If the onset of a colder season is proving hard to take, you could look to the homeware collection of Gudrun Sjõdén to cheer you up and ease you gently onwards.
The ceramic collection of plates and mugs from the new winter range is a delight, mixing abstract botanical shapes in nicely muted, off beat colours for an autumnal feel. The pick-and-mix prints feature shapes of pressed leaves and pebbly stones laid alongside seed heads and flowers and can be laid out to look like a forest floor of layered loveliness.
Stick one of Gudrun’s woodland-hued linen runners underneath and you’ll convince yourself you’re picnicking outside in the late autumnal sunshine.
Gudrun’s hand painted crockery is a good buy, I have lots of it and it is hard wearing and endlessly cheering. This season it’s particularly good I think, the Aualia and Erina plates have an interesting look to them and the colours on the Aralia linen runner worked rather well with my recent Hastings glass junk shop finds, above. On a side note, Hastings really has got some wonderful vintage stores, the mulberry red and aubergine glass vases were both less than a tenner each.
I like the Erina print on the cushions and muslin window curtains too, it all comes together in a very ‘Swedish woodland summerhouse at the end of the season’ kinda vibe. All available from Gudrun’s website, or pop into any of her always beautifully merchandised stores for a look at the whole range.