I know you can't see the lovely shade of gray-blue painted on my curtains (see it upclose at that link), but you can see the soft frame they add to my lovely windows. They are only wide enough to cover the outside windows, but I haven't really closed them. We have honeycomb blinds to shield from heat and cold. So thankful for those!
The curtains really are just fluff to add a layer to the room. And even though I'm not in love with the fabric, I'm really liking the way the room feels more lived-in. The new gray-blue accents, along with the gold and reds in the fabric, pulls the yellow and red walls and the gray-blue TV cabinet colors together in one fabric.
The curtain rods extend just over the outside windows, and they line up with the bottom of the quarter-circle windows, sort of continuing that line to the corners (if you can picture that). Even though I've realized I'm kind of embracing asymmetry in design, I do still like lines that continue and make sense.
I also finally got around to decorating my upright piano (my mantel) for fall. It had been very spring-y and summery with vintage flower pots.
I decided to go with a "back-to-school" theme, using the old typewriter, vintage books, globe and school clock.
The jar atop the books holds scrabble letters, used frequently in reading lessons for my kindergartner.
Some gourds and pumpkin and even a baseball add more fall looks.
I think I need a school bell or apples or a jar of pretty yellow pencils (goes with my yellow walls!). Or maybe some sports pennants. Of course, a chalkboard would be school-cool.
And just because it tickles me so when I see it, I kept the spring-y bird nest in the birdcage. I did add some fall-ish moss for a new color in the nest. I love imagining bird parents researching their best new tree and making plans for their chicks.
His eye is on the sparrow, indeed!