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An Autumn living room refresh with Pad Lifestyle.

Happy October! As Autumn is here, I’ve decided to give my living room a refresh. Autumn living room Since the days are getting shorter and darker, I’ve decided to go for a bright and vibrant look, but still maintaining some Autumnal tones in the colour palette. I’ve turned to Pad Lifestyle, an online and physical store based in Edinburgh, with a beautifully curated collection of homewares, for my room refresh. I’ve layered my sofa with cushions from bluebellgray, in painterly jewel tones of aubergine, aquamarine blue and emerald green, against a base layer of pink and blue Designer Guild pillows. For some extra coziness, especially on cold evenings, I’ve added a soft woolly throw. This charcoal grey Susan throw is from Care by Me. My square white coffee table has been replaced with this Eugenie round wooden one by Harto, which has added warmth to the room. I’ve styled it with a variety of new favourite coffee table books by Assouline and flowers. Love that bright pop of pink from the Ibiza book. One thing I adore about Autumn and Winter, is the excuse to indulge in hot chocolate.

I’ve decided to serve my cocoa from this earthy and organic looking Muuto push coffee pot.

I love the feel of the thick handles when pouring, and the warmth as I cup my hands around the mug. It’s nice to have the drink close by without having to reach out to the other coffee table.

I’ve placed this small portable Scandinavian style table from Design House Stockholm, alongside where I’m lounging on the sofa. Last, but not least, I couldn’t resist adding a pop of sunshine to the room. This Georges sofa is from Harto. Here’s a closer view So what do you think? Hope you’ve enjoyed my Autumn living room refresh.  I will be back soon with more interiors inspiration. Can’t wait to show you.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. A sponsored collaboration with Padlifestyle, but all views are my own).

Style your home like a stylist

I was recently asked by the lovely team at Shurgard, a self storage facility, to reveal my 5 top tips on how to style your home like a stylist. Here is a photo of my coffee table. I thought I’d show you one of the tips on styling a coffee table, in steps:

Step 1 – Arrange coffee table books in piles.

Keep the books closest to the sofa, in a vertical pile, so your guests can see the cover images. Keep the piles furthest away from the sofa,in a horizontal stack, so you can show off the colourful book spines.

Step 2 – Add a scented candle.

Place the candle on top of the books. It becomes a decor feature and makes the room smell lovely when lit.

Step 3 and 4 – Create space between the piles of books.

Add a few decorative glass dishes in the space between the books. I’ve placed some candies on the plate for guests, and added a few trinkets to inject some personality.

Step 5 – Add a pretty coaster for drinks.

Step 6 – Add  some fun and colourful objects.

I’ve added a bright pop of yellow with a pineapple dish.

Step 7- Add a piece of art.

I’ve placed a colour blocked, hand made ceramic bowl, bought from Oregon, on the table.

Step 8- Add some plants.

I’ve placed a cute cactus in a pot, to add some fresh greenery.

This is only one of my 5 tips on how to style your home like a stylist.

Do pop over to Shurgard’s blog now to see my other 4 easy and affordable steps for transforming your home.

Hope you enjoy it. I will be back soon with more interiors posts. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

( Photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell.)

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