Styling the Seasons – October

I’ve been a bit of a hermit recently – not during the day, but I have definitely favoured staying in once time passes 5pm. I love our home so much and I love being inside on cold, dark nights, which includes putting thermal socks on, listening to music, a warm drink, lighting candles and mostly getting cosy under a blanket. These things should never be underrated, and my October ‘Styling the Seasons’ is dedicated to just that. Jared has been out almost every night and I’m so happy that he’s making the most of my current hermit status.

October is a truly stunning month outdoors, and taking part in this project is really enhancing my appreciation of the seasons. I keep spotting the most beautiful berries, leaves, squashes and pumpkins this month – you couldn’t avoid them even if you wanted to, but let’s face it, who would want to?

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Dried allium heads have taken pride of place in our lounge. I spotted them in my mum’s garden and just had to take a few. They’ve been up for several weeks and they’re like giant baubles. I think they would look amazing with some twinkly lights adorning them once the festive season is here. I heard my three year old telling his Granny: “These plants are dead, but mum finds flowers beautiful even when they are dead”. You’ve got that one right son!

I had to include the beautiful droplet mug and metal rice measure that I was kindly sent by The Other Duckling. I have done way too much staring at them since they arrived, and am placing them back in their boxes after use until I’ve found a home for them. The mug is such a good weight and I adore the shape. The Other Duckling is a treasure trove of homeware and full of absolute gems – you must go and have a good look around.

Happy October to you all.


E xx

Katy and Charlotte run a monthly blogging series called Styling the Seasons. You’ll find gorgeous images and inspiration by searching #stylingtheseasons on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.




  1. 21st October 2015 / 7:43 am

    Looks great Esther – I was intrigued as to what you had planned with the allium when you took it. I knew it would be something lovely of course!

    I LOVE that metal pot haha I don’t think one would fit anywhere in our home but its very cool. x

    • Esther
      21st October 2015 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks M! I love dead flowers at the mo xx

  2. 22nd October 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Rest up, Esther! I love ailium but have never thought to dry it. Such a lovely idea. I adore the droplet mug, too, for I own one myself 🙂 It’s the perfect size to wrap your hands around for a warm x

    • Esther
      23rd October 2015 / 11:19 pm

      Thanks Rachel. Such a good mug! x

  3. Katy
    28th October 2015 / 12:37 pm

    This is so calming and what lovely, soft colours. I absolutely love what you have done with the album heads – might have to steal that idea! So pleased that this is making you more aware of the seasons, too xx

  4. Esther
    30th October 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Thanks Katy! x

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