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.



  1. Ruth 3rd March 2015 / 12:36 pm

    Aw I love all of this – the soft tones, the greenery and that print. Here’s to a calm, restful March xx

    • Katy 4th March 2015 / 10:04 am

      Thank you, lovely Ruth! x

  2. mummyofboygirltwins 3rd March 2015 / 8:51 pm

    These colours are so relaxing and very zen. I love this feel. March for me is vibrant yellow, (I’ve joined in with you this month!!), however I love this green colour too. Jess x

    • Katy 4th March 2015 / 10:04 am

      We’re so excited that you are joining in, Jess! Welcome to Styling the Seasons! x

  3. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely 3rd March 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Katy, this is so lovely. The prints! The bowls! The green! The light! It really does feel exceptionally calm. I hope that March is quiet and gentle for you but as I’ve just seen on Instagram that you’re undertaking quite a project, I’m not so sure you’ll manage to achieve that 😉

    • Katy 4th March 2015 / 10:05 am

      Oh no, don’t worry! It only took a weekend so it’s all done now. From this point onwards I will be a very quiet, still person xx

  4. Sarah-Lou 5th March 2015 / 2:47 am

    So very calm & lovely. Here’s to a restful March lovely xxx (ps love those pics…I’ll have to collect the other two ;o)

    • Katy 7th March 2015 / 11:21 am

      Thanks, Sarah-Lou! Yes, you must collect the other two – love them! x

  5. Catherine 9th March 2015 / 9:31 am

    I love this. Especially how the little topiary on the left looks like a hairdo to match the pictures 🙂

    • Katy 9th March 2015 / 12:00 pm

      Oh yes! Hadn’t noticed that before. Thanks, Catherine x

  6. Ruth @ Camellia Rose 10th March 2015 / 7:46 am

    I love your serene arrangement here! I think that using the space to reflect what you want from the month is a great idea, as every time you walk past and see it it’s a visual reminder to breathe and be calm. ok I think I need to try it in my house!
    Also, well done for not using Photoshop! Your photos look lovely and don’t need brightening.
    My not-so-calm tribute to the end of summer is on my blog…

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