Well, here we are and it’s the end of October! How has your autumn been so far? Summer seemed to lull me into a state of comfortable bliss and then the Autumn began and things just always go a bit mental until the run up to the new year. I’ve been busy working away on lots of various things including of course, the kitchen remodel (I PROMISE I’ll have an update for you next week and yes, we’re very nearly done!) and pulling together the last bits for the Autumn refresh for the bedroom. I’m also working on a full redesign of my blog and branding behind the scenes which I’m SO freaking excited about! More on that one soon too!

I also got to spend a few days in London recently as you know and went to the launch of the lovely Emily from The Pink House’s collaboration with The Style Studio at River Island on Oxford Street. She designed the bar area in her quintessential style with lots of vintage glam, neon flamingos, Buster and Punch lighting and a huge range of plants creating a stunning display. We had the most fabulous pink cocktails being prepared for us too which I shared on my Instagram Stories. It was a very good night and I’m so proud of my friend for creating something so gorgeous!

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After the launch, Bianca from French for Pineapple and I went to Bob Bob Ricard for some (more) cocktails. The prices are ridiculous (£15 for one drink!) but oh my goodness, the atmosphere is incredible and worth every penny just to soak up David Collin’s masterpiece of design.

The Club Room in Bob Bob Ricard designed by David Collins / Paul Winch-Furness Photographer via Diespeker & Co.

Where we were perched for a few tasty bevvies – The Club Room in Bob Bob Ricard designed by David Collins / Paul Winch-Furness Photography via Diespeker & Co.

Of course, the highlight was the Amara Interior Blog Awards the following evening which I talked all about here so I won’t bore on about it again! Still, it was an incredible night and one I won’t soon forget!

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IBA 2016 Winners! Photo by John Nassari

So just as a little shout out for the link love from some of the websites that featured me, I have to say thanks and encourage you to check out the following:

As per usual, I’ve been chatting about interiors for various websites over the past month and so I’m rounding them up to make it easy for you to have a look when you get some time this weekend and fancy a bit of light reading! Of course, I wouldn’t expect anyone to read ALL of these but if something catches your eye, then I’d love for you to have a little look. Each link opens in a new window so you can just click the ones you like the look of and go back to it later!

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Trends

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Why Gold is the Metal of the Moment (My Two Designers)

How To: Incorporate Autumn Florals Into Your Decor (Oak Furnitureland)

8 Inspiring Ways To Use COTY Dulux Denim Drift (Oak Furnitureland)

How To: Bring Winter Colour Into Your Home (Oak Furnitureland)

6 Ways To Use Fall Colors In Your Home (Oak Furnitureland US)

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Advice

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How to Create a Cosy Vibe This Autumn (Tile Mountain)

6 Outdated Decorating Rules You Should Probably Break (Oak Furnitureland)

How to Make Any Space Feel Bigger (Avant)

7 Tips to Style Your Sofa (Oak Furnitureland)

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Inspiration

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7 Things Every Stylish Dining Room Needs (Oak Furnitureland US)

Tuxedo Kitchen Inspiration in Black and White (Tile Mountain)

Inspiration for Hex Tiles – The New Metro Tile? (Tile Mountain)

So this weekend will mostly be spent creating an Autumn tablescape for a DIY post, getting some new appliances for the kitchen from AO.com (!!), making some gorgeous slow cooked chilli for an AO post as well and finishing off the bedroom refresh! If I have time, I might start painting the kitchen as well but I have a feeling that may be next weekend now because a girl’s gotta have some Netflix time, ya know? I’ve been watching Black Mirror and Charlie Brooker is just an evil twisted genius.

What have you got planned? Any exciting highlights from October you fancy sharing? What ya watching on Netflix lately? Go on, you know I love your comments!

Image sources: My own except Award Winners by John Nassari / Advice image by Urban Outfitters / Inspiration image by : Adore Magazine / Photography: Hannah Blackmore / Styling + Interior Design: Little Liberty

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