Welcome to my Blogger Stylin’ Fall Home Tour! Lindsay, the talented lady behind White Buffalo Styling Co. created this tour to feature so many fabulous and talented bloggers from the blogosphere. Each day, six different bloggers and designers will share how they update their home for Fall for the entire week. It’s a blog hop, so make sure to follow on to the next stop on the tour at the end of this post!
If you’re coming here from withHEART, welcome! Isn’t Jen fab? If you’re new here, my name is Shannon. I’m in marketing by day, and I have a design business and this blog on the side. I live in Washington, D.C., and I am so happy you’re here today! My style is chic eclectic– I love finding things and making them my own. I live in an 850 sq. ft. rented apartment with my husband, fluffy dog, and two cats. Living in a small space has taught me so many things about design, and I’ve learned to look at form and function in a completely different way! Feel free to poke around my blog a bit to see some of my other projects, or check out my recent home tour in Glitter Guide! Now, grab a cup of coffee (or wine, I don’t judge), and tuck in!
I am not a “themed season” decorator, but I do like to switch things up in my apartment when the weather gets cooler. I love to decorate with color, but when the seasons change, I embrace chic neutrals! Luxurious faux fur, yummy candles, and a delicious cocktail in a copper mug are all I need to cozy up for Fall. I like to call my seasonal design “luxe neutrals“…read on to see why!
There are tried-and-true variables that I resort to when decorating for seasons or holidays. I like to adhere to these rules loosely, because as long as something either fulfills the form or function aspect or design, or most importantly is something that you love, you really can’t go wrong. These are the things that I love to incorporate for Fall!
Mixing metals are so important to a well-rounded space. Metallic surfaces reflect light and add a little touch of glam to your home. To keep things from looking flat, I like to layer gold, brushed brass, copper, and silver or chrome in my space. This keeps things neutral but adds an element of luxury, and gives your space a “collected over time” feel. The gold skull is edgy but feminine, and is also a nod to Halloween, which is fast-approaching!
The horn coasters and gold antler add a touch of luxury to a natural element, and my favorite thing to put out for Fall is eucalyptus! The hobnail white milk glass vase is traditional, but beautiful, and the greenery smells amazing.
One of the most luxurious and cozy elements that you can add to your home for the fall and winter is faux fur or faux sheepskin. Of course, I say faux because if you want to incorporate these textures, that’s the way to go! Faux sheepskin rugs keep my 1920s original hardwood floors from getting too cold, and add another layer to your space. Faux fur throws add depth and texture, and not to mention keep you warm! My dog, who is fluffy already, loves these things, I might add. I like to store my throws in a wicker basket (with a touch of metallic!), or toss them on a side chair for a layered look. I also like to add a faux sheepskin to the benches under my entry table- it adds some warmth while changing up the look.
Minted is one of my favorite vendors. They have the best art prints- I use them all the time for clients! When they asked if I wanted to use one of their art prints for fall in my home tour, so I jumped at the chance to pick something for my dining room. I took down my black and white art and replaced it with this gorgeous Glacier Print by Miranda Mol. I wanted to use a large-scale piece of art that bordered on abstract- an item found in nature that looked like a pattern. I wanted to mimic the look of wallpaper or a patterned panel, and this print was perfect. I went the industrial route and hung this large print (60″x44″!) with chrome binder clips. I love how my new pendant looks against it- it makes such a dramatic statement and signifies the the change in seasons. Bring on the cold weather!
Well, you made it to this point! Why not reward yourself with a cocktail?
One of my favorite drinks is the famous Moscow Mule. I wanted to create a version with a fall twist, so I came up with the Apple Cider Moscow Mule! Here is there recipe- make sure to pin it for your upcoming holiday parties! It’s flavorful and savory and crisp, and is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Ingredients: Vodka, St. Germain, Ginger Beer, Apple Cider (sparkling or still), green apples, and copper mugs!
1. In a mixer, pour four ounces of vodka over ice.
2. Add 12 ounces of Ginger Beer.
3. Top it off with a splash (about 2 ounces) of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.
4. Shake vigorously (be careful if your ginger beer is carbonated- make sure the lid is tight!) and pour over ice into copper mugs.
5. Top off with apple cider until mugs are full, and add apple slices for garnish.
6. Stir with a cocktail spoon and enjoy!
Thank you to Lindsay for hosting this! And thanks for stopping by my tour. Make sure to check out the next stop on the tour: one of my favorites, Desert Domicile!