Wednesday Randoms & Some News

It's mid-week already and here are a few things I'm liking lately...

This is a cute decor idea for the fall and winter season. 
A small touch of gold onto some wood logs. A perfect combination. 

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I'm loving this new metallic trellis scarf from Stella & Dot. You can find it here

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Seeing photos like this make me want to try dark walls someday...

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And in other news...

Our family is growing! At the end of March we will have 2 more feet in our household. We're pretty excited. In fact, last week we found out that we'll be having a girl! The above photo is how we told our families a little while back. We made up little cards for them with this photo that I took (of course, minus the watermark). Saturday I'll be 18 weeks and I already can't believe how fast the time is flying. She'll be here before we know it!

So be prepared...there may be some baby posts in the near future. 
I've already been scheming and planning nursery ideas :)

Hope you're all having a great week!

A Fall Entry

I love seeing a beautifully styled and organized entry anytime of year. But there's something about beautifully styled & organized entry areas/mudrooms in the fall. Here are a few of my favourites that I've seen recently.

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Things every fall entry {well, every entry} should have if you have the space:
  • Hooks - It's the time of year for coats & scarves.
  • Seating - If you don't have the space for a bench a simple stool would do.
  • Baskets - These are always great to catch those random accessories, especially if you don't have a closet nearby. 
  • If you have the room...add an element or two of fall. It could be a pumpkin, a wreath, a vase of collected branches, a bowl of pinecones, you get the idea. Something that says "fall" and that you wouldn't necessarily have up or around all year.
We've lived in our apartment for just over a year now. I'm still working away at getting things how I'd like. It's a process. Our entry, if you can call it that, is small and pretty much opens up into our kitchen and living room area. We do have a small coat closet just as you come in, but I'm hoping to finally add some hooks for easy hang-up right when you come in. I recently changed out the dresser that is right as you come into our place. Here's a look:

I like it a bit better than the mint one we had there before. The mint one is now currently serving as a bedside table in our room. I'm debating painting it again, and have another idea for it, but that's another story. The new to us dresser fits the space a bit better and I like the height it brings. I originally wanted to paint it, but I've been enjoying it as is. So we'll see. 

It has ample room for hats, mitts, scarves & whatever else in the drawers. And for fall I've add a small bowl of mini pumpkins in a white washed wooden bowl. Nothing over the top, but it brings a little bit of "fall" into the space. Like I said, it's a process. 

I'm on the hunt for hooks for when you come right in the door & a potential basket for under the dresser. We'll see if I can find anything.

Do you decorate your entry for fall? How do you get your entry fall {or winter} ready?

Looking for more great ideas for your entry? Check out this post

*If you can find better sources for any of the photos above, let me know & I will happily change them*

All The Tufted Things: Part 2

Not too long ago I did a round up about tufted pieces & how eventually I'd like to add something tufted to our home.

Today I thought I'd share a few spaces with tufted pieces that I'm totally loving.

The tufted sofa in Emily's living room looks so comfy.

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Tufted head boards always seem like a good idea to me. These ones go so well in these spaces...

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Tufted chairs. These ones would be great to curl up with a book in.
*Side note: you need to head over here to see the rest of this lake house, it's seriously awesome.

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Just a few examples of how great tufted pieces can look in a room.
What do you think? Do you have anything tufted in your home?

Fall Accessories for Your Home

Just incase you're still looking to add some fall to your home, I've rounded up a few of my favourite fall accessories that I've seen lately. These would be a great addition in any space and instant cozy is sure to follow. 

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I seem to be drawn to the natural neutral elements with a hint of metallic. 
What fall accessories have you seen that you like this year?