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a summer homeware refresh…

3th July 2023
Welcome summer in with these simple additions to your home...

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Whether the sun is shining outside and we’ve got the patio doors wide open or it’s bitter and bleak and we want to retreat inside, I never tire of the timeless shade on the walls throughout the vast majority of our home (Dropcloth by Farrow & Ball should you be interested.) 

Given that playing around with interior design brings me so much joy though, I will always look to update the home in other ways each season and ensure that they feel suitably seasonal.

With that in mind, the accessories below have been picked by yours truly with summer in mind.

Allow me to present my summer homeware refresh… 

Wisteria Candle

I discovered this candle a few days ago and have been burning it religiously throughout the house ever since. It’s fresh and floral and everything you want a summer candle to be.

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Vegetable Patch Tablecloth

When you find a print like this one from Bertioli that encapsulates some of your favourite things about summer, you’ll find yourself getting it out and smiling like you’re seeing it for the first time every year. It’s perfect for summer dinner parties – indoors or out – and is guaranteed to get guests talking.

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Farmhouse Water Jug

Again, something simple as a new jug on the table filled with fresh blooms is an easy win at this time of year. What I love about this one specifically though is that it feels summery and bright when I look at it now but come winter, it will look just as good filled with foraged, festive goods.

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Mottled green bud vase

I bought this mottled green bud vase set from Amazon last week as they’re the perfect size for my sweet peas and look beautiful perched on random ledges throughout the home. I find myself gifting friends handout flowers at this time of year as well so thought these would look a bit nicer than a soggy bit of kitchen roll wrapped around the stems!

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Pepper Green Linen Napkins

I love the versatility that good quality linen napkins like this pepper green set offer. Scattered on plates at a dining table – inside or out – they’re an easy way to add seasonal greens to your home. 

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Ceramic Berry Colander

Good quality ceramics make excellent kitchen surface accessories year round in my opinion. Given that summer berries are in season right now, not only is this ceramic berry colander aesthetically beautiful, it’s practical at this time of year too! 

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Antique Wicker Basket

There’s something so effortlessly beautiful about an antique wicker basket with a bunch of handcut and tied lavender draped within it at this time of year. Placed on an ottoman in the living room or on a side table in the hallway, it smells heavenly and instantly makes me think of summer. 

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Tuscan Serving Bowl

I don’t know about you but we entertain at home so much more in summer so find that updating tableware is an easy way to have fun with new designs throughout the warmer months. Having recently returned from Tuscany, I love the look of this sage tuscan serving bowl for fresh salads and sides.

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Moss Striped Cushion

When in doubt, update your cushions! In the summer months, all of our wintry, velvet, wool and tweed cushions get vacuum packed and stored in the attic until the colder months return. Lighter fabrics and colours like this moss striped cushion take their place. It’s an easy win. 

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Wicker Tray

The key to accessorising a tray is to keep it simple and let what’s in and around it do the talking. Perch it on top of three beautifully illustrated hardback books placed to one side of a coffee table, with nothing but a candle and a small vase filled with freshly cut flowers placed on it (the mottled green bud vase or farmhouse water jug above are great examples.)

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Looking for more summer inspiration?

Take a look at my floral dress edit here…

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  • Debbie LeRoy
    20th July 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Lidia,
    I’ve been watching your you tube videos now for about 7 months. You are lovely and you have exquisite taste. I’ve learned so much from you and are always inspired by your videos. I visited England some time ago and I loved it. Wish I could get back there. My favorite place was the Cotswolds. Im so sorry for any harsh comments from people who are basically jealous. And, our weather is very similar so I always relate to what you’re experiencing there. Keep up what you’re doing and ignore the naysayers!!! God bless all you do.
    Debbie, Michigan, USA

    • Lydia
      24th July 2023 at 1:26 pm

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying it Debbie, thank you so much! Lydia x

The plum tree in our garden is always the first blossom to erupt at this time of year narrowly beating the much loved aubretia that grows in abundance through our old garden wall. As soon as is acceptable I’m out with my secateurs ready to fill vases and prickly jars with its delicate confetti like blooms 🌸
Februarys carpet of Crocus blooms is always quite the spectacle. I find these little cheerful perennial flowers popping up in the most unlikely of places and what’s special is how they naturalise and multiply each year to create a carpet of flowers ready for the early Winter-Spring bees 🌱
Winter Spring views.
Primrose & Snowdrops are on their way!
February is a very special month, it almost feels like the build up before the crescendo of spring and I can’t help but feel a flutter in my chest at the thought of what’s to come 🌱
Ad a successful day at the races with @boodles wearing my some of my own pieces from their incredible collections, mixed in with my favourite pieces from their Secret Garden collection. This bracelet is showstopping!
Coat & Blazer @hollandcooperclothing 
Boots @fairfaxandfavor 
Car @astonmartin DBX
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