Weekend Inspiration: No.114

Classy Halloween Décor Ideas

Things have been on the quieter side from me over on Instagram as of late, but that’s only because things have been extra busy behind the scenes in real life! I can’t wait to share all of the updates we’ve made around the house this past month, but I’ll tell ya…I don’t know how “big” Instagrammers do it.

Where on earth do they get the discipline to stop what they’re doing in the middle of a project to document every single step and talk to the camera?! I just don’t have that kind of stamina. When I get into a project, I need all of my mental capacity focused on what I’m doing. I know that makes me a crappy Instagram influencer, but I’m not about to change my entire life to suit a social media platform, haha. I hope that doesn’t sound too callous! I love Instagram, but I refuse to allow it to take over my life.

Anyway, I didn’t mean to vent to you on a Friday morning. Sorry about that! The good news is that I have been documenting my project progress, but it’ll all be shared in due time as my energy level allows rather than in “real time.” Like I said, I can’t wait to share! In the meantime, keep scrolling to find out what’s inspiring me ahead of the weekend. Oh, and as always, if you’ve got a cool link, article, event, or video of your own to share, let me know about it in the comments at the end of the post!

Weekend Inspiration: No.114

1. I loved taking a peek inside Vanessa Carlton’s SoHo loft over on the Architectural Digest YouTube channel this week. Their Open Door home tour series is one of my favorites to watch during my at-home lunch break.

2. As I hinted at above, I’ve been hard at work the past couple of weeks working on a pretty major entryway makeover. I’ll share lots more soon, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at our new side door color and here’s the new matte black light fixture we installed (just $29!).

3. Another thing I’ve been working on behind the scenes is a small dining room refresh in preparation for the holidays. We actually decided to downsize our original setup to feel cozier and more intimate, and it’s all centered around this round table. Much more to come on that story next month.

4. These free printable “I Voted” stickers are so much fun. By the way, have you voted yet? John and I have! We went to vote in person early. Message me if you need help finding out how to vote yourself this election.

5. If you’re in need of last-minute creepy holiday décor this month, check out Grace’s epic collection of Halloween-themed artwork. It’s all free to download, so all you have to do is print and frame your favorite pieces!

6. Have you checked out the DGD shop lately? I just added a few new favorite products that I can’t wait for you to check out! The curated collection is this way.

Classy Halloween Décor Ideas

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Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

The weather still can’t seem to make up its mind here in Virginia, but we have been experiencing pretty consistently chilly nights. More often than not, I’m slipping my toes into a pair of cozy plush socks just to keep the chill away, which I’m, frankly, very much in favor of—I hate sleeping in a hot room. I’d much rather be shivering under the covers, teeth chattering and all!

One thing I love to do around this time of year is swap out our bedding to something a little warmer so I’m not desperately cold during these mid-fall nights. I just recently changed things over to a new set from Parachute, and thought I’d share what we picked and why in case you’re looking to make a bedding upgrade this season.

Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

If you’ve been following along with me for a while now, you know I love me a good mixed bag of bedding. I used to be so stuck on the idea of matchy-matchy, but ever since I started shopping at Parachute back in 2016, I’ve loved the idea of being able to customize my bedding options. Now, I’m really drawn to pairing lots of different colors together, and this year I played around with the idea of mixing textures for the first time, too.

Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

I chose their Honeycomb Duvet Cover Set in “Cream” as the foundation for our fall bedding look. The soft beige color isn’t too in-your-face, but that unique honeycomb texture really makes it shine. The raised heathered waffle weave front side is super soft and cozy, and the underside is an equally soft and luxurious percale, which I guess means that it’s technically reversible!

For the pillow covers, I went a tad over the top and layered three pairs on our bed this year. I’m spending lots more time working from the bedroom these days since it’s downright frigid in our house in the mornings (I refuse to turn the heat on in October), and I’m also reading a lot more often in the evenings, so I love having all those plush layers across the back of the bed to lean back on.

I used the Honeycomb texture shams that came with the duvet set on our king-size pillows along the back of the bed, and then I added a pair of new “Terra” Linen Pillowcases for the middle layer of king-size pillows (the perfect color complement to my DIY arched headboard!). The front pair of standard-size pillows are outfitted in “Bone” Linen Pillowcases, and were pulled from the guest room especially for this updated fall look of ours.

Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

Have you swapped out your bedding for fall? I know these types of custom-order linens can get pricey, but I’ve been a loyal user of this particular brand for years, and can safely say that they’re worth every penny. Parachute is a really wonderful company, too, and one I don’t mind supporting any way I can.

Maybe I should mention that when I say I “mix my bedding,” I really do mean it. Beneath all of these investment topper pieces, I’ve got a plain white flat sheet and a flannel fitted sheet, both inexpensive scores from Target years ago. Luxury on top, practicality on the bottom!

Cozy Fall Bedding Ideas To Try

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