I know that grey interiors continue to be incredibly popular but I really wish that Mother Nature wasn't quite so keen on the colour. The weather is so dreary and drizzly, at the moment, isn't it? But every now and again, the cloud clears, the sky becomes that teeny bit brighter, and we get to experience fleeting moments of sunshine that have us opening our eyes a little bit wider and our minds daring to dream of spring days. Days where we can head out of the door without wearing a million layers and perhaps, even stay outside for longer than five minutes without worrying about the tips of our noses freezing.
Last week, I decided to defy the threat of snow in the air and finally take the Christmas decorations off the pegboard (not a word of a lie ... there's still a reindeer in the kitchen, too) ready to welcome a more spring-like look and feel to the living room. Bye bye sleigh bells and holly; hello eucalyptus and lisianthus!
Armed with six mini hanging bottles (they're from Loop the Loop and if you have a pegboard, you need them, they're lovely) and the most beautiful glass vase (a gift from Cox & Cox), I set to work on a simple but chic display.
When it comes to pegboard displays, I'm normally a 'more is more' type of girl, no space left unadorned - have a look at my autumn-themed one and when I turned it in to a home coffee bar. But this time, simplicity won out. I like the mix of white and green with a hint of colour from the heads of the pegs. And then a splash of black from the paint stripe on the postcard. It feels right for this time of year. Clean and fresh with a nod to the brighter colours that come with the start of spring.
Aesthetically, I know that the eucalyptus would look better trimmed down but I just couldn't bring myself to do. I love to swish the leaves and it makes the whole room smell like a spa. It lasts for way longer than flowers, too, so is a great choice, particularly at this time of year when flowers don't fare so well in our centrally heated homes.
And as quick as you can say 'pineapple washi tape', I'd added a strip to every bottle and the display was complete ... just as the sun shone through the window and I was able to snap a few pics without the living room looking like a darkened cave.
What do you think? Has your mind turned to spring, yet? Or are you still to be found under blankets embracing hibernating season?