9/4/12

A brown study.

There was a noticeable change in the air yesterday. Like, quite literally, fall arrived. A chill. Oooh. It made me so excited. I love fall. Love. It signifies change and a sort of closing inward after all of that open air big sky summerness. It makes me want to store up my house for the winter months and get all of the cozy decor out (this is a joke. our house is much too small to store decor in closets. we have the same shit out all the year round.). This is, without a doubt, a product of my east coast upbringing because around here not that much really changes in the fall months. We actually get a rather late Indian summer which is lovely but also drives me slightly crazy. Fall is for fall-crisp air, changing leaves, big cold blue skies. Prepare for sweaters, blankets, grey and FOOTBALL. Don't you California people get it? And, while we're on the subject, let's go this year without sunshine and 70 degrees on Christmas please and thank you. 

With the impending seasonal change, I've also been making some small changes around the house. 


My best and most surprising purchase so far has been the new rug in the entryway:

60$ and I've got mad love for it. It's super thick and chunky. I thought it might be painful to walk on but it's actually totally fine and makes so much more sense here than the rug I had down before. 

I'm in the process of purchasing a lamp for that table (needs some height) and a mirror for this wall:

Please please excuse these horrible pics. Lazy photographer.

I'm in love with this:

But it's sold out so I'm on the hunt for something with a similar Spanish vibe. 

I've been using this for inspiration:


Deciding between these two lamps:
Jamie Young Lotus Lamp
Currey and Co. Lino Lamp


I was thinking that there was no color in here and I needed to change that but I'm actually rather smitten with the neutral scheme going on. Pop some pink or purple flowers in one of these and call it a day:


Besides, I noticed, when trying to organize my desktop for this post, that most of the images I've pulled the last few days have had one theme: brown. 
And lots of it. 

Maybe it's the impending fall that has me craving this color. I dunno. But I can't get enough.

 "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." 
--Winston Churchill
Ya know what, Winst? I totally disagree.



















 





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