Am I the only one who is happy about the cold weather finally setting in? Don't get me wrong, I like summer and sunshine as much as the next person, but when it comes to mid of October I start to look forward cosy nights in and wrapping up in warm woollies. There's something that is just wrong about (nearly) summery temperatures at this time of the year - unless of course you live on the other side of the world - and my body and mind expect crisp mornings and chilly evenings.
So, now that it finally is getting colder, I'm happy to prepare to hibernate and change linen and accessories around to make our home warm and cosy. I do actually like the darkness and heaviness that comes with these months and fully immerse myself into this calmer time. With that in mind, you can imagine that I am very happy to share my take on the Winter Luxe Edit at John Lewis.
Choosing my favourite items to warm me and my home up wasn't difficult. With so many beautiful and seasonal choices, there is something for every taste. I'm not somebody who would usually go for the "high maintenance" look, but there's something about Autumn and Winter that makes me want to add a little more luxe to my home. But it needs to be done the "right" way: I love combining rough and natural materials with shiny metals and luxurious faux fur and they need to balance each other. The big faux fur throw, the Tom Dixon candle, the silver bowl and the beautifully woven basket are all from the John Lewis range and fit in perfectly with my take on Winter Luxe.
By keeping the colours muted and within the same palette, I'm free to play around with textures. It also means that it's a look that I can relax in and that doesn't command much attention on its own but gives an overall quiet and luxurious feel. Just as I like it. And if you're looking forward to long and cosy evenings too, then take a peek at the Winter Luxe Edit, I'm sure you'll find something to warm you up too.
By the way, if you like my style, you might like to take a peek at my 'It's in the Detail' board on Pinterest - there's a lot of inspiration on there for all those little details that make a house a home...
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions and choices of accessories are my own.