STYLING THE SEASONS APRIL – A SPRING READING SPOT

Bedside plantsNow the light has started to make it around to our north facing bedroom windows, this room is the perfect spring reading spot for taking a half hour break during the day. A few things have been moved around in the room and some nomad accessories have found permanent homes. So I thought I would share a few photos with you for this month’s Styling the Seasons with Katy and Charlotte. Wishing you a magical April!Bedside plantsI have brightened up my bedside with some embroidered vintage linen, my beautiful Alocasia – a gift from my two favourite plant loving people – Igor and Judith and a few other treasured items. Anyone else keep their most adored crystals close by for good vibes?April Reading ListBedside plantsI love my solemn girl, I only just discovered that the caption says day dreams. That makes me love her even more. I move her around the house all the time, but she usually ends up by the bed. Jewellery storage ideasDuring my recent clear out, my jewellery box was significantly diminished and now I am left with just the pieces that make me really happy and I actually wear. To keep myself in order I have hung them on plain nails hammered straight into the wall. Easiest DIY project ever and now I can easily pick out a necklace on my way out!Vintage mirrorsA few treasured photos are dotted around the place – say hello to my 3-year-old dad there ;)Jewellery storage ideasMy brass bangles cannot be tamed, so they are piled up together in this 1970’s wooden bowl. It was a happy £1.50 in a charity shop buy.Bedside plantsBedroom refresh styling the seasons April 16I always have to share the bed with this fuzzy monster as she likes to sleep right up against me when I am reading or watching a movie.Jewellery storage ideasFinally here are the books in my reading stack this month.

Bloomsbury in Sussex by Simon Watney. I have been head over heels for the Bloomsbury set since I visited Charleston a few year ago.

Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga by Sylvain Tesson. Wilderness reading at it’s best.

The life changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo – yes I need this to keep me on track. I am a messy person. I am forging on with this, the Minimalists and the next book to get my house and life in order.

Simple Matters by Erin Boyle. Personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. Yes please.

Devotion by Louisa Young. Sent to me as a gift I can’t wait to get stuck into this one!

Clean Cakes by Henrietta Inman. Because everyone should quit refined sugar. I am at the halfway mark right about now.

Happy April and happy reading. Pinch me, spring really is here isn’t it?!April Reading List

3 Comments
  • Beach Hut Cook
    April 5, 2016

    I love the bangle bowl and only £1.50! What a bargain. Elinor x

  • Sally Crangle
    April 6, 2016

    I love the calm colours in your bedroom, and the lovely touches of nostalgia. I bet it makes for the perfect place to curl up whether it’s sunny or not.

    Have a lovely week xxx

  • katyatapartmentapothecary
    April 12, 2016

    Oh, I would like to be in that room right now – so beautiful and calm looking. Love the way you’ve displayed your necklaces, so pretty (as is that shot of your kitty – gorgeous!) xx