September on Homeology has always been about storage and decluttering. Because I am a tad OCD, I am often compelled to have a vigorous declutter this time of year (and at other times of the year as well, but that is a different matter). What I find this year though, is that my decluttering is going much, much deeper – to an emotional and head-space level. This September, I feel the need to rid myself of limiting beliefs, habits that hold me back and yes, even my curly hair that has just become way too fussy for me. So, with my new straight hairdo, I am setting out this month on a journey of self-discovery, rediscovering the things that I am passionate about. Here are my favourite and most inspiring things this Spring, and yes, it involves lots and lots of flowers and bright colours. In the legendary words of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada:
“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.”
1. Anna se Koek – my sister made this cake for her birthday yesterday. Isn’t it amazing?!? // 2. Navy Chinoiserie digital wallpaper // 3. Pecan Pie. Need I say more? // 4. Ideas Magazine. Seriously, with a name like that, it’s bound to inspire. And that cover!! // 5. Bounty from the ocean at Gordon’s Bay // 6. Paint Splashes: beauty in the imperfections! // 7. Floral arrangements with vegetables – pretty delicious! // 8. Jacobean Print Scatter // 9. Natural wrapping with vine leaves // 10.Pomegranate – those colours! // 11. Fresh flowers from my garden // 12. Heirloom aubergine – how gorgeous are those tiny green veins? // 13. Embroidered Denim – I can’t wait to see how that’s going to translate to interiors! // 14. It’s not new, but I still love leafy wallpaper. // 15. My new tropical notebook – when you write down your ideas in something this exciting, they’re bound to be great!