Indoor Seasonal Changes!

The air is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the smells around us are shifting from summer to fall. There are changes we can make indoors to reflect the turning of the seasons outdoors. One design item that helps us to shift into the cooler weather mindset is texture. Throw pillows are an easy swap out item. I absolutely love these wool pillows!

Throw blankets for chairs, sofas, and benches are the perfect accessory to snuggle up with while adding a little more texture. A faux fur throw calls to me to touch it and wrap up in it. The cable knit wool throws are super cozy as well.

These super soft cashmere blankets add a great pop of color to brighten a cold and dreary day!

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Candles suggest warmth. Their soft glow warms up a space visually.

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I love these candles that are made to look like your favorite wool sweater!

Picture6These decorative lanterns are festive for the holiday season.

Along with candles you can change up the scents in you home with diffusers, incense, sprays, or whatever your preferred method is. Fall calls for scents such as pumpkin pie…

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apple cinnamon…

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salted caramel and vanilla chai!

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Another fun and easy change is hand towels. Options for these are unlimited! You can pick from simple fall colors to decorated holiday themed towels.

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If you have the space, there is one additional furniture item I would suggest adding by your main entrance….a coat rack! This can be sculptural, almost like a piece of art.

If you're lacking floor space, hang several hooks on a wall. These come in such a variety shapes and colors there are surely some to fit your style.

Picture13What changes do you plan to make as this weather cools down?

By |October 18th, 2013|Accessories, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Hannah, Holidays|Comments Off on Indoor Seasonal Changes!|

Front Door Ready!

Is your entrance warm and inviting, are you front door ready?

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It is that time of year when you will be welcoming guests for the holidays as well as mini ghosts and goblins looking for candy.

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There are many options for sprucing up your front door. Whether you are going for the most spook-tastic door on the block…

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Or just want to add a bit of color to your life…

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or maybe meet somewhere in the middle…

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Here are some colorful ideas. For an easy addition,  pick your favorite accent color and paint your front door. This is such an easy change, don't be afraid to go bold! 

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Planters with seasonal flowers are an easy change up throughout the year as well. These mums are perfect for fall and come in such a variety of colors.

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Planters add just a splash of style that you can change out regularly.

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Lighting is always key to an inviting space. The front porch is no different. Lantern lighting works with most homes. Here are a few I found on Pinterest that are simple and beautiful.

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A door mat is practical because it keeps your house clean, it also adds texture, and is an easy pop of color.

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'Tis the season to prepare your home for guests. This is not limited to your interior. You want your home to feel inviting from the moment someone walks up to your front door.

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What sprucing up will you do this month?

By |October 1st, 2013|Decorating, Design Elements, Exterior Spaces, Hannah, Holidays, Outdoor Spaces|Comments Off on Front Door Ready!|

Back in the School Groove!

Are you sick of your dining room table being cluttered with papers? A designated schoolwork space benefits the parents as well as the children. It can turn a place of homework struggles into a happy homework haven. If possible, create your space in a place where your kids already gravitate to. Go with the flow and think long term. You'll want a space you can update as your children grow older and study needs change. A monotone environment is less likely to encourage creativity and stimulate the thinking process. Be creative & use color!

Depending on the age of your child, having a place for parents to sit can also be important.

Keep the clutter to a minimum! There may need to be plenty of supplies for your student to access. Help them learn to stay organized. There should be a place for everything and after the homework session everything should go back in its place.

Having furniture to fit your child’s size is important. This adjustable height desk and chair are just the ticket for growing kids!

What a great set up for multiple children!

Obviously, not all students are young children. So what about teens and college students? Here are some wonderful ideas for these folks.

What teen wouldn’t dig this set up? Notice the flexible lighting, great storage, and ample work space!

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Proper lighting is essential to any work space. Keep lighting options flexible and be sure to provide task lighting. Any of these lights would do the trick!

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Comfortable and adjustable seating is also important. I LOVE the Herman Miller office chairs!

If a built-in desk is not an option for you check out these movable pieces!

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Having a specific place where you feel comfortable, can focus, and get to work is important for any student. Where do you or your children do homework?

By |September 19th, 2013|Bookcases, Desks, Hannah, Kids|Comments Off on Back in the School Groove!|