Seaworthy

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We’ve shared Seaworthy‘s incredible jewelry collection before, but sometime in the year and a half since they’ve started branching out into small objets for the home. Each piece is both beautiful and functional – a palo santo set, brass salt spoon and ceramic cellar, bookmark, cocktail picks, incense holder, and jewelry storage hook – all hold their own weight in this small but very well designed collection.

 

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An Autumn Refresh with Burke Decor

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Tell me, do you change up anything in your home with the seasons? I do, but like to keep it minimal. Swapping out the bedding is usually first, followed by the rug and textiles in the living room. And boom, done. You don’t have to do big things to get an impact.

This autumn I chose a few pieces from Burke Decor to get my living room into cozy mode. The lifestyle and home furnishings company has a beautiful inventory, full of things inspired by design, function, and form curated from designers and artisans the world over. Spelled out: you can easily achieve a look that matches your aesthetic.

As you can see, I have a fair amount of color in my living room – mainly books and art – balanced out by neutral tones on the walls and furniture. I wanted something durable for the floor that could stand up to my dogs’ wet winter paws and roughhousing ways. When I saw this Natural Cape Cod Rug from Safavieh I knew it was a match. It’s soft and textural but woven of sustainably harvested sisal and sea grass that can take a beating. I really like how its pattern doesn’t compete with the others in the room and blends in with the flooring, keeping the space feeling bright and open.

 

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I’ve been getting bolder when it comes to using pattern, but I usually stick with black and white because they mesh easily. These Avila Onyx Pillow by Villa Home feature handcrafted embroidery and the softest linen backing. (Bebe is clearly a fan!) They add a layer of textural interest to my basic navy/grey couch that it needs.

 

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Here you can get a big picture peek at three of the four patterns in the living room, the other being this throw that’s been in high rotation. I think each piece comfortably holds its own while making you notice the others at the same time. Success!

 

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As I mentioned, this throw is constantly out. I’ve also been using my salt lamp more and more as the days get shorter and shorter. And my favorite candle is back in the rotation for cooler weather, tobacco and patchouli.

 

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I’m certain this will be the cleanest the entry will be until April! I recently hung a new mirror and have been taking full advantage of the small shelf it features, setting small vases (this one’s actually a beaker) full of flowers and small seasonal decor on it. That coat rack is bound to be overflowing soon.

 

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Did you spy my Halloween decorations in some of the other photos? I tend to stick with a few favorite pieces indoors rather than go overboard. A few owls on the mantel, a garland, a few pumpkins and skulls. Oh, and a spider on the coffee table, because every house needs one of those.

I hope you’re hunkering down as the weather cools and are just as cozy as we are!

 

Product for this post provided by Burke Decor. As always, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Design Crush create fresh content!

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The Personality of a Shower Curtain

My current shower has sliding glass doors, and while they’re nice I find myself missing the ability to change up the personality of the room with a shower curtain. Of course that means I find curtains I love around every corner. But just because I can’t take advantage that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t – take a peek at these 13 shower curtains by clicking on each, plenty are on sale!

 

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Let’s Talk Statement Art in the Bedroom

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Stormy Drive by Smile Peace Love

Have you noticed the trend of one large, statement making piece of art in the bedroom? Usually placed above the bed and sometimes even in place of the headboard itself. That’s my bedroom above, and I’m definitely considering removing the iron frame and lowering this piece on the wall a bit.

Don’t worry, gallery walls are still thriving. But one large piece of statement art commands all of your attention, which is an especially lovely look if you’re into minimalism. The bedroom should be a place that’s both relaxing and cozy – a retreat. For that reason I chose a piece of art with lots of moody blues, Stormy Drive by Smile Peace Love from Minted, that measures in at a whopping 54 x 40″. Can’t you imagine you’re in the car driving down the highway into this storm? For me it’s palpable.

Here are ten other bedrooms doing statement art right, as well some large scale art recommendations for your own boudoir.

 

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Amber Interiors

 

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House and Garden

 

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Stories

 

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A Cup of Jo

 

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Deny Designs

 

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Apartment Therapy

 

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A Daily Something

 

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Anne Sage

 

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Lemon Stripes

 

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1/ Aquarium by Roberta Pinna  2/ Morning River by Lauren Adams
3/ From Down Below by Kim Bliss  4/ Key Rehab by Poppy A
5/ Golden Fields by Kaylee Coles  6/ Fossilized Rock by Frooted Design
7/ Silver Ice by Leslie Le Coq  8/ Going for a Swim by Whitney Deal
9/ Linger by Sarah McInroe  10/ Men in Red by Kate Baird

Thanks to Minted for providing art for this post. And thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Design Crush creating fresh content!

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DIY Halloween House Monster

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I always decorate for Halloween, but there’s no formula. Some years it’s only a porch full of pumpkins and others it’s something a little more. This year I decided that the windows in my guest room were begging for eyeballs.

 

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And that’s how it started, with six dollars worth of poster board and a pair of scissors. My first thought was that I’d like for them to be a bit larger, maybe even bigger than the windows themselves, but I was happy. I shared this photo on Instagram and Facebook as an afterthought.

