Hello friends! Thank you so much for stopping by my brand new blog! I’ve considered blogging for a while, but the time was never quite right. More on that later, but for now, I want to jump right in! I styled this cozy autumn bookcase yesterday with some new finds: DIY book bundles, sprigs of flowers, neutral pumpkins and a copper frame. Although we are still in the thick of August, I thought you may enjoy some fall inspiration. If you can’t stand the thought of cooler days and pumpkins, look away now 😉
This bookcase was originally a rich mahogany color, but I lightened it up for our space with white chalk paint a few months ago. For a while it stood here empty, and I’m so excited to have it filled with cozy textures and greenery now! The throw blanket on the right actually belongs in our guestroom, but I love the stripes and tassels against our blue hand-me-down armchair. Sometimes it is fun to “shop your house” for items to use in a new way.
This pretty copper frame was a Hobby Lobby find. I love the color for fall, and the contrast between the cooler white bookcase and the warm frame. The framed book page is from an old copy of Wordsworth’s Prelude; I discovered the book at a vintage shop on a family vacation years ago, so it holds a special memory for me.
All of the pumpkins you see here are also from Hobby Lobby (their fall decor is 40% off right now). This past weekend, my sister and I dragged my dad along, and he was a very good sport 🙂 I especially love the rustic, gnarled stem on this cream pumpkin.
I think these stripey green pumpkins will end up in our dining room, but they are cute here for now. I love their imperfect, wobbly shape.
Confession: I tore apart a bunch of my childhood paperbacks to make these DIY book bundles! I saved my most treasured books, of course, but these were destined to be recycled or doomed to a dusty library shelf. Instead, I realized I could create some lovely texture by removing the covers and tying them up with twine. I love the way they turned out! And as my hubby pointed out, we could still read them if we really wanted to 😉
I’m working on incorporating warmer tones into our home for the fall, and book bundles are a pretty and inexpensive (in this case, free!) way to do so.
The white pom-pom pillow on the bottom is my final Hobby Lobby find. I love the cozy look of velvet and pom-poms for cooler weather, and I was so excited to score this one for 50% off (so only about $13).
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my first blog post, and I hope you liked the cozy autumn bookcase. I’m excited about this new creative outlet, and to connect with you!, so please leave me a comment if you would like! Peace and pumpkins,