October: A review

October has been such a beautiful month: the light, leaves, colours, blue skies and sunshine. I always look forward to October because it is my birthday month and unlike some I love the coming of Autumn with the chance to cosy up at home, cook warming food and take walks in the leaves.

If you are one of those people that dreads the colder months then Charlotte and I have the perfect remedy. Next month, we are teaming up with Emily Quinton of Makelight and Ruth Garner of Gathered Cheer to make Styling the Seasons that extra bit special. Emily runs fabulous photography workshops and if you are familiar with her work you will know that she specialises in the most beautiful flat lays. Therefore, we would like you all to create a seasonal flat lay that represents November and our favourite will win a place on one of Emily’s workshops, either in her London Makelight studio or online so anyone can take part!

However, before I get carried away with the excitement of all of that, I would like to share with you my favourite post from October. I was so drawn to Heather’s stunning French inspired post, Vicky’s beautiful styling and Kelly’s peaceful scene but I couldn’t helped but be wowed by these hand painted chinoiserie pumpkins – so very beautiful! Thank you Lilian for creating such a stunning styled surface.

Styling the Seasons October review | ling young b | blue and white chinoiserie pumpkins

October’s styled surface by ling yeung b

There were so many other wonderful posts this month, as well as a huge number of images on Instagram that you can find by searching the #StylingTheSeasons hashtag. Do make sure you pop over to these blog posts, too:

Growing Spaces / Refreshed DesignsJanice Issitt LifestyleRoses and Rolltops / A Quiet Style / Candy Pop / The Ordinary Lovely / Tea with Ruby / ling young b / Inside Out and About / Makelight / The Villa on Mount Pleasant  / Camellia Rose / thevintagehousethatcould / little maldod / Geoffrey and Grace / Cate St. Hill / The Lovely Drawer / Owl and Accordion / Seeds and Stitches / Under the Plum blossom Tree / Mummy Limited / The Cabinet Maker’s Love TaleLotts and Lots / Apartment Apothecary

I will be back on November 1st with my seasonal flat lay and more information about our #STSxMakelight collaboration.

Katy x




  1. 30th October 2015 / 11:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! Thank you so much, Katy! What a lovely surprise and an absolute honour! Hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing your November flatlay! xx

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