In just a few mere weeks, I’ll be back in the closet sorting through clothes, digging through boxes and doing what we girls always do as the mercury starts to dip ever so slightly–look for ways to stretch our Summer wardrobe through Autumn and beyond.
You know the drill.
Top that sundress with a lightweight sweater or jacket. Fashion a scarf or pashmina around the neck of a tee. Pair tights with walking shorts or a flouncy skirt. As fashionistas of the frugal kind, we know that by adding just one or two Fall elements, we can give our warm weather wardrobe life anew. The same goes for home decor.
One of the top trends for Fall is transitional decor that seamlessly moves from Summer to Fall. In the spotlight for a few seasons now, this trend shows no signs of losing steam. Why? In part because of the economy (stretch those bucks!) but also because designers are creating a bounty of furnishings that truly do work year-round. All it takes is a little thought and looking at an object in a new way. For example…
Move this Garden Grove plant stand from patio to porch, then fill with pumpkins and gourds. After Halloween and Thanksgiving, take it inside and, voila, it becomes a display piece for light-up Christmas houses or a collection of jolly santas.
Sure this St. Francis with deer statuary looks divine in your rose garden but he’ll also look terrific indoors on your mantel or tucked in the shelf of a bookcase alongside aged leather-bound books.
This Wren tabletop birdbath would make a lovely indoor potpourri bowl for your foyer or a nature-inspired centerpiece when filled with water, floating candles and fragrant flower buds.