monochrome inspiration from country road

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Im usually a fan of the brighter shades of the colour wheel, but Im exploring the darker shades. I love colour but the moodier tones have their place too. Black, white and grey are classic sheades for decorating your home and always in fashion for your wardrobe . These colours alone or together never go out of style, a timeless combination. This seasons twist is that they combine with graphic elements for the ultimate modern monochromatic inspiration.

My colour inspiration started with a collection of feathers we have gathered over the last little while.

I love decorating with found items as they add another layer of interest to any vignette at home, we have them on display in a simple vase in the living room.

I also drew inspiration from a few paint colours from my collection with Murobond – funny that its seems I’m rather partial to shades of black , white and grey here too. Like i said before they are fail safe shades when decorating and a perfect for your walls too.

With the winter months quickly approaching its all about staying in, cacooning as i like to call it. We sort of go into a little hibernation and with the winter chill warmer clothes and decor are necessary for practical reasons ( chunky knits for the sofa and the bed are a must) and for the the mind we need to feel cosy and snug. With this in mind Its the best time of the year to make a hearty soup. Im a some what a novice home chef but i do like to cook its important to have a go. Just like finding your decorating style, cooking is also a journey of discovery and trial and error.- My decorating and cooking styles are some what similar – relaxed and causal and nothing too fancy – I like to keep it simple.

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So here is my easy as winter soup recipe that anyone can cook (if i can)

First I chop up whatever vegetables I have on hand usually the likes of potatoes, onions, brocolli, zucchini, pumpkin,carrots and good amount of garlic (feel free to mix it up with what you have on hand)

Next I roughly chop these vegetable up and add to a pot with chicken stock and generous amounts of salt and pepper.

I usually make this shop when working from home and leave this to simmer away all afternoon until it becomes and delicious and heart warming hot broth.

I serve it with crusty bread toasted on the pan with generous amount of butter.

Somehow this golden soup and toasty bread looks perfect served on black.