Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Fall Living Room {Holiday Décor}

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Living Room {Holiday Décor}

Fall living room décor is finally up!

I just got back from a super fun weekend with my husband and Pee Wee. We went up to Sugarland, TX for the weekend, and boy did we find some great stuff for our home. And? Oh my goodness, you all will NEVER believe that I finally, finally got to go to ZGallerie in person. I adore that store. It’s an obsession of mine. If you could take my aesthetic and style and plop it into one store, ZGallerie would be it. It was heaven up in there. I didn’t get to buy too much (small car and all), but it was lovely to get to just bask in the awesomeness of that store for 40 minutes.

Bliss.

We also snagged a designer rug for a non-designer price, some gorgeous (GORG!) lamps for the master bedroom makeover, a timeless Christmas tree skirt and booze (marshmallow flavored vodka…cheers!), and some other misc décor. It was a weekend vacation that was much needed. I just needed to get away. Now I feel like I have an extra pep in my step.

Today I here to finally show off the little décor I put up in our living room for fall. I didn’t DIY much in this room; just kinda used what I had. And yes, I’ll be taking it down in about a week or so to deck the halls…or mantle. I feel I can never keep up with the décor during this time of year. Is that how you feel sometimes?

On the console table behind the sectional, I just did some candles and scented pine cones. They make the living room smell divine. Aaahh.

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On the mantle I went with a simple collection of brown/gold mercury glass I snagged on clearance at Michaels, plus my assorted pumpkins. I hate that my fireplace/mantle area seems so dark all the time in photos. I wish the windows were on the opposite wall of the fireplace instead of right next to it. Daniel and I were watching Candice Olson on Saturday on HGTV, and she always creates the most stunning fireplaces during her room makeovers. A girl can dream.

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Here’s my DIY mercury glass pumpkin. It’s gotten a lot of use with Halloween + fall. I’m going to be so sad when I put it up.

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I put a pair of $6/each mirrors from Kirklands behind the hurricanes to help bounce light and add some much needed brightness to the mantle area.

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On the metallic foyer table, I just arranged some pumpkins + my most fave donut scented candle from Bath & Body Works. It makes it smell like Krispy Kreme when you walk into my house. And this folks, is why I am always on a diet.

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That’s about all I did in the living room + foyer, but coupled with my Thanksgiving tablescape in the dining room, I think my house feels warm, inviting and just the right amount of pizazz for the fall holiday.

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And I also want to thank Beckie for featuring my West Elm Knock Off Vases on her blog! Thanks dear! (and a big hello from me to you if you’re visiting me from her website *waves*)

I’ll be back tomorrow (for sure, I promise) with a low calorie cranberry compote recipe that you can use in a low calorie turkey monte cristo. It’s yummy y’all.

Now my question for you is: what are you doing on Black Friday? Hitting up any sales? Give me the scoop in the comments section.

4 comments:

  1. Just a few pupkins left in our house - I have already started Christmas stuff = )

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  2. Pretty! I just found out that there is a ZGallerie here in San Antonio! I haven't been yet, but I am excited to check it out! :)

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  3. You still did a lot more than I did and I started right after Halloween! ;) Haha!

    Black Friday I think we'll still be entertaining family! I am more of a Cyber Monday shopper anyway. I don't want to get beat up over a sale! hahaha!

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  4. Beautiful. Really loving your table decor.

    I have to say in the past when I decorated for fall I would decorate in September so I could enjoy a full 3 months before Christmas decor was pulled out.

    No BF shopping for me! Been there, done that!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Living Room {Holiday Décor}

Fall living room décor is finally up!

I just got back from a super fun weekend with my husband and Pee Wee. We went up to Sugarland, TX for the weekend, and boy did we find some great stuff for our home. And? Oh my goodness, you all will NEVER believe that I finally, finally got to go to ZGallerie in person. I adore that store. It’s an obsession of mine. If you could take my aesthetic and style and plop it into one store, ZGallerie would be it. It was heaven up in there. I didn’t get to buy too much (small car and all), but it was lovely to get to just bask in the awesomeness of that store for 40 minutes.

Bliss.

We also snagged a designer rug for a non-designer price, some gorgeous (GORG!) lamps for the master bedroom makeover, a timeless Christmas tree skirt and booze (marshmallow flavored vodka…cheers!), and some other misc décor. It was a weekend vacation that was much needed. I just needed to get away. Now I feel like I have an extra pep in my step.

Today I here to finally show off the little décor I put up in our living room for fall. I didn’t DIY much in this room; just kinda used what I had. And yes, I’ll be taking it down in about a week or so to deck the halls…or mantle. I feel I can never keep up with the décor during this time of year. Is that how you feel sometimes?

On the console table behind the sectional, I just did some candles and scented pine cones. They make the living room smell divine. Aaahh.

BFallMantle1

BFallMantle2

On the mantle I went with a simple collection of brown/gold mercury glass I snagged on clearance at Michaels, plus my assorted pumpkins. I hate that my fireplace/mantle area seems so dark all the time in photos. I wish the windows were on the opposite wall of the fireplace instead of right next to it. Daniel and I were watching Candice Olson on Saturday on HGTV, and she always creates the most stunning fireplaces during her room makeovers. A girl can dream.

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Here’s my DIY mercury glass pumpkin. It’s gotten a lot of use with Halloween + fall. I’m going to be so sad when I put it up.

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I put a pair of $6/each mirrors from Kirklands behind the hurricanes to help bounce light and add some much needed brightness to the mantle area.

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On the metallic foyer table, I just arranged some pumpkins + my most fave donut scented candle from Bath & Body Works. It makes it smell like Krispy Kreme when you walk into my house. And this folks, is why I am always on a diet.

BFall10

That’s about all I did in the living room + foyer, but coupled with my Thanksgiving tablescape in the dining room, I think my house feels warm, inviting and just the right amount of pizazz for the fall holiday.

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And I also want to thank Beckie for featuring my West Elm Knock Off Vases on her blog! Thanks dear! (and a big hello from me to you if you’re visiting me from her website *waves*)

I’ll be back tomorrow (for sure, I promise) with a low calorie cranberry compote recipe that you can use in a low calorie turkey monte cristo. It’s yummy y’all.

Now my question for you is: what are you doing on Black Friday? Hitting up any sales? Give me the scoop in the comments section.

4 comments :

  1. Just a few pupkins left in our house - I have already started Christmas stuff = )

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pretty! I just found out that there is a ZGallerie here in San Antonio! I haven't been yet, but I am excited to check it out! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. You still did a lot more than I did and I started right after Halloween! ;) Haha!

    Black Friday I think we'll still be entertaining family! I am more of a Cyber Monday shopper anyway. I don't want to get beat up over a sale! hahaha!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful. Really loving your table decor.

    I have to say in the past when I decorated for fall I would decorate in September so I could enjoy a full 3 months before Christmas decor was pulled out.

    No BF shopping for me! Been there, done that!

    ReplyDelete