It’s that time of year again here in rural England, when dark evenings and often gloomy days call for indoor spaces to be illuminated by layers of lighting. The hallway needed some TLC, though I’d written about it before (here), the redecoration stalled as life and a lack of ££ got in my way. But now, what was an unloved corner bang opposite the front door, filled with discarded boots and battered bags (first impressions – not good!), has had an injection of colour, texture and light:
It’s warmer and more welcoming in the evening…
…whilst in the daytime, even the cats tolerate the new arrangement….
For a hall-sized console table, this metal table from Cox & Cox is pretty perfect: slim enough to be out of the way, yet elegant and understated; it also kindly masks the boring (but increasingly necessary) radiator from view. And as ever, clever BHS comes up trumps with low level lighting solutions.
My go-to finishing details right now are geometric, textured ceramic vases in interesting shapes, fashionable colours and a cluster of different sizes: head to the wonderful Graham & Green, Rockett St George and Rigby & Mac for a tempting seletion on each site.
Vases, top left: Rigby & Mac; main and bottom left: Rockett St George
Next up, I’m coveting these autumnal Broste Copenhagen vessels from Rigby & Mac, with their informal, two-tone drip dry paint finish.
Enjoy the beautiful autumn colours outdoors; and happy vase shopping, if like me, you’re that way inclined! Jx