Welcome to the weekend before Halloween! Fall colors are just starting to reach their crescendo here on the outskirts of Chicagoland. Later today, hubby and I are off for our leaf peeping weekend where President Ronald Reagan grew up. We’re staying in a tiny town with no streetlights so it will feel a little like stepping back in time. I’m always ready for the next adventure!
Today’s line-up of inspiration includes a mix of things related to fall, and others that are not. I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy looking at photos of pretty rooms and vignettes. And I have to confess, I often prefer to dream about what my house could look like than to actually make it look a certain way (which takes both sweat equity and money). The alternative is to admire what other people have done. It’s also why I enjoy staying at Airbnbs where you get to live in another home for a short while.
Here’s this week’s collection of Friday Finds:
With wallpaper coming back in style, it’s even more important to learn how to mix patterns. Studio McGee shares their tips on mixing patterns throughout a room, from pillows to throws to rugs and more.
This winter I’m determined to paint my bedroom and get a new mattress. So lately I’ve been looking at bedroom decorating ideas and stumbled across this affordable bedroom renovation by Home Love and Wine.
My friend Amanda shared a collection of eat-in kitchens on her blog, Sincerely Marie Designs. A cute breakfast nook is the perfect spot to start your day with your favorite latte or cappuccino.
Another blogging friend, Kristen at Ella Claire, shares step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful pumpkin flower arrangement.
Lately I’ve been intrigued with the popularity of washable rugs and am considering one for my family room. It’s time to replace ours. Having a washable rug could be convenient since our older cat has starting regurgitating his dinner on occasion. Sorry if that’s gross, but unfortunately it’s the current situation at our house. Poor kitty. I’m going to change his food and see if that helps.
Finally, domestic queen Martha Stewart shares a seasonal produce guide of fall fruits and vegetables to add to your menu planning this time of year. I’ll be sure to check out the local farmer’s market during our weekend getaway to get some of these treasures for dinner.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the quiet before the kiddos are unleashed with their costumes next weekend!