March – a review

Your lovely March Styling the Seasons blog posts and photographs have poured in this month – we have loved the colour, nature and joy in so many of your styled surfaces.

I have chosen four favourites from Instagram because of the gorgeous use of nature and the earthy quality to them all; they all feel so natural yet styled so beautifully. I also love how they look as though they are ready to burst into life and colour as soon as Spring is officially here!

Styling the Seasons - March review | Apartment Apothecary

All images from Instagram. Top left: @rhythmofseasons Top right: @_apothecary_ Bottom left: @ofheartandhome Bottom right: @allenandbear

My favourite blog post this month has to be Lou’s from Littlegreenshed. I love every single thing about this corner of her newly decorated bedroom – the colours, the basket, flowers, plants. Love, love, love.

There is so much more inspiration to be had from all of the other wonderful blog posts that were styled and written this month and so many new bloggers have joined us this month again, which makes my heart sing:

Capture by LucyBorrowed Light / Littlegreenshed / The Vintage Good Life / Makelight / Claireabellemakes / Lobster and Swan / Allt Om Kerstin / Really Pretty Useful / KT Robbins Ceramics / Beak Up Crafts / Gathered CheerA Quiet Style / Lapin Blu / Growing Spaces / We Made This Home / The Villa on Mount Pleasant / Sew Simone / Afkes / thevintagehousethatcould / Becoming Gezellig / Coconut Bloom / Geoffrey and Grace / Camellia Rose / Sprunting / Cate St. Hill / The Lovely Drawer / Tea with Ruby / The Cabinet Maker’s Love Tale / Mummy of girl boy twins / The Ordinary Lovely / The Fairytale Pretty Picture / Living in LondonSomething I MadeLotts and Lots / Apartment Apothecary

There are now 250 blog posts on our Styling the Seasons Pinterest board – you must take a look!

Do make sure you pop by on April 1st for next month’s styled surface and to find out more about our Spring event and how you can join us! All the details on my blog and Charlotte’s blog on Wednesday (we’re very excited!).

Katy x

Bloom and Wild

A bit of floral inspiration for the weekend courtesy of the bloomingly gorgeous Bloom and Wild.

Easter decoration - Bloom and Wild flowers | Apartment Apothecary

If you follow Charlotte and I on Instagram you will have seen our special announcement this week about our second Styling the Seasons event in partnership with at{mine}. We have eight at{mine} bloggers ready to judge a competition we are running to win a place at the event and the judges’ invites were these beautiful flowers from Bloom and Wild. These cleverly designed letter boxes can be popped through your door so you do not have to be at home to safely receive your flowers – genius.

Easter decoration - Bloom and Wild flowers | Apartment Apothecary

The other added bonus of these flower boxes is that they are not an arranged bouquet, which never look quite as good once you have unwrapped them and put them in a vase. With these boxes you can faff around with your flowers and split them up into however many vases you wish. Or make a little Easter decoration like I have.

Easter decoration - Bloom and Wild flowers | Apartment Apothecary

All will be explained about the competition and event next week in our Styling the Seasons posts for April. But if you want to get a head start here’s a tad more info…

#StylingSpringAtMine event

Katy x

Styling the seasons – March

Ok, so I haven’t stuck to the Styling the Seasons rules this month *slaps wrists*. Instead of styling a surface in my home to reflect what the month means to me, I have styled it to reflect what I hope from the month. I love the way everyone interprets the hashtag differently; it means that Charlotte and I never know what to expect and we are surprised each month.

I have used muted colours and have tried to create a soft, soothing atmosphere using only natural light (no photoshopping or brightening!) for this month’s styling. I’ve held back on using any of the colours of Spring until April, as I am hoping this month will pass calmly and kindly. I have based the styling around my new collection of artwork by Rikkianne Van Kirk, that you can buy in my shop. I love the simplicity, the interesting characters and the contemplative feel of these illustrations and they tone in perfectly with the beautiful handmade ceramic bowls that my mother-in-law bought me a while ago.

Styling the Seasons - March | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - March | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - March | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - March | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - March | Apartment Apothecary

So, what does March mean to you? We can’t wait to see your Styling the Seasons shots – just blog about your styled surface or post a shot of it on any social media platform and use the #stylingtheseasons hashtag and don’t forget to tag me and Charlotte of Lotts and Lots.

Calm, quiet and gentle – here’s hoping.

Katy x

P.S. See my Styling the Seasons posts for: September, October, November, December, January and February. Also, you can see all of the Styling the Seasons blog posts (over 200 of them now!) on our Pinterest board.

February – A review

February was an exciting month for Styling the Seasons as we joined forces with the lovely folk over at Laura Ashley. We offered twelve of our regular bloggers the chance to pick their choice of products from the new SS15 collection, as well as a roll of wallpaper each. The challenge was to style their chosen surface with their goodies and they were all so ridiculously creative! You can see what they got up to here and here. A big congrats to Tamsyn and Jessica who got voted as the favourites by the readers of the Laura Ashley blog.

Elsewhere, there were just as lovely styled surfaces popping up on numerous blogs and all over Instagram and it was so difficult to choose my favourite. I love the Spring vibe and bulbs that crept into this month’s styling; so full of hope and colour.

These are a few of my favourite shots from Instagram – I love the understated colours and bright backgrounds with flashes of Spring flowers and nature.

Styling the Seasons - February | Apartment Apothecary

All on Instagram and well worth following all of these gorgeous accounts. Top left: @live_and_bloom Top right: @c_colli Bottom left: @thislittlecorner Bottom right: @katylivings

And a few of my favourite blog posts from this month. A moodier and more atmospheric collection but the beautiful bulbs and flowers featured in all three of them add life and light.

Styling the Seasons - February | Apartment Apothecary

I love everything about Alexis’s styled table. The jaw-dropping Astier de Villate china, the gorgoeus galsses from Morocco chosen by her daughter and the beautiful use of the flowers. I just want to know when I am going to be invited for dinner! Check out the full post at Something I Made.

Styling the Seasons - February | Apartment Apothecary

Jane’s beautiful styling reminded me of my love of blue and white and I love the effect of the sumptuous blue background, especially in contrast with the daffodils. See the full post at Tea with Ruby.

Styling the Seasons - February | Apartment Apothecary

Emma’s mantelpiece lined with a row of Snowdrops in terracotta pots is perfection! I love the rusticity of this display in contrast with the delicate, sweet Snowdrops. See the full post at Bradshaw & Sons.

I really hope you have found some inspiration from this month’s Styling the Seasons, I literally can not wait to see what March has in store! And can you believe that we have been styling the seasons for six months?

Check out all of the brilliant blog posts that have been styled and written this month here:

A Quiet Style (such a  beautiful read that really touched me) / Bradshaw & Sons / Claireabellemakes / Re-made by Sam / Sprunting / Capture by Lucy / Tea with Ruby / Beak up Crafts / Celebrate Creation / Afkes / Sew Simone / The Ordinary Lovely / Made by Molu / The Villa on Mount Pleasant / Something I Made / Geoffrey and Grace / Daisy Fay / The Vintage Good Life / Growing Spaces / Alltomkerstin / Really Pretty Useful / Lapin Blu / Cate St. Hill / Camellia Rose / The Vintage House that Could / Little Green Shed / Sew a Little Love / The Cabinet Maker’s Love Tale / The Lovely Drawer / We Made This HomeLotts and Lots / Apartment Apothecary

See you on Monday 2nd with my March post!

Katy x


Vote for your favourite!

February has not disappointed so far in the beautiful Styling the Seasons shots that we have seen. Take a look at the amazingly inspiring examples below from Instagram. I literally want to pick up every single item from these homes and transplant them to my own home…

Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Styled surfaces by: Top left – @harryandfrank Top right – @foundandsewn Bottom left – @lowrih Bottom right – @katylivings

Very excitingly, we have teamed up with Laura Ashley this month and fourteen of our regular Styling the Seasons bloggers have been busily preparing their styled surfaces using the new SS15 collection of home accessories and wallpaper. If you would like to see those posts, and vote for your favourite to be in for a chance to win a £50 voucher, head over to the Laura Ashley blog now – just click HERE.

Enjoy being inspired and choosing your fave!

Katy and Charlotte x

P.S. Remember that Styling the Seasons is open to everyone and you can join in on any day of the month. All you have to do is style a surface in your home to reflect what the month means to you and either blog about it or post a photo of it on any social media platform using the #stylingtheseasons hashtag and tag in me and Charlotte.