When Interiors Met the ‘Summer Goth’ #UKHOMEBLOGHOP

When Interiors Met the ‘Summer Goth’ #UKHOMEBLOGHOP



Hello, and a big squishy welcome to all of those who have joined me on the Summer edition of the #UKHOMEBLOGHOP.

Organised by the ever lovely Kimberly from Swoon Worthy, this blog hop has brought you 27 interior blogger babes over 5 days. So if you’ve missed this week’s gorgeousness, head to Kimberly’s post and hop through the lot!

If you’ve hopped on over from the pink-haven that is the beautiful Don’t Cramp My Style – so lovely to have you, I think you might like what we’ve got in store today…(Clue – think pink)

So the theme is SUMMER STYLE.

A hard one for me if I’m honest. Y’see, I love a nice sunny day as much as the next pale-faced redhead in the UK – aka not loads. There, you’ve dragged it out of me. I’m a Winter gal, and with an allergy to certain levels of humidity and a bit of a history of being a goth, I think it’s safe to say, the sun and I are not “bae” – that’s how to use that word right?

But I didn’t realise just how much I’ll miss having that ourdoor space. We’re house-hunting, as many of my regular readers will know, and we’re struggling to find anything in budget with a garden. A big change from the 70 foot piece of gorgeous greenery we have right now.

The problem is, sometimes Dracula can’t afford to live in a Transylvanian castle, so he moves to the suburbs to put his kids into a good school, and settles for a IKEA Malm coffin because it’s minimal. LIFE.

But I digress.

The point is, I love sitting somewhere suitably shaded and looking at the nice sunny days. That’s why my chosen summer styling for the day is sat in our beautiful kitchen/diner, French doors blasted open, overlooking our gorgeous piece of land, and eating ice cream. Take a look won’t you?

Monochrome dinner table

Monochrome dinner table

So I know this will bother some people who like order, but we prefer chaos in this house. The table is set for 3 because that’s how many of us there are. Hey, my toddler throws things – why give her the extra ammo, y’know?

Monochrome dinner table

Monochrome dinner table

Monochrome dinner table

All the flowers are faux and from Country Baskets (none cost more than £2 each if I remember rightly) but you probably knew that they weren’t real when you saw that it was actually pom poms in a vase. I’m officially a plant murderer no matter how hard I try to the contrary.

Monochrome dinner table

Monochrome dinner table

The dusky pink bowls are Ikea and I think for a set of 18 pieces it was £20. Bargainous. The monochrome tablecloth, napkins and oversized black tray was also IKEA. I’ve got a problem okay…

Monochrome dinner table

I love using my little Rose & Grey mini pineapple vase to offer cutlery. Official plate settings just feel too formal for us. We’re much more a “help yourself” kinda house. It’s a really casual vibe.

I can’t lie, the gin is just for me, and because it’s pink. So that’s my summer style for this year! It might be really different next year in a new house but most of the pieces are coming with us!

In fact, almost of the decoration seen here is a “shop my stash” kinda vibe. I’m a big believer that if you buy homewares that share a neutral theme, you can swap them around the home seamlessly to keep things looking fresh for years. Our neutrals are mostly gold and white and they make even my kitsch/ off-beat style look a bit more grown up.

So I hope you liked joining me for ice cream!

Don’t forget to hop on over to the last, but certainly not least, blogger – Tidy Away Today and for a full list of bloggers, scroll down to catch up. Thanks again for joining us all on the blog hop. Enjoy your summer, lovelies!

Monochrome dinner table

Monochrome dinner table


Swoon Worthy

Apartment No. 4

The Ordinary Lovely

French for Pineapple

Dear Designer

Seasons in Colour


Melanie Lissack Interiors

Candy Pop

Sarah Akwisombe

Design Soda

Around The Houses

Lazy Daisy Jones


Old Fashioned Susie

Mademoiselle Poirot

Lisa Dawson Styling

Lust Living

The Pink House


Fabric of My Life

Making Spaces

Ana Mum Diary

A Beautiful Space

We Love Home


Renovation Bay-Bee

Fresh Design Blog

Don’t Cramp My Style

Well I Guess This is Growing Up (That’s me!)

Tidy Life