A room with a (much nicer) view now that I’ve been to John Lewis…

Sadly, last week Mr SG was poorly to such an extent that it was only fair that I let him have our room to himself. As an act of great selflessness and sacrifice* I took myself upstairs to the spare room, where I’ve hardly ever slept before and I have to say, I really loved it. It’s really cosy with lovely sloping ceilings and you can hear the owl in the tree outside.

Up until now the room hasn’t really had its own identity – varying as it has between the youngest’s first bedroom and then a spare room/place to store things. But now? Well since my visit up there, which resulted in the hauling around of furniture followed by trips to the charity shop and today’s visit to John Lewis – it is now part loft style, part Scandi spare room. Crikey, those germs caused Mr SG great expense in many ways.

*ie I didn’t want his manky germs

The room is painted all white and apart from a striped Cath Kidston blind, that I’m happy to ignore for now, it was pretty much a blank canvas. I already had the table, the vase and the Roberts radio.

As I love to wear navy and grey, I figured that a room in those colours could work too and would be nice for a change. The yellow/citrine accent colour on the bedding was picked up in the lamp, vase, Mr Fox cushion and the picture.

The bedding and cushions…

The bed linen is Skyler Stripe in citrine. It also comes in a grey colour too which may be a good option for when this one is in the wash. The cushions are the Aztec patch cushion and the Scion Mr Fox cushion. On the bed is the plain lambswool throw in grey


The lamp is the Penelope Task Lamp in Quince.


I really fell in love with the Central Park Picture as I wandered through the store. It really reminded me of my trip to New York with Flo in the summer. So into the basket it went.

And now on to storage….

Storage was a bit of an issue too but I wasn’t sure how it was going to all work out, so I bought this knitted basket in grey which I will use for towels for the spare room (for now at least). 

We have a couple of these Habitat storage units from about 1999 – as I suspect many others do too. It can be quite hard to find baskets and storage to go in the cubby holes. We have lots of things that the children have brought home from school that I can’t bear to part with but which don’t really need to be on display, plus photo albums which just needed streamlining.


So this is what I bought to fit… 

A set of three different sized felt storage baskets (below – this is the largest one) and a grey felt storage box (above). The knitted basket also fits though, just in case anyone is interested. 

The fire engine on top of the unit was made by my Grandad and Great Uncle just after the second world war, when toys were scarce. My Dad and his brother played with it as children and although it’s a little worn, everything on it still works from the ladder to the bell. It doesn’t go with the scheme but it’s not going anywhere!

Right, so does anyone want to come and stay? 


  1. Briella Lane
    November 26, 2015 / 11:17 am


    • StyleGuile
      November 30, 2015 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you! I'm a little bit fond of it too! Beth x

  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    November 26, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Really, really lovely!

    • StyleGuile
      November 30, 2015 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks Helen that's very kind of you 🙂 x

  3. What Lou Wore 365
    November 27, 2015 / 11:16 am

    Yes please! We could go for a run ;-)It looks great, I liked it on IG and I like it even more seeing further pictures.

    • StyleGuile
      November 30, 2015 / 2:05 pm

      Now that sounds like a fantastic idea! And thank you – it's nice that people like the room. Hope that all is good with you. x

  4. Carol
    November 28, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Love those grey felt storage boxes. And the fire engine – a classic!

    • StyleGuile
      November 30, 2015 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks Carol, I love going into that room now. And I love the fire engine even more now that the rest of the clutter has gone. But yes, you're right, it's a classic – a real one off. Thanks for dropping by – hope that you are well. x

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