When it’s cold outside there is nothing lovelier than retreating inside your warm home with all of its comforts.
By February though you are probably feeling less enchanted with the hunkering down of winter and are about ready to self detonate.
The glimpses of low sunlight on some days may seem like teases or taunts but they do really herald a whole new Spring season that is just waiting around the corner.
- (the Ostrich pillow is one way of surviving February) -
So are you ready to embrace the next season? Or should you be utilising the constraints of February to do some serious planning and not be clamoring to throw your doors open, just yet?
We have been talking to Liz Nicholls over at the Oxford Times about how to create your Signature Garden Style. And no we don’t mean dead-heading in your stilettoes Demi-style.
- (Okay, we’ll stretch to some gold wellies then) -
The article is available today (14th Feb) if you are local to Oxfordshire. Then online soon, and we’ll let you know when.
- (Sorry, that’s a step too far Doris) -
In today’s Oxford Times Homes & Gardens supplement you can read our steps to help you create your Signature Garden Style. Everyone has a slightly different view of what a garden should be and what it should offer, so we discuss how, by creating a garden of cohesive elements a definitive look will naturally emerge.
A reflection between the interior style of your home and your outdoor space is integral to this,
and by treating your outdoor space as an extension of your home you will create a seamless flow on the first days of Spring when all your doors and windows can be flung open again.
- (uh, not quite what we meant) -
- (that's more like it) -
By following some guidelines you could soon find that you have created your very own unique, sustainable garden that exudes an abundance of original style. You may be thinking that this is all a bit of a romanticised view of gardens but, it is Valentines day... and a garden doesn't have to be about weeds and mud all of the time.
What better could February be for than planning new beginnings, thinking fresh and making preparations?
So go on, tuck up and get cosy whilst you paw through books, magazines, papers & online, and wile away a little bit longer...
P.S. the two winners selected randomly of our book giveway 'Wicked' are Niki Banner and Christopher Belton. Congratulations. Please e mail your postal addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org and your books will be sent out to you.
The Out styled Source Book: HC Gardens (throughout), The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind screenshot, Giddy Spinster, Ostrich pillow, Christmas Scenes, Harper’s bazaar, Hunter Boots, Leonarda Designs, Orla Kiely, Clerkenwell Sofa, Maine stylist, Do you love where you live, It’s Fine, Apartment Therapy, Ebay, Style Find It, Martha Stewart, Traverse agency, Mrs B Spoke, Jill Battaglia, Andreas Wonisch, Adi, Lombok, Ecouture, Liz Nicholls, The Oxford Times