 

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And that’s when the design by committee began! Several friends and followers suggested that the large living room window directly below needed teeth. And they were 100% correct, so back out came the scissors and leftover paper scraps.

 

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A window full of neon yellow snaggleteeth later and more suggestions came pouring in. Friends who live in town started driving by with their children in tow and I even caught a few snapping photos.

 

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The last suggestion that I entertained was the addition of some mean eyebrows with the last two scraps, which definitely made this DIY Halloween house monster complete. All-in-all it was a blast to create and I can’t wait to see the looks on trick-or-treaters’ faces in a few weeks!

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48 Halloween Things

Halloween was always played up as the best holiday at my house as a kid, which is probably why it remains my favorite to this day. I love the childhood innocence involved, as well as the more macabre side you learn about a few years later. My house is all decorated – maybe you’ve already seen it on social media – and I’ll be sharing more about that tomorrow. But for now here are four dozen All Hallows’ Eve treats I think you’ll love!

 

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1/ 2-Ingredient Ghost Chocolate Cups  2/ Caramel Apple Sangria  3/ Screaming Face Print
4/ DIY Ghost Tassels  5/ Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin  6/ DIY No-Sew Monster Trick-or-Treat Bags
7/ DIY Paper Leaf Fall Garland  8/ Double Double Toil and Trouble Print  9/ Halloween Devotional Candles
10/ DIY Ghost Pinatas  11/ Moon Garland  12/ Printable Fang Treat Bags

 

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13/ Printable Spooky Treat Bags  14/ S’mores Caramel Apple  15/ Skull Placemats
16/ Surprise Bloody Cake  17/ 3-Ingredient Hatchet Cookies  18/ Creepy Chocolate Chip Cookies
19/ DIY Bloody Baubles  20/ DIY Gilded Insect Faux Taxidermy  21/ DIY Marbled Candles
22/ DIY Optical Illusion Pumpkins  23/ DIY Skull Cake Plate  24/ Glow in the Dark Skull Pillow

 

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25/ Skull Wall Decal  26/ Kitchen Sink Halloween Chocolate Bark  27/ Black Crow Doormat
28/ Printable Halloween Art  29/ Printable Spell Book Covers  30/ Sanderson Sister Black Sangria
31/ Sophisticated-Spooky Chalk Poster Set  32/ Vulture Print  33/ Beyond is All Abyss Necklace
34/ Creepy Eyeball Lollipops  35/ DIY Fornasetti Trays  36/ DIY Halloween Silhouette Plates

 

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37/ DIY Marbled Indigo Pumpkins  38/ DIY Paint Pen Pattern Pumpkins  39/ DIY Sun Dyed Treat Bags
40/ Halloween Banner  41/ Hand Pillow  42/ Ladies Mannequin Hands
43/ Paper Bats Wreath  44/ Printable Spooky Candy Poppers  45/ Halloween Ornament Set
46/ Skull Chart  47/ Spooky Swirled Meringue Cookies  48/ DIY Wax Dipped Flowers

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Light One Up

October has me reaching for hot tea, blankets, and candles! As soon as it’s in the 60s I’m ready to settle in and get cozy, nesting at its finest my friends. I like to keep a small stash of scented candles on the shelf in my coat closet and bring them out one by one all fall and winter long. Not only do they make great last minute hostess gifts come the holidays, they also keep my cold weather wear smelling lovely.

 

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ROW 1: Bergamot + Black Tea // Campfire
ROW 2: Clary Sage // Cucumber Sweetgrass // Eucalyptus Clove
ROW 3: Fleur D’Oranger // Hygge // Le Feu Gris
ROW 4: NO. 2 Indica // Oakmoss + Amber // Orange Cardamom
ROW 5: Bourbon & Brown Sugar // Pennsylvania Homesick // Roam New York
ROW 6: Yosemite’s Firefall // Tea Leaves & Bergamot // Sweet Pea & Clover
ROW 7: Surf // Starry Night // Calm

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Atelier Février Rugs

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These beautiful floor rugs by Atelier Février cost more than my first car (a 1987 VW Cabriolet convertible for those of you wondering), but goodness they’re a treat for the eyes. This is the kind of rug that people hang on the wall rather than lay underfoot. Each design features a modern look that’s been created with traditional craftsmanship.

 

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Pitchers + Jugs

I’ve been taking stock of serving vessels that I have in the house as holiday entertaining season starts to draw near. By putting out pitchers of water, decanters of wine, and jugs of cream for coffee you’re sure to save yourself time and make your guests feel very much at home. No one needs to ask about refills when it’s serve yourself!

 

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ROW 1: Pot De Lait Collection // Arctic Jugs
ROW 2: Carter Pitcher // Gold Serve Pitcher // Halston Pitcher
ROW 3: Morandi Pitcher // Northern Lights Pitcher // Onyx Dipped Pitcher
ROW 4: Stainless Steel Mirror Pitcher // Still Life Jug // Trap Pitcher

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