Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Autumn in the Living Room

Monday, 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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Fall Parties + Inspiration

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Hi everyone, today I’m playing catch up after being away for a few days. Meanwhile, I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with blog pals Layla, Sarah, and Rhoda yet again for another round of fall link parties, dates and themes below, we hope you’ll join in on the fun!

fall link parties

 

I’ve rounded up over 50 fantastic fall and Halloween DIY decorating and crafting ideas for you over at the Best of DIY Fall Decorating Gallery.

50  fall decorating ideas

Hop on over to check out all the inspiring links and start thinking about what you’ll create this season!

 

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