Tired of shopping for school supplies? Why not go on a home spruce-up expedition instead? Imagine how much fun your fall entertaining (or date night at home) will be with a fun new treat for your abode to make your nest feel fresh! For idea on home decor for fall 2014, here is a start:
Points of Interest
We are head over heels for everything we find at 2OH NEXT, Two Old Hippie’s sister store, including this traditional and gorgeous rug. This is one of the many over-dyed vintage rugs that can be found at this new home store in the Gulch, measuring in at 5′ 4″ x 9′ 1″. While we adore everything sold at this store, we are all quite taken by their wide selection of rugs as for their quality and beauty, they are priced quite well. This selection is $1395.
Some of us just do not have a green thumb. It is nothing to be ashamed about and thanks to Spruce, Inspired Living we now have a work around. These hand-painted succulents are not your typical fake plant. The intricately painted succulents will keep your centerpiece looking fresh all year long. Each sold individually and range from $8 to $20 a stem.
These patterned quilts from Gilchrist Gilchrist are the perfect bed topper during the warm months. Available in twin, double, and queen sizes, these antique prints are soft but sophisticated making them fitting for girls of all ages. $350.
Every pieces at R. Higgins Interiors, whether it be a lamp fixture or antique chest, reflect quality and craftsmanship. We went wild during our most recent visit over these geometric patterned pillows. Sturdy and textured, these add a whole new dimension to even your most basic sofa or chair. Prices start at $142.
Brighten Up Your Home
We have always relied on our friends at LUMEN Lamps for our lighting needs and once again, they did not disappoint. This pair of lamps were crafted from vintage steel sewing machines made by Singer Corporation and would make a unique edition to your home. Pick up this pair for $895.
In addition to their line of Kitchen Papers, Hester & Cook offers custom-made lighting as a part of their line of stylish home accessories. This 12 Panel Sky Light is one option for gorgeous lighting. Make room over your dining table for this stunning piece, which is sure to be a conversation starter. $1800.
Jazz Up Your Walls
Light as a Feather
These gorgeous feather prints are on natural, durable paper handmade by women’s cooperatives in Nepal. Each paper and print is individual and unique. We are blown away by this beautiful art and had to hold back from buying them all off the walls. The prints are sold unframed for $75, in a framed trilogy for $975 or framed individually for $400 at Vignette.
Show your city pride with these wood plank signs handmade in Brentwood. The Beveled Edge has Franklin, Oxford, Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, Savannah and Brentwood signs available in store and custom signs can be created, as well. We all want one for our own homes but they also make great wedding gifts. The Beveled Edge gave us the great idea of having the hometowns of the bride and groom on the side and the main town can be where they met or got married. The signs in stock are $249.95, customization of the outside cities bring the total cost to $349.94, and a fully custom piece is $500.
“Face of the Angel”
Bennett Galleries is known for more than simply framing needs; we are always blown away by their perfectly curated selection of artwork. Our art wishlist grows exponentially even after spending just a few minutes in the gallery filled with sculptures, paintings and ceramics. This pit-fired clay angel made it to the top of our list. At approximately 26″ high, this piece will liven up any wall in your home. $2800.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
C’est Moi, a fun boutique and Brentwood, houses home goods including artwork, trinkets, lighting, pillows and more. We are always thrilled that their “and more” includes Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. This paint comes in 31 colors and can be used in a variety aways to liven up any DIY project. The staff at C’est Moi can give you tips and tricks for using the paint or you can attend a hands-on workshop for an introduction to chalk paint. 32 oz cans are sold for $36 at C’est Moi.
For Your Shelves
For well-read people who have shelves full of treasured books, these modern bookends from Providence Interiors are a must-have! We love these sturdy gold-leafed artifacts which add an artistic edge to any desk, shelf or nightstand. $195 for the pair.
Rocks and minerals
Cadeau, one of 12 South’s uber-trendy shops, is chock-full of locally made goodies and boutique home accents. Adorn a shelf, desk or table with these magenta geodes for an extra dose of color and edge. Cadeau sells many other minerals including crystal, pyrite and amethyst which come in a variety of sizes, colors, and prices.
It’s that time of year again when the kids go back to school and you finally tend to the rooms in your home that need to be reorganized. We suggest investing in drawers like these from Kirkland’s to stow all of the things that need not be thrown in the laundry room or under the bed. $119.
Some chairs serve merely as decoration, then there are those that beckon you to sit down and stay awhile. This leather chair from AshBlue is one such piece! Its distressed leather surface and reversible patterned cushion make it the perfect balance of warmth and wear. $1499.
Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike is chock-full of fashionable home goods, but we have our eyes set on this tufted oak bench. The versatile piece can function as seating beneath a long banquet table or be elegantly positioned at the foot or your bed. $795.
Bookshelves are surprisingly hard to find. They can be entirely too modern, or too traditional or too shabby chic! This one is a nice blend of modern, rustic chic that works well for many styles. Looking at this in person, you will find the quality of this piece tangible. This piece works well as a dry bar or as a bookshelf or both! $2750 at Bradford Interiors.
You can see why this chair is called a “ghost chair,” as it’s practically impossible to see! A perfect addition to a desk or buy a bunch as a modern lift to a dining table. These chairs continue to be loved for their functionality and ability to work in many rooms and with many styles. $295 at Harpeth Gallery.
A Untraditional Headboard
Merridian Home Furnishings has an eclectic inventory of chairs, tables, and other handmade furniture. We are crazy about their antique accents and shabby chic pieces like their stash of old painted gates. We happen to think this one would make for a fun “headboard” above a twin bead! $265
Walnut Coffee Table
This deco-style coffee table is made from a solid cut of walnut board and branch leg and is topped off with a shine by the artist. This is a piece that could work with a variety of design styles and its stunning nature will make it the focal point of your living room. This piece, along with a large selection fine antiques, can be found at Northgate Gallery for $620.
Oly Coffee Table
Oly makes such pretty things. This round coffee table is a classic in its own right. If you have seen it in magazines and really want to know if it’s perfect for your own home, head to Julie Couch Interiors and check it out in person in their showroom, now located on Linden Ave in the 12South neighborhood. This is a total swoon-worthy piece! $2,200.
Dining and Entertaining
The Astier de Villatte ceramic dinnerware at Obelisk is simply breathtaking. Handmade in Paris, France of black terra cotta clay, the pieces are surprisingly light and seem as delicate as porcelain, yet promise far more durability. If you are wanting to elevate your everyday dinnerware, this would be one way to do it! These pieces require an investment, so perhaps building over time is the way to go. The milky white glaze finish will never go out of style. These bowls are an example of all the pieces on hand. $135 each at Obelisk.
Seems like a good time to add little something to your home, huh?!