Friday, 31 October 2014

Brit Decor: The Autumn Edit

All images / Mike Ahern

I absolutely love blogging for so many reasons, not least because I get to share my thoughts, ideas and inspiration with you guys! However, sometimes I tend to completely immerse myself in this and other creative projects without coming up for air, so urgent action was recently required to remedy this and take some time out for a breather and re-charge...

Living in the Somerset countryside, I really am spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful places to visit, and sometimes I completely take this for granted - does anybody else do this too? So I decided to grab @simponwatsonpt (pictured above) and head for the mythical Glastonbury Tor because I fancied some fresh air and couldn't wait to take in the stunning views of the Somerset levels and beyond - plus this ancient landmark is just over a 30 minute drive from the cottage so there really was no excuse.

Naturally, as a Personal Trainer @simonwatsonpt was up for this too and most likely took some sadistic pleasure from our trek to the top of the Tor, a staggering 158 metre climb, staggering by my standards at least but I did quite well to conceal my breathlessness and perspiration! In actual fact this impromptu cardio session turned out to be breathtaking in another way - from the sight of the incredible panoramic views that we were rewarded with at the top. If you haven't  seen these views firsthand, I strongly recommend it if you ever get the opportunity to.

If you are wondering about the incredible texture and colour of the weatherbeaten door 'above', it's the front door of a picture postcard cottage in Glastonbury which we passed en-route to the Tor, and I just had to stop and snap it to share with you all. Autumn was most certainly in the air and all around me with a rich palette of golden yellows and browns set against the lush green of the farmland and Tor, hence my Autumn edit selection 'below'. If there's beauty outside, bring it into your home and I hope this wish list shows how we can do this by colour matching nature with gorgeous home accessories.

So did this little time-out trip help to clear the cobwebs? Absolutely, bring it on workload! I hope that you find your very own inspiration this weekend, wherever you are and whatever you decide to do.

1/ Small ceramic brown clay jug £50 The Conran Shop 2/ House of Rym blanket £60 Starling Store
3/ Badger cushion £72.50 Donna Wilson 4/ Coloured flat basket £29.99 Zara Home
5/ Silvered Prisms rug (from) £398 Anthropologie 6/ Tiny board £8 Jamie at Home

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