My Home in… August


I love the way my home changes throughout the year, it reflects the seasons and the things we are celebrating at the particular time. I am fairly predictable… David knows he will come home from work one October evening and the house will be decked in pumpkins, orange flowers in golden vases and goodies in sweet containers. I have things which we always celebrate and change our home for… Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Birthdays, Easter, Mothering Sunday, Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Years Eve. These I document with photographs and notes in my journals but its the little changes throughout the year that tell a story and these are worth celebrating too.


Things like adding a few special sea shells to your coffee table décor after a trip to the beach or filling a vase with all of natures offerings in the Autumn. These are the things I want to document and remember. So #MyHomein is born!

On the 25th of each month I will share a My Home In post. As part of this post I will include my favourite photos from the hashtag on instagram for the month and my styling at home. I would love for you to join me by using the #MyHomeinSeptember or by linking up your own home next month.

My Home in August

Is telling the tale of sunny days and is clinging on to the last moments of the summer holidays. The bookcase in the orangery is busting with sunny sunflowers and yellow blooms, mixed with the scent of lavender from the garden drying out. New stationary is stacked up ready to go and soon the piles of sandals and flipflops will be packed away and school shoes will be back in the hall.


I love the pairing of the black with the yellow roses and sunflowers… it reminds me of busy bees flying around the garden. I don’t very often use black in my styling so this makes a change for me.

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What does your home look like in August? Do you fancy playing along next month?

Carly x

Linking up with the lovely Katy from Hot Pink Wellingtons and Laura from Dear Bear and Beany for #SharingtheBlogLove

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13 thoughts on “My Home in… August

  1. Aww you’re a lady after my own heart! I love your seasonal touches. I try to make my home look a bit seasonal, but don’t always have the time. I can’t wait to put mums on the front step next month though. Lovely images. x #SharingtheBlogLove


  2. What an absolutely gorgeous idea, to change things about your home to reflect the seasons and other important dates. I love your bright and sunny yellows for August. Just beautiful! #SharingtheBlogLove


  3. I love this idea and I’m planning to join in next month! I love how my decor tastes change throughout the year – it’s a lovely way to capture the changing of the seasons. August has been all about the sunflowers for me too – I love how long they last and how cheap they are. You have a lovely display area – I need to dedicate a corner of our house for this I think! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove


  4. Sunflowers are my favourite flower and I just love this time of year when I have them in the house all the time. We are also growing them in the garden and Alice loves it. I love how you have used them to change the decor of your house, it looks lovely. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x


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