Autumn is my favourite time of year! The weather is finally cooling down after our long hot summer and we start to spend more time indoors appreciating the comforts of home. We have been spending time in the kitchen creating lots of family meals to share, including heart warming roast dinners and baked desserts. I like to refresh our home for the cooler months – new serving ware, comfy scatter cushions, a warm throw rug, scented candles, and a few decorating accents can make a big difference to your living areas.
To add some cosiness and warmth into my living room, whilst still keeping a simple and timeless look, I added some cable knit cushions, timber accents, and homewares in the classic palette of white and neutral. The Ski Lodge look is on trend at the moment, and Target has a great selection of home decorator items to update our living area for autumn/winter. Perfect for cosying up on the couch with a good book and some hot chocolate!
I created a vignette on our mantle piece, including a cute wooden squirrel which reminded us of the squirrels we saw in Central Park on our recent trip to New York. I collected some small pine cones from our garden (scented them with essential oils) and displayed them in a small oil dish. A new wooden frame and a soy candle in the most delicious vanilla caramel scent, completed the arrangement.
A wooden tray was my favourite purchase. Timber tones are in vogue and it will be perfect for informal entertaining this winter.
I love the new Share range of homewares – they are modern and fresh, and the white porcelain blends perfectly with our existing dinnerware. We used the Share Serving ware when we baked a delicious Apricot Clafouti – a perfect autumn family dessert.
- 11/2 cups of low fat custard
- ¼ cup self raising flour
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 egg whites
- 825 g can of apricot halves in natural juice
- 2 teaspoons of icing (confectioners sugar)
- Preheat oven to moderate.
- Combine custard, flour and egg yolk in a medium bowl. Beat egg whites until soft peak form. Fold into the custard mixture. Pour into a 24 cm (8 inch) round ovenproof dish.
- Drain apricots and pat dry with paper towel. Arrange over the custard.
- Bake in the oven for approx 40 minutes or until firm.
- Dust with icing sugar before serving.
(Adapted from Great Casual Food, Australian Women’s Weekly)
Make your home comfortable and inviting for Autumn. Create the perfect look by selecting some new timeless homewares from the affordable range at Target.