Welcome to October, Birmingham! We’re celebrating the arrival of a new month with festive FINDS from some of our favorite local spots. We’re also sharing a few extra special FINDS that support Breast Cancer Awareness. From unique kitchen pieces and autumnal home decor to design inspiration and cozy must-haves, these pieces will help you elevate your home design this fall. Here are our October FINDS!
COZY FALL ESSENTIALS
With the temperatures dropping, having cozy pieces in your home becomes incredibly important. We spotted this gorgeous cream blanket at Richard Tubb Interiors and knew it had to come home with us. It is ultra-soft and will complement any design aesthetic while providing beautiful texture and functionality. Find it for $198 at Richard Tubb Interiors.
Imagine curling up on the couch with this beautiful fuzzy pillow as the leaves fall. This large accent pillow brings the perfect touch of autumnal coziness into your home with its deep, fall-inspired colors and butter-soft fabric. Find it for $225 at Design Supply.
FOR THE KITCHEN
Even the smallest elements can make a big impact on your home design, especially in the fall. Having a bright, festive tablescape — complete with gorgeous plates — can instantly make your home feel like October has truly arrived. Enjoy the colors of the season by mixing in oranges, greens, reds and yellows! Find these pumpkin dishes, $152 for a set of four, at Bromberg’s.
Incorporating deep, rich colors into your kitchenware is another great way to welcome fall into your home. We love these dark navy vases and glasses, spotted at A’Mano. Pop in your favorite flower bud and display this gorgeous vase for all of your fall gatherings. Or serve your favorite autumn beverage in these glasses and enjoy! Find the vase for $27 and the glasses for $20 at A’Mano.
Silver serving pieces
Upgrade your kitchen this fall with elegant serving pieces. This tray would look beautiful as a centerpiece on your dining room table or as a true serving piece during your annual Halloween or Thanksgiving party. The beautiful handles that mimic deer antlers provide the perfect touch of fall without being overstated. Find it for $138 at Stock & Trade.
Southern kitchen towels
No Southern home is complete without a tea towel or two. An easy and economical way to give your space an upgrade for the fall is by incorporating a new tea towel into the mix. This ode to Alabama state, by Southern Fried Design Barn, is the perfect way to show some love for your state while bringing a touch of fresh color to your abode. Find it for $18 at SB Shop.
Recently, the ladies at Henhouse Antiques went on an amazing buying trip to England, where they discovered a large collection of antique treasures — including these gorgeous glass champagne flutes. Just in time for fall, these glasses add an elegant touch to any fall soirée. These gorgeous flutes are a hot ticket item right now, so we know they will go quickly. Find them for $88 (set of four) at Henhouse Antiques.
FALL DECOR UPGRADES
Art is a simple yet impactful way to elevate the decor in your home. This beautiful, unique and one-of-a-kind illustration by Emily Hunton of The Hunted Life is a conversation-starting piece that your guests will love. Find it, framed, for $95 at SB Shop.
Football spirit decor
College football season is in full swing, but it’s not too late to add some school spirit to your home. Find a painted campus of your favorite nearby campus from Dorm Decor. Great for gifts, available schools include the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Samford University, University of Mississippi and the University of Georgia. If you don’t spot your favorite school, the talented artist can paint any other school upon request. With two sizing options, 6-by-6-inch and 8-by-8-inch, find them for $35.
Nothing says October like beautiful pumpkins! We are strong believers that no room in your home should go without a pumpkin in the fall, and when we spotted this epic feathered pumpkin, we knew we had to share it. These colors are stunning and so very festive for October! Find it for $19 at The Mercantile by Miller.
Pops of fall color
With the arrival of fall comes a wave of bold, rich colors. These wool pillows are functional for any space, available in an assortment of colors with stunning details, and they double as a sophisticated home decor accent. Find them for $175 each at Paige Albright Orientals.
These moss and wood balls are simple additions that make a big impact. Add them to an iron basket or wooden bowl, and they’ll bring the perfect amount of seasonal style to your home. Find them for $12 each at Wild Things.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH FINDS
“Kendra Scott Give Back” collection
During October, Kendra Scott releases a breast cancer awareness suite of jewelry. Twenty percent of the proceeds from this assortment supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the funding of their research grant, The Kendra Scott Award in Honor of Holley Rothell Kitchen. Also, for every piece purchased, Kendra Scott will gift a piece of rose quartz jewelry and a handwritten note to a woman touched by breast cancer. Find this collection, ranging from $20 to $75, at Kendra Scott.
Hand Cream with a Purpose
Fight seasonal dry hands and support breast cancer awareness with this limited-edition Aveda hand relief moisturizer in a light cherry almond scent. This lotion smells amazing, leaves hands silky smooth, and $5 of each purchase supports breast cancer research. Find it for $26.50 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.
Illuminated pink candles
Throughout October, Illuminated is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama by donating 10% of all proceeds from any pink candle sold this month. These gorgeous candles by Brooklyn Candle Studio are 100% soy with a burn time of up to 70 hours. Shop candles, with scents including Fireplace, Cypress and Prosecco, for $40 at Illuminated.
Happy October, Birmingham!