I tend to be more of a make-do decorator than starting all over new. That doesn't mean that everything I own has to cost bottom dollar. I love thrifting, and finding a beautiful bargain, but I also appreciate that it leaves room in the budget for something with a price tag a little more dear.
I mention Pottery Barn a lot on this blog. What's odd about that is that I'm not fully into the PB "look" as a whole. Where they offer reproductions, I'd rather live with a little patina. And I like a softer and lighter environment overall.
But I do love many PB designs. And thankfully much of what is offered at PB is perfectly adaptable to a variety of tastes. And that's probably a clue to their success. I love these knit pillow covers I discovered there this season. They work well with the ultra casual tone of my sitting room, and warm up the textures for the colder months.
We still have mild temperatures here, but I'm ready to ensure that the fireplace screen is easy to move when it gets chilly too. (That's a vintage crocheted topper across the chair back. I use my linen collections wherever I can.)
I have beautiful white upholstery on my club chair, and I want to keep it that way until I spring for slipcovers. Which may be never! I don't mind at all keeping a stack of vintage throws around for the purpose. Between pets, grandkids, and munching with TV, it's an easy way of life. I like white, and I have a perfectly good washing machine!
Now it's sweater weather for the furniture too!
There's a nice deep PB basket for stacks of books and magazines next to my favorite blogging chair in this room as well. The square shape works well in this cozy space where so much life happens.
By contrast, this hand made afghan on the sofa was a thrift store find for well under ten dollars. We've enjoyed it during colder weather for years now.
I'll be adding a touch of color here and there through the holidays, but for now I'm glad to keep a quieter space now that we are spending more time inside.
I'm joining in at Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Thanks so much for coming by!