Sustainable Living

Styling the Seasons ~ April

Well we are nearly at the end of April and the Spring sunshine has decided to grace us with it’s presence and it has been most appreciated.  My mood this month has been a bit on the low side and I can’t quite put my finger on it apart from the lack of sunlight, maybe that is it.  All is well now though, Ruby has had a few days away (for the first time) with school.  A most strange experience, the house was very quiet.  We missed her terribly but also felt like we did before she came along, no time schedules to run to and it was all rather nice but I am pleased that she’s home now, not so sure about the washing though!

We have finally started the redecoration plans for our kitchen, the new back door is being fitted as I type which is most exciting, be gone nasty brown plastic door, hello beautiful grey painted wooden stable door.  Next weekend (which is technically May) we will be getting the paint brushes out and transforming my room into a grey haven.  I chose Worsted in the end by Farrow & Ball it’s the most stunning warm shade.  My uber talented friend is going to whiz up a new Roman blind for me using the delicious slubby French sheet I told you about last week, oh my it’s all going to look superb.

Anyway I digress back to April, I have found myself spending more time in my favourite room this month for quiet time, my place to relax and reflect.  The light in our bedroom is perfect, the wall colour so calming and as it is on the ceiling too it cocoons you totally.  Our room is pared back with lots of layered linen which gives it a feminine edge.  I could sit on our bed all day indulging in reading interior books and magazines which I find a great source of inspiration.

I have to have flowers by the bed it just adds that extra touch and makes you smile when you first open your eyes on a morning.  These beautiful narcissus are so pale with a striking shot of peachy perfection I couldn’t resist.  As luck would have it the latest edition of the Country Living Modern Rustic arrived and the spine complimented the narcissus hues perfectly.

I may just have to treat myself for half an hour back up there after writing this with a cup of tea for a spot of me time with the bookazine to dream.  On that note a bit of relaxed excitement too, I will be joining Yawn (@yawnlondon) this Saturday to takeover their instagram account, I’ll be there all week sharing my ways to relax, unwind, slowing life down a little and genuinely enjoy lazing around in my pj’s, the bedroom will feature a lot, I wonder why!!


To take part in Styling the Seasons all you  need to do is style a space, shelf, table the list is endless showing what the current month means to you and tag Katie from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots.





  • katy615

    It looks heavenly, Jane. All that linen – total swoon! I look forward to seeing the kitchen, too (I wish I had a friend who could whip up some Roman blinds in slubby linen – love the word slubby). xx

    • Jane

      I can’t help myself when it comes to linen Katy! I’m a lucky girl when it comes to my friend Cath, she just takes linen sheets and turns them into wonderful blinds and curtains. I can just about manage making cushions!! Yes I shall be getting the paint brushes out at the weekend, we went for Worsted it’s lovely. The kitchen will be another grey haven and awfully hard to photograph but I’ll try for you. Jx

    • Jane

      Thank you, sad to say I get a bit excited when the new modern rustic gets released. Have you got this copy it’s a good one! Jx

  • clare

    Hi is this photo of worsted on the walls? Thanks! It looks beautiful, it really reminds me of a Dutch masters painting.

    • Jane

      Hello Clare

      Sorry for my late reply, actually the wall I think you are referring to is indeed Lamp Room Grey by Farrow and Ball. It is such a versatile colour and that it does give Dutch Master paintings feelings I must admit, it changes beautifully with the light.

      Best Wishes


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