Trends in home design come and go, and sometimes come again! Brass seems to be one of those things. I remember when we first moved into our house and there were several brass light fixtures and they looked sooo “80’s”, and so, of course, they had to go! Door handles in the last decade looked better if they were chrome or oil-rubbed bronze, not dated brass. Oh, how things have changed!
Grey and gold has been on the design scene for a few years now, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact, rather than receding, gold and brass tones are hotter than ever!
But what I like about this particular combo is the unexpectedness of it. Until just a few years ago, grey was usually combined with silver tones, like chrome and nickel, even in fashion. It seems every kitchen had silver toned hardware, whether that kitchen was grey, white, or something else. But now, the contrast is so refreshing.
Obviously if you’ve been a reader for awhile now, you know that I love neutral Christmas decor. You can read here about when I first was falling love with a neutral Christmas palette. Well, it turns out, I’m more in love with it than ever!
When I think of “style” I think of classics; a great pair of jeans, that perfect trench coat, or the wear-with-everything black blazer. I never think of trends or things that are hot for just a season. I think of wardrobe items that are always in style, that always look good, and that make you feel chic the minute you put them on. One of those items is a classic leather jacket. It’s an investment, for sure, but it is so worth it! If you pick a quality leather jacket, it should last you several years or more. And with all the options we have nowadays, you don’t need to spend a fortune. You can get a high quality leather jacket, in a classic style that will last, for a reasonable price.
Maybe it’s because I don’t actually have an office of my own, but I am so inspired by all the gorgeous offices I’ve been seeing lately! We do have an office of sorts that is in part of our garage, but as you can imagine, it’s fairly dark. And not only that, it’s rather hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. As such, I’m usually writing the blog while standing in the kitchen or sitting in the dining room! Not only do I need an office for practical purposes, but it would be so fun to decorate one! With all the amazingly chic home offices I’m seeing, I’m so ready to decorate one of my own.
So, I’m admittedly a pumpkin freak... I like the infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes, as well as anything else pumpkin flavored. And I especially love pumpkin scented candles! But I also love a lot of the other scents of fall. So in this post, I wanted to share with you the most amazing fall candles out there – and they’re not all pumpkin scented!