“SOME PEOPLE LOOK FOR A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, OTHERS MAKE A PLACE BEAUTIFUL”
- HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN
This quote has stuck with me for a while now. And in an attempt to live by it, I try to style my home making it warm, beautiful and comfortable for my family and at the same time reflect our personalities and style sensibilities.
Let's take a look at the color combinations and a new addition adorning my Indian style room for the Fall.We know that fall has arrived when the mums begin to dot the neighborhood gardens, the stoles are pulled out from storage and a bed of leaves make a glorious carpet at every crossroad. Fall is the season that marks the start of a string of celebrations and festivities be it Diwali, Dussehra, Thanksgiving or Christmas. I love all of them and the spirit associated with these festivities. As the colors of fall begin to deepen, my place echoes these colors in the form of flowers, cushions, candles, throws or my love for tea cups. The atmosphere at home is intimate and welcoming with the aroma of cinnamon, freshly baked cakes, brownies, cookies and heart warming soups. It's also the season to put on those extra pounds as hot and deep fried foods and cold weather go hand in hand.
I'm a girl who loves color. The more color I have around me the happier I feel. It helps to lift my spirits up and keep them there. I brought out a throw in a rich pumpkin-cinnamon color that mom knitted herself years ago. It's more than 25 years old and when I wrap myself in it on nippy autumn evenings it comforts me in a way I need it most. If you have hand knitted pieces (shawls, stoles, etc.) made by mom or grand-mom, they are precious and I consider them heirloom treasures. It's a wonderful way to add a sentimental piece to your decor. It always brings back memories of mom as she deftly wrapped the wool around her fingers and wove magic creating exquisitely patterned shawls and more. Sometimes, she'd chide me as I'd be like a little kitten trying to entertain myself with her ball of wool making it into a huge knotty mess. Given an option I would rather surround myself with meaningful pieces and ones that tell a story or have traces of time on them rather than settling for a store bought piece.
The monk wooden figurine, is a unique one and I fell in love with it the moment I set my eyes on it. He was an addition made to the home years back. He's not from a distant exotic travel destination but from Marshalls. The yellow ocher color is just perfect and he blends in beautifully into the Fall inspired decor.
Do drop me a line and let me know how you liked my Fall inspired vignette and the colors in warm hues. What colors are you'll gravitating towards this Fall?????
More Fall inspired decor coming up in the weeks to come. Check back on Wednesday for more on the "Featured Shop" Segment. Finally, signing off for today, and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
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