After spending a month at the lake in Minnesota, I’m ready for fall to be in full swing. I tend not to decorate too seasonally, as I like to keep things neutral and timeless. However, this fall I’m making a few subtle fall decor swaps to welcome the season. Nothing feels more fall to me than handcrafted pieces in natural, sustainable materials. In an effort to more intentionally purchase from and support small makers, I’m rounding up a few of my favorite pieces for fall along with three subtle ways to bring in fall decor.
It’s no secret that I keep our home pretty neutral. Typically, that means my floral color palette is super minimal – fresh greens, white roses, or hydrangeas. This week I wanted to mix things up, so I chose an assortment of rust and terra cotta mums and dried pink heather to mix in with my ivory roses. To make sure this combination read as fall florals and not mid-summer fiesta, select a vase that is a bit more substantial, out of a rustic material. These sustainably sourced walnut bell vases from Bloomist are hand carved by independent Moroccan craftsmen. Bloomist makes this a really easy way to be more intentional with where you purchase your decor. Their sustainable, socially conscious, nature-centric business practices make these small updates throughout your home not only look beautiful, but feel really good.
I picked all these flowers up from the grocery store for a total of $46! You can follow along with my step-by-step tutorial on arranging my fall florals right here on my Story Highlights. The piece you can not miss is Bloomist’s hand-crafted terra cotta frog. It was the secret ingredient to making this fall floral arrangement come to life. It’s under $20, handmade by Guatemalan artisans, water tight and is beautiful on it’s own or in another vessel.
Instead of expected pumpkins, I like to bring in sculptural elements for fall decor instead. This giant hand-carved wood chain from Bloomist by artist Hilary Robinson is the perfect touch of structured masculinity to ignite a bit of fall. I have the small and literally move it from room to room, and just pre-ordered the large 5-link giant wood chain option in charcoal. They style perfectly on a bedside table, in open shelves, piled on a coffee table, or even hung on the wall.
Additionally, these Tunisian clay beads are oversized and make such a statement. Their earthy tones and pops of rust color feel perfect for fall. I’m already making plans to use these on our Thanksgiving table. Note: they are much larger in person than they appear online, which I LOVE. Another few sculptural elements I brought in this season include this vintage stool (I style it on my open shelves but sometimes move it to our bathroom) and this ruffled marble carved bowl.
Fall is all about texture. Cozy layers, nubby knits and layered neutrals. One of the biggest swaps I make this season is in my textiles. Instead of a linen duvet, I swap for a chunky waffle knit paired with an alpaca throw. While I still love a linen throw pillow for fall, I’ll look for a moodier color combination including a bit of charcoal or muted mustard. Below, I’ve rounded up a few favorites.
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