Grey for days…

I find myself trying to be drawn to different colours in the hope of sparking a new love but I always come back to grey. I am in the midst of planning the decor for a second living room (which has been happening for the past year) so I have been immersing myself in Pinterest, my ever trusty source of inspiration and frustration.

The second living room in my house is currently sporting a concrete floor, bare walls, dust bunnies and some washing piled into the corner which will get ironed during the week (or so I keep telling myself). Where some might see a mammoth task, I see 110 possibilities. I’m not great at explaining to others what I envisage but I can see it very clearly in my own head!

I hope to make this living room into a ‘snug’ and use the one we currently inhabit as a more formal space where we can entertain guests and maybe use on other special occasions such as Christmas.

I’ve had carried out extensive research on Pinterest and above is some of my sources of inspiration for the new living room. I am really loving the different layers of grey and white in these rooms from the deep brooding charcoal to the chalky barely there grey. I am forever torn between Contemporary, French and Georgian style/design and I hope that my new room has a little bit of all 3.

If you are undertaking a project of your own, be it little or large, I would love to know what your plans or what your inspiration is. Otherwise watch this space to keep up to date on my progress!

P.s If you have any ideas I would love to hear them!

Much love,

Judy xo

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Autumn Interiors

Have a peep at some Autumnal Interior styling ideas for your home!

Welcome to Autumn Frenchies!

‘I am so glad I live in a world were there are Octobers’– Anne of Green Gables

Autumn is by far my favourite season, I think it is the the feeling of change in the air and the cool but yet still mild weather.

What is also exciting is being able to reflect the change in the season in my home. I have discussed in previous posts about my love of bringing the outside in. Having a neutral colour palette in your homes means you can add in subtle changes with ease.

Here are some of the autumnal changes I have started to bring into my home in the past weeks, if you follow me on Instagram you will have had a sneak peek already.

Munchkin PumpkinI just love munchkin pumpkins! You do not have to spend a fortune to add seasonal elements to your home. These little fellows are 90p from Sainsbury’s vegetable aisle. I have these dotted through the kitchen and dining room. Why not try your local farmers market for more unusual ones? If you are not fond of the mess of pumpkin carving, these are a great alternative.

Garland

I just ADORE this bunting above my stove in the living room. A bargain TKMAXX find (yes it is my favourite shop, I seldom shop elsewhere these days!)

Why not try and make your own with conkers or acorns that you find on a foraging trip, its a great way to entertain kids at the weekends or half term…or yourself if you are at a loose end 🙂

Autumnal Cushion

This ‘Malini’ cushion I just couldn’t pass over! It reminds me of the group of sycamore trees that sit out the back of my house, as well as the fairy ring in the field opposite my house. I have these on my grey corner sofa to tie in with this chair. Again I keep all my other pieces neutral, too many different prints can look a bit fussy so i decided to stick to trees. The next purchase on my wish list for the living room is a grey faux fur rug…let the searching commence!

Side Board, Dining room.Adding an autumn wreath to the home is quite an American touch I feel. I purchased this from TKMAXX who have a lot of ‘Fall’ and ‘Thanks Giving’ decor in at the moment, it would be rude not to join in 🙂 These antler candle sticks I bought last year add the height and balance needed on the sideboard, as the lamps are very tall.

I changed the other nik-naks on the sideboard to grey and silver to compensate for the rusty tones of the wreath.

Floral Centrepiece & Pumpkins.Adding flowers in autumnal colours is also an effective way to bring the outside in. Instead of buying your white roses this week, try some burnt orange or yellow.

The little black starry bucket is a tea light holder that I purchased from my local garden centre.

Again note the munchkin pumpkins! Perfect in any vignette.

Autumn Bedding

Finally, don’t forget the bedroom! I have an eternal love of blue and white, but it can feel cold in the chillier months. This raspberry Toile bed set from Laura Ashley was the first thing I bought when Simon and I got engaged. If you cannot bear to part with your crisp white bed linen, how about adding a throw or scatter cushions to add that depth of colour and cosiness we all need for the chillier months.

If you fancy looking at some other autumn/winter inspiration, why not have a peep at my Pinterest board.

Have you started to think about adding Autumnal elements into your home, or can you not bear to let go of summer?

P.S have you entered my Facebook competition yet?

Much Love,

Judy xo

On My Beside Table.

Happy Sunday everyone! 

One of the things I like to do at the weekend is switch pieces about, or as it’s officially called…faffing!

I feel it keeps things interesting, and let’s you re-love pieces you have had for a while. 

My beside table at the moment looks a little like this…

  
For the Summer (in Northern Ireland we use that term loosely) I thought I would add a little colour into the mix and what better way than beautifully illustrated books! I also thought it would compliment my Scion Mr Fox cushion I have on my Eames replica.

 These books are part of the ‘Puffin in Bloom’ range which are just gorgeous. I purchased them from Anthopologie , but are available on Amazon. They have many other classic titles in the range, and they all have a unique cover and colour.

I also moved my Diptyque candle and put a little glass dome on top to add a little interest.
 Baies is one of my favourites in the range, I’m a bit fan of floral and fruity scents when it comes to candles but my ultimate favourite is Roses.

The one thing that stays the same however is my wooden J, just so you know what side is mine 😊 
I like to keep the bedroom fairly fuss free and neutral, which lends itself to a little pop of colour when needed.

Do you change things up on your bedside table? 

Much love,

Judy xx

#Shelfie.

I love organisation, but I also love showing my favourite pieces off. This can be difficult! Because not everyone has the room to spare to show off all their favourite bits and pieces.

I’m a real lover of shelves much to my husbands horror as he is the DIY guru in the household.

In my small bathroom I got the most fantastic idea off Pinterest. In the small space I wanted to add an interesting wall but also wanted storage space. So this is how it turned out.

I put up two shelves from Dunelm, on a wall painted French Grey.

In our Ensuite, I wanted to add height to the space, and again have a useful, space to store all the necessitates. 

This ladder shelf is so verstaile and could be used in any room. I added the baskets from TK Maxx and towels from Sainsburys along with all my lovely little JM and EB treats.

The best idea I personally feel by far is the Pinterest inspired shoe wall. It is like ART. Ever changing with the seasons. God bless you ikea for your shelves!

Oh pretty shoes…great idea for keeping your shoes from getting crushed and in the morning there they all are, just wanting to be picked!

I hope you enjoyed my ideas for storage around the home!

Much Love,

Judy xo