Bedroom inspiration for Summer and a day out at Royal Ascot with Christy.
I was so excited when Christy, one of my favourite luxury bedding and towels brand, invited me and my husband to Royal Ascot.
It was to be my first time there, and I just couldn’t wait.
Royal Ascot is the place for horse lovers, and race goers, but it is also one of those highly anticipated events in a socialite’s calendar.
Members of the British royal family were in attendance. I even managed to spot HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, a few metres away from me, as I toured the Parade wing enclosure.
As you can imagine, fashion was high on the agenda. There was a strict dress code and hats had to be worn.
Some men wore their top hats and morning suits, whilst ladies came in a wide array of fashionable attire.
The image above was what I wore on the day. I decided to go for a red and pink theme.
For this post, I have decided to show you a series of photographs I took of a modern day Royal Ascot, followed by a Summer bedroom refresh, using my handpicked selection of Christy’s bedding range. Here is my first photo. It’s an image of a group of friends, all smartly dressed and relaxing together, in between races.
I love the departure from formality in this image, with the ladies chatting as they kicked off their heels. Here’s another informal shot of a group of young gentlemen.
Did you notice that they weren’t wearing top hats? It could well be a generational thing. Instead, they championed the dapper look in crisp white shirts, dark narrow ties, and shades.
I was instantly drawn to this stylish couple in the centre of the photo.
The man was dressed in a shiny blue suit with a contrasting lemon yellow tie and orange pocket square, finished off with a pair of tan shoes. The lady wore a feathery pink hat and shoes, with a matching dress with pops of vibrant orange and yellow to compliment her partner.
I love how we see that hat in all its feathery glory, as she bowed her head to select her horses, from the book, for the race.
No Royal occasion is complete without the Queen’s guards, so I was lucky to spot them playing a few traditional British tunes at the start of the event.
Hope you’ve enjoyed how I see Royal Ascot through my lens. Now for the second part of my post, my Summer bedroom refresh. Here it is! I’ve never shown my bedroom on the blog before, so this is very much a debut.
I want my bedroom to feel light and bright, so have decided on some luxury white bed linen from Christy.
You can find out where my prints are from at my post here.
I picked the Penny bed linen in white. Isn’t it so pretty? I absolutely adore the delicate lace trim at the edges.
Made of 100% Cotton Sateen, it is so soft and feels like you are sleeping in a 5 star luxury hotel. I picked the white Christy Amalfi throw for my bed. As I love the lace effect of the bed linen so much, I had to let it peep out from under the throw. Here is a closer view of the Christy Amalfi throw. I love its crisp white texture. Looks wonderful next to the bed linen, don’t you think? I’m so happy with the results of my bedroom refresh. Most of all, having beautiful quality bed linen made all the difference.
Here you can see that I have folded a Penny bed linen flat sheet over the duvet. This is a wonderful way to show off the lace feature.
Since it is Summer, it’s great to have a thin sheet to use instead of the duvet on hot nights. Hope you have enjoyed seeing my Summer bedroom inspiration, and finally do take a peek at Christy’s bed linen collection. I think once you’ve tried it, you’ll definitely want more.
I will be back soon this week with more stylings from home, and can’t wait to share. Have a wonderful week ahead all.
( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Christy, but all opinions are my own).