Playing with Autumn in our Livingroom

It was just today that it dawned on me that there is only two weeks left of Summer here in Australia. It has been so dry here of late that our grass has migrated I am sure, and even though we had a cool weekend with a little bit of rain, the heat is back.
While we had those few cool days, it had me thinking of Autumn and how much I like to layer.
So, I had a little play in the living room today. I pulled the curtains over (because the sun was beaming a pure, blinding white light into the living room and the effect is not Autumn) and changed a few things around.
I love to use throw rugs in the living room when it starts to get cool and it is not quite time to light the fire. This white one I have is so soft it is amazing.
Candles are also something that says Autumn to me, and little clusters here and there just warm things up.

Of course there has to be some good reading near the sofa to delve into and all of my white inspired ones will do nicely. I have not long had Gail Abbot’s ‘Living With Light’, which is based on the Scandinavian way of living and saving and utilising as much light as possible through their cold, dark winters and we here in Tassie have quite cold winters with low light…not like that part of the world though.
-and of course Atlanta Bartlett!

Oh, and I am about to list these filled covers on My Etsy Shop after all of the enquiries I have had since I first showed you the one on our bedroom in my makeover post. I will let you know once it is on.
I really like it on our sofa. It may not go back on our bed!

As you can see we still have the little footstool I made over next to the wicker trunk. I use it everyday to open up the French door curtains…’cause I am a Hobbit! =0)

I like Summer, don’t get me wrong, but I am actually looking forward to the cooler weather and I can’t wait to snuggle up under a blanket with a steaming cup of coffee and one of my books.

Ness xx

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  • I love your living room. It looks so cosy. Living at the other end of the world, in the UK, I’m actually looking forward to spring. It’s still really cold here but the days are slowly getting longer.

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  • Ness, Gorgeous and so warm and cozy looking. I could snuggle right up on that sofa with a cup of tea. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Take care, Lori

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  • Ness… I am assuming that your house is beyond amazing.
    I love Autumn so much, for every single reason that you listed!
    x

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  • Dear Ness,
    You living room looks so lovely. Cosy yet sophisticated. …. and I love your cushion with the text.
    Oh, and well done to Caroline for winning your giveaway. She is one lucky girl. XXXX

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  • I’m with you Ness – very ready for autumn! We had several weeks during winter in a european summer, so it feels like i’ve been in summer for a looongtime.

    The room looks lovely, like the layering!

    julesx

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  • beautiful pictures! It’s just so funny to me that you are in summer going to fall. We are having a cold winter for Florida and I’m over it. I hope you enjoy yours!
    Happy day to you.

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  • It looks delicious! Can I join you on the other end please?

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  • oh my lord i finally get to buy that pillow, yeeeeehaaaaaaaa!!!!

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  • so gorgeous photos, Ness! I love summer too but at this time of the year I’m lusting after autumn! xo

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  • Hi dear Ness,
    I love to see the summer white here! I love it more than the snow white of the winter from now on!! I can’t wait to the spring because we had snow enough this year and even today it is still snowing here in Belgium!
    But I think that you are looking for the cosy winterevenings by the fire, isn’t it? Every season has its charming days!
    I love the pictures of your living room so much!!
    xx
    Greet

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  • Fun, Ness! Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, it’s snowing again, and our thoughts are turning to spring and warmth living green things!

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  • Looks beautiful Ness! The whole family just snuggled under my cozy, fuzzy blanket on the couch last night watching the Olympic games.
    Happy Monday.

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  • I love how you’ve decorated this. I love whites and muted tones so this is really pretty. Where did you get your couch? I really love that, it looks so comfy.

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  • I’m so glad I’ve found your blog through your give away, you’ve got a beautiful style! This would have really been a give away I would have wanted to win so badly lol!
    Love, Chani

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  • I am envious about your “summer” as I live in NY and its certainly not summer here. Brrrr.
    I am a home stager and need to buy wholesale, is that possible? I love your things, please get back with me when you can.
    Thank you, Carol

    http://wwwbeenblogged.blogspot.com/

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  • Your sofa looks wonderfully inviting…makes you wanna cuddle and read.

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  • What a cozy sofa!

    Have a nice evening! XX Nicky 🙂

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  • Hello Ness,

    it’s strange to read that autumn will arrive you soon, because I live in Germany and we are waiting for the spring with open arms :o)
    But we still have to wait, because the snow will not stop in this year and we are not accustomed so much snow.

    you have wonderful pictures in your post today. I like them :o)
    And the filled covers on your sofa are wonderful. Very nice.

    Best wishes from Germany
    Tanja

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  • This looks great Ness; havent seen your smiling face for a while. Its funny your book titles,have just ordered some the same for the store. Manda x

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  • It looks so calm and inviting. I adore the pillow.

    Hugs,

    Shelley

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  • Wauw we are really living in a totaly different world this year, seeing it is really really winter her for months already 😉

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  • That looks like such a cozy spot to be :-))

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  • Your autumn chages look just beautiful Ness! I love autumn too so am also thinking of getting out our throws and stocking up on firewood. I am so excited about your gorgeous pillow coming to your shop!! Have a lovely day ~ Tina x

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  • gorgeous, every picture is breathtaking.

    you are going to help me so much, because
    i am design retarded!

    thank you.

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  • Here we are longing for the brighter days of summer, although our winter has been extremely mild. I do love the mix of whites and creams on your sofa and I’m going to take a look at your pillow cover.

    Lorrie

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  • Hi Ness, I like how you have changed things around. The room looks cosy and all ready for some cooler days where you can snuggle up and read.
    xx

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  • It so odd to see the words summer and autumn, since we are still knee deep in snow! I do love the long bolster pillow with thw writing.

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  • What a simple,lovely,clean post!! Love the pillow with the text,to die for! All the best,Chrissy

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  • Your home your blog are so beautiful and inspiring, just lovely happy Autumn decorating:)
    Wendy
    I love my pillow I bought from your etsy shop:)

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  • Oh, I have just read this post Ness and I was a bit shocked. I can’t believe we have only two weeks of summer left. Time has escaped me of late, and maybe that explains my tiny deep red leaf on my Ornamental Grapevine, this afternoon.

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  • Thank you for all of your lovely comments about our sofa. I still have to cover the other one which is why I only showed one.
    Ness xx

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  • dear Ness,

    it’s the first time I come to visit you and I really like your blog. Your etsy shop is full of beautiful things to buy!
    Have a great weekend!

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  • What a gorgeous home you have Ness! It feels so cosy I miss the winter season getting all cosy infront of the fire, living in North east QLD I would only need to rug up for a week I will just have to go on holiday to Tasmania so I can get the chance 🙂

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  • belle ballade chez toi.

    Manon

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