I was excited to be asked to take part in ‘Styling the Seasons’ series thought up by Katy at Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots. I love the idea of not allowing each month to just pass by undocumented but instead styling a surface in your home that reflects that month and what associations it has for you. Months do seem to steamroll by don’t they? Top idea Katy and Charlotte! For September I decided to style my bedside table. I kept it fresh and minimal with lots of white to show new beginnings. September is always a month of new starts for me even since leaving academic terms behind. 3 years ago September was the month Nick and I embarked on marriage, 2 years ago September was the month we were able to raise the funds to move to London for Nick to do his internship and suddenly life was orientated in that direction. Last September I started doing 4 days a week in my job so I could freelance properly on the fifth and inevitably that led me to what I’m doing now. This September Nick leaves paid ministry behind to start a new job and a new chapter which will mean our life looks quite different. There’s always something new and fresh in September! I also love having my bedside table clean and white so that’s the first thing I see when I wake up. A big pile of colour and clutter would more than likely make me want to turn over and go back to sleep! As for the sun glasses….well that’s a nod to my year on year September optimism. I always hold onto summer for dear life, lamenting the dark and cold months ahead so I’m hoping for another wave of sun and heat to round things off. Extra Indian Summer anyone?
If you want to play then style a surface, upload and image and tag Katy and Charlotte on social media and use #StylingTheSeasons.