When Fall arrives with its crisp cool air, I like to transition out our light-weight accessories, in favor of velvet and wool pillows, warm heavy throws and a few other trimmings. I don’t go overboard – I still want our house to look like our house! – but find adding a few tasteful accessories sets a nice cozy tone for the season. The Bungalow as a whole follows a pretty consistent color palate throughout – blues, greens, pinks and a few necessary neutrals – so shifting attention towards darker shades of green and a few small pops of orange is an easy transition amongst our mainstay pieces.
Much to my dismay we don’t have a fireplace in the house, so until the day comes when we either have one installed or move, I’ve taken to decorating our TV cabinet as if it was one! Billy and I visited one of our local farms last week and picked up some fairytale pumpkins – my absolute favorite variety! I brought a few inside to arrange on the “mantle”, and as a precaution placed tupperware lids underneath each pumpkin to protect the wood cabinet in case they start to decay. Then I wrapped and twisted grape vines around the pumpkins to conceal the lids.
I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on “disguising” my husband’s ginormous TV in the middle of the living room with a gallery wall. While it’s not complete yet, I’m pretty pleased with its progress thus far. We picked up the carved heads on our honeymoon from a local artist working on the beach. Most of the prints are from Etsy – fox and owl, tables scape, horizon – except for the beach scene which is by Teil Duncan.
Miles the deer (smaller version here) got a crown of paper flowers, and he kind of reminds me of something out of a Botticelli painting now!
I had two leopard pillows made up for the loveseat, casting an indirect hint of orange, and added my favorite Fall candle (NEST’s Pumpkin Chai) to the coffee table.
I also had two pillows made out of vintage wool and silk scarves for the Lloyd Loom loveseat, and pulled out our faux-fur throw (see some of my favorites here).
*I have material leftover from the scarves and leopard fabric – if you’re interested in pillows, feel free to message me!
Even the pups got an update with their plaid dog beds!
The kitchen and living room are connected in an open floor plan, so I used more paper flower garland to tie everything together – I love how it looks on top of our capiz chandelier! I had the orange zebra runner made, and pulled out our sheepskin throws to top the Bertoia chairs – making for the coziest of meals!
Come Black Friday, I’ll switch out a few things for more holiday/winter-inspired decor – I can’t wait!
*I offer onsite and e-decor holiday decorating services for anyone interested!