16 September 2014


When the lovely Katy from Apartment Apothecary asked me to be involved in Styling the Season this summer, I was super excited to join in. Not only did it mean curating a small space in my home with treasured objects, but it was a great reason to give a bit of love to the fireplace in our bedroom. This beautiful marble mantlepiece normally bears the weight of misplaced clutter, emptied pockets and handfuls of pennies up until now.

This new series celebrates and embraces each month, where people are encouraged to decorate and style an area of their home to reflect what it means for them; for me September is always a transitional month, a month to buffer the end of summer and the start of autumn, a month of change where anything is possible

So after sifting through the clutter, I filled the shelf with the last hints of summer pinks and the warm hues of autumn setting in. Nothing beats freshly cut flowers and these Dahlia are no exception, placed alongside a succulent, a decorative gourd and fallen leaves, these small touches brings nature into the home.

The vintage mirror was handed down to me from my mum, and has been spruced up and hung using cotton ribbon making use of the original picture rail, while the circle print is new and something I had my eye on for a while and can be found here. On the other side of the mantle is my collection of Sasek books and The Deer Wedding picture, that has travelled with us over the years and is by a Croatian artist, Ivan Generalic.

The recent issue of the wonderful Lionheart magazine – which I suggest you promptly go out and buy right now – is all about home and it has struck a chord, I need to spend more time cherishing the home, making laughter ring inside these four walls, so F can look back at his childhood with loving memories of the rooms we shared. I remember reading the lovely Hannah's blog when she moved up sticks from London to Kent and her love affair that started with the house, all these things stick in my mind as we busy ourselves, rushing around and seemingly missing a trick.

To get involved all you need to do is share your photographs of your styled surface on any day this month – use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or your blog, if you have one. Please tag Katy and Charlotte and use the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons. You can also search the hashtag for styling inspiration from the other wonderful bloggers and creatives who are taking part.

I can't wait to take a peek at your September. 



  1. What a beautiful fireplace!

    I've really enjoyed exploring your blog, your photos are really lovely - as is your son :)

    So nice meeting you at the cooking/glass event in London recently Xx

  2. I LOVE the off centre mirror. I have always tended to try and achieve symmetry when doing things like this but I find this look really inspiring.

  3. what a beautiful space! I love how light, and clutter free it looks :)

  4. Lovely, and that edition of Lionheart got me too x

  5. we used to have a mirror just like that! and your fireplace is lovely.

  6. Styling the season sounds a lovely idea. I love Autumn and all the colours that go with it. Your pick is making me want to go buy some flowers right now. I agree, you place is so clutter free! I need lessons in that...

  7. I think I said it before somewhere but I LOVE that mirror. Will be on the hunt for one in charity shops now. Your autumn styling is warm and colourful - love it!

  8. Love space and so clutter free!! Every surface of my house is covered in crap! x

  9. I love this so much, Lori. Everything is so delicate and colourful and the little grouping of the pumpkin, succulent and flower is gorgeous. That mirror is wondrous too! Hope it makes you smile each morning and I hope September has been great so far. Thank you so much for taking part. xx

  10. Oh wow love your beautiful shelf display and the flowers are so beautiful - perfect for September. I have been meaning to order Lionheart for literally a year - going to do it!

    Laura x



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