Still cannot believe I cut my pinky finger deeply with gardening snips yesterday. Good gracious, I wasn’t even rushing. It’s a reminder we can be mindful all we want, practice slow living, and request protection. Life will still happen. Follow the rules dutifully and live simply…harm may still arrive. Yet Grace comes. Mercy arrives. Our vulnerability never gets the last word since we are ever sustained in the Divine Mystery. What a blessing there is holy preciousness within you that can never be torn when the sharp blades of circumstance punish! The leaves here are beginning to change, and inside, things will grow cozier with what designer Amber Lewis terms “lived in layers.” Fall Decor & Lived-in Layers at Home spotlights soft and lovely timeless finds to layer.
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Lived-in Layers for Fall
You’ll notice my comfy Zuma rug is neutral enough to work with the cool blue-greys in our new kitchen (above). This is the genius of pieces designed by Amber Lewis–they are going to work across a variety of contexts.
Last year at this time, the rug lived in the bedroom of our former home:
The thing about the laid back luxe fall layers you see here is they are certainly not limited to the bedroom or even a single season…way too frugal and practical for that!
Give me timelessly flexible pieces that work and look great in other rooms too. Look at how gloriously this new lumbar pillow (Amber Lewis x Loloi) works on my ol’ linen sofa with an antique grainsack pillow.
The pillow truly looks like an expensive antique, and if you have looked at the prices of those reclaimed textile pillows…then you know!
Here’s another peek at how it looked in my kitchen last year:
and in our new house here:
Psst. I’m still playing around with decor in the kitchen. So many little details and decisions to make as we try to cozy it so that it feels like us. Not sure if I am adding window treatments or not since I don’t want to lose any light.
Below is a decidedly modern rustic moment in our former bathroom with its sweet maid’s tub, and SEE THIS for incredible minimal modern rustic moments.
When you find soft ocean blue patterns that come with an Old World look yet look fresh with muddy neutrals and even fresh whites, SCORE.
It is definitely a luxurious layer that works over a rustic jute rug like mine here:
or over a naked floor near the kitchen sink.
But my favorite places to use a velvety soft rug (even a small sized rug like this 2×4!) are near the bed…
or in the bath (no radiant heated tile floors in this bath…we were too exhausted by the time we tackled the reno of this space!).
It only looks like one of those reclaimed antique textiles transformed into an expensive bespoke decorative pillow you might see in the homes of the rich and famous.
Let’s face it. Laid-back luxe often has the accompanying luxe price tag.
My photos don’t do the Montara pillow justice…it truly is a quality-made, gently faded, intelligently-sized lumbar pillow with a sumptuously luxe hand feel.
Look at me adding soft denim blue to the sofa! You know the pattern must play extra nice with neutrals if Madame Minimal can handle it!
Who is the Designer Behind That Pillow & Rug?
I knew I would love the charcoal color of this elegant throw in the bedroom. But I underestimated how much I would like it…um…everywhere.
I wear it all the time around the house since fall ’round here is characterized by wild temperature fluctuactions.
One moment I’m shivering and the next, flashing (#squadmenopause). Enter: a lived-in luxe layer within arm’s reach.
While I’m not sure you can still find the exact color of my velvet pillows (the softest gold/camel hue), I have had these for years and always look forward to bringing them out after summer.
5. Scrumptious Pillow (A Truly Luxurious Layer for the Fall Bed)
If you have been following along this year, then you know my melon is resting exceptionally well thanks to a unique and lovely pillow by Honeydew.
No need to worry your melon with thoughts of ‘what if it’s too firm’ or ‘what if it goes flat?’ Customize it as you like (no fuss at all!), and NOPE, it is not gonna lose its fluffy goodness. The travel size is also YUMMMMMY and a one-size fits all gift:
Will we be keeping the bedroom furniture you see above in our new bedroom? We may use it in a guest bedroom across the hall and start fresh. I love the idea of an upholstered headboard or no headboard (a la Patina Farm).
Here’s one more way to cozy on down:
Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to journey with me. I cherish you.
Peace to you right where you are.
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