1. VelvetVelvet is a trend that started getting really big last year in fashion, and now it seems to be hopping over to design. It’s elegant, and timeless, but it’s also cozy and luxurious and speaks to making our homes more comfortable. I’m seeing it in sofas and chairs more than ever, but an inexpensive way of incorporating it into your home would be with pillows. And they can be found almost everywhere, from Pottery Barn to Walmart, and at every price point.
|Via BHDM Design.|
|Here they’ve used grey velvet to upholster a headboard. Gorgeous! Via Heatherly Design.|
|I love this basket used as art! And more texture comes in the form of the cozy throw, and the vintage bench as well as the distressed floors. Just stunning!|
|Neutrals done right – with lots of texture! Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|So many textural elements here! The seagrass rug, the amazing coffee table, and the side table between the two chairs. Design by Mark Cunningham.|
Frasier Fir by Thymes is exactly like it sounds; with a “just cut forest fragrance.” Soy-based.White Fir by Trapp is another forest-y scent. Soy-based.
This candle is a new one for me this year and is actually hand-made by a friend. Frosted Spruce by Wynn & Roo smells like fresh greenery with just a hint of citrus. Soy-based.
|My kitchen this year with my Williams Sonoma turkey platter displayed on the kitchen mantel. This platter is not vintage, but I loved it and it had a vintage feel, and I couldn’t resist! Platter from Williams Sonoma (on sale right now!)|
|Tablescape from Stonegable blog. Love this table!|
|This tablescape I did last year for Thanksgiving using my vintage turkey plates. I hope to do something with them again this year!|
|These are pheasants, but I’m counting them anyway!|
These are contemporary, but they give that vintage feel. Love these!
Tablescape by The Charm of Home blog.
Get the Look:
I think I’ve shared with you before that I never really decorated much for Halloween, mostly because I am not generally a fan of orange. But once those adorable little white pumpkins became available a few years ago, and stores started carrying all kinds of Halloween decor in black mixed with silver or white, I definitely got more into it. I love that it makes the holiday so much more elegant and sophisticated. So in honor of the holiday coming up in just a few days, I thought I would bring you some black and white Halloween inspiration…..
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, you know how much I love real art of some kind in a house! In fact, I think it’s so important in interiors that I made it one of the tenets of my series, Collected Look Essentials. However, one of the things I most love – an absolute favorite – is art in the kitchen!