June is a lovely month, isn’t it? Hot days, bright sun, warm light and time spent outside, in water, roaming the countryside, picnicking and evenings in the garden. The humidity and heaviness that can build up in London doesn’t arrive until July and August so June is my favourite summer month. Yes, it’s actually summer!
Charlotte and I have teamed up with Loaf for this month’s Styling the Seasons and we have set ourselves a little challenge to style up one of Loaf’s Perch stools each – we haven’t told each other what our styling will involve so I’m looking forward to comparing! You can see Charlotte’s styling over on Lotts and Lots.
Loaf have also kindly offered a £50 voucher to our favourite Styling the Seasons shot or blog post this month! More about that later, but first I would like to show you my June styling…
I wanted my styled stool to represent outdoor living: Sun bathing or swimming with my hammam towel, eating yummy summer food on our roof terrace, visits to the coast or the countryside with a basket full of picnic food or evening drinks on our balcony with my storm lantern burning – blissful!
Peony season could not be more welcome at this time of year. These blousy blooms really are joyful.
I love the recipes in the Kinfolk cookery books and the whole ethos behind Kinfolk that involves simplifying life, slowing things down and spending more time with family and friends, which is what I am going to strive towards this month. Friends – expect lots of invites for lunches and suppers on our roof terrace!
I have kept the colours of this month’s styling really simple and used my favourite aqua colour that perfectly represents the connection I make between June and being near and in water and enjoying the freshness of this summer month compared to July and August, which are much balmier and more yellow in my mind. I have wanted some shaker peg hooks in my hallway for ages but they were all far too pricey. I bought a few strips of cheap pine ones from Homebase and painted them with Fired Earth’s Ultramarine Ashes.
There’s nothing better than finally being able to sit out on our balcony or roof terrace late in to the night with lanterns. Love this storm lantern that reminds me of lighthouses for some reason – another connection with the sea.
The nautical stripes of my hammam towel instantly make me think of summers by the coast and boat trips – I MUST move to the sea!
What does June mean to you?
If you would like to show us, post a shot of your styled surface on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or blog about it. If you’d like a chance to win a £50 Loaf voucher tag in @loafhome and don’t forget the #StylingTheSeasons hashtag! We will announce our favourite on June 30th so you have the whole month to get styling. The winner must be UK based. If you need a bit of inspiration we have created a Pinterest board of styled surfaces that we will be adding to throughout the month so that should give you lots of ideas.
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