I am feeling decidedly autumnal. The air has turned fresh and crisp. Glorious golden light pieces through the deep dark clouds and then is swallowed up by gusts of wind and spats of rain. When the outside is this unpredictable I go in, time to think about an autumn interior and how to bring the warmth home. Here’s what I need to create that golden inward glow…
First things first, its all about blankets. Throws, rugs, textiles rule in a cosy home. With a grey geometric pattern and orange trim, this one works perfectly.
Light is key, there is something about the flicker of a fire or candle flame that is so comforting. I love these geometric lanterns, a glowing cluster to guide you up the stairs.
The perfect view for that autumn cosy would be one like this. The undulating hills and evergreen trees emerge from the mist. Golden orange accents add a little of nature’s warmth to the scene.
The sights and smells of the season are brought together here, a gorgeous array of colours from olive to turmeric to hang in the home.
For colours think ochre and other earthy pigments. This herringbone blanket wraps around a wooden bowl on weathered table.
Burningly bright, sculptural branches make a welcome addition to the autumn home.
My ideal vision of autumn comfort certainly involves food. Spiced parsnip soups, rustic bread inch thick with butter and hot chocolates swirled with cinnamon. This caramel, pear and pecan pie would fit the bill nicely.
Grey and burnt orange textiles, neatly folded and piled high.
The mantle is the ideal place to layer your seasonal wares. Tiny pumpkins pile on cloth-backed books with an illustrated hare, an enamelled candle holder and deep green foliage brimming with berries.
Mix and match the height of your lighting, I love my standard light at home, my shade is covered in delicate vintage florals but this mid-century-style mustard drum is beautiful in its simplicity.
Still feeling cold? Nothing can rival a hot bath as the nights draw in. With matt black walls and a vintage copper bath, this is a room to wile away the hours.
Time to embrace the most magical of seasons!