Apartment Therapy: Autumn Accents

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As the days get shorter and evenings a little longer, there’s a seasonal change novelty factor to oversized scarves, knitwear binges and loungewear of the snuggly variety. My inner hermit takes over this time of year and I love nothing more than cosying up indoors. I’ll still guilt trip myself into the occasional Saturday morning run in exchange for farmers market coffee & cake (gluten free, doesn’t count) but if presented with my social options for an evening’s entertainment, staying in will win hands down.

I’m all too aware that the autumnal novelty of new fluffy white slipper booties and hot drinks will hit a turning point, usually somewhere around mid-winter, and be replaced with loathing the necessity to layer up for practicalities sake, together with a general disdain for anything less than tropical temperatures as I watch my icy fingertips turn a purplish-blue.

But for now, while the temperatures are gradually leaning toward the cool side and the novelty of new knitwear lines on the high-street is still fresh, I’m embracing all things autumnal starting with our living space. I love to add seasonal accents to our living space, which takes on a much grander scale come silly season. I love to dress a space with chunky soft furnishings to warm it up and in the absence of a fireplace (sad face) I use a lot of lanterns and candles. I tend to move away from bright colour’s as we leave summer behind and love more earthy tones and neutrals. Here are a few of my favourites right now:

AutumnAccents

Clockwise from top left: Avoca Mohair Blanket €59.95 | Jam Jar Chandelier €164.00, |Hide Rug €220, Ikea| Fringe Cushion €27, Next | White faux sheepskin rug €12, Ikea | Copper & Marble Eclectic Candle by Tom Dixon €75, Nest.co.uk

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The Home Edit: Copper & Marble

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The Home Edit: Copper & MarbleIf you are into home decor at all, or into Pinterest for that mater, you will probably have noticed two things: copper & marble. The combination or indeed each of them solo have been creeping into home decor magazines, blogs & exhibitions slowly but steadily and have now (thank goodness!!!) arrived on the high street.

The Home Edit: Copper & Marble

 

The Home Edit: Copper & Marble

I hate saying I'm obsessed with something but... I'm obsessed! I just cannot help myself and if someone doesn't stop me soon my house, that I am currently decorating, will end up entirely drowned copper and marble pieces. It doesn't help that the more budget-friendly interior shops like H&M Home, made.com & West Elm have jumped on the bandwagon and are offering all things copper & marble for those of us on a budget.

To me this combo is perfect. Like gin & tonic, bread & butter, beauty & the beast... it just goes! I adore the coolness and calmness of the marble, it looks very elegant and serene. The warmth and gleam of copper is the perfect accompaniment for it and balances everything perfectly.

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Happy decorating! Have you been caught up in the copper & marble craze?

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Link Love

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Link Love

There's no point denying it, I live with my phone, laptop and iPad pretty much physically attached to me. It's not ideal but I just can't get enough of the amazing sites that are out there! I love discovering new amazing sites so thought we will share some of our link love with you...

jettevirdi.com

Jette Virdi

If you love food you have to check out Jette's website and Instagram - her creations are beyond beautiful. She is a friend, one of our favourite creatives & we had the pleasure of working with her on several occasions (here and here). Jette is an incredibly talented food stylist and creative, the organizer of some amazing creative workshops (Calligraphy, Salt, Planting... just to name a few). She is also the driving force behind the gorgeous Long Table Suppers, if you have never been I highly recommend you go along to the next one!

 

cocoandmingo.com

Coco And MingoCoco and Mingo is one of my favourite new finds. It's a US lifestyle & design blog with the most beautiful photography. It features all my favourite things - home decor, food, DIY and typography. Every now and then Jessica, the creator of Coco and Mingo, gives away these gorgeous freebies - anything from cute thank you cards, screensavers, invites, recipe cards to mention a few. I am a huge fan!

stylemepretty.com (29 Popsicles to Beat the Heat)

PopsiclesStyle Me Pretty is one of my favourite websites ever and I visit it daily. So. Beautiful. Just recently their article with summer popsicle recipes popped up in my Pinterest feed. Not sure how the weather is where you are in the world but here in Dublin summer has decided not to make an appearance just yet. I however am determined to at least pretend it's warm and will be eating popsicles at home looking out on the rain.

Make sure you go and check out this week's link love and share your favourite links in the comments below :)

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New In: Considered by Helen James

Considered by Helen JamesIrish designer, Helen James, has brought out a beautiful range called Considered by Helen James, a collection of food and homewares that was created in collaboration with Dunnes Stores. There is a wide range of pieces: from stationary (€3), gorgeous copper pots (€75) to beautifully designed chairs (€150). Considered by Helen James is a great way to introduce contemporary, Irish design to your home without breaking the bank!Considered by Helen James Considered by Helen James Considered by Helen James Considered by Helen James

Both Becky & I are in love with the collection! We have already tried all of the food products - the Raspberry & Rose conserve is to die for and so are all of the chocolates!! You will be seeing a lot of this range in upcoming posts and videos!

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The range is exclusively available in selected Dunnes Stores nationwide.

Well done, Helen James!

A. xx