With winter fast approaching here in Australia, I’ve been finding it more and more difficult to peel myself from my soft, Cultiver linen sheets. It’s just so much more cosy to snuggle in bed than to step foot in the cold world outside the bed.
With hibernation and the desire for warmth on my mind as of late, I have naturally been fixated on homely yet light + airy sleeping spaces. With winter bringing early darkness and long nights, I find myself inspired by bedrooms filled with the brilliance of the sun’s light, as well as contrasting the lightness with moody linen tones. The combination of light, minimalism, spaciousness and soft linen creates such a safe haven, while also encouraging to begin each day afresh.
These are a collection of beautiful spaces I came across on Pinterest, my favourite source of interior inspiration.
I’d love to know, what do you like to do to make your bedroom both cosy yet bright?
Amid a palette of neutral grey, white, black and wood, I think a copper accent can bring a bit of zest into a minimalist styled home. And it pairs brilliantly with luscious green plants, oh my! Contrasted against primarily matte colours and spaces, copper’s reflective finish manages to really a room to life.
Despite the countless pens and notebooks I have stashed in draws and on shelves, it’s almost impossible to not add to my (un)necessary collection when I come across stationery. Because really, can one ever have too much stationery? I know, the answer is yes, but those stationery-inclined souls will understand.
So when I came across Rhodia Stationery, it took a lot of will to not go crazy and buy the whole damn lot. Minimal, economical and accented with a beautiful burnt orange – ahh, I’m weak at the kness.
What is your favourite stationery brand or store?
Image from Notemaker.com.au.
ASOS Mini Concertina Clutch | Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque | Topshop Bar Stud Earrings | Topshop Striped Long Sleeve Top | Topshop Asymmetrical Skirt | Topshop Red Alert Lipstick | ASOS Roar Chelsea Boots | ASOS Multi Dial Watch | Topshop Blouse
In an attempt to de-clutter both my wardrobe and my mind, I’m currently in the process of clearing out my entire collection of clothes, bags and shoes. My clothes rack and shelves were overflowing with ‘I’ll wear it one day’ items, and quite frankly I was tired of seeing them gather dust! I’m trying to be ruthless, but it’s hard to throw away things that have aged with you, even if they haven’t grown with you.
As I continue to free up space, I have come to notice a pattern in the pieces that remain: they are minimal, comfortable, clean, versatile, smart and primarily monochrome. I suppose this is a testament to the style I have grown into over the years but have been nervous to completely adhere to. Breaking down my wardrobe to the utter basics has also reminded me of the clarity that living a more intentional albeit pared down life brings.
With all that said, here are my essentials for a minimal & chic wardrobe.
I’m curious to know, what are your wardrobe essentials?
As if I needed another online platform to be addicted to, honestly.
Blynk is a cross between Instagram and Pinterest (my two vices) focusing purely on fashion. Basically, you filter through a bunch of street style images by swiping right if you like the fashion ensemble, or swiping left if you don’t. It’s akin to Tinder – but for the fashion conscious, and minus the creepy characters and disturbing selfies.
As you can imagine, the app is highly addictive and very inspiring as it progressively learns your style and fashion preferences. Better yet, there’s a Style Me function which helps you create an outfit based on the street style images you like, as well as by the categories you choose (I check ‘minimalistic’ and ‘casual’, duh). Dangerously, there’s also a recommendation page which shows you products based on your likes. Very dangerous.
My username is silverspies if you want to check out my profile!