It was incredible how suddenly the chill arrived in the air, as if by magic on the 1st of September. I am embracing it wholeheartedly. I have no problem letting go of summer, because autumn is my favourite season. I am a natural nester and need no excuse to wrap up cosy and flick through my favourite books and magazines on a cool crisp morning, with a mug of tea or hot chocolate.
When Selina Lake’s new book Winter Living dropped on my doormat last week I completely gave myself over to all the fun of preparation and interior styling that happens over the next few months. We have lots of family birthdays coming, a few short holidays, fun projects for The Future Kept – then halloween, bonfire night and I’ll say the last one hushed – Christmas. In the pages of Selina’s sixth book – Winter Living, she sets about sharing her signature vintage and romantic style to make your home magical for the seasons that we spend most time indoors.You will want to settle in for the morning and read this one from cover to cover (I did)! With chapters packed full of Winter inspiration, including floral displays, lighting, fabrics, furniture and decorations, you’ll be giddy with fresh ideas to transform your home into an inviting, cosy and uplifting space.Antique finds are mingled in with worn rustic edges and rich tones for the darker months, and Mid-century simplicity and Scandinavian crisp whites live side by side with blonde floorboards and pieces made of natural wood and stone. For a subtle hint of wintery decor try a minimal white room with woodland finds and gold accents for a little metallic shine. Discover how to create cheerful, intimate style with layers of soft textures and throw in some homespun crafts to keep chilled fingers busy and learn how to blend a gentle palette with elegant vintage style to strike the perfect balance between opulence and charm.the final chapter on festive celebrations, will get you ready for an enchanting December with ideas for decorations and inspiration for a cosy and vintage feel Christmas. Are you ready to embrace all things rustic, homely and snug like me yet? Don’t forget to pop on over and visit Emily at Makelight tomorrow on the next stop for this book tour and more beautiful snippets from the book!