Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Day 823: bedroom updated for fall


I just love fall (have you noticed?). Remember last year when I scored some yardage of a great Ralph Lauren plaid fabric? I wanted to make stockings out of it but never did. Then it occurred to me that it would make a beautiful blanket, but -- surprise! -- nothing became of that either. So I finally just took it off the bolt, cut it in half, and put each piece on one of the two beds in our house.

It really cozied-up the guest bedroom (see it before here) and inspired a few little fall-ish updates.


A stack of old books, a few bits of early-fall foliage, and a deer antler (Wes thought I was crazy for bringing it home from an antique store -- but I love it!) on a copper platter warmed things up a bit. And after I gave the green ceramic yard-sale lamp to my cousin, I brought this turned-wood lamp home from Target. The black shade came out of a closet, which explains it disheveled shape.


I even swapped the blue and white plates for some brown transferware plates I wasn't using.

28 comments:

paula said...

Jennifer it looks amazing. so perfect for fall.

Design Esquire said...

Wow. The room looks incredible. I may need to steal some of these ideas...

Lauren said...

WOW this looks like it's from a MAGAZINE!!!!! so gorgeous & now you're making me want to redo the guest bedroom we just finished!!!! hahahaha

i just LOVE this room!!!! AMAZING!!!!

Amy said...

looks great! i love the nightstand vignette.

Lilapuppy said...

So lovely!

Lauren said...

i'm back to look again for some fall inspiration. i just love it!!

carlee said...

I really thought your room was from a magazine at first and you were using it for fall inspiration! WOW! It looks incredible!

Vintage Junky said...

this looks great! I love the simplicity of it all!

SMiles!
Michelle

bluehydrangea said...

I love how cozy it looks!

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Looks SO GOOD! I love that lamp with the trunk... and the wall color. Oh, and I love the blanket too. :)

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

just lovely.

Jules said...

I thought it was from a magazine, too. Lovely!

Jennifer said...

ya'll are too kind! you spoil me :)

Tenille said...

It looks very warm, snuggly and unique (am slightly creeped out by the deer antlers but I get creeped out easily). Likes a lot.

LindsB said...

Jennifer that is seriously the best free makeover I've ever seen- I LOVE how cozy it makes the room feel. It looks like something out of a Ralph Lauren photo shoot- love love love it!

Rachel said...

It seriously looks great! I love the lamp - love it. I've been looking for one like that for our bedroom. And I love the little things you put together on the tray - it looks great!!

But the best idea?? That plaid on your bed. I just may have to steal that idea....

Sweet Jane said...

So I just stumbled upon your blog, and I LOVE it! Can't wait to read more!

Amanda said...

I definitely dislike my guest bedroom now :) Looks great. Also, what camera setting to put your camera in to take these inside pictures. They are so crisp.

Jennifer said...

Amanda -- switch a few things out, you'll feel better about it! and all I did was turn OFF my flash. that room as beautiful natural light, especially at midday, when I shot these.

Victoria said...

Looks great! My mom has an old trunk just like that I am thinking of stealing.

nifer said...

Beautiful, yet not overdone. I love it! I especially love the trunk used as a bedside table. Nice touch.

~ Jen

katy elliott said...

Adorable!

simply seleta said...

This is lovely. Perfect time of year to get out your plaid!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved the summer look and love the fall look as well. Fantastic job.

Sylvia

Haven and Home said...

Looks great!

megan said...

i LOVE your fall updates! perfection.

Kristin said...

That trunk is beyond fabulous!

Melissa said...

love the deer antler! would you mind if i posted the picture of your nightstand on my blog? i was googling deer antler's and your blog came up! thanks for the inspiration! =)