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Bringing inspiration in the smallest things in life

So here we are again, another week has rolled by since my last post. And I could say it feels like we have gone from winter to summer…well maybe not quite summer, but it has definitely been unusually hot for this time of the year. We have been blessed with a lovely warm week so far and let’s hope we have more to come through as the weekend is not over yet! –  I just have to say that we are lucky to have experienced the beautiful rays of sunshine and blue skies through the first few days of July.

So as I was having my mid week break (as you might remember my weekends now take place during the working week). I decided to head out for a coastal walk specially with the weather heating up, all I could think of was ocean time. So whilst everyone was working hard, I went for a nice walk by the beach.

What an amazing, refreshing and inspiring walk it was. I came along to these pretty rocks by the side of the beach. The colour palette and texture inspired me to create this mood board of images for you. It is amazing how no matter what, nature continues to win when it comes to inspiration. Mother nature gets it right every time, no need to look further.

So here we have my inspirations for the week. Hope you enjoy the images and have fun playing with lilac and neutral colours, adding rustic furniture pieces, rendering walls or working with exposed stone walls as a feature. You can also look at adding greenery/plants and even including a little splash of colour with wall prints. And of course don’t forget soft furnishing like cushions, throws, and rugs to bring some warmness to your space.

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Styling your home through the winter season

Hello all, I apologise for not having written in a while but things have been pretty busy. I started a new job recently which brings a new set of challenges and routine which includes weekends!..So, again sorry for the lack of posts but it is only now that I get the time to write! Wow – so things have been hectic on my end! – Hope you all have been well.

Just yesterday as I got to catch up with two of my best friends. We were talking about how dreadful, cold, rainy and grey it has been lately and how nice would it be to be able to escape to somewhere sunny or either just get away to the country and stay at a farm stay with a warm cosy fire place. Winter, you love it or hate it!

So what do you do when you are having those blue holiday mood days or just wish you could go somewhere warm and sunny. I think we can all agree that during this season we all need a little bit of encouragement to be positive when it rains and rains and rains! Although the rest of the world might be hibernating for winter we still need to enliven our spaces.

Style spaces with fresh sprigs and sculptural foliage, reflect gardens and views with statement mirrors. It’s too cold to go outside so bring the outside in!

Here are a few tips on how you can style your home to bring a little bit of spark back into your home through the winter season.

1) Mirror the change of season. At this time of year nature gives a wealth of inspiration providing a palette of caramel, olive, rust and copper to work with. Revamp your look by working in textiles and décor throughout the home.

2) Create a bedroom sanctuary, a lot of the time we neglect our bedroom as we concentrate in the rest of the home especially the living area. Make this a world away from the cold and dreary outdoors! Make this space luxurious and inviting with layered textures by using blankets, linens and soft furnishings. Add creative and ambient lighting that invites you into the space.

3) Give new life to your living space with a statement rug. Consider texture and tone for practicality but throw all caution to the wind by choosing stand out designs that will really lift the room, creating a unique and eye catching space. Play with texture to create atmosphere and drama – think alluring velvets and plush wool carpets.

4) Bring colour in. This will lift up your mood when you are having one of those days and wish you were somewhere else!. You can do this by adding some inexpensive accent furniture pieces, lightings, create a feature wall by repainting it or if you want to splash out, you can always get some beautiful wallpaper. Also using some throws can add colour to your existing lounges.

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And of course there is always the option that we can just take a few days off and go somewhere nice and cosy for a break where you can just sit and relax, re-charge your batteries by going for some nice walks while enjoying the greenery that surrounds us, do some food tasting and come back to your lovely winter retreat holiday home and enjoy of a warm bath, a nice cup of tea or some vino by the fire!.

Please feel free to give me your feedback. All comments are welcomed! – Have a fabulous rest of the week and keep warm.