Take 5 With: Matilda Goad

British summer time officially ended this week and it’s already hard not to mourn those balmy summer nights. We are always thinking of ways to make things a little bit brighter, calming and warm. A splash of green with a new houseplant, a vibrant planter or pot, candles or even a new egg cup for deliciously cosy dippy eggs and soldiers on a cold winters morning.

How excited we were when we heard that the creative consultant and designer Matilda Goad, was both a fan our app and our Mind, Body & Soil boxes. Matilda’s accessories, homeware and style bring an effortless sophistication and colour to a space and are exactly the sort of thing that we reckon will lift your home and mood this Autumn.

We got to ask Matilda why, in her view, plants are so important in interiors and how she utilises them in her home:

I love indoor plants particularly in the winter months when there is little greenery around. They really help to visually soften a room, I like to have a few different plants that I rotate around my home.

Matilda Goad

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Last of the Dahlias / Start of the squash

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Just a quick flick through her Instagram reveals her unique yet familiar style. Tradition is mixed with bright and welcoming colours and patterns, breathing new life into old favourites’ ( her dreamy sky blue ceramic egg cup plate is on my wish list? ) 

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Sunday ?

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Her range of planters are particularly sensational with mix and matching encouraged, ensuring your plants are always complimented by bright colours, making them the star of any room. 

5 things on the MBS wishlist…

The Scallop Tole Planter : Fill with seasonal plants (or bulbs from your latest Mind, Body & Soil box) these hand-painted beauty’s are wonderfully simple and bound to lift a room…they make a great gift as well!

Trellis Yellow planter : would look absolutely fab with any green house plant to add that pop of brightness and cheer that is so necessary as the days darken (Lets just say would look fab with this months plant ? )

Striped planter dark red : if your looking for ultimate cosy vibes then this dark red trellis planter will look gorgeous with any plant, adding a touch of sophistication with warmth and character 

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Stand tall, Stand strong

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Tartan squiggle Jug – a bit of an all rounder this jug can not only be the vessel for a batch of elderflower and gin fizz, but also used as a vase for any bunch of flowers you come across. So timeless and cheering that Matilda calls it the ‘Joy Jug’ 

Woven Ceramic Lamp – We have never seen quite such a cosy lamp in all our lives. Such delicious textures and colours. We could all do with one of these in our living rooms this autumn!

To swoon over more of her delightful designs head over to her wonderful website here. Matilda Goad is certainly going to bring us necessary cheer in these autumnal months with her designs providing warmth and comfort to the home (and soul).

Our monthly Mind, Body & Soil box fits snugly into this theme. The “Get Cosy” month is all about turning your home into a cosy and vibrant place to wrap up this autumn.

Matilda was a big fan of our Daffodil Infused hand sanitisers (see below) and in the name of all things cosy we have decided to offer you 30% off your first box using the code: matilda30

Matilda got our October box and particularly liked our Kew Gardens Daff hand sanitisers….try our next “Get Cosy” box with 30% off!

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