Fall touches in the studio

I told myself I wasn’t going to get into Fall mode until after last weekend. Audrey had her first soccer game, we celebrated Brady’s 12th birthday (what?!) and the Seahawks played (sad loss, but I’m trying to forget it). I saw my first falling leaf of the season and our hydrangeas have changed into the prettiest dusty blue/green tones. It’s definitely fall.

Which means it’s time to add autumn touches around the house. I’ve said this before (probably with every new season), but one of the best parts of decorating with mainly neutral pieces is that it is so easy to switch out a few accessories, pillows, throws and artwork to give our home a seasonal feel.

I keep a small bin of autumn decorations (faux pumpkins, a few wreaths, acorns and collected feathers) and pulled them out this weekend to start in on the studio. It’s still early fall, so I didn’t want to go to dark and cozy quite yet, so I kept things light and fresh with just enough elements to make it feel like a change from summer.

chair | blanket | pumpkin canvas | shelves | linen file box | basket | Q&A book

I started with my white pumpkin painting canvas. You might remember the original from our old house (see it here). I had it professionally photographed and turned it into a reproducible canvas last year. I adore how it turned out! You can order one for your house here. The medium size is shown, but you can also get a smaller or larger version.

I just love how all of the textures play off of each other – baskets, shiny metals, antique frame, the little cotton wreath, wood desk, leather chair and wool blanket. This whole set up feels very true to my casual/layered style.

I found that green vase while walking through Home Goods a few weeks ago. I almost passed it up and then went back for it at the last minute. It just seemed like a good timeless piece to have on hand. And it looks so pretty with a branch popping out.

It is so nice to walk into the studio and see this pretty view first thing. I’ll keep making small changes in the rest of the space – and in the house as well – and will share more as the rooms come together. For now, I’m loving the touch of fall to this little corner of the studio.

desk | desktop | chairpumpkin canvas | buffalo check blanket | lamp diy


Happy fall, my friends!

For more on the studio:

Before + After | The Initial Design Plan | Desk DIY

Spring Studio Tour | Summer Studio Tour

16 Responses to Fall touches in the studio

  1. Jane September 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

    That little birdie print is so adorable! Is that one of your’s?

    • emily September 18, 2017 at 9:23 am #

      Isn’t it cute? I bought a book years ago with all of these illustrations in it and I’ve torn them out to use as art. Here is the book: http://amzn.to/2xfFjYD

  2. Victoria September 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    Looks so nice and cosy! Really need to start putting all the fairy lights out!

    Victoria xx
    Insta: @victress_ldn

  3. Janel September 14, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    We are currently in Denmark; finishing up a month+ stay, but we return in a couple weeks to the States. When I saw this post, I got all giddy because I had forgotten I purchased your pumpkin print a couple years ago and I get to pull it out and display it for fall when we get back home. It’s so fun to anticipate that. :)

  4. Amy September 14, 2017 at 3:59 am #

    I bought your pumpkin print several years ago. Bring it out every fall. Still love it! Canvas looks beautiful as well.

  5. Donita Vogt September 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

    I’m working my way through the IF study called, “Reflections of God: The Theology of Beauty.” The devotional text often brings you to my mind
    If you haven’t done it, I think it might speak your language!

    • emily September 18, 2017 at 9:20 am #

      I have not done it and so thank you for the recommendation!

  6. Karalee September 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    I absolutely love this! You have such a talent for layering different textures. Is there a source for the green vase?

    Thank you, Emily!!

    • emily September 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

      I found it the other day at Home Goods – so basically no source :)

  7. Beth September 13, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    It’s technically still summer until the 21st ;)

  8. Rebecca September 13, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    Beautiful! I remember your post about the studio and putting up the IKEA floating shelves. I love the look of your floating shelves and would like to use the same shelves in my new craft room. However, the reviews for the IKEA floating shelves aren’t very favorable. Did you do something to add extra stability to your shelves so that you can place heavier items on them or did you install them per instructions? I want to be able to use my shelves like you’re using yours.

    • emily September 13, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

      I installed them per instructions and made sure the screws went into studs. So far, so good!

  9. Lori September 13, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Everything you do is so pretty! Would you mind sharing where the cute round metal basket is from?

    • emily September 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      Thank you! That little basket is from a slavage shop in seattle – I think it is a light cover or some sort of industrial covering and I just loved the pattern!

  10. Ashley September 13, 2017 at 9:29 am #

    I love your pretty silver tray! Is that available anywhere or is that an old treasure?

    • emily September 13, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      It’s an old treasure. My mother-in-law always finds the best finds at thrift stores and passes them on to me.

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