Author: Monarch Way

Fall Wreath Revisit

I kept staring at my front door wreath, thinking it was not full enough. I was bored this weekend so I added an additional piece of green garland and a few more eucalyptus picks. CURRENT BEFORE I like the wreath with more fullness. The door is wide enough that the fuller wreath doesn’t overwhelm or cover too much. All I know for sure is that I am looking forward to cooler weather so I can paint this door and switch out the door knob. Advertisements

Makeover In Progress: Den

The walls of the house are various shades of cream and tan. I am thankful everything is pretty neutral but in general, everything is much warmer than I would prefer. All the walls, trim, ceilings, and cabinets need painting. But, after painting the laundry room, I remembered, I hate painting. This house, like most in the surrounding area, has an upstairs living area, sometimes referred to as a game room. This is slowly becoming our den (the formal living room, downstairs, is completely empty and will be quite the project). Just like every other room in the home, we are happily using the hand-me-down furniture and decor we have had for years. This room is also housing the rustic, Restoration Hardware inspired, coffee table my husband and brother made. But I worry that this room looks random (Asian, rustic, and traditional mixed together) though I have been pretty deliberate choosing what I put in this room and where I put it.  I am calling this room a colorful and eclectic mix of pieces. I have …

Patio Fall Decor

I have never decorated for fall before and I haven’t purchased real pumpkins in probably ten years. I have plans to purchase a few pumpkins in multiple sizes to put around the backdoor and the swing on the patio. I am pretty excited about the pumpkins. When I visited Hobby Lobby and Michael’s to purchase stems and greenery for my fall floral arrangement, I noticed all the cutesy fall decorations. The outdoor sofa cushions are red and orange so I figured decor in the typical fall colors would look just fine. Throughout my fall decor quest, I found all kinds of pillow covers, ceramic pumpkins, and decorative signs. A lot of store were having sales on fall decor like Kirklands, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Michael’s. I actually purchased these terracotta pumpkins from Target but the pumpkins were not properly wrapped for shipment so when I opened the box, both pumpkins inside were crushed into hundreds of pieces so I had to find some replacements. These are from Joann Fabrics and have LED lights. Along …