Is Summer finally upon us?! Ah I hope so! This recent weather has been GLORIOUS! It’s put me straight into the spirit of Summer both indoors and out. I’ve been throwing open the windows in our home, reaching for fresh flowers, tossing out the woollen rugs and reaching for the cocktail glasses! All these actions of which have inspired me to write a blog post based on… Style Savvy Ways to Create (and enjoy!) a Summery Interior.


There’s something about bright and beautiful homewares that immediately conjure Summer spirits and colourful living. Freshen up your home interior with a splash of vibrancy to put you in the mood for Summer days.

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Brightly colourful Mairi Helena Luxury Velvet Feather Cushions for the Sofa

Last week I attended a fab colour workshop during Clerkenwell Design Week by Disegno Daily hosted by Arper which focused on ‘The Colour Theory’ researched by Johannes Itten. You may all well know that colour can very much be used to highlight an interior space and help draw attention in different ways. It was so inspiring to hear how colour can subconsciously affect our mood. Take these thoughts on the application of colour in interiors for instance:

Red can be as powerful as black

Yellow remind us of the sun and happy summer days 

Green interestingly is a colour you can spend time in the longest 

We become lost in hues of blue, it’s calming as it reminds us of the trusty blue skies above 


It’s lovely when interiors can extend out into the exterior. Writing this sentence makes me think of large french doors opening onto a patio, an immediate route from indoor to out. Living in an upstairs flat, unfortunately I don’t have this luxury! But I like to improvise and seek out a secluded spot in which to set up a little garden party, bringing the interiors outdoors, even if this means setting the table at the beach!

Summer Table Scenes, Garden Parties and Cocktails

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Think Summer, immediately think cocktails. In particular GIN cocktails. Grab your cocktail glasses, colourful crockery, paper napkins and put on a spread. Check out these gin glasses from the LSA International gin cocktail range, perfect for a garden party in the sunshine!

I’m a particular fan of the LSA International gin coupe set, maybe it’s just me but I always think there’s something extra classy about drinking a freshly shaken cocktail out of a wide rimmed glass!

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My husband’s favourite cocktail on the other hand is a mojito so the LSA International Highball it is for him then!

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Then I got carried away and purely for the benefit of this post….(any excuse!) ….I just had to try a trusty favourite of Rhubarb and Ginger Edinburgh Gin an LSA International Balloon Glass, a perfect combination in my book!

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Seek out summery prints for a refreshing Roman blind or two! Our Mairi Helena Harris Green Thistle linen Union fabric is a perfect choice for the addition of sophisticated summery florals around the window. Available as fabric by the metre, you can also add complementing velvet cushions and wallpaper to match!

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Mairi Helena Harris Green Thistle Linen Union by the metre, a perfect choice for a roman blind with a difference!

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Mairi Helena Harris Green Thistle Velvet Cushion



Brighten up your bedroom for Summer with beautiful contemporary fabrics from the Mairi Helena fabric range and create bespoke bed throws like this one here created from Summer Thistle velvet. Line with Scottish linen and suddenly you have a fabulous statement bed throw that oozes style and sophistication.

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So how will you style your home for Summer? I’d love to hear what you’re up too to help create an oasis of style on your own home! Do feel free to leave a comment below!

Until next time!

*** And a huge thank you to LSA International for providing me with their balloon, coupe and highball glasses from their new Gin collection range to propel my enjoyment of my Summer cocktail drinking to a whole new level!! ***


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