Charlotte and I began our Styling the Seasons project exactly two years ago by calling on people to take a moment to reflect on the change of season each month and try to style a surface in their home to represent what that month meant to them. The idea came from a discussion we had had over lunch one sunny day that summer after bemoaning how little time we had to appreciate the change of seasons being stuck in air conditioned offices and for much of year leaving home for work in the dark and returning home in the dark, too. We thought it would be a lovely way of being creative, forcing us to spend more time outside and the perfect motivation to clear dumping grounds in our homes.
We asked a small group of our favourite bloggers to help us launch the project and we were blown away by the level of support we received and everyone’s willingness to get involved. We knew from the start that we wanted to use Styling the Seasons as a way of bringing people together and we decided to hold seasonal events during the first year, which was an amazing way of meeting new people and building community. The fact that we can now say that we have made ‘real life’ gorgeous friends because of those opportunities to come together makes me so happy.
Two years on we have gained so much from Styling the Seasons but we have decided that it’s time to move on and do something different (not sure what yet!). We hope that it has become a habit for many to take a moment here and there to think about what each month means to them and we would love for you to carry on writing posts from time to time or using the hashtag still on Instagram, as we will, but Charlotte and I won’t be rounding up the images each month or writing a post about our styling each month.
We want to thank everyone who has taken part over the last two years, come to our events, used the hashtag and entered our competitions. You are all amazing and the sense of community that we have felt and still feel is very real. A thank you also to the companies and brands that supported our events.
Our Autumn Vintage Jumble Sale organised with some lovely friends we made through Styling Seasons. Pics by me.
So, this is not so much goodbye to Styling the Seasons but a celebration of everything that we have gained from it and we hope that lots of you carry it on in one way or another. I will miss much about not hosting this project each month but one of the things I have loved about it most is working with Charlotte – her positive energy, infectious laugh and amazing creativity made this experience so, so fun. Big kisses to her!