistance of London’s designer du jour Lulu and her very lavish model Soane Britain, reportedly spending as a lot as £200,000 on a lavish makeover of the household’s No 11 flat.
Lulu’s vary of furnishings, wallpaper and fabric is so unique, that costs for a lot of of her objects are solely accessible on utility, a byword for eye-wateringly costly.
The Prime Minister is alleged to have complained to aides that his fiancee was shopping for gold wallpaper, costing £840 a roll, whereas a settee from Soane Britain can value a jaw-dropping £20,000 and a lamp £12,000.
However FEMAIL can reveal that many objects much like these on the market on the unique Soane Britain web site may be bought from excessive avenue shops like John Lewis, whose furnishings Carrie apparently rejected, in addition to B&M and even Aldi for only a fraction of the value.
So do you assume you possibly can inform the excessive avenue bargains from the designer objects? Scroll right down to the underside for the solutions.
Can you notice the finances chair? Certainly one of these velvet scalloped again chairs is from Lulu Lytle’s Soane vary, whereas the opposite is £80 from Aldi
Fashionable round mirrors are so common in dwelling design developments in the meanwhile – however which of those can you buy from the excessive avenue for simply £35?
Splashing the money on a settee? John Lewis have loads of choices accessible – however are you able to inform which is £1,800 from the excessive finish retailer and which is the plush designer sofa from Soane Britain which expenses £20,000?
Certainly one of these lamp shades prices simply £2.99 and comes from a excessive avenue retailer, which the opposite may set you again tons of of kilos – however are you able to inform which is which?
Rattan is one in every of this summer time’s greatest inside design developments however there’s a massive worth distinction between these two weaved mirrors, with one costing £20 from B&M and the opposite costing rather more
These two fashionable chairs would make an important addition to any residing area, however which is value £650 and which is value much more?
These lovely chairs have comparable kinds and are the same form – however which is from John Lewis and prices £599?
Tables from Lulu Lytle may set you again tons of of kilos – however are you able to inform which desk is from the designer and which is £45 from Aldi?
Certainly one of these drinks trolleys is from John Lewis and prices lower than £100, whereas the opposite prices rather more from Boris Johnson’s inside designer
Each of those library-style armchairs look cosy and comfy to quiet down and skim a ebook in – however which one is £1,000 from John Lewis and which is Lulu Lytle?
Which of those are you able to get for lower than £80? Each Lulu Lytle’s Soane assortment and John Lewis are promoting fashionable rattan chairs forward of summer time, however are you able to guess which prices rather more than the opposite?
In the meantime one in every of these rolls of wallpaper prices simply £35 from John Lewis – whereas the opposite comes with a a lot greater pricetag from Lulu Lytle, costing as much as £840 a roll
Aldi’s £80 blue velvet scalloped again chair (proper) bears loads of similarities to a chair from Lulu Lytle’s vary however prices a fraction of the value (left)
B&M have loads of objects on supply that would rival Lulu Lytle’s in type however value considerably much less, together with the £35 gold rimmed mirror (left, pictured proper, the Soane mirror)
Searching for a brand new centre piece for the sitting room? John Lewis (left) have a £1,800 cosy blue possibility whereas Lulu Lytle’s quilted couch has the same design (proper) and reportedly expenses as a lot as £20,000 for a settee
In the meantime the round lampshade from Lulu Lytle’s Soane retailer (left) possible prices rather more than the same design from B&M – which comes with a pricetag of simply £2.99 (proper)
Excessive avenue customers can snap up a weaved rattan mirror from B&M for simply £20 (left) – whereas Lulu Lytle is promoting the same design for rather more from her Soane retailer (proper)
Boris Johnson’s inside designer Lulu gives a trendy black chair on her web site (left) which possible prices many instances what the same £649 John Lewis chair
The Reuben Rosa from John Lewis prices £599 (left), whereas there’s a comparable chair listed on Lulu Lytle’s Soane web site (proper)
Whereas tables from Lulu Lytle may set you again tons of of kilos (left), this rattan piece from Aldi prices simply £45 (proper)
Certainly one of these drinks trolleys is from John Lewis and prices lower than £100 (left) whereas the opposite is from Boris Johnson’s inside designer (proper)
Each of those library-style armchairs look cosy and comfy to quiet down and skim a ebook in – the beautiful blue chair is from Lulu Lytle (left), whereas the brown Chesterfield type is John Lewis and prices £1,000
Each Lulu Lytle’s Soane assortment (proper) and John Lewis (left) are promoting fashionable rattan chairs forward of summer time, however the excessive avenue retailer’s model prices simply £79
Certainly one of these rolls of wallpaper prices simply £35 from John Lewis (proper) whereas the opposite comes with a a lot greater pricetag from Lulu Lytle (left) costing £840 a roll