Midnight blues and plants have taken over my world just lately – our home and garden and slowly merging together. This week I have extended our indoor garden into the bedroom, with a some recent boot fair finds and a little help from the latest John Lewis home edit.I saw these lovely glass hurricane lanterns and thought they would make perfect mini plant worlds with their rustic concrete bases. I filled the bottoms with lots of grit for drainage and then popped a sempervivum inside with some soil and dressed them with a sprinkling of grit on top.Mini bedside gardens complete, I moved on to the window sills and filled a pair of Artstone plant troughs with soil, more beautiful Sempervivum succulent plants from my local nursery and decorative grit as before. The shape is perfect for out indoor window sills as the blinds can slip behind them at night and the cats can just about get their skinny butts through to walk along the sill too. Made from a unique stone composite, they look like slate, are lightweight and 100% recyclable – happy days!We like to leave our window on the vents at night for fresh air, but it can get a little chilly up here on the cliff. For cosiness at night I love an extra layer over the duvet, and the block print style pattern and contrasting edge on this quilt are just the right shade of blue. This one will lead a double life as a picnic blanket when the ground is dryer. It’s just the right size for us and a few friends to enjoy some cliff top views, a picnic and some local cider. After a long hankering for some festoon lights, I was very pleased to hang these up indoors beside our bed to read at night and add an industrial feel.All the blues and greens were calling out for some gold, so I headed out into the village to gather some hedgerow yellows in the form of buttercups and a few sprigs of stray rapeseed that have taken root along the roads near here. Luckily I have grown out of hay fever!My rescued flowers look just right in this retro glass vase with it’s moroccan style brass belt, I keep moving it form sill to bedside table, and I’m still not sure where I prefer it?I think the sempervivums will be happy in this lovely light spot and they add a fresh feel to the room, lifting the blinds this morning was a joy to reveal them.Just incase you were wondering, the print in the vintage frame was the cover from old Glyndebourne opera programme from 1964, and the best 20p I’ve spent this year!Looking out of the doors from our office, the back garden is rapidly turning into a meadow wilderness, with long grasses and wild flowers to tempt the bees and butterflies down when they finally arrive for Summer. I can’t wait to throw this quilt down in the middle of all that nature, creating a soft oasis in the sun to read and relax.For more midnight blues for your home and ideas to transform your garden into an atmospheric space for relaxing when the sun goes down, check out the latest John Lewis Home Edit After Dark.
*This post was written in collaboration with John Lewis all images and opinions are my own x