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A New Season

I blame it on a case of mild seasonal depression, but there has been a shift in my household.

When school starts I always go through the blues. You get used to having the kids around all the time and you realize the passing of time as each summer with them slips away.

And then it starts to rain and there goes my mood. I truly believe I am solar-powered. I go way too high and low with the sun.

I love fall. I used to love this season best before I had kids. I have an ongoing love affair with soup, fires, football and all things cozy. It makes me want to light some candles, pour another cup of coffee, play some vinyls and snuggle up with a book.

This brings me to the point of this post. My mood around the house is slipping from white and bright to moody and warm. What does this mean?

It means I have been lead from siren call to some pops of moody rich colors. I am not ready for total color saturation, just like I am not ready to completely embrace letting my kids go. But the changes are starting.

Have you felt it too? Suddenly I am drawn to colors like clay, rust, green, goldenrod and brown. It feels so 1970s and homey. It's like the brown floral couch that nearly every household in America had. It's comforting, reassuring and nostalgic.

All you need to do is flip through Target's bedding line and clothing or Anthropology's home to see that designers are feeling it too.

And while creativity comes with its own downsides. Seriously some days it is a curse that you can't turn off, like the tv playing in the background when you want it dark to sleep. Some days I wish I could just live like a normal person who doesn't even care about such things. I guess it helps alleviate the blues with some fresh and welcoming new colors.

Not only are these colors seeping into my home but also my wardrobe. I have never seen so many versions of brown since the late 90s. But instead of flat brown. These colors are rich and warm and full of life. You can even find it at Walmart.

This fall, I will show you some spaces in my home where I am adding pops of dark. It's boho with a touch of farmhouse. It doesn't mean throwing out the baby with the bathwater and ditching all things white and lovely. It just simply means small updates here and there. Curating them into my home so that it feels fresh and not old.

You can check out some of my favorite on my Pinterest board, Moody Fall.

Are you feeling this change of season too?


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