I thought the perfect way to warm things up and beckon in the changing season would be to add pops of black to my usually light palette. I've never been much of a fan of black, but lately I've found myself more and more drawn to it. I think I've been influenced by the way Jennifer, Janet and Trina can use it so beautifully.
First, I added this old street sign from one of my favorite bloggers/etsy sellers, Frog Goes to Market, underneath my kitchen shelves. I'd been looking for a place for it and I thought it really balanced out all the white going on on the wall.
Next, I switched out the pillows on my sofa for some simple silhouette pillows. I followed this tutorial from Dear Lillie for these and love how they turned out! One is Jane Austen, the other I like to think of as Mr. Darcey. In reality I think it's a silhouette of Edward Cullen from Twighlight, but I pretend otherwise as I'm not a big Twighlight fan : )
Also, I don't think I've ever showed you the collage above my couch. I just recently finished it with some of our wedding pictures. I love how it turned out, and wouldn't mind expanding it even more.
I had been looking for a neutral plaid throw for fall and winter, but all of them were soooo pricey. Then I came across the one above from Thomas O'Brien at Target on clearance for $27. We still have giftcards there so I went for it. Are you so tired of me telling you everything in our house is from Target? I actually have been thinking a lot about that and have been trying to bring in as many vintage elements as possible to supplement the "big box store" basics, but collecting those things takes time. Either way, I was thrilled with the gray and black plaid throw...Tarjay find or not : )
I moved the throw and pillows I had on the couch into the basket on the floor. I think it looks extra cozy, plus you can't have too many blankets/pillows in the cooler months.
For a final pop of black, I added these cameos of my sister and I as little girls to our bedroom. These are on Matt's side of the bed because I thought the black was at least a little masculine in the midst of all my white : )
I love the oval frame of the top silhouette, but my mom only had one, so the other two are in simple black rectangle frames.
How are you adding a fall flavor to your home? Have you broken out the pumpkins and gone crazy for Halloween yet? I'd love to hear what you all are up to!