Summertime and the living is easy…. Well, not quite of course, as much as I would love to take the summer off there’s heaps to do but it’s easier somehowÂ with a relaxed summertime breezeÂ wafting throughÂ the studio. Whilst some people think about their summer wardrobe I’m all about summering up my pad. I’m not talking painting it out white and adopting a seaside theme- hell no (you crazy)! for me its more about but adding a few supercool updates.Â Â A bit of boho, a bit of glam and yes even the odd crab platter – I’m serious.
Here are my top 6 summery accessories, its a bit Â tribal,Â a tadÂ bohoÂ with a shot ofÂ tropicalÂ thrownÂ along not forgetting Â a pinch of saltwater. Bonkers, nope I think it works beautifully!
Cage Triangle bottle opener -The Conran Shop
Tribal and glam, a bottle opener thatÂ doublesÂ up as an object of beauty, beautiful!Â Â£69
I’m totally obsessed with thisÂ lamp, Â when I say obsessed I have 3 (don’t tell the store, I raided the warehouse) some in black and some in white. I love anything tribal-y and this feels boho but chicÂ and because its so large it stops people in their tracks. Love!Â Â£375
A glorious new large-format book-azineÂ Â of some of the worldâs most spectacular rural homes, in a nutshell Â the countryside according to ELLE Decoration.Â Split into five inspiring themes, Volume 4 showcases contemporary interiors, laid-back beach houses and majestic period properties. A truly inspirational buy, put yourÂ feet up pour a glass of wine and be prepared to fall in love with some seriously fabulous country homes.Â£17.50
Botanicals instantly summer up your space and this one is aÂ real (although its faux) game changer. I’ve plopped one in the bathroom in front of the window to obscure some ugly view of a neighbours bunker (sorry shed) Â£194
What I Â love about this little vase is the texture, I’ve got one on my mantle with no flowers it just sits there looking effortlessly cool making all the other vases on the shelf supremely jealous! Â£24
In the summer months we eat every meal outside, nothing nicer I find so I love adding a playful note with these lobster/crab/fish platters. Few olives, baby toms, slices of super thin fennel salami -done! Â£4.50