Happy November!?Those of you who have gone trick-or-treating with your little ones, I hope you had a spooky Halloween with plenty of treats ??? We had so much fun this year! The weather was exceptionally warm so Isabella could run around the neighborhood in her fairy costume as opposed to last year when we were bundled up and wearing mittens and ski hats and were holding hot cups of tea to get us through the block. I am so sorry for those of you where rain was in the forecast this Halloween. Ivan and I are not big on Halloween but Isabella’s excitement was contagious, as usual, so we gave in and got silly, as usual. We put on cat costumes and painted our faces, it was eerie!?
Now, in terms of Halloween decorations, I pulled the lazy-decorator move and got away with doing very little this year but, I have been cozying up our home for the cold season. Shockingly, instead of blue and white, I find myself drawn to warmer hues (a little bit of red and brown) and I couldn’t?resist adding a few softer blankets and aromatic candles. On that note. I’m still praying that our living room TV magically turns into a wood-burning fireplace but so far no luck. I’m also cooking spicier foods than usual so there’s that.?
Anyway, it’s late and I’m rambling so I’m going to wrap up this short post by saying that the following images are from my Pinterest boards. They are random selections with nothing in common except that they’re pretty, cozy and could easily be from a perfect little English cottage. They are my fall pretties, spaces where you’d love nothing more than to curl up with a book and a hot cup of cocoa and watch the gutsy wind and the pretty leaves outside.? Which is exactly what I’m doing every morning ?? Except it’s not cocoa. It’s a latte. Double shot.?Enjoy!
Photo by Stacie Flinner
Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna / ?Haute Bohemians?
The World of Interiors?
The World of Interiors
House & Home UK
Photo by Jamie at Blue Stone Hill
Here are five ways that I can think of to warm up your decor this season:?
1. Try adding cozy blankets wherever possible. I’m currently loving?sbo365 zenythis one from Pottery Barn.
2. Switch out your throw pillows. Look for ones in warmer hues – red, orange and browns are all great options – ?that have a bit of texture to them.
3. Light up a fragrant candle. I try to do that all year but when it’s cold I opt for cinnamon or other warm spices. As a bonus, your home will smell like ginger bread cookies.
4. One thing I love is switching out slipcovers seasonally. It not only instantly refreshes a room but prolongs the life of your upholstery.?
5. Play soft music in the background. When I’m home or working, I love to listen to soft yet upbeat tunes and I particularly like the New York Jazz Bar collections. They are fun and easy without being intrusive.?