Styling the seasons - February

The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie

I always find this time of year quite strange. On one hand, I can't help but greet the first signs of spring with a loud cheer, but on the other hand, I'm somewhat cautious because the moment I contemplate packing my winter coat and boots away, snow seems to make a surprise appearance. Therefore, this month's styling the seasons post is dedicated to the start of spring ... but looking at it from the warmth of my snowflake-free living room. It's my tentative nod to appearance of more green and slightly milder weather but with a reluctance to give up the warm blankets and the twinkly candles which have featured heavily in my life and in my home in January.

I was exceptionally lucky this month as Wayfair kindly asked me to select an item or two to put together my perfect #springshelfie and I found the loveliest things (you can see a summary of all the bloggers involved here). The 'Lets Stay Home' print completely sums up my attitude, right now. Even my favourite daffodils are unable to convince me that I should be outdoors more often. Those occasional blue skies don't fool me. It's cold out there!

The artificial fern garland which I've wound around my pegboard to form a wreath is quite enough to make me feel like I'm embracing the start of the new season with the added bonus of not having to wrap up to admire it (or water it to keep it alive). I have popped a succulent in the glass dome, though, which I'm hoping lives to see the end of spring (I don't have the greatest track record with house plants).

And finally, I've included a porcelain candlestick because although the nights are getting lighter, there's still nothing nicer the welcoming dusk with closed curtains and the warm glow of candlelight, is there?

The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie
The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie
The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie
The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie
The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie
The Ordinary Lovely: Styling the Seasons #springshelfie

Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots run a monthly blogging series called Styling the Seasons. You'll find the most beautiful images and inspiration by searching #stylingtheseasons on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.