Right now, comfort is king. Whilst the outside world is offering little in the way of 'feel good factor', I've noticed that people are really craving those cosy, tactile touches to their wardrobes and homes. We want to feel cosseted and find that element of escapism within our own space, which is a hard thing to do when perhaps you are living and working under one roof!
My first love has always been homewares; I think there is something really amazing about the tranformative power of the things we surround ourselves with every day. A sumptuous, cloud-like quilt on the bed, a cosy throw for the sofa, or some super-soft pyjamas that are doubling as workwear right now, they are all everyday indulgences that may not change the world, but they can certainly change your mood and make your day that little bit brighter.
This autumn, with that in mind we have launched brand-new pjs and quilts to our homewares collection in a range of colours and prints to suit your mood:
Have you met our new Ayurvedic beauty collection from Soul Tree yet? You can read more about the brand and the edit of products we have available here - if like me you are trying to slow down a bit and be a bit kinder to yourself right now, these ethically made, organic skincare and bodycare products could be just the pick-me-up you need - they're also great price points for gifting, too.
For me, perhaps the most transformative part of my home space is my candle collection; my mantlepiece is groaning with a 'scent library' of mood-enhancing blends - I think they are so powerful in changing the feel and energy in a room - whether you're winding down in the evening, or looking for something to energise your work day. We have a range of candles, soaps and bath salts from Suffolk based brand, Join as a guest brand online and I am currently burning and loving Hedgerow, with neroli, rose and basil.
We also have a range of crystal jewellery, mindful living books, journals and authentic yoga pants, if you are practicing at home right now.
If all else fails, we have our amazing photographer friend Puneet's 'India Icons' series of prints to adorn your walls with, to provide a little window into the magic of India and some wanderlust escapism into your home.