November – A review

November has been the best month of 2014 for me. I’m sure this is in part because it has been in such stark contrast to the previous month’s bout of illness, but this month has seen such exciting times for my blog so it really stands out as a highlight of this year.

I was beyond thrilled to win at the Amara Interiors Blog Awards this month. It came at just the right time, when I was beginning to feel slightly stressed about the fact that I had had to put my blog on pause as I was out of action for most of September and all of October. The acknowledgement of the judges, as well as you lovely people who voted for me, is such a wonderful feeling and has spurred me on to work even harder on my blog. It was also a really lovely evening as I got to see some blogging pals that I haven’t seen in a while or had never met – it always makes the blogging world seem more real when I get to see other bloggers in ‘real life’. The awards were closely followed by another blogging highlight, which was our first Styling the Seasons event that we held in Liberty. It was the most perfect day and I transcended into a somewhat dream like state, surrounded by beautiful Tana Lawn. It doesn’t get better than that. I’ve also had my home photographed twice this month for magazines, which is always fun, and I finally feel like I’m getting there on the DIY front at home – just the bedroom floor to be done now and then we’ll probably have to move because I will have run out of projects to do here! On top of those exciting events, I’ve had loads of opportunities drop into my inbox, which I’m very excited about and therefore, I’m really looking forward to December.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make my November such a good one, especially everyone who has taken part in this month’s Styling the Seasons. It has been an exceptionally beautiful month and I’m secretly glad that the orange of October is over 😉 I do have a firm favourite this month and I knew it would be my favourite as soon as I saw it…

November - Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons – The Lovely Drawer

I am in love with Teri’s signature style of bright white backgrounds and pops of bright colour, yet she still represents Autumn so well through her choice of props. I always really enjoy Teri’s story behind each of her styled surfaces. Go and explore her blog for a while and you’ll fall in love too.

I had many other favourites for different reasons but I’ve chosen some to show you that have inspired me this month. I’m getting more and more into white offset with pastel blues, pinks and greens. Aqua has been my favourite colour for a long time now and I’ve noticed I’ve been using it a lot recently. I just love the freshness of a white background and that’s why I fell in love with these styled surfaces…

November - Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons – A Quiet Style

November - Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons – Growing Spaces

November - Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons – Made by Molu

I have to also mention Kerstin’s post from all the way over in Sweden – she even wrote the post in English, just for us. I’m such a fan of Swedish design and interiors so I am so excited that Styling the Seasons has made it’s way over there and that Kerstin has shared this lovely corner of her home, which is so creatively styled…

November - Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons – All tom kerstin

And a few more faves that have used my favourite colour and styled their surfaces so beautifully…

November - Styling the Seasons | Apartment Apothecary

Top left: @c_colli Instagram Top right: @capturebylucy Instagram Bottom left: The Villa on Mount Pleasant Bottom right: @lillekaninblog Instagram

And finally,

Here’s a list of all the wonderful Styling the Seasons posts from November…

MakelightThe Lovely Drawer / Allt om kerstin / Cate St Hill / The Villa on Mount Pleasant / The Planned AdventureLobster and Swan / Really Pretty Useful / Hannah in the House / Bradshaw and Sons / A Quiet Corner / Beak Up Crafts / Something I Made / The Vintage Good Life / The Ordinary Lovely / This Little Space of Mine / Claireabellemakes / Lapin Blu / Growing Spaces / Living in London / Wild and Grizzly / Made by Molu / Geoffrey and GraceLotts and Lots / Apartment Apothecary

I can not WAIT to see all the beautiful posts next month, especially the Liberty print decorations that were made during our Crafting the Seasons event. Can. Not. Wait. Drop by tomorrow to see my December post – lots of sewing has been going on here in preparation! Don’t forget, you can see all the September, October and November posts on my Pinterest Styling the Seasons board.

Katy x

P.S. If you’d like to take part in Styling the Seasons next month, all you have to do is style any surface in your home – window sill, hallway table, wall, dining table, sideboard – to represent what December means to you. Either blog about your styled surface and tell us what December means to you, or post a shot on Facebook, Instagram or twitter and tag me and Lotts and Lots and use the hashtag #stylingtheseasons. Keep the tinsel to a minimum 😉




  1. 1st December 2014 / 5:01 pm

    A beautiful selection, and I’m so glad November has been such a better month for you…you are a sooper star xx

    • katy
      3rd December 2014 / 9:29 am

      Too kind, Sarah-Lou xx

  2. 2nd December 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Wow what a month! Congratulations on the award and the Liberty event! There is some really lovely styling here. I love ‘A Quiet Style’s as well. x

    • katy
      3rd December 2014 / 9:29 am

      Thank you, Polly! xxx

  3. 5th December 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Thank you so much for including my image this month Katy, I’m so pleased you liked it. And as Polly said, congratulations, well deserved! Xx

    • katy
      8th December 2014 / 4:34 pm

      It’s such a gorgeous piece of styling, Emma. I really love it xx

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