MY HOME TOUR FROM 91 MAGAZINE

Last summer … remember that, days of endless sunshine and lingering around the salad drawer to keep cool. Seems like a distant memory, but I digress ….. let’s start again. Last Summer, I had the pleasure of working with 91 Magazine on a feature showcasing peastyle HQ in their beautifully printed magazine, one of my favourite independent mags out there.

The days leading up to the shoot were spent frantically slinging clutter in the cupboards and plumping up cushions ready to make the house mag-worthy ….. all in a heatwave. Housework in a heatwave is not to be recommended, I find potching about in the garden sipping on ice cold drinks and staring at the clouds drifting by, a far more edifying experience.

I greeted Kym off the train with a cold bottle of water, she travelled light, all she needed was her trusty camera bag and a pop-up light reflector, we headed back to the house and set about inching plants around surfaces to just the right spot and crumpling bed sheets to just the right degree of crumpledness, not an easy task getting that casual tossled Sunday Morning vibe as opposed to the student digs look.

91 Magazine   Feature in A/W 2018 issue - photography by   Kym Grimshaw  , Styling by  peastyle

91 Magazine Feature in A/W 2018 issue - photography by Kym Grimshaw, Styling by peastyle

We whirled around the house and Kym spun her magic behind the lens and captured the house beautifully, I’m so happy with the results. You wouldn’t believe how hot it was under that flouncy blouse in the heat of the day, sipping a non existent tea and pretending to keep warm by the AGA.

91 Magazine   Feature in A/W 2018 issue - photography by   Kym Grimshaw  , Styling by  peastyle

91 Magazine Feature in A/W 2018 issue - photography by Kym Grimshaw, Styling by peastyle

You can read the full write up and see all the shots in the 91 Magazine A/W issue on sale here or download a digital copy here it really is the perfect Sunday Read.

All the Autumn Feels

ooof, I must admit, I find the transition from lazing on a sun-lounger in 29 degrees heat to heading home to boots, jeans and the school run a pretty tough pill to swallow and to top it all off, that sun tan that I worked so hard on, it’s under the cover of a polo neck, tragic!!

Cosy up with these hurricane lanterns from our lighting section

Cosy up with these hurricane lanterns from our lighting section

All is forgiven though when I finally accept the end of summer and start to embrace the cooler, darker evenings by lighting little candles and switching on pretty lights around the house.

Rustic Lighting from peastyle

Rustic Lighting from peastyle

That time of year to get all hyggelig and start to cocoon in our nests. This year I’ve seen a real shift to introducing natural textures to the home, materials that promote health and wellbeing.

Earthy Vases - perfect for collecting dried autumn foliage

Earthy Vases - perfect for collecting dried autumn foliage

I think there is a move in interiors towards making the home a real sanctuary from the busy lives that we lead, a shift towards green and kinder living and to personal wellness. I think we are craving being surrounded by natural materials which are calming and promote a slower pace when we relax at home in our personal retreat. So I’m seeing more rustic wood, natural linen and matte ceramics and natural grass basket-ware as the latest trend in interiors. I for one am embracing this, it’s my favourite style!