Autumn Mood

Fall holds the promise of new beginnings.  It’s a fresh start for so many things- the start of school, back to work, new hearty fall recipes, pumpkin spice everything, and the seasonal temperature changes that has us turning our attention back inside our homes.     

Scenes of fall conjure up images of the beautiful autumnal leaves, roaring fires and warm drinks, and beautiful table scapes set for holiday entertaining.  There are simple things you can do to create a fall mood in your home.  And by simple I really mean simple- you don’t need to fill every surface with pumpkins.  Select one or two areas in a room and create a focal point.  For example, you can add colour to your sofas with some rich velvet pillows in all the warm camel, moss, or burgundy tones.  Then add a beautiful sculptural vase on your coffee table with a single branch- something snipped from the garden or some dried wheat or grasses.  Layering in other textiles in the form of chunky knit throws, or nubby rugs and clean, lightly scented candles will thoughtfully curate your fall mood.

 The same formula applies for setting your table. Jenni Kayne has perfected the art of entertaining, and her table settings combine the best of natural organic beauty and simplicity.  Her latest book, Pacific Natural, is filled with beautiful ideas for entertaining.  She focuses on four elements- a good set of linens, neutral ceramics, silverware/glassware and table top decor.  The table top decor can be simple tapered candlesticks in holders of varying heights, along with some fresh greenery or flowers in a container, or scattered along the table.  The book is available at House Warmings, along with everything you’ll need to create your ideal fall table.

Photos courtesy of Jenni Kayne 

Creating a fall mood also extends to being thankful and thoughtful when invited to dinner.  We have some really great and unique hostess gift options- from wood cheese graters and herb choppers for the chef host, to our newest Himilayan candles in rustic textured wood vessels.  Come by the shop and be inspired by all the new accessories House Warmings has that will give your home that fall feeling.