Spring into action
08 April 2018
SPRING INTO ACTION
April is often seen as the month for a ‘spring clean’ and now we have officially said goodbye to the long winter and cold dark nights we thought we’d ask our resident designer and guru of all things style, Hillary Levack, for her top tips.
Hilary said: As the allure of cosy nights in front of the log fire has started to feel a bit yesterday, now is perfect time to get a spring in your step!!
You can start by making small changes that will instantly brighten a space and make you feel a little more cheerful. I love creating a huge display of bright yellow daffodils and snowdrops in the entrance to the hotel. I can’t tell you how many guests arriving for lunch in the bistro stop to comment how the flowers have brightened up their day.
It puts a massive smile on my face to think I’ve made their day a little brighter!! It’s something simple and inexpensive but it makes a big difference to the look and feel of your home.
In terms of interiors you don’t need to look at renovating or big changes, sometimes subtle things can make a difference and refresh the look and feel of a room. You could look at bringing in a new colour, whether it be painting a feature wall or simply changing your cushions, lamps or bedding.
I might get the chimney swept, proper traditional spring cleaning, as I think the fireplaces have been working especially hard this year with the bitter and long winter, so could do with a clean!!
I love being in the outdoors and now the weather is getting better I turn to outside spaces. The garden is due for another burst of energy so I will be giving nature a helping hand. At the hotel I love to create even more fairy tale wedding highlights and I am
You can look at new bedding plants, hanging baskets and pots or create or update a place for alfresco dining or drinking. I’m a big fan of outdoor lighting to create a magical and romantic atmosphere. I have used it for weddings in our Oak Pavilion, you can also see them twinkling across our Alpine lodges in the spa.
Whether making changes or just enjoying the new lighter, milder weather, I hope you’ll be “springing into action” soon.