Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Coming Up...

I'm working on coming up with a few before and after posts that I can show you, so in the meantime, I can't help but share these next couple of photos because they make me so excited about the cooler weather.

I seriously wish this was my entryway! I love everything about it, the stone walls, the gorgeous light fixture, the thick blankets stacked and all the fall outerwear waiting for its next use. I can't wait until our entryway hooks have various scarves, hats and coats piled on. Not long now!

And isn't this house so cute and cozy looking? This is going to be my inspiration for getting the outside of our house ready for the season. I can almost smell a wood fire burning! 

Well, back to work! Hopefully I'll have a mini-makeover ready to show you later today.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcoming Fall!

Today being the first day of fall, I thought it only appropriate that I share some fall inspirations. Fall is my favourite season and I pretty much love everything about it! I love the golden colours, the brisk air, scarves, warm blankets and sweaters. In the home, this means adding some cozy touches, such as some warmer tones and textures. This can easily be done be adding some comfy throw blankets and cushions.

I especially love all the knits in the first two rooms. They add such great texture and can't help but make your living room look comfortable. Here are some bedrooms that also seem ready for autumn. 

To add some extra seasonal touches around the house, next time you're going on a fall walk gather some pine cones, twigs or fallen leaves to put on display around you're home. 

Adding some warm touches to your home doesn't have to cost much! Use what you already have. If you have some extra throw blankets in storage bring them out. If you've got some baskets or wooden bowls put them on display. 

Happy first day of fall!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Beginning

This is the beginning of the 'At Home' blog! I've started this blog to begin my journey in the interior design world and to share my ideas for creating a home on a budget. I believe that it is so important to have a space that we can feel 'at home ' in and I would like to help people make that happen no matter their budget. There are so many options when it comes to creating a space and it is surprising how much you can do for such a low cost. I love perusing second hand stores and finding pieces with potential which can be realized with only a coat of paint and maybe some new fabric! I also enjoy making things myself whether it involves sewing, gluing, hammering or any other method of creating. This process adds a personal and homemade touch that can be hard to find in homes today.

This is a picture of my husband and myself on our wedding day. We were married 2 1/2 years ago and I couldn't have found anyone better to share my life with.

This is our cat, Tonks. She is a mischievous little thing!

And this is the little cottage that we rent.

Join me as I find ways to create home on a shoestring and feel free to share your DIY successes and ideas as well!
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