Styling the Seasons \\ February Blues+Hues…

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On a cold, clear afternoon, there’s a point on our journey home from school where the trees are deep silhouettes against the softest, bright blue sky that melts into vanilla cream clouds. Every time we hit the brow of that hill, it makes me draw a deeply relaxing breath, and I marvel at it’s beauty. I feel thankful, and happy to be heading homewards to get cosy & immerse ourselves in the late afternoon routines…

For Styling the Seasons February; Katy & Charlotte have teamed up with Laura Ashley, and so we were challenged to use a wallpaper and an item from their SS2015 range in our compositions. I’ve tried to capture & reflect this moment through my chosen colours, textures, found  or made items…

\\ a large water hyacinth basket is great for stacks of cosy blankets – I wrapped the handles in jersey cotton to add a little contrast.
\\ I used the seaspray blue pussy willow wallpaper to make geometric origami diamants (there’s a great tutorial here). It reflects the colours & season perfectly.
\\ the pineapple was a gift from Rigby & Mac. I liked it as a quirk & it also makes a perfect found feather holder, which reminds me of winter walks.
\\ the postcard (by vignt septembre from tea&kate) reminds me of Boo, and I just adore Sarah Dinckel’s photography for capturing a mood or moment.


How do you find February?

This is my February story for Styling the Seasons: a collaborative project founded by Katy (Apartment Apothecary) & Charlotte (Lotts & Lots). Join in & share your story by styling a surface in your home to reflect what each month means to you, then upload your post or picture on social media using #stylingtheseasons & tag Katy (@AptApothecary) & Charlotte (@lottsandlots/@tweetinglotts).
Disclosure: Wallpaper & basket were kindly provided by Laura Ashley. All images, content & context are my own. As part of the collaboration, our images are being shared on the Laura Ashley blog across the 10th/11th February. If a you fancy hopping by, you can vote on your favourite to be in with a chance of winning a £50 gift voucher.
I’m pretty smitten by Katy, Jess & Cate’s gorgeous stories, how about you?

Comments (11)

  1. Ruth @ Camellia Rose

    This is beautiful, so calm and soothing! I definitely get the sense of spring awakening with the pussy willows and the feather…
    I’m about to go to bed soon and I think looking at your pics has calmed me down. Maybe you should add them to your post of bedtime tips 😉

  2. Jessica

    Adore this post – I have such a thing for woven items at the moment, maybe its the textures coming out of winter, and your basket is just so simply & beautifully styled! Ditto to Katy, envious of your paper-origami skills, they’re just fab! {& thank you so much for your kind comments about my post x}

  3. Made by Molu

    Gorgeous styling as always! I agree with Katy – you’ve made that space feel so calm and tranquil. Love that origami diamond. Yay for fun collaborations! 🙂 xx

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