15-minute make: autumn wreath DIY

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Autumn is the most beautiful and intriguing time to live in the countryside. It’s when I get my strongest cavegirl tendencies and I love gathering nuts, berries and mushrooms to cook and preserve. Inspired by the return of Nature in the Home this week I decided to get crafty with my autumn gatherings (instead of… 

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Nature Table: red

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Everywhere I look now, vibrant autumnal reds are catching my eye… {all Decorator’s Notebook Blog} We’ve been photographing a lot of our products for the Decorator’s Notebook Shop against this slate background… it does something wonderful to colours and gives quite a different mood to the bright white backdrops you often see in online interiors… 

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Shake your tail feather

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I find myself adding more and more natural touches to my rooms at the moment… a delicate seedhead here, a crispy-dried hydrangea head there. Next time I head back to Somerset I’m on the hunt for dramatic pheasant tail feathers to add to my hoard. {via Home Beautiful} {via Britta Nickel} {via Serin & Sorrel}… 

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If you go down to the woods today

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A former editor of mine once informed me that only stylists have picnics. Of course I disagree… but an autumn picnic on a hanging table with real glasses and silver candlesticks in the middle of a woodland glade? Yeah ok. I’ll give her that one. Whimsical yes, but tell me you wouldn’t want one of… 

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October is the finest month

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{by Danielle Kroll} Woodsmoke drifting on frosted air Fingers red with blackberry juice The first crumble of the year Homemade sloe gin – waiting, waiting, waiting Hot chocolate with cinnamon and chilli Copper beech leaves shiny with overnight rain Knitted socks over knitted tights Casseroles and dumplings scented with thyme My annual escape to the… 

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Deepest, darkest grey

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I am obsessed by this deepest, darkest grey at the moment and debating where in Le Flat I can paint it. It’s one of those brilliant colours that’s nothing on its own. But mix it with a bright pink, soft heather, bold yellow or burnt orange and it suddenly blazes into life… {Tara Donne via… 

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