I’m sneaking in at the very last minute with this month’s Styling The Seasons post for Katy and Charlotte. I’ve had a bit of a styling block this month – I feel like I’m running out of surfaces to style and I was coming up blank when I tried to think about what June means to me (I think this year, June means going 100 miles an hour and the month disappearing in the blink of an eye).
I needed some inspiration so I turned to the twins for some ideas. When we asked them what’s special about June, they immediately came up with summer, and their favourite thing about summer? Ice-cream! After initially laughing off their suggestion, I thought well why not? Now that our lives are governed by the school routine, Friday dinners have become more of a celebration of the end of the week, and that often means a special pudding. So I’ve created an ice-cream parlour section in our open shelving near the kitchen, with waffle cones, chocolate flakes and plenty of sprinkles. Friday dinners now mean a visit to the ice-cream shelf.
The summer generally feels more colourful, so I’ve added some bright splashes to the shelves with my Marimekko By Iittala bowls and this gorgeous ice-cream print by the clever Teri at The Lovely Drawer (it was one of my favourite treats in my Blogtacular goodie bag). My festoon lights from Lights4Fun that I won at Sisterhood camp add a bit of a carnival feel.
It’s been a hectic June but it’s been full of inspiration, fun and friendship so it’s had plenty of plus points too. July traditionally means Christmas to me (that’s crazy magazine world for you), so goodness knows what my Styling the Seasons will look like next month…
: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots :
“Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you”