It always takes time to adjust to a new home, just like it takes time for a home gets used to its new occupants. Eventually we’ll be comfortable with each other. In the meantime, I’m trying to do my best to make it as “homey” as possible for however long we’re here. Even though we’re really tight on space, I’ve added a few Autumn details in our mountain cabin that really help.
I didn’t realize how hard it would be to live without a lot of our possessions. Because there’s hardly any space, most of our decor is packed away in boxes in the “storage” room. I’ve kept out just a few items, but I admit, I’ve really missed seeing my familiar favorite items to decorate the house. Adding these few little touches helps, though.
The painting is from Andy’s grandmother and is a landscape of the Swiss Alps. It was previously hanging in our dining room. I bought the new pedestal table from a thrift store in Bountiful. Funny enough, the whole four years we lived there, I never visited there once. It was only after we moved up here that I went there for the first time. I’ll use it as my office desk once our house is built. I’m still trying to decide what color I want to paint it. Brown is my least favorite color. I don’t mind having touches of brown here and there, but I can’t have everything be brown (even though we’ll be living in the mountains). You’ll also notice we don’t have chairs yet…I’m still on the hunt for something I want.
The plates are my absolute favorite, and I love to have them out all season long. They’re called Hayride Black by Royal Stafford. I think if we ever had a natural catastrophe, they would be the first thing I’d grab! On the table, I just have a tin vase with some faux Autumn branches. I’m using faux branches because I want to leave them out all season long, and the phase of bright colorful leaves is so short. There’s also a white Cinderella pumpkin and single brass candle holder.
Finally, you’ll recognize the black iron bench that used to be on the front porch of The Turnaround House. It’s the perfect size and shape to fit under the windowsill with our herbs. I added a soft blue velvet pillow (the color I’ll be using in our future mountain house) as well as a flannel throw. The other day when the power went out, I sat on that bench and worked. The natural light and warmth from the sun helped because it was so dark in the cabin.
Do you decorate for Autumn?
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