Living in South Florida, we don't have many opportunities to enjoy the crisp cool days and nights of Fall. This week, we find ourselves in Central New York, right at a time that I was craving some cooler weather. In our travels, my thoughts turned to easy refresh ideas for your home's interior to bring some of this season's beautiful colors indoors.
If you start with a neutral base for your home, it's quite easy to create a new palette with art & accessories. The color of the fabric on this sofa is, literally, called neutral. This stainproof fabric is kid-friendly, pet-friendly even red-wine friendly... worry-free for your family to live with and easy to maintain. It's also a queen sleeper sofa, ready for those unexpected slumber parties :)
Simply change out the pillows, add a cozy throw and you've got a quick, inexpensive new look for your home.
Super soft and so cozy, this throw was made in Ireland from the finest quality merino wool. Its fibers are lighter than sheep's wool, making it incredibly soft to the skin. In a subtle striped weave from a traditional Irish wool mill. What better way to spend a lazy Sunday than wrapped in this throw, reading a book, sitting by a fire!?
Woven in a bold colorful checked pattern, this throw was also made in Ireland from a blend of the finest quality merino wool and alpaca fibers. It's very light and incredibly soft to the skin. I love the combination of colors in the plaid...for me, this one is a touch of nostalgia and reminds of a blanket from my childhood.
An area rug is the grounding presence in a space. Crafted from durable material that is UV and mildew resistant, this vintage inspired rug is faded and distressed, perfect for indoor and outdoor spaces. This rug is so well priced, it's a quick, affordable way to add a big impact into your room. And, it's neutral pattern blends well with most spaces.
Let's talk art! The beauty of art is open to interpretation. Each individual will experience a piece of art at a different level of aesthetic and emotion. This is one of the reasons I love art! This piece, titled Tinted Light, is from Spain, by artist Esther Rosa in 2014.
Accessories are like the jewelry of an outfit; they can make or break a space. Here are few that can help create a feeling of coziness to your space this fall:
I love the warm light that emits from these lanterns. Faceted panes of mercury glass form this striking lantern, each one perfectly sized for a single tea light.
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. This preserved hydrangea bunch brings a bright burst of color and texture.
It's said that the sense of smell is closely linked with memory. Hand-poured in small batches into a textured glass vessel, this soy wax candle pairs the refreshing scents of grapefruit and Siberian fir with notes of sweet plum, sandalwood, and musk. I love the look of this textured glass, and the fragrance is amazing!
Greenery is a simple way to add a natural element to your space. Bringing the outdoors in adds texture and warmth into your home. If you have a brown thumb, not to worry...a faux tree, like this faux olive tree, will work!
I'm a collector of cookbooks. How about one that help make dinner and clean up a little easier? This book is chock full of recipes, including comfort foods. A recipe for 'Chicken Pot Pie On The Fly"? Yes please! Carla Snyder delivers 70 incredible, reliable recipes that everyone (including the kids) will love. Every recipe is made in one pan and ready to eat in 45 minutes or less, making them perfect for a busy family. Recipes range from vegetables and chicken to beef and pork and include beverage pairings both for the grown-ups and kids, which makes preparing an enticing dinner every night a whole lot easier.
Since arriving in Central New York a few days ago, we've had beautiful, crisp weather and even a frost the other morning. The leaves have started to change here and we plan to take a drive to do some leaf peeping, including a stop at the local Cider Mill for a curbside pick-up. I even got to exercise my green thumb by planting some cheerful yellow mums yesterday. What are your plans for the season? Sending you warm wishes for quality time with family and friends and warm, cozy times at home.
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