The weather in North Carolina is officially starting to turn. Temperatures are dropping and I’m putting on my boots and layers, but not mad about it at all. Last year we learned that fall actually lasts longer than a couple weeks here in North Carolina! In Idaho we were used to temperatures and leaves dropping overnight so this extended season is a delight. As a family we’re really looking forward to enjoying all the autumnal activities that we didn’t really get to take advantage of last fall as we were still adjusting to the move. Fall is one of my very favorite things and so I’ve been rolling out the pumpkins, lighting fall candles, and using these 5 tips to decorate the home for fall.
September marks the month we launched our Fall Rug Collection with Loloi! The three new collections are looking so good in our home and we’re mixing and matching them with all our other Loloi rugs. Can’t want to trickle out more rug content in the coming weeks. We finally put a wrap on our backyard pool retreat for the season, but we’re still taking nightly swims with the heat on. Also happening outside, Chris has been breaking in the outdoor kitchen now that it’s usable, and he’s been cooking up as many of his fall bucket list recipes as possible. In the kitchen we made a green smoothie mess testing out 7 blenders to find out which one blends the best (which was an absolute riot)! Lastly, Chris and I spent a week in London previewing the newest Williams Sonoma and William Morris & Co. collaboration. It was an incredible honor to tour the city and countryside with them and I soaked up every last hanging floral–on the walls and storefronts.
At the end of every month, we (the CLJ family) gather up our favorite things from the month. It’s usually a conglomerate of things, but this month you can tell everyone has Fall on the brain. Enjoy!
“My new favorite clips! I was surprised at the strength and hold on these, plus the check pattern is super cute for fall (even though I’ll be wearing them all year).” – Missy (Editoral Manager)
“If you try any cookbook this Fall, let this be the one. It’s all about meals that make you feel good. I have yet to try a recipe I’m not obsessed with.” – Brooke (Affiliate Marketing Manager)
“I’ve been using this grill brush for years, and although I’ve tested many others, this is the one I always come back to. Cleans the grill without any harsh noises or scratches.” – Chris
“I film Chris Cooks every week, and all of Chris’s beautiful on-hand cooking tools are rubbing off on me. Last month I bought a brass oil curet, and in September got a marble salt cellar. I’m adding a little dash here and there to every recipe and feel so cool doing it.” – Andi (Visual Media Head)
“It seems like every fall season I buy a new fleece full zip-up to layer over everything. This one checks all my boxes this year.” –Julia
“For Easter and Christmas I generally get the girls a new dress but this year we are going to be taking family pictures earlier, so I got this! I LOVE all the dresses that Janie & Jack have because they’re the best quality and the designs are so classic.” –Julia
“Aileen Fitzgerald prints are available at Pottery Barn, and they’re so ghostlike and autumnal and moody. I want to cover every wall with her work.” – Victoria (Brand Manager)
“The softest button down I’ve ever owned. About to wear this on every Fall outing.” – Tristan (Project Manager)
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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