We are back from holiday and I have come home with my usual interiors head brimming with ideas. I am not sure what it is about the end of the summer holiday, but every year I come back with a list of things that I want to fix or change around the house. Perhaps it’s some kind of nesting instinct as we head into the new season? It might also have something to do with the fact that I am not quite ready to start thinking about new season fashion. I was walking barefoot in the sand yesterday, so it just feels a bit too soon!
Now I should add that my list of changes is almost identical to last year’s list, which means few of my interiors aspirations come to fruition. You know how it is…Kids go back to school, work commitments take priority, life takes over, school fees need paying and the house stuff falls by the wayside. But, while I’m in the zone, I am pinning like crazy on Pinterest and I’ve swapped my online browsing from fashion to interiors sites.
When it comes to things around our home, it’s a real mixture of old and new, a few higher end investment pieces (mostly furniture) with plenty of high street purchases. It’s not just a matter of budget, (although of course that’s relevant, especially after all your savings have been spent on your summer holiday!) it’s also a matter of style. I don’t want to live in a show home filled with expensive everything, it’s just not me. I love finding pieces at auction and second hand shops. I love nothing more than a browse around TK Maxx and I am desperate to make the trip to Kempton one Tuesday. Anyone fancy making it a girl’s trip ?! 🙂 I think a home should be filled with a collection of beautiful things that inspire you, things that you collect slowly over the years.
Many of you will know that one of my favourite places to shop for homeware and particularly bedding and rugs has always been H&M home, so I thought I would do a little edit of the new season pieces I have my eye on. I also plan to share more of the changes I make with you on the blog, so hopefully that is something you would like to see!
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I love the painting top left, where is it from do you mind me asking?
It’s by an artist called Nicholas Ferguson xx