Holiday Decor

Autumn Mantels + Link Party

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

When it comes to fall decorating, I have a predictable annual ritual.  I clip colorful stems of viburnum leaves from the backyard, pull out the amber glass collection from storage, and pose mini pumpkins all around the house.  As a result, the mantel tends to reflect my fall favorites. 

amber bottles on mantel centsational girl

amber bottles and mirror on mantel

That was the mantel yesterday morning when I photographed it.  Then I had two cups of coffee.  And as I sat there in the cozy space, amped up on caffeine, I got a hankering to mix it up again.   

As I’ve mentioned, I am fixated on marbled paper this year, so I decided after lunch to  take down the mirror and replace it with some framed golden marbled papers I ordered earlier this year. (Those are IKEA Ribba frames if you’re curious.)

Aaaaaand here’s the afternoon version of the mantel. 

framed marbled paper on mantel

marbled paper and amber bottles on mantel

autumn mantel and framed marbled paper

autumn living room mantel centsational girl

Here are the seasonal changes: I temporarily swapped my living room rug for the Surya rug that used to sit in the kid’s playroom and was hiding in a closet.  I brought down the slipcovered settee from our master bedroom for a few months to create a cozy seating area around the fireplace.  And I added a deep orange throw blanket and some embroidered DL Rhein pillows, both purchased from Joss & Main as autumn accents.

 

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Fall Sprucing, Favorite Picks!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

I’m excited to spend some time over the next two weeks sprucing up our home for fall since the Fall Link Parties start next week!  I’ll be using a lot of what I’ve got, but I have my eye on a few new things for cozying up the casa. I love the yummy colors of autumn: pumpkin, cognac, olive, fig, aubergine, and amber.   Fall is not only about color but texture too, think warm metallics, wood finishes, and cozy throws for chilly nights by the fire. 

For fun, I did a little virtual shopping, and picked out a collection of fall favorites for the home and tabletop. 

fall for the home 2012

 

Alder Nesting trays, Altogether Home; Ranch Pillow, CB2; Amber Jug, SKS Bottles; Dexter Stripe Bench, Pottery Barn; Kaleidescope Pillow, Altogether Home; Animalia Rust Jute Pillow, World Market; Pumpkin Mohair Throw, Layla Grace; Teak End Table, Shop Ten 25; Aubergine Suzani Pillow, Pop of Color on Etsy; Birch logs, Floral Accents on Etsy; Cowhide Ottomans, Room and Board; Seagrass Baskets, Wisteria; Wickford Dining Chair, Pottery Barn; Harper Banquette, World Market; Sheepskin Rug, Room and Board; Diamond Kilim Rug, Pottery Barn.

 

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