Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Changing with the seasons
My summer decorating tends to be of the... taking away... style. As the days have shortened and the weather grown cooler, I brought out some items from the closet and did some "decorating by switching" from one room to another.
The rather large tapestry style pillow on the blue chair was one of the items which had been stored through the summer. It adds a touch of light to a dark room, as well as cozy-ness. :)
The beautiful basket with dried flowers was a surprise gift from my husband. He saw it at the Feast in one of the tents where people were taught how to make dried flower arrangements, they also had some for sale.
It was very inexpensive (especially compared to what one would pay elsewhere) and we both loved the basket and the arrangement. I was so surprised when he said he wanted to buy it and we'd "switch around the budget" when we arrived home.
I spend a lot of time in this room in cold weather, as it is my favorite place to read... on the sofa... which means this is my view. Unless I am looking straight ahead and then I only see the other (full) bookcase.
We have bookshelves in every room but these are the tall shelves which at one time stood on either side of a fireplace in our former house.
I tweaked the top of the buffet cabinet, making it even more autumnal, by bringing in candlesticks from another room and switching the silk flowers from the table to these candlesticks. I also added another tea cup from my collection. I like this much better than it was before.
One of the first things my daughter taught me from her interior design classes was the need for a "vertical element". That is what this display was missing before but with the addition of the candlesticks... it is complete.
Once again, sorry for having to use a flash but when one lives at the edge of a forest and has a large front porch... the light in this room is limited. :)
All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them... but then you will see I have not dusted in awhile.