January Favourites

There are certain things that always make me happy in the void left behind after Christmas. The typical things like cosy textiles, warmly spiced food and jewel toned clothing but I'm also looking forward to Spring and all the lightness that comes with that season.  Personally this month I'm focussing on a new collection of textile designs and thinking up new products so I keep catching myself spotting beautiful patterns. I hope you enjoy this collection of my favourite things this month.

I've been dreaming of a pink sofa for ages, I still haven't convinced Simon yet! Via A Beautiful Mess

Oversized sweaters are perfect for January, I especially love this one by Hackwith Design House

I loved curries in January, specifically vegan ones to balance out all the heavy Christmas food. This Sweet Potato and Coconut Milk Soup with Brown Rice and Lentils from Katie at the Kitchen Door looks delicious.

Ochre, inky blue and putty are my three favourite colours at the moment. I'm actually planning on giving our bedroom a mini makeover with these tones soon. Via Apartment Therapy

I keep seeing oversized padded coats everwhere and I kinda want one. This burgundy velvet one from Asos looks really cosy.

Eva Magill-Oliver's sketchbooks are really beautiful and her colours are always on point.

I saw these shoes on Pinterest and thought they were so cool, probably ridiculously annoying to get on but hey. Shoes by Lou Lou Ballerina

I can't wait until we live somewhere where I can have a separate office space, maybe this year. Via Seventeenth and Irving

I've been craving chocolate a lot recently and this Double Baked Chocolate Meringue Brownie recipe is ticking all the boxes. 

I absolutely love Mia Chaplin's work and Simon and I have agreed that we'd like to buy more original artwork this year.

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  1. Hi! Some fabulous ideas here, the paint colours are wonderful. Plus, I'm so cold at the moment, I'd have no guilt about tackling that ASOS model to the ground and pinching the oversized puffa! My needs are greater than hers. I did an ikea hack study makeover with twin workstations on my blog and I'm typing away in the study now. P.S. I tried to share this via your twitter button but said page I was trying to reach wasn;t there. I will cut and paste! Happy New Year and hope to see more from Hello Nancy on #HOMEETC

  2. Oh my - that chocolate fudge cake brownie creation looks so good, and I reckon it alone would cheer up anyone's January! Happy New Year to you!

  3. That's a dream living space at the top with all those cacti! <3

  4. Love this selection of January blues-busting things! Thanks for sharing x

  5. oh some lovely choices. Jumpers, chocolate cake - perfect. I love bowl food in winter, there is something about spicy food enclosed in a bowl that is cheers the soul on cold days.

  6. I'm all for the pink sofa - do we all need to work on Simon?! That would just be fab. In the meantime keep warm and pinked up x #HomeEtc

  7. Love the choices and all so stylish too! Great to be back again with #HomeEtc for another year! Welcome back, we've missed it! Jess xx

  8. That oversized puffa is fab! Looks like a giant duvet to wrap around yourself! Thanks for all this loveliness.