yikes, I can't believe it's september already? excuse me while I go and dig out my knitwear. I'm secretly excited for jumper season but I can't believe we're heading towards autumn already!

do you remember that I wanted to redecorate my dining room? well it's not quite finished but we have made progress in turning it into our new study (hurrah) I thought I'd give you a quick update!



abel armchair | habitat c/o
orla kiely cushion | john lewis
rug | ikea
gold pineapple | john lewis


so this is a sneak peek at my reading area! our habitat  armchair arrived and it's just perfect- not too big, not too small (I'm starting to feel like goldilocks!) it's nice and comfy and it's also wide enough for me to sit crossed legged or sprawl out with a book which was my main requirement! we really struggled with choosing an armchair as there was some gorgeous retro designs but I loved the scandi feel of this one... overall I think we definitely picked the right one for us.

I've set up a little side table and we moved the bookcase from our living room through into the alcove. I thought it would be nice to add a touch of colour to the chair so I chose some orla kiely cushions. I'm not certain what will happen with the existing ikea rug-  we're tempted to add in something brighter but I quite like the clash of styles. (I'm dragging james to ikea this weekend to see what's new in- who's betting I'll come back with a load of plants and no new rug?)

we've just ordered some typography art prints for the walls and the other half of the room is mostly occupied with james desk and work area! once the last few things are in place I'll show your the rest of the room.. 

back soon

caroline x



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  1. So cute, I love all the colours and things that you've used!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // £100 FeelUnique Voucher Giveaway

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    1. thanks maddy- we went to ikea and got more things so I'll post an update soon :) xx

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  2. This is so cute! I love and want everything x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. the photos' don't do it justice- such a nice shape :) xx

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  5. This is such a cute little nook! Also I love that arm chair, been looking for one like that for ages! x
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    1. it's lovely- the angles from the side are really nice although I didn't quite capture it in these pics :) xx

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  6. That looks so calm and inviting. Lovely style as always.

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  7. Gorgeous!! Lovely mix of colour and shape. Super exciting : )

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  8. I LOVE the orla kiely cushion (mustard is my favourite go to colour for this season as well!!) and the mid century style arm-chair, the grey compliments the mustard so nicely as well.
    I wish I had a home to buy nice furniture for, I'm currently a student sharing a house so basically have a room to decorate myself but thats it :( However, we are planning a trip to ikea to buy lots more plants (granting that we can keep them alive that is!) so that should be exciting!
    Lovely post, your house is beautiful.

    Jodie | http://a-textile-perspective.blogspot.co.uk

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