• Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

    Say hello to Autumn!

    by  • October 14, 2015 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments

    Bedroom

    The weather is cool and crisp and the leaves are starting to turn a beautiful shade of red, which makes me very happy as it means that autumn is finally here! It’s time to say goodbye to your spring/summer bedding and give your bedroom a seasonal revamp. Think texture,

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    Cosy combination

    by  • October 12, 2012 • Stylish living • 0 Comments

    Autumn has arrived and with it a penchant for cosiness and warmth. Logs are beginning to be gathered for the fires and snuggly throws are taken out of hibernation. Then there’s the seasonal colour schemes – rustic oranges and terracottas are shades we know well, however for a modern take on a popular trend, why not team with a beautiful azure blue, as shown here. I love the colour combination and that leather chair (from Leather Chairs of Bath) is just crying out to be curled up in along with a good book and good glass of red wine.

    Laurie

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    Autumn dining

    by  • October 2, 2012 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments

    Over the weekend I was looking out of a friend’s kitchen window and admiring her autumn garden – such beautiful shades of red, gold and burnt orange. I always think it’s sad when the summer comes to a close, but it’s easy to forget how attractive the beginnings of the changing seasons can be, especially as other than a small kitchen window, my house has limited views to my exterior (something that is set to change in 2013!). I very much envy those with kitchens, dining rooms or living spaces that overlook the garden and the picture above is a prime example of why a conservatory, or similar, can make such a difference. Not only can you dine in a light space with lovely views, but the mix of floral prints, moss-green rug and rustic beams create the perfect nod to its setting.

    Laurie

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    Trend alert: Decorating with wood

    by  • August 26, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs • 3 Comments

    Humph. It’s still raining and the forecast doesn’t look good for the bank holiday. So rather than witter on about summer decorating schemes and cute picnic spots, I decided to get real and embrace autumn/winter.

    Fortunately, it didn’t take long for me to adapt. The new trend for beautiful hardwoods and rich colours is perfect for long winter nights and cold blustery mornings. Bring on the wood!

    Decorating with wood - Livingetc - Roomenvy

    Decorating with wood – Livingetc – Roomenvy

    A scene-stealing bed celebrates wood’s more dramatic side with barley twist flourishes. A linen throw and luxurious cushions complete the look.

    Decorating with wood - Livingetc - Roomenvy

    Decorating with wood – Livingetc – Roomenvy

    Celebrate the beautiful grains and rich colours of this new trend by playing up your home’s natural features. I love the oak beams and beautiful freestanding bath. I can just picture snow fluttering past the window on Christmas eve… bliss.

    Love these? Check out the September issue of Livingetc to see more fabulous ways with wood.

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    Friday's Fetish: autumn decorating ideas

    by  • November 27, 2009 • Bathroom bliss, Stylish living • 0 Comments

    If only it could stop raining enough for me to kick through the autumn leaves and enjoy the smell of smokey bonfires!! (At least until it starts snowing anyway – nothing can compare to that kind of festive fun!)

    I’ve been looking longingly at these country-style decorating ideas on housetohome. They’re perfect for cosying up your home in time for winter.

    roomenvy - cosy country living room

    roomenvy - cosy country living room

    Snuggle up in a rich leather sofa packed with cosy cushions.

    roomenvy - rustic country bathroom

    roomenvy - rustic country bathroom

    Warm up in a stunning roll-top tub. I love how it’s been updated with chalky lilac paint.

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    The weather is definitely turning. Goodbye summer, hello autumn!

    by  • September 15, 2009 • Stylish living • 0 Comments

    Autumn provides a wealth of inspiration for home decorating, such as this cosy living room. Now, it’s not totally my taste at all but in this weather I do tend to hibernate more and more. I feel the need to re-arrange and re-decorate in warm, autumnal colours. I want something cosy and snug  full of comfy soft furnishings. This room is perfect – you’ll find me in here until next spring (laptop pressed firmly to my chest!)

    Check our more cosy autumn rooms at housetohome.co.uk.

    roomenvy - cosy autumn living room

    roomenvy - cosy autumn living room

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