Late Summer Coffee Table Styling
The kiddos have headed back to Clemson for the new school year so we are empty nesters once again. It's always tough at first……it's so quiet. This is the start of our 3rd year so I know what to expect. The great thing is that they are sharing an apartment and only a short 20 minute drive away. Ashlyn has already been home twice and classes just started last Wednesday. I like to think that it's because she can't live without me when in reality….she want to see her baby, Bentley (her dog).
This month's Pinterest Challenge is hosted by my blogging friend, Cindy. You can see all of her amazing decorating talents at County Road 407!
This challenge came at a perfect time. I work best under pressure. My first project with the kids leaving was to paint the entire wall of French doors in the family room. I had taped all the panes a couple of weeks ago so knew that I now had to finish the job with upcoming fall tours. I literally finished painting and getting the room back in order to fluff the room for late summer just in time for this post. Nothing like a deadline to put a fire under me.
It's brightening up the room so much with the fresh white that I started really rearranging our accessories. It really has me ready for fall!
If you are visiting from Carol over at Bluesky at Home, welcome!!! I am always inspired by Carol's creations.
Let's get started!
If you are new to the Pinterest Challenge, here are the details!
- each month Cindy selects a photo for inspiration online that we will recreate
- the owner of the photo has graciously given us permission to give our spin on the project
- you will receive numerous ideas that you can replicate in your home to keep things fresh
Yvonne is absolutely the sweetest! You can find this gorgeous example of styling and so many fabulous ideas for home and life over at Stone Gable Blog. Her photo is this month's inspiration.
The elements that I chose to recreate:
This is so very different from the coffee table look that I typically decorate. I usually have a tray or basket in the upper right hand corner. This time I centered it on the table. My basket tray is smaller than the one Yvonne used so I extended the sphere element outside the basket.
These faux hydrangeas are pretty for fall…..really any season.
I had this beautiful kitchen towel with the colors in the couch pillows that gives added texture and pattern to the basket tray. I use this basket tray all the time. It was an easy DIY paint technique that totally changed the look of this basket.
I just had to pull my little Shaffordshire dogs from the secretary. They are a favorite accessory of mine plus the colors say fall!
Books are absolutely one of my favorite things to decorate with in our home.
Decorating with Books
- add height
- add color
- add pattern
- add interest to a vignette
I really like balance….can you tell! I have either side of the basket anchored with books.
The colors are perfect for fall. I'm on the hunt for a mustard colored throw!
I like to leave plenty of room on the table to place drinks, snacks, dinner plates and to work! Yes, this room is lovingly used quite often.
It's so cozy at night with the addition of a few items to start ushering in the fall season. I can't wait to add pumpkins soon!
Be sure to visit Katie from Walls of Wonderland for more fabulous coffee table inspiration!