Here is an edit of some of my favourite bits from our living room, lots of which we had in our previous house and a few key new bits which we fell in love with. I did the Create Academy course with Rita Koning and one of the many useful tips she shared was that - unless you are significantly downsizing of course - you should take all of your furniture with you to your new house. It is better to have a table for your drink, even if it isn't perfect, rather than to have no table at all. The Ikea bedside table below had been sitting in our loft for years and we bought it to the new house on the off chance there might be a home for it and, there it now sits next to the armchair. We might get a new one at some point but for now it is great to have somewhere to put that glass of wine.
Here are some of my favourite pieces out at the moment that I have found in high street shops as well as small independent shops - I hope it provides a little autumn inspiration for you. Starting from the top Spark and Bell T bar pendant light, £168 Urban Outfitters, Soap dispenser, £14 Smallable vase, £5 Ian [...]
Stonewashed linen From bedlinen to tablecloths and napkins stonewashed linen is a trend that isn't set to go anywhere fast. The best thing about it in my humble opinion is that ironing said materials is completely unnecessary. Embrace that crumpled look! I particularly like lots of linen in the same tone to give a layered [...]
The autumn leaves brushing your boots as you wander to the train station with a cup of hot coffee on your way into town. You get to the platform and watch as the warm glow from the sun glistens over the trees in the distance. The reality is usually quite different, usually involving me running [...]
Spring is the season of hope. Colour starts creeping back into the garden, the nights get longer, the day gets brighter, the clouds occasionally lift long enough to take your coat off and expose your ankles. For me, it is the seasonal equivalent to a Friday. You still have the whole season ahead to look [...]
Autumn/Winter 2017 - Evergreen The restorative effects of greenery has long been documented - in fact it is amazing how many psychological and physiological benefits there are when we surround ourselves with nature. The Evergreen trend that has recently emerged in homeware therefore is exactly what you need to feel good and update your home [...]
Autumn/Winter 2017 - millennial pink Millennial pink is the perfect version of this sometimes controversial colour. With just the right amount of grey it has a soothing effect and can work perfectly in just about every room. There is some disagreement about what the exact colour 'millennial pink' actually refers to, but I don't think [...]
Autumn/winter '17 trend - brass
Warm your home this season with a touch of gold to embrace the homeware trend that looks set to stay put for a while.
I will be doing a number of festive posts with Christmas gold inspired additions but in the mean time here is some inspiration and best buys for all season long.