Image - Growing Spaces
I was texting Katy yesterday, trying to choose our favourite entry for Styling The Seasons for September but I just couldn’t, all the entries have been so so good. When we started this project we wanted something that everyone could participate in and interpret in their own way, which has made choosing a winner impossible. As we’ve rolled into autumn, our Instagram feed (#StylingTheSeasons) embraced the end of summer with hydrangeas and coloured dahlia’s and now autumn coloured leaves, feathers and conkers are signalling a new season is upon us – its been a joy to see it take shape and evolve.
Image - Claire Living in London
Without sounding like an X-Factor contestant, it’s been a personal journey too. As someone who constantly doubts themselves, seeing how different everyone is has given me reassurance that its ok not to be like everyone else and just go ahead and embrace what I love (colour, flowers, DIY and more colour). A little envious of everyone’s clean spaces, I’ve been much stricter about clearing things that have no use or value and creating inspiring area’s around the house. I’ve cleared a lot of clutter from my dressing table adding tiny vases of flowers and happy pictures around my mirror as well as adding fading summer flowers and golden autumn leaves to tabletops and the mantle piece – mixing in a few candles for cosy nights.
Image - Lapin Blu
I think the most import change I have noticed is in myself, I’ve spent so much time rushing around this that the first six months of the year went past unnoticed. September has been my most fulfilling month so far; taking time to jiggle things around at home, spending two minutes in the garden, putting things in vases has given me space to think and reflect about what I want to do next and what dreams I want to peruse. Styling the Seasons has become more than a hashtag, its become a way of life.
Image - A Quiet Style
A massive thank you to all the bloggers that have taken part and written posts and to everyone who has instragrammed and tweeted their #stylingtheseasons entries. You are all wonderful! The fun doesn’t stop, tomorrow is the start of a whole new month so make sure you join us.
Styling the Seasons posts
Tamsyn Morgans/ The Lovely Drawer / Colour Living / Lobster and Swan / Cate St Hill / Hectophilia / A Quiet Style / Growing Spaces / Wild and Grizzly / Emily Quinton / Lapin Blu / Really Pretty Useful / Lisa Levis / Something I Made / Be Nourished / Claire Living in London / Little Green Shed / The Finchs Beak / Love Lemon - if I've missed a post then let me know and i'll add.