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If I had to pick one thing I’ve learned while working at Design*Sponge with Grace over the years, it would be that investing in quality pieces for your home is THE way to go. Being a single mom, I was always running to stores that carry everything on the planet, and invariably, I’d end up picking out things for the house in haste. I was always sad and disappointed when a leg fell off or a fabric began pilling after one wash. Even still, it was hard to break the “disposable stuff” syndrome.
Then I started to notice that other people’s interiors remained the same overall, but were thoughtfully transformed each season with a garden flower here or a new pillow there. They simply switched things up and while their major pieces didn’t change, the overall feel did. Then it hit me! They had invested in well-made, quality things, both large and small, and then simply introduced new small pieces or special found objects here and there with the changing of the seasons.
I decided I was completely on board and turned to Crate and Barrel for some smallish key pieces with big impact to help usher in fall in my mish-mash of a guest room. Guess what? I love it! I feel like a grownup and my guests will feel well cared for and comfortable this autumn.
I am in love with a few pieces that help make not only the transition from summer to fall a breeze, but also help me transition from a disposable mindset to a more thoughtful, forever pieces frame of mind.
Take a peek after the jump and let me know what colors you’re loving for fall in the comments, if you would be so kind. After my Fall Color Report post last week, I’ve been wondering what colors real people (not just Pantone) are embracing for the upcoming season. Be sure to check out the slide show for some inspiration! –Caitlin
My Mom is visiting for her birthday in early October, so I thought I’d get this room ready for her arrival! I think she’ll love it — simple, with some deep color and texture.