November has arrived and with it its first grey and rainy Sunday. After spending Saturday up in the Peak District (you can find out why on Wednesday) and the train, I was very happy to spend yesterday pottering about, editing photos, cooking a roast and listening to the rain. A perfectly cosy Sunday.
A Sunday also perfect for candlelight, muted colours and a little winter luxe. When I prepared my first Winter Luxe post, I mentioned that I was happy that the weather had turned cooler. Little did I know that it would go back to Spring like temperatures first! Looks like we're back on track now though. Anyway, as I was putting the post together, I was drawn to two moods. The first one took the direction of mainly greys, black and white, the second towards warmer tones.
Mixed in with the warm tones is a bit of silver and even some cool marble which add to the luxurious look and feel. You see, I like small touches of luxury but without "bling". I'm certainly not one for anything overblown or ostentatious as I prefer my home to feel like, well, my home. However, a few pieces mixed in with my usual style just fit so very well into this time of the year. Small touches of silver to reflect the warm candle light are balanced with warm wood and vintage items, to me, that's the perfect mix.
Mixing things up, adding, taking away, rearranging, decluttering and re-cluttering - the constant change is something that I feel the need to do. I don't think I will ever tire of it and I struggle to understand how anybody's home can look exactly the same for weeks, months or even years. The seasons change, the light changes, nature changes and even we change along with our taste and our preferences. What works in summer doesn't necessarily work in winter, what worked a couple of years back in our homes, might feel out of place now.
Right now, this feels perfect to me and I know that even though I do change things around, the pieces I have chosen here will be with me for a long time. And that's one of the points. None of this is about "fast fashion" or items which are of the moment but will be passé just as quickly. It's about choosing pieces that are interchangeable in the sense that they're easy to combine with pieces we already have. It's about choosing current favourites which will stand the test of time and become timeless favourites. I'm certain these pieces are just that.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions and accessory choices are my own.