What is it about luxury hotels that can
instantly ease away those everyday stresses?
Is it the elegant décor, plush bedding and soft lighting? Or, is it the coffee tray, room service and luxury bathrooms?
Or, is it just the fact that you can escape
your day-to-day routine, eat and drink at all hours and indulge in some quality ‘me or couple’ time?
In fact for me it’s all of these things and
But, of late my weekend getaways and romantic trips have been distinctly
lacking since I became a mum.
It’s not only been because of motherhood though. Time
and money have played a part too.
For one our holiday time is precious – over
our years together the husband and I have had a far few hotels stays – but now our
free time is centred around family holidays.
And, as for money – even though before I
would have thought nothing of spending a few hundred pounds on a boutique hotel – I think its much better spent on a week in a holiday lodge or a trip on the
But, is doesn’t by any means – mean I don’t miss those luxury overnight stays. In fact writing this has made me realise just how
much I do miss them (insert sad face).
So, until I can book a mini-break I’ve
decided over the next few weeks I will be sharing some
interior finds, recipes, holiday fashion and shopping ideas in the spirit of some of my favourite places.
This Georgian country house and members club in the heart of
Somerset features a chapel, spa, cinema and cricket pitch. One of the best hip-rural retreats where the rooms offer a country feel but with modern touches
like mezzanine floors, freestanding baths and lounge areas.
The vast gardens are hinted at inside with floral touches, bold
wallpapers and velvet furnishings in browns, greens and dusty lavenders.
Finished off with cosy log-fires, sleek treat trays and moody lighting.
* 15 Ways to Re-create the look & feel of Babington House at Home *
Carly Glass Table Lamp £26.99 Homebase // 8 Aperture Photo Frame £39.50
Marks & Spencer // Willow Leaf Cup and saucer £12 Laura Ashley // Iron & Clay Natural
Wicker Log Basket £50 Amara // Velvet Tub Chair £445 Oliver Bonas //
Wedgwood by Blendworth Tonquin Print Cushion £40 John Lewis
Revival Mini Radio £150 Roberts Radio // Circle Mirror £129 Marks & Spencer // Hand Wash
Caddy from £32 Cowshed // Woven Check Throw £10 George at Asda // Stump Teapot £25
Whittard // Eat Drink Nap Book by Soho House £20.40 Amazon
Shakespeare Roll Top Bath £329 Victoria Plum // Arthouse Stag Head £59.99 Argos // Silver
Dinner Candle Holder £30 each John Lewis // Jane Packer Peony and Rose in Ceramic
Pot £18 Sainsburys Home // Heather Large Spiky Floral Cushion £25 BHS // Gloss Wellingtons £100 Hunter
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Oh they are all lovely choices. I miss going away to spa weekends too. I just love the feeling you get from staying in a luxury hotel. Great idea to bring the hotel to you though, I will have to try this too 🙂 #HomeEtc
Oooh Babington House is lovely! x
I was nodding along to this post so yes, in total agreement – now when can I go there to make sure for myself? #homeetc
I'm with Stephanie, I think we need to go to Babington House to check it out 🙂 In the meantime I need to see those Jane Packer flowers in Sainsburys – they look so good #HomeEtc
Aaaah Babington. Or Cowely Manor. Yes please, I'll come with you. Maybe we should organise an AAOB meet up there?? I mean, we totally deserve it!! Love these choices — this is the look I go for in our home (only on a much MUCH smaller scale!!!) Fab. And thanks so much for linking up lovely xxxx #HomeEtc
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Love this! Great choices. This was my style previously until I moved into a new build, now it's contemporary all the way BUT these pieces are lovely! Thanks for linking up – Jess xx
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