When it became apparent that I owned enough scatter cushions to insulate our entire loft I agreed that I should not make any more purchases.
Despite that I longed to buy the cheeky Hare Knitted Cushion that I coveted at the gift shop at The Savill Garden.
It was the antidote that I needed to eliminate the post-festive feeling in our dining room.
Soft greys and baby pinks amidst spring flowers were all I could imagine.
Common sense prevailed and I set about my cupboards to see how I could bring a fresh new look to this sunny room.
I was keen to keep the lovely Andrew Martin tulip curtains hanging a little longer as the nights are still quite cold.
Rather than play up to the red tulips in the pattern however, I decided to emphasise the pink ones by choosing a selection of quieter companions.
I added some pale coloured silk Sia tulips to a vase of faux eucalyptus and soft pussy willow stems.
The red and white striped candles were replaced with plain pink ones.
Next I set the table using a pink and grey scheme which included an Ikea throw and soup bowls, my new Biggie Best wine glasses, and grey/white place mats from M&S.
In the comfy slipper chair in the corner I added a soft pink fringed cushion and a clashing fuchsia pink pad, both of which had been residing in the loft.
The last item I added was a small grey cushion which had also been providing insulation.
I’m really pleased with the end result but whilst writing this blog I have found the Hare Knitted Cushion on the Sophie Allport website.
I’m not sure that I can resist much longer!