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.
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.
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.