We asked artist, modern sewist and fabric designer Carrie Bloomston to share her favorite ways to honor the transition from summer to fall at home.
Have you ever walked into a house that felt just… right? Not perfect or overly done, but just right? Artist, blogger and fabric designer Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs says those are usually the homes that are lovingly crafted and curated by their owners. Her advice? Follow your instincts and take cues from nature to bring the feeling of fall into your home.
Take cues from your own backyard
Tip: Choose a low bowl like this HULTET Dish from Ikea (Ikea, $6) to display your backyard treasures.
Close your eyes
Tip: Once you find a fall color that speaks to you, drape a pillow or blanket like this Bocasa throw (Nilima Home, $65) over your sofa to add an autumnal hue.
Shop the farmer’s market
Tip: If gourds aren’t easy to come by in your “neck” of the woods, shop Etsy for handcrafted gourd accessories like these Needle Felted Peas in a Gourd Pod (Etsy, $8 each).
Know your textures
Tip: If pinstripes pique your interest, use an old men’s suit to stitch up a pinstriped wool pillow cover like this one from Blissliving Home (Blissliving Home, $95).
Make a seasonal altar
“Let your home reflect you and your interests, passions and desires,” says Carrie Bloomston. “Don’t worry if it looks perfect or if it matches. Do what feels right to you. Have fun and play!”