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Fall touches in the studio

    emily sitting at desk fall decorating

    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 thoughts on “Fall touches in the studio”

    1. 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. :)

    2. Beautiful!
      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!

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

      Thank you, Emily!!

    4. 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.

      1. 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!

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