Christmas Joy

I’m not going to write gift guides or how to decorate your home this festive season.  What I am going to do however is wish you all a very Merry Christmas what ever way you decorate or what ever you buy I’m sure you will have a wonderful time no matter what.

I am looking forward to slowing down, spending precious time with my loved ones and having a thoroughly decadent few days.

Happy Holidays let the festivities begin

Jx

(Images via Pinterest)

Winter Hues

It’s mid January, not a month I particularly cherish once the Christmas holiday glow subsides I find it hard to get motivated but I’m also not one to start mentioning Spring right now either.  I want to find peace with the darkest days of Winter before looking toward the light and warmth that Spring brings.

I try and find ways to embrace the grey skies and bleak corners, making moments of magic and enjoyment when I can.  Warming food that nurtures and drinks that warm your belly.  Setting the table for evening meals with lovely cutlery and special ceramics to beat the Winter blues.  Layer the sofa and your bed with throws, blankets, sheepskins to keep you warm and cosy.  Fill your wardrobe with tactile knits and scarves, chunky socks and boots to keep you as snug as your home.

Match your interior palette with that of nature, subtle hues of greys, deep blues and off whites making for a perfect winter home.   Immerse yourself in good books, interior books being my weakness, make plans for the coming months through the dark evenings.   Most importantly use this time to sleep, I find it the most therapeutic thing to do, I go to bed early in the Winter a slight hibernation of sorts as if I’m recharging, catching up, letting myself just be.

Images 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (1 & 9 my own via instagram)

 

Winter Mood

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The light and mood of the beginning of the year always seems bleak and a bit dark, I find myself struggling with it, always have.  I’ve found it rather hard to get going this week, an empty diary a birthday passed and the death of two geniuses filling my thoughts.  I’ve not had the notion, inspiration or light to be able to take any images.  To be honest maybe I need a few weeks of being kind to myself and not trying to strive for something I’m not even quite sure I know what is to be truthfully honest.

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All moodboard images via my pinterest boards

So on that note I thought I would immerse myself in mood boards I have created over the last couple of months to centre myself.  I find great pleasure in collating colour, interior, fashion and lifestyle images together making a cohesive story.  The above boards are most definitely my favourites at the moment the pallette reflect my mood.

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