So normally I would consider yesterday the first day of fall, and some say it’s today and I bet some say it’s tomorrow. Who knows? It’s right around now – though you wouldn’t know it from the 80 degree sauna that is Washington, DC today.
But to get in the spirit, I thought I would pass along some photos of a little cottage in the Catskills featured on the Nate Berkus Show. Now we can have an entirely separate discussion on Nate Berkus, his hair and his talent (and the amazing shoes of his man), but I’ll save that for that later (ooo! note to self, feature Nate as a diplo-man of style!) but we’ll save today for the house. This isn’t a look that I would normally go for in my own home, but I love this look for a weekend cottage, and I love especially the use of suzani and just enough oopmh from the wallpaper on the kitchen wall. Color to make it bright, but layers to make it lived-in – this isn’t the work of a designer, it’s the work of someone who really cares about their home.
This home is exactly what it’s supposed to be – cozy, homey, inviting, warm – lots of places to curl up with a good book and a mug of warm cider, while a record scratches away from the other room. This is a place for naps on the couch, one-pot stews on the stove, and smoke from the chimney. Hmmm…do you think the owner would mind if I invite myself for the weekend? I’ll even bring the cider.
All photos from The Nate Berkus Show – unfortunately, my computer is having an off day and shutting down incessantly, so I can’t seem to find who to credit specifically for the images, but all are from the show’s website.