Apr 16, 2012

by English Muse

Hello there. I am Lelanie Slater from of Beauty and Love. I am a South African interior designer & decorator, magazine web editor, writer and blogger. I will be keeping you company in the Monday morning slot while Tina is taking some time off.

Over on my little blog, I love to chat about interior design, beautiful things, more to life, fun, happiness and joy. I often share practical interior design tips and ideas with my readers and I enjoy delving into what’s new, unique and lovely on the interior design front. I hope that I can share some of this with you during my time here at English Muse.

Here in the Southern hemisphere the weather has slowly been changing. The days are becoming shorter and nights a tad longer. Nature is turning inwards. The time for rest is near. Human beings also feel this calling. Colder temperatures means more time spent indoors- nesting, cuddling and swaddling are at the order of the day. Autumn is a beautiful time. Often considered spring’s ugly sister, we tend to neglect and ignore this stunning time of year. Yet, what is not to love?

Nature is exploding with colour and inspiration. Rich, warm colours abound. Trees are adorned in Purple, Orange, Magenta, Ochre, Fuchsia and Burgundy. Texture is everywhere, from dry bark, to forgotten twigs. Why not channel these beautiful colours and elements for the home?

I decided to turn the beautiful surroundings in my area into a little Autumn inspired shoot. Tangerine Tango is the Pantone colour of the year for 2012. These shades are hot, hot, hot right now!


What do you think of these autumn inspired hues? Do you embrace this season? How do you warm up your nest for the colder months?

I’d love to hear your tricks and tips.


Lelanie. x


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6 Responses to “An Autumn inspired palette.”

  1. Yuliya says:

    Love your dress !

  2. Karolin says:

    Since Spring seem to finally arrive over here I rather not think of Autumn. But my best tips are : a comfy blanket, tea and a good book 🙂

  3. Katie says:

    I love autumn. Spring is here in the US, but I actually miss autumn palettes (though not the weather–we had a very rainy fall this year). Tangerine’s usually a bit much for me, but paired with that green, it’s lovely!

  4. Thanks Yuliya. I loooove stripes. 🙂 It’s my new favourite things. Karoline, I totally agree. Tea and a blankie gets me through it. But I can imagine that you’d rather look to Spring now. Maybe next Monday I should do a Spring inspired post for the folk in the Northern Hemisphere? What do you think?

    I am also a bit weary of Tangerine, but it the green does tone it down. I think it makes it a bit more user friendly.

    Thanks for the comments peeps.

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  6. Rose says:

    A South African on English Muse – yay!

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