If there’s one thing that gets me excited for the colder months, it’s the extra time spent at home, wrapped up in my collection of blankets that I bring out as soon as October hits. Each year I usually choose a new addition that compliments my paired-back scheme. I find adding layers of warm neutral tones can transform my home from a bright summery space to a cosy atmosphere in the winter without the need for colour. Right now, I have my eye on the De Le Cuona Hoxton throw as its knotted fringing keeps things feeling textural and its lighter fabric means I can keep this one out year-round without it feeling out of place.
Aerin Lauder has to be one of my go-to people for lifestyle inspiration and designs some of my favourite lighting features. This Charlton wall light in a beautiful brushed gold for instance is a shape that has an antique appeal without clashing with my more contemporary pieces. I’m planning on installing one either side of the sofa in my living room but they would work perfectly as bedside lights as well. The Henning club chair is another classic piece I’d recommend to anyone looking for an investment that will last a lifetime. It’s these classic styles that form the foundation of your home, so it’s always best to choose those that have been designed with a great attention to detail as this one’s back has.
Grounding my home in timeless furniture and lighting for the most part also means I can have a bit more fun playing around with darker accessories and subtle details on pieces like this Theodore Alexander console table which adds a touch of femininity to my hallway. Tying in the hints of gold is also a great way for ensuring there is a sense of cohesion throughout my home whilst avoiding anything feeling too matchy-matchy.
For a bit of added drama the X tray table is at the top of my wish list right now. Again adding plenty of texture, this piece is just the right level of eye-catching whilst not overwhelming the space. I plan on styling mine with coffee table books and a candle with a Christmasy scent.
That being said, with the launch of The Christmas Lookbook earlier this month, all thoughts have drifted to adding some festive florals before my Christmas decor gets put up in all its glory at the beginning of December. I’ll be opting for RTfact X LuxDeco’s eucalyptus wreath. Its blue and green hues and frosted berries add a subtle country feel. I’ll love seeing each time I step through the door.