Lovely Stripes & Smart Organization for Fall!

As a new season approaches, many of us look forward to small changes around the house as we prepare to cozy on down. As I type this, I just stepped out of my red rubber boots (it can be muddy at the fleamarket), and I’m wearing a very fall ensemble: red and navy plaid with jeans.

Plaid is such a fall thing…but my mind is on stripes right now…

Cordele Ruffle 100% Cotton Euro
Stripe Cotton Euro Pillowcases: FIND HERE

Lovely Stripes for Fall

Just a few cozy, stripe-y, classic decor finds with fall comfort in mind to consider.

Pinstripes

Cordele Ruffle 100% Cotton Euro
Stripe Cotton Euro Pillow: FIND HERE

Here’s a book in my Amazon cart right now from an artist with legendary stripes…

Agnes Martin book
Agnes Martin Book: FIND HERE

Grain Sack Goodness

It’s hard to beat a grain sack stripe! Here is a chair with a subtle stripe…

Lyster Armchair
Grainsack Stripe Chair: FIND HERE.
Lyster Armchair
Grainsack Stripe Chair: FIND HERE

Sweater Weather Stripes

Even more subtle? Cableknit is a modified stripe, isn’t it? I’m pushin’ it, but when I think of chilly weather ahead, I think of these gorgeous chunky knit throws.

Audrina Textural Hand-Knit Throw
Hand-knit Throw: FIND HERE
Auman Sailor's Knit Chunky Throw
Chunky Knit Throw: FIND HERE

For Fans of Ticking

Alexander Pillow Cover
Stripe Pillow Covers: FIND HERE

Accent Throws

Here’s a pretty accent  throw with a lovely stripe.

Stripe Dominika Throw
Stripe Throw: FIND HERE
Aurora Coastal Stripe Knit Throw
Coastal Stripe Knit Throw: FIND HERE

Stripes for the Bath

Caufield Cotton Tufted Striped Bath Rug
Stripe Bath Rug: FIND HERE

In the Kitchen

Martha Stewart Grey Pinstriped Napkins
Martha Stewart Grey Pinstriped Napkins: FIND HERE
Martha Stewart Blue Pinstripe Napkins
Martha Stewart Blue Pinstripe Napkins: FIND HERE

This set of red kitchen towels is a great find getting ready for the Holidays since they seem to sell out closer to December!

Red Stripe Dishtowel Set by Martha Stewart
Red and White Stripe Dish Towel Set by Martha Stewart: FIND HERE

Organization Ideas for Fall

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Even though we all desire to have a more orderly nest, the only thing trickier than getting organized is STAYING organized…yes?

Since I need all the help I can get, I was interested in exploring this new release: The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room (Oxmoor House; September 4, 2018; $26.99) by the Editors of REAL SIMPLE, a practical and inspiring handbook with clear checklists, practical tips, and gorgeous photographs to help you declutter one room at a time.

The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room: And How to Keep It that Way by the Editors of REAL SIMPLE Oxmoor House, September 4, 2018 Paperback, $26.99, 8 x 9, 272 pages ISBN: 978-0848756772
The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room: And How to Keep It that Way by the Editors of REAL SIMPLE. Oxmoor House, September 4, 2018. Paperback, $26.99, 8 x 9, 272 pages. ISBN: 978-0848756. 772

Divided by room, each chapter shares the items you need (and the ones you don’t) for setting up a well-organized home as well as tips, strategies, and storage solutions from the best organizers in the business, including Ashley Murphy, Molly Graves, Andrew Mellen, Alexandra Wilson and more.

How to Create a Small, Organized Entry

I don’t know about you, but when I feel overwhelmed in terms of where to begin cleaning or organizing our home, I like to start with the entry. What to do if yours is tiny and inefficient? This book addresses this and other key issues.

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

There are so many books about organizing! What makes The REAL SIMPLE Method different?

It’s all about creating small, simple habits that make a big impact on everyday life. It’s an organizing plan with your well-being and self-care in mind.

The REAL SIMPLE Method will help you think of your home in new ways, so that a bedroom chair isn’t just a dumping ground for morning outfit rejects—it’s a comfy place to sip coffee in the morning or settle in at the end of the day with a good book.

When You Have a Ton of Keepsakes…

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Decorating Ideas Too!

If this next sort of guidance doesn’t lower your blood pressure and heighten your empowerment quotient, I’m not sure what will:

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Love a Gallery Wall and Wonder Where to Begin?

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

I Need This Next Guide Badly!

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

This Book Goes Wayyyy Beyond Closet Organization…

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Lists Like the Following Help With All Those Little Decisions

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

One of THE BEST Tips in the Book!

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Less Junky Drawers = SAVE TIME Hunting Down STUFF

Excerpted from The REAL SIMPLE Method to Organizing Every Room by the Editors of Real Simple. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

YOUR TURN. (1) Are you an organization whiz? (2) When do you feel most motivated to get your home organized…spring or autumn?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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