Stock Pile

As soon as I saw this I had to share it with you all! I love the quirky touch to the pile by the random burst of colour painted onto the side of the wood. Not only is it fun, but it also makes an everyday view (if you’re lucky to have an open fire, that is!) into a stunning focal point for a home.

I hope you’re all having a lovely week!

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Simplicity

I really love the simplicity of this image – there are no trinkets or treasures to detract the eye from the beautifully carved fireplace, or the intricate wooden flooring. The idea of stacking high several piles of books to create a coffee table in the centre of the furniture is as simple as it is inspiring…

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Statement

Mantlepieces are such romantic statements in a room, especially when they are as decorative as these two! I have collated a post before (see here) on the versatility of a mantle and I thought I’d put together these two images to inspire you further. I  love the idea of using candles to replicate a fire.

Happy Wednesday!

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Above the Mantle

If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful fireplace and mantlepiece as a focal point in your home, use it to the best of it’s ability!

Use the shelf of the mantle to hold cute cards or invitations you’ve received, scatter candles elegantly along it or use it as a bookcase. The possibilities are endless. I love mantlepieces and fire places so much that I’ve got a Pinterest board dedicated to them!

Here’s a little inspiration for your own piece of mantle perfection…

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Hibernation

I’m looking out the window and it’s November. Actually, no, It’s June but it might as well be November.

This time last week I was donning my sandals and strutting around in a t-shirt, this week I am snuggling on the sofa under a blanket and my Diptyque candles are flickering away. When the weather is like it is today, I get in hibernation mode. I’m of the opinion that there’s not much better than the comforting light given off by my beloved lamps (I’ll go into my love of lamps in another post) and the sound of the rain tapping at the window. There is something about the British weather that I like – the ever changing ‘seasons’ keep me on my toes and I quite like not knowing what it’ll be like in another few days.

As I sit here vegetating, I thought I’d share some warming images with you all. Enjoy!

“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” – P.D. James
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