I'm sat in my kitchen as I type this; the rain is making it's presence known on the Velux, I've gone through an extraordinary amount of tea, I swapped out my usual breakfast of summer berries and yoghurt for porridge and I may be wearing a chunky knit and slippers. I love this time of year when the seasons change it's one of my favourite things and I look forward to it every year. However I still have lots of summery bits and bobs out on show around the house and I'm sure many of you do too. For me, it's not about throwing them away or hiding them away in the cupboard, it's about using them in a new way. Some things which were used outside in the summer nights can make a home inside, adding additional styling pieces to your home.
I was lucky enough to be sent some of Sainsbury's Home summer collection to try out at Number Five which I think looks even more fantastic in this change of season. I'm going to share some tips to get that seasonal transition right and a swoon at those lovely products from Sainsbury's Home.
The night's are drawing in, which means we can use those candles even more, switch on the fairy lights indoors and treat ourselves to an autumnal fragrance to fill the house. This Fig and Elderberry is so lovely. It's a bit of a dupe of Diptyque Figuier, which is one of my favourite autumn scents, but slightly sweeter with the addition of the elderberry. If you wince at spending forty plus pound on a candle head to Sainsbury's first, their candles are really close to those more expensive fragrances and they fill the room with the scent too, something which the Aldi faux Jo Malone doesn't quite do! Anyway, this fragrance is so yummy and I have it burning as I type this; the room is smelling delicious. The candle comes with a cloche which is one of my favourite ways to display candles; when this candle is finished (which I don't think will take me that long!) I am going to use this to pop another candle in or twist up some fairy lights inside for a cute little twinkling display.
I am obsessed with all things hobnail at the moment; but it's so difficult to find, unless you spend lots on vintage finds from Ebay or Etsy. I love textured glass, I think its the 1950s housewife in me. These tea light holders are an absolute gem from Sainsbury's! I love how the candle light is slightly dappled from the hobnail texture. Adding tea lights anywhere in the home give off the most gorgeous glow and give that warmth to any room perfect for cosy evenings.
Told you I was obsessed with all things hobnail. I love this over sized vase filled with beautiful blue hydrangeas! This time of year brings with it end of summer flowers but you can still get these beautiful big blooming flowers way into September and they look just wonderful. Such a centre piece! I've also wrapped some fairy lights round the cane trolley, which looks so gorgeous now!
Don't you think the hobnail collection looks fantastic together?
I love the candle glow on the copper surface; I'm sure this is going to be my favourite thing in the darker months.
I've created a reading corner in the kitchen for those moments when something yummy is bubbling on the hob, I just don't want to watch TV or I need a moment away from the blog to get my inspo back on track. I've added a faux skin rug from Vinegar Hill and thrown on this gorgeous mohair style throw from Sainsbury's Home. It is so soft and cosy! Adding textures to your current furniture set up is an easy way to get a cosy look, and if it gets warm again (which in Britain there is the a chance of an Indian Summer) roll it up and pop it in a basket ready for when it's needed again.
I've never really been a huge fan of blue but think it looks so great next to the mid century teak and grey flooring. What do you think?
I've been getting some of my plants autumn ready and have been trimming down the asparagus fern which has gone a little wild recently! I love the cutting inside this set of vases! They all look beautiful set against my new Farrow and Ball Peignoir walls in the hallway (which isn't quite ready for its reveal just yet but will be soon!) I just love the feathery texture of the asparagus fern cutting against those newly painted walls.
I hope you have enjoyed getting autumn ready with me! I'd love to hear what you do to transition your home into the new season.
This was a sponsored post with Sainsbury's Home. I was gifted the products to try out at Number Five. I will only share products and companies that I think you too will love.