I know I say this most months but where on earth has June gone? It really has flown, probably because I have been really busy. However, I have made a very concerted effort this month to spend more time outside, to see more of my friends and to try to enjoy the passing days a bit more. I have re-planted my balcony and have spent every morning sitting with a cup of tea just taking in the morning light and calm of the early hours (probably my favourite time of day). We have had our first few gatherings of the year up on our roof terrace and I spent such a happy weekend in Norfolk this weekend just gone. It’s been a good month and I hope it has been for you, too.
What has been really difficult this month is choosing our favourite styled suface to win the £50 Loaf voucher. Charlotte and I have loved seeing so many beautiful entries overflowing with seasonal flowers, wonderful props and carefully chosen words to decribe the meaning of June. All that being said, this shot by Rowena immediately caught my eye because of the clever use of nature, colour, variety of textures, heights and that homemade wreath! Just beautiful styling. Congratulations, Rowena, you are the winner of the £50 Loaf voucher (I’d recommend the pink linen scrunch cushion!).
I had many other favourites this month that I shared over on Instagram throughout the month and these four gorgeous shots really sum up June for me – light, colour, sweet smelling flowers and nature.
There were lots of inspirational blog posts styled and written this month that you should take a look at, too:
The Villa on Mount Pleasant / Borrowed-light.com / Humphrey and Grace / KT Robbins Ceramics / The Vintage Good Life / A Quiet Style / Geoffrey and Grace / Sprunting / Tea with Ruby / Beak Up Crafts / The Lovely Drawer / Suzy Homemaker / Beautiful Simplicity / AFKES / Camellia Rose / thevintagehousethatcould / little maldod / Cate St. Hill / Under the Blossom Tree / Lobster and Swan / Janice Issitt Lifestyle / Littlegreenshed / Really Pretty Useful/ Made by Molu / Growing Spaces / The Cabinet Maker’s Love Tale / Lotts and Lots / Apartment Apothecary
I usually post my new Styling the Seasons posts on the 1st of each month but I still haven’t made up my mind which surface in my home I want to style. Also, I would like to wait a bit this month to see how July unfolds – sometimes I feel that if I style my surface too far in advance I fail to capture the month as much as I’d like to. I hope to be zapped with inspiration soon so watch this space! In the mean time, I look forward to seeing your July shots and blog posts.