In summer, we often sleep in the downstairs bedroom, as it's much cooler.
The room has great soft light and is very small and cosy. It has a great wall of bookshelves, as reflected in the mirror. It is decorated primarily in white and blue (the walls are painted in Skylight by Farrow & Ball).
I like to put a thin quilt on the bed in summer. It doesn't match the room (ivory-cream) but it is so old and soft that we like it very much. Sometimes an imperfect thing is better than a perfect-looking thing.
Biscuit likes to sleep on the bed:
I am showing this photo in particular because of the knitted peach afghan (blanket) that my late Grandmother (Dad's Mum) made for me when I was in university.
She was quite a prolific knitter, but with 12 children and 23 grand-children, I was not first in line for a time-consuming blanket. We were lucky to get socks and mitts when we were kids. But in high school, I requested a knitted blanket and a couple of years later, I received this lovely double/queen-sized blanket for Christmas. The colour was her choice (I think I was hoping for blue at the time).
I really love the colour now, as it adds a much-needed dose of comfy-cheeriness in my otherwise quite neutral home.
She was a wonderful, kind lady who always sat down for tea when you came to visit and never seemed in a hurry. I have so many fond memories of her and they often come to mind when I see this blanket. What a gift!