Styling the Seasons

I’m very excited about today’s post because I have joined up with the wondrously talented Charlotte of Lotts and Lots blog, to start a new monthly blog series, Styling the Seasons. This is doubly exciting because the series is about getting you, our lovely readers, involved!

Charlotte and I discussed how easy it is for a few months to pass without even realising it, unless you spend a lot of time outside and see the changes in nature. We also talked about how the interior of many homes stay the same all year round, except for the odd bit of tinsel at Christmas time.

We would like to challenge ourselves, and you, to reflect more on the change of seasons and show those changes in our own homes, which in turn will help rejuvenate our homes. We want you to choose any surface in your home (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece – it can be a different surface each month) and style that surface with anything you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you and the promise it holds (relaxation, celebrations, family, nature). For example, for me, September always represents new beginnings and my styling will definitely involve new stationery, which is a MUST for the start of a new school year (so deeply engrained after being a student and teacher my whole life).

We would love it if you joined us and styled a surface in your home for September (this does not mean you are obliged to take part every month – just join in as and when you feel like it) and Charlotte and I will do the same and share a photograph of our styling on our blogs on September 1st. Please take a snap of your styled surface and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (or blog about it if you have a blog) and use the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons and tag both me and Charlotte – you can do this on any day during September. You might want to add a little explanation about how your styling represents the month for you. This way we can find out a bit more about each other along the way.

If you don’t think you have the time/know how/motivation to join in, then we hope you get inspiration from all the wondrous bloggers we have got on board to take part as we know styling can be the most difficult and daunting part of making a home. Just search for the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons and Charlotte and I will share our favourites on our blogs at the end of each month.

Sooooo excited to see your pics for SEPTEMBER!

Katy x

P.S. You can find us here – please tag us in your photographs so we can see and share them:


Instagram – @AptApothecary

Twitter – @AptApothecary

Facebook – Apartment Apothecary


Instagram – @LottsandLots

Twitter – @TweetingLotts

P.P.S. Share the graphic below with friends that may be interested in taking part, too! x

Styling the Seasons monthly blog series on Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots



  1. Lyn Hamilton
    14th August 2014 / 9:51 am

    This is such a good idea and very exciting. Can’t wit to see all the pics and it will get me thinking more about my interior which at the moments is choas. Trying to clear out stuff and with 3 kids slow messy process

    • katy
      15th August 2014 / 8:14 am

      So pleased you think it’s a good idea, Lyn. I really hope it will help people refresh their homes a bit and/or get some inspiration from the amazing bloggers, designers and stylists we have got on board to take part. Really look forward to seeing your pic 🙂

  2. 14th August 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Looking forward to joining in, it’s such a great idea x

    • katy
      15th August 2014 / 8:14 am

      You will definitely help inspire others, Emma. LOVE your styling xx

  3. Jenny
    15th August 2014 / 9:03 am

    Hi Katy. This is such a great idea and I can really identify with losing track of time and not appreciating the change of seasons (especially stuck in an air conditioned office most of the time!). And my home definitely becomes stale and doesn’t change at all unless we decorate, which doesn’t happen very often! I think that’s because I don’t have the confidence to style my home – I always get stuck and nothing ever looks quite right so I end up having a lot of bare surfaces because I don’t know what to do with them. Therefore, this is the perfect project for me; I think I will get inspiration from all you clever bloggers in September and then have a go in October! Really looking forward to it. Jenny 🙂

    • katy
      16th August 2014 / 1:38 pm

      What a great comment, Jenny! This is exactly what we hoped for when Charlotte and I discussed starting the series. Very much looking forward to seeing your October styling x

  4. 15th September 2014 / 4:26 pm

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.

    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer
    to create your theme? Exceptional work!

  5. 6th December 2014 / 12:58 pm

    I would love to join and i will start in January on my blog. I will instagram and facebook the foto’s too.
    I just found both of your blogs and they are so nice and fun to read:)

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