As the days get shorter and evenings a little longer, there’s a seasonal change novelty factor to oversized scarves, knitwear binges and loungewear of the snuggly variety. My inner hermit takes over this time of year and I love nothing more than cosying up indoors. I’ll still guilt trip myself into the occasional Saturday morning run in exchange for farmers market coffee & cake (gluten free, doesn’t count) but if presented with my social options for an evening’s entertainment, staying in will win hands down.
I’m all too aware that the autumnal novelty of new fluffy white slipper booties and hot drinks will hit a turning point, usually somewhere around mid-winter, and be replaced with loathing the necessity to layer up for practicalities sake, together with a general disdain for anything less than tropical temperatures as I watch my icy fingertips turn a purplish-blue.
But for now, while the temperatures are gradually leaning toward the cool side and the novelty of new knitwear lines on the high-street is still fresh, I’m embracing all things autumnal starting with our living space. I love to add seasonal accents to our living space, which takes on a much grander scale come silly season. I love to dress a space with chunky soft furnishings to warm it up and in the absence of a fireplace (sad face) I use a lot of lanterns and candles. I tend to move away from bright colour’s as we leave summer behind and love more earthy tones and neutrals. Here are a few of my favourites right now:
Clockwise from top left: Avoca Mohair Blanket €59.95 | Jam Jar Chandelier €164.00, |Hide Rug €220, Ikea| Fringe Cushion €27, Next | White faux sheepskin rug €12, Ikea | Copper & Marble Eclectic Candle by Tom Dixon €75, Nest.co.uk