Monday, September 13, 2010

more fallish decor

Over the weekend, my itch to take the roost from super summery to a hint of fall, expanded to include the living room and entry hall.

During the summer, the hall looked like this:
The coffee table like this:
And the small bookcase like this:
Shopping the house (except for the flowers) provided everything I needed to create a new look for free.
Let’s take a closer look.
My first step was to use a book as the base. I didn’t have a large book in a color I liked, so I covered an ugly book with extra dropcloth fabric.
Next, I used one of the twig frames from the hallway as a tray.
I topped the tray with a bundle of twine-wrapped books (idea stolen from Pottery Barn) and added a vintage safety pin for extra texture.
For some height, I added a jar filled with black and white photos (idea stolen from BHG)
Because good things come in threes, I also added a little bird votive. After looking at these pictures, I switched the green votive for a creamy yellow.
On the bookcase, a few fall flowers and a homey sign add some softness and comfort.
It’s starting to look a lot less like summer around here!

Anyone else change up their coffee table with the seasons?

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Tracy said...

Great ideas- I'm especially digging the twine around the books. Haven't done anything on the inside of the house yet, but I have some plans for the outside. :)

Erin said...

Love the fall look around the house! I recently redid the Ikea shelves in my living/dining room.

Thought you'd enjoy this if you haven't already seen it:

Sandy Ang said...

How prettily done !

Cristie said...

Very cool!