If it doesn’t yet feel like fall outside, let’s bring it indoors, shall we?
Watch and learn as I transform our standard sofa into a cozy autumn haven. Bella Vita’s array of products—including pillows and accents and stunning furniture—have melded into a seasonal paradise. And as you scroll through my ten tips, I’m confident you’ll be able to similarly build a comfortable and elevated living space for you and your family. It’s amazing how the tiniest of details can transform the way a space is treated, don’t you think?
Photos by Erin Mosher
1. LET THERE BE LIGHT
Though natural light is always my preference, the earlier sunsets prompt a need for warm lamps indoors. I’m obsessed with this rustic and sturdy iron lamp and its accompanying cream simple shade. It’s just what I need when opening a book (or bottle of wine) on the couch!
2. FLUFF WITH PILLOWS
I believe pillows should be made for lounging, not just for looks. Luckily, Bella Vita’s variety is perfect for realistic decorating. The Dorset wool pillow balances nicely with a pair of Lina linen pillows.
3. ADD A COZY THROW
Don’t even try to tell me your throw is more comfortable than this one. Barefoot Dreams has mastered the softest yet lightest polyester fabric. The design is reversible, too, between a white and charcoal knit.
4. BUILD A SEASONAL DISPLAY
A wood tray can quickly become your pumpkin patch atop a credenza (mine is from Bella Vita, too!) or countertop. A subtle theme and mix of textures is perfect for this time of year…
5. …MORE PUMPKINS, MORE FUN
6. ADD A HARVEST ACCENT
This wheat stalk bundle is precious and perfect to accompany a nightstand, shelf or mantle this time of year. Two sizes can play off one another or stand alone for an eye-catching yet understated presence.
7. ESTABLISH A READING NOOK
The Montes Doggett lap tray is functional and stylish for couch entertainment. Rest your phone, a glass — heck, you can even paint your nails on the stunning handcrafted wood surface.
8. HELLO, HOLIDAY COOKBOOKS
It’s almost time to start thinking about holiday cooking! Grab a couple of cool weather-minded books that bring soups, pies and other hearty dishes to the forefront of your fall + winter menu planning.
9. DOUBLE YOUR CANDLE COUNT
Similar to a lamp, the glow of candles will add warmth to your space after the sun sets. Illuminaria’s large candle jars make a statement and, because of their size, will last literally all season long.
10. TOAST TO A NEW SEASON
Cheers (in my favorite stemless pottery wine glass, of course!) to autumn!
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