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5 easy ways to Celebrate Fall - no pumpkins necessary!

October 29, 2013 0 Comments

As the colors change and the temperatures drop, get your home ready for Fall with a few easy twists in your home.

 

1. Deck your mantel

A mantel is an easy way to celebrate the season and display seasonal plants, decoration and accessories in a playful way. My mantel is toped by a large and quite dramatic sailboat during the summer. Shells and beach accessories - the playful whale is a new addition and a gift by my dear friend Theresa- round the picture. Come Fall is swap the sailboat for beautiful Fall leaves, preferably with berries and colorful fruit. I round it up by bringing out pottery made by my daughter Elina in earthy colors to create a warm and inviting collage.

 

2. Pick your flowers 

I love fresh flowers and bring them inside by the armful! In summer I love my odes for their delicate colors and wonderful smell. Small arrangements throughout the house make me happy! In Fall I go into the woods to find beautiful branches with colorful leaves and berries.

 

3. Dress your bed

Changing my headboard cover is an fast and easy way to change the mood, vibe and feel of my bedroom. Here in Elina's room, we move from a summery sky with friendly clouds and cheery striped sheets to a warm and rich urban landscape in bold orange and blues, combined with coordinating sheets. 

 

4. Change your pillow covers and area rugs

Pillow covers and area rugs are an easy way to change the look, feel and touch of any room with minimal effort and expense. I swap mine 4 times a year to celebrate the Seasons. Color but also texture are important elements for making room feel "right".

 

5. Choose your art and details with love and pleasure!

I enjoy changing out some of my art and accessories with the Seasons. When I put something away for a couple of months and bring it out again, it feels all new and wonderful. My lighthouse from brittany -Ar Men, my favorite!- makes for a cheerful summer living room but is peacefully stored away in the basement during the cold winter months. In Fall I bring out my Sculptor by local Maplewood artist, bought at my beloved Open Artist Studio Tour in our town years ago.

 

Live up the Seasons with these easy twists and share the result with me. Looking forward to your solutions and ideas,

 

 

Great Ideas for Fall

October 06, 2013 0 Comments

Beautiful Fall impression by The Inspired Room.net

Check out The Inspired Room for great Ideas to celebrate Fall. I have followed Melissa's blog for a while now and love her fresh ideas and clean look. Always an inspiration for me. Make sure you check out her 6th annual 31days of Falling for Fall series, today is day 19 but you can catch up on past posts on her blog. Enjoy!

 

 

Apple picking

October 04, 2013 0 Comments

What better way to start fall than picking apples! My favorite farm is Hillview Farm in Gilette, NJ.

 

They have a big apple orchard and grow a variety of apples: Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Macoun, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Stayman/Winesap. You will find the perfect apple for any dish and recipe you have in mind.

 

 

My ultimate go to place for no fail recipes is Jamie Oliver. His simple and irresistible apple tart is always a huge success. Try it, experience how the smell of a freshly baked tart warms up your home and enjoy every bite!

 

Enjoy!

 

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