This year my Autumn Vignette shows I am definitely into the neutrals: soft greys, blues, creams, and browns, all working together to create a sense of calm and peace. I’ll quickly note right here that before I even began decorating, I got rid of a ton of clutter; clearing my space and my mind for what I really want in my home and my life. Lately, if something isn’t working for me … I let it go … but that’s another story.
The decorating started with the ladder … the 10 foot, 6 inch ladder. When I first dragged that thing home, I was petrified as to what the hubs would think, but I knew I could make it work. I knew I had to have it, and I knew I could prove it to be useful.
I shared my woes and fears with my friends and co-conspirators in The Studio | Online. They were more than supportive—helping me come up with solutions on how to promote this thing. But now I think I have been redeemed. It’s the perfect place for holding and displaying cozy new throws and blankets, ready for someone to grab and curl up with by the fire.
I then added my small vintage nightstand (rescued from the basement) since it it just the right height, and the bit of brown adds warmth. It also gave extra room to accommodate that gorgeous white jug which I filled with the dried Echinops picked from my garden this year.
The mirror adds sparkle and light, and the pumpkin pillow from The Pottery Barn was the perfect finishing touch. It was on clearance here in Canada since Thanksgiving is over, and already the stores are filled with Christmas merchandise. But I’ll hang on to autumn for a bit longer, thank you very much.
I’m also loving my vintage letter holder which I found at One Man’s Treasure (where else?) it’s the perfect size to hold my contact cards from Social Print Studio.
And then, because what would autumn be without some lovely warm tea? and a few golden leaves …
Decorating for the seasons doesn’t need to be complicated, especially when you choose classic, timeless pieces. If you keep your palette simple and neutral, it’s easy to introduce a bit of colour and then to change that colour with the seasons. I suspect next month you may see some red here instead of gold.
I’ll share the full ladder story in a later post … .
Day 2 of NaBloPoMo … you can read about it here.