In Season: 7 Autumn Inspired Decor Pieces

(But really, you'll love 'em year round)

autumn inspired decor

Happy Monday! Is it getting chilly where you live yet? Yesterday, I saw this incredible gilded branch candelabra centerpiece on Pinterest, and it inspired me to round up a few other beautiful, autumn inspired decor items. Looking for stuff like this online (or really, in person too) is such a fun treasure hunt. While each of these items reminded me of fall — its colors, the mood — let’s be honest, they’re all pretty easy to love year round. I’m especially wowed by the simple beauty of these cards, and the natural, organic variation in these coasters. But really, that candelabra. It’d be a stunner through the end of the year, easy. Just swap out the taper colors to accommodate all the holidays, from Halloween on through New Year’s. Oh, how I wish I had room for a big dining table!

What’s that on the horizon? That would be October. Last full week of September, let’s do this thing.

Psst — A gentle reminder, just because I know we’re still settling into the new blog format: you can further investigate any of these items using the links below, in the “In This Post” section.

In this post:

Brass Pear Box, High Street Market  |  Agate Coasters, RabLabs  |  Gilded Brarnch Centerpiece, Horchow  |  Marble Apple, West Elm  |  Dip Dye Cards, Paperless Post  |  Fig Salt and Pepper Shakers, Michael Aram  |  Wheat Wall Sconce, High Street Market

This month's quote: "Trust the timing of your life."

Crushing on: Benjamin Vandiver

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I shouldn’t even title this one crushing on so much as totally, completely, 100% obsessing over. I recently discovered Benjamin Vandiver’s beautiful interiors work on Domaine and was smitten. His style is at once eclectic, glamorous, homey, and modern.

Believe it or not, Benjamin was previously a piano player for 15 years before launching his own firm in the spring of 2012. Originally based in Nashville (he’s already worked with the likes of Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere), his company is now working in LA and NY, too. Totally a star on the rise.

I’m loving this beautiful black and white room above (so sexy and chic), but when you look at some of his other projects, it’s easy to see he’s not kidding when he says he approaches each client very individually. Check out some other work from his portfolio (you’ll want to pin ‘em all):
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A Gallery of Lucy

using art.com for custom canvas prints

art.com for custom canvas prints

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I posted this image of a canvas print we had done of Lucy on Instagram last week, and everyone really seemed to love it, so I thought I’d share a little bit about how I had these made in case anyone wanted to do something similar for their own homes! It was easy, surprisingly cost effective, and we absolutely love the end result.

First, why we chose canvas photography prints: the ceilings in our apartment are very tall, which is amazing, but with artwork, you definitely need something that can fill the space and make a statement. Joe had long been wanting to find oil-on-canvas type pieces to furnish the apartment with. However, we were both interested in finding pieces that we knew we’d love forever and would be able to display in our home no matter where that might be — now, or in the future. So basically, after some half-hearted searching, we realized that original art plus future housing uncertainty and budget considerations meant it wasn’t the best time to buy anything.

I suggested we look at doing some simple canvases — perhaps of photographs — but Joe’s not really into photography (I know!) so it seemed like we were stalling out again. But then, I had an idea: what about photos of Lucy? Her face is hilariously expressive, and she’s well trained enough to hold certain positions and poses (if I do say so myself). Plus, I had a hunch that as obsessed with her as he was, portraits of the pup were something Joe could get behind. I was right!

So, I had my friend Yvonne shoot some pictures of Lucy when she was in town last.  Read the full post +