It’s really beginning to feel like Fall this week, and we are loving it! Celebrate the coziness and get inspired with some fabulous fall recipes:

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
First and foremost, the quintessential autumn beverage  — the pumpkin spice latte. If you love this drink but prefer to sip something warm from the comfort of your own home, try this recipe!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Take toast to the next level with this tasty butternut squash toast recipe! This would make a great Autumn brunch food or Thanksgiving appetizer!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
A little sweet, a little savory, and all around adorable: thyme popovers with ginger pear butter. We can’t wait to try this one at home!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Speaking of savory — how delicious do these three cheese, potato, rosemary tarts look? Plus they are actually pretty quick and easy to make!

5 Fabulous Fall Foods via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking to warm up with an adult beverage on a chilly Fall evening? This apple cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party!

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Halloween is coming up! Do you have your costume planned yet? If not, we have a couple of great ideas for you from around the web:

5 Fun Costume DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
How sweet is this ice cream cone costume? Check out the instructions for this costume as well as an equally yummy cotton candy outfit here!

5 Fun Costume DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Speaking of sweet, how cute is this kid’s cotton candy costume? Click here to make it!

5 Fun Costume DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking for something less sweet and more spiky? We love this colorful cactus costume! Learn how to make it here.

5 Fun Costume DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
If you look at costumes online you’ll find a ton of adorable deer costumes, but we love this slightly morbid take on the popular face make up —a taxidermied deer!

5 Fun Costume DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Don’t leave out your four-legged friends! We love the simplicity of this Beanie Babie dog costume! Get the instructions for this, and other fun dog costumes here!

Spring is all about clean spaces, natural light, and greenery. There’s something so refreshing about a bright airy bedroom that just wants to make us hit snooze. Here are some beautiful examples of airy bedrooms perfect for springtime snoozing:

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
All that fluffy white bedding looks so dreamy in this wonderfully lit room. We love how the clean white shelving let’s all the little knickknacks speak for themselves, and the burst of freshness the leafy plant provides.

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Clean, calm, and serene. The neutral colors of the throw and rug ground this bright white room, and who wouldn’t love to wake up to a bouquet of bright flowers?

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love all the personality brought into this airy space with bright mixed textiles and the casually draped night light.

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Airy and clean but with warm hues and some wonderful texture, this bedroom feels feminine and sophisticated.

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This vibrant space is aglow with natural light that brings out the gorgeous colorful textiles and accents. Clean wood and big windows keep the homey decor from feeling cluttered.

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This kids’ room mixes gorgeous traditional beds with a beautiful accent rug and whimsical ceiling. The combination of crisp and clean with fun and whimsical makes a perfect children’s room!

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This warm nursery uses a versatile white base, but is brought to life with the cozy rug, whimsical teepee and decorative goose.

Cork is a great insulator for both sound and heat. It’s sustainable, anti-microbial, and soft under your feet. Black and white zigzag cork may just be the coolest thing ever.

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Plywood is strong, cheap, and easy to work with, and lately we’ve been seeing it pop up in homes in fresh, fun ways. Check out these unique homes and how they’ve managed to make plywood look perfect:

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood bench looks crisp, comfy and easy to make!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Check out this DIY to make your own stunning and simple plywood floor mirror.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood cube makes for an awesome little playhouse! It would be easy  and inexpensive to put together, and wouldn’t feel like a huge waste once the kids have outgrown it.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sweet little plywood honeycomb shelves! You can purchase them here, but it also be fairly simple to put your own together.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This kitchen‘s plywood wall gives it  clean, raw, Scandinavian look!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
The ultimate clean looking, organized garage wall — we love this combo of plywood and pegs!

Recently, a debate ensued about how much border a narrow step could handle without looking crowded. No consensus could be reached. As we often do, we turned to Photoshop to settle the issue. Result below (the pattern won, BTW) . We can do this for you too.

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It’s Monday, and we’ve all been day dreaming about those legendary 5 more minutes in bed. So in the spirit of Monday sleepiness, join us in coveting in these beautiful beds and their unique and stylish headboards:

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This project isn’t for the faint of heart (or inexperienced crafter), but the result is stunning!

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This minimalist approach is probably a lot easier to achieve, and since it’s made of Washi tape, it’s a great idea for anyone who rents or has limited space.

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This elaborate mountain headboard is also 2D, but full of vibrant color that packs a punch in a more neutral room.

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
These vintage window frames work wonderfully with the mixed textures on this bed, and compliment the beautiful brass lamp!

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This tufted wingback headboard is a little more traditional, but we love how the vibrant blue works with the gold accents and really brings the room to life.

Which bedroom would be your choice for a nice Monday afternoon nap?

There is something so wholesome and classic about a farmhouse, and we have been in love with the wonderful ways different architects, designers, and homeowners have been making farmhouses unique. Check out all these fabulous takes on the classic farmhouses we’ve been pining after:

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How cozy and inviting is this home, with it’s wraparound porch and big double doors? We love the clean white and navy paint.

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The windows, chimney, and welcoming backyard fire pit make this classic farmhouse seem like the perfect place to entertain!

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This modern farmhouse uses a mix of textures and has a clean, open look. We love the warmth of the wooden deck!

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String lights, bright windows, and barn doors make this little farmhouse bungalow look like something out of a fairy tale!

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Speaking of windows, imagine the gorgeous light that must fill this unique farmhouse with it’s huge window wall!

Winter can be incredibly cozy, but it can also get a little dark and drab, so we’ve found some fun and easy DIY projects to brighten up your home!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
These adorable little geometric photo holders are just the thing to display memories from sunnier days!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Brighten up the kitchen with this fun little project!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Create a cozy and colorful pillow mattress with this easy DIY.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Bring a little greenery into your home with this sweet dip-dye succulent planter project.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Give yourself an extra little storage space with this cheerful rope hanging shelf DIY.

Lately we’ve been noticing these unusual but eye-catching exteriors around the web — homes that are eschewing the standard whites and neutrals that are often chosen for the outside of a home and instead are boldly going black, or near-black. Check out some of these wonderful structures that