Home Etc #122

Did you know, there are just 8 weeks and 5 days until Christmas day?

Sorry — for those of you that still aren’t allowing the C Word to be mentioned but I think we need to take a deep breath and acknowledge that it’s on it’s way.

Me especially.

I’ve been living in a bit of a weird state of suspended animation recently.

Ever since the boys started school I’ve been trying to get into a routine and find my groove. Weirdly, everyone else in the family seems to have managed beautifully.

The twins segue from nursery to school seems to have been faultless and they’ve settled in nicely. Their daddy drops them off at the classroom door every morning, before heading off to work.

But it seems that I have not been able to adjust so well, and the change in structure has unsettled me a bit.

Happily, the Home Etc community has been keeping me grounded and I’ve really enjoyed seeing lots of new blogs linking up each week.

Favourite Home Etc Blog

Our favourite post from last week was from Leoma who writes over at Style The Clutter.

She showed off her gorgeous sitting room.

Home Etc — Decorating with dark walls

All above images courtesy of Style The Clutter

Spectacular non?

Although, it’s no surprise that I like it.

Leoma has chosen exactly the same colour that I painted our bedroom; Stiffkey Blue from Farrow and Ball!

It’s such a dark shade but works so beautifully.

I’m so glad I went over to the dark side too.

Well done Leoma, thanks so much for sharing. Your name is in the running to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor  Laura Ashley.

For anyone wishing to share blog posts in this week’s linky, have a little read of our house rules.


Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments, as you are at sharing your posts. Please be kind enough to comment on your host’s post — which will always be the first entry in the link up — plus a couple of others.

And if you tweet —@twinklediaries  or @BooandMaddie — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Lins or I will retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Don’t forget to keep using the #HomeEtc hashtag on Instagram too! We love to see your Instagram photographs

Lots of love,

Caro x

PS — Remember next week your host is Lins.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 25th Oct 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Leoma’s house is beautiful, I’m so jealous of those high ceilings… I’d love to be able to hang a chandelier like that!

    • 30th Oct 2017 / 2:58 pm

      It is isn’t it? And SNAP!! Our cottage doesn’t have the head height for a standard pendant light — let alone a chandelier!! LOL!! ;)

  2. 26th Oct 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I’m all over the dark colours too at the moment, always drawn to them on Instagram. Gives such a cosy feel doesn’t it? Gorgeous. xx

    • 30th Oct 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Same Suzanne — I love them. They’re amazingly easy to live with too. It took a while for me to go over to the dark side but I’m so glad I did. I’d love high ceilings like Leoma’s though — we had them in our first home. I really miss them!

  3. Leoma
    29th Oct 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Thank you so much for picking my blue room as a favourite Caro, I am very flattered… x

    • 30th Oct 2017 / 2:56 pm

      How could we not Leoma? It’s so beautiful. Oh for high ceilings again — I miss our old house!! ;)

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