At Home: Chasing Light
Is there a better feeling than waking up to your bedroom basking in the soft glow of morning? The London weather has been teasing me lately with patches of gorgeous sun here and there and then day-long stretches of grey skies as if to say “No, it’s not Spring yet”. Last week I was actually fooled a few times and left my big coat in the closet, only to step onto the street and do a double-take, then go right back up to change. Has this happened to you too?
But this weekend was all delight, especially on Sunday. It was the kind of day where you wake up early unprompted and your home looks twice as nice as usual; where light softly bounces off the walls, leaping from picture frame to picture frame, brightening up ceramic pots and giving copper homewares a lovely glow. It was the kind of day where you just want to laze in bed with a good book for a couple of hours before hitting the town for some freshly roasted coffee and a cinnamon donut.
I realised this weekend that this April we’re celebrating one year in our little South London flat already. It’s been such a fun adventure moving into a place we can call our own (well, sort of!), to get stuck into furnishing and decorating the space, transforming it step by step into somewhere we really feel at home. I also love the fact that the pieces Rob likes and the ones I do seem to always collide nicely into a homogeneous interior style, mixing in touches of scandinavian, colourful contemporary, graphic chic and mid-century vintage pieces.
It’s not easy to furnish and decorate your home on a budget, especially when you are addicted to Pinterest and love beautiful things. I should know! But if you look in the right places, you can find many affordable and stylish homeware accessories that will brighten up your interiors and won’t break the bank. The copper lamp (£149) featured in this post for instance is from Dwell; I love it to bits, it is so versatile and well-made.
Gorgeous isn’t it? I also found the colourful geometric-patterned cushion (£42), copper clock (£19.95) and copper pot (£14.95) at the Dwell store in Shepherd’s Bush; don’t judge, they have a sale on at the moment!
One thing I did notice about Dwell, is that favourite pieces tend to go quickly! In less than ten days since I spotted them, the Grid Floor lamp and the Copper clock have already run out from the e-shop (although they may be available to order from the stores). So if you give the site a browse (you should!) and spot something you love, don’t pin it for (too much) later. Here are some great design pieces I’m currently swooning over for the living room:
What do you think of them? I have to say I didn’t realise the “all white” theme until they were all sitting nicely there on the blog, it’s funny how that sort of thing happens! Anyhow, I hope that you liked this little peak at our home and how we decorated our bedroom.
Let’s cross our fingers for some more beautiful weather this weekend, I could really do with another lazy early morning in bed, as you can see I have both We are all completely beside ourselves and The Goldfinch to finish.
Now I would love to know:
Are you living with someone else (family member, partner, friend, housemates)? How do you make it work when it comes to interior decoration? What do you like, what is your style, what is theirs? Please tell me more in the comments below, it’s always lovely to hear from you!