mid-winter warm-up

Yes, it's winter! Gardens are bleak,  roads are icy and skies are grey..all the more reason to stay in doors, cosy up your favourite spaces and enjoy the fire.

A twig of yellow witch hazel looks stark but bright and smells divine. Layer up your chairs and sofas with throws and cushions in warm welcoming colours and draw the curtains against the elements.

I am loving my bed at the moment - lots of natural fibres - linen, cotton, wool and feathers. I have added some bright coloured layers to the neutral linen to enhance the warmth - chartreuse, green, plum and gold.  Hard to stay out of bed actually!