Autumn in the Living Room

September 23rd, 2013

It rained on Saturday. You know that first rain of the fall season that fills the air with a scent you wish you could bottle? The one that’s created by the raindrops falling on summer’s residue. Coupled with the sound of cars driving through puddles, it made me want to open all the windows and doors just to breathe it all in. And then to curl up with a cozy throw, a cup of coffee, and a great book.

autumn mantel centsational girl

I’m trying out a new mirror on the mantel (source below), the famous white one has been there for so many years I needed a break but I still love it so it will return next summer. This season, the look in the living room is neutral and warm, a ‘menswear meets cabinet of curiosities’ approach that includes layers of texture and wood tones.

trio of yellow candlesticks

leaves pumpkins boxes on mantel

I was inspired by a fine piece of Harris Tweed wool I found at a thrift store a few weeks ago and thought how lovely and cozy the fabric would be stitched up into pillows by the “fireside” – an arrangement of birch branches and lit candles.

candles and birch logs in fireplace

 

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Weekend Reading

September 20th, 2013

Hello and happy fall y’all! I’ve been transitioning the house all week getting ready for cooler weather. I’m off to buy some mums and pumpkins later today to pose on the front porch like these pretty purples from last year.

fall porch mums

 

We’re kicking off the annual fall link parties next week, Sarah is hosting mantel styling on Tuesday and Layla is hosting craft projects on Thursday, join in the fun!

fall link parties

 

~ Here are a few lovely links for your weekend reading enjoyment ~

Architects share their favorite shades of gray.

30 ways to add color to kids rooms without painting.

25 tips for taking low light evening photos.

This website looks like fun for color lovers.

The glam Ms. Wearstler’s home bar tips.

Habits of supremely happy people.

 

Also my latest articles & product picks over at BH&G:

leather furniture

cowhide

antique table and chairs

Decorating with Leather Furniture

Trendspotting:
Hide & Horn

Decorating with Antique Furniture

 

Have a great weekend!

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