Happy September! Yesterday I joined in with #stylingtheseasons – a seasonal styling project started by Katy and Charlotte, to get people switching up their interiors more often. I am definitely a Spring and Autumn person, I love all the new life in Spring and the cosy wind down of the year that Autumn brings. Being in Amsterdam just over a week ago, I noticed the change in the air and everyone’s outfits, boots were on and cosy chunky knits swaddling shoulders everywhere.
So to celebrate September I have been gathering up some of my favourite things from around the home, in greys and browns mixed with crisp whites. I love to blend tones found in nature with the shimmer of candlelight for easy Autumn styling. I am always skinning my knuckles on a pinecone or two that have been left in my handbag! The twig wreath was bought a few years ago and has had many seasonal looks, but it felt right to strip it right back of all its embellishments and hang it simply above my battered table. I have super-sized my bedside table to this one (do you remember it from this post?!). It got a little jostled and chipped in the removal truck last year, but with a drawer and lots more surface space for all my books, cups of lemon and honey and issues of Kinfolk – it will be perfect here. I can’t wait to spend more time snuggled up in or on the bed reading, with the man and our cats. You might recognise the hurricane lantern from the same post – I gave it a quick make over with a lick of Annie Sloan paint and a rub of wax, to take it from bright chrome to 100 year old chateau grey! Great grandma and grandpa are still hanging on the wall alongside one of my favourite junk shop finds, a postcard from france with tiny but exquisite handwriting. The horses are the result of a recent boot fair rummage and the ceramics are from my collection of pottery made locally in the 60’s and 70’s.I stock pilled a few different sized boxes of my favourite Swedish brand matches whilst in the netherlands, to keep the candles lit while we watch the wild weather unfold beyond our french doors this Winter. I am hoping the fruit on our tomato plants (see them there trying to break through the curtains), will be ripened and ready to eat soon, so I can get the grow bag out of our bedroom! It has been there since May and is now blocking my view. So that’s my bedside all changed for the arrival of crisp brown leaves and scarf wearing weather. I hope you might join in and have a little September celebration of your own, let us know if you do over on Instagram with the hashtag #stylingtheseasons, happy Autumn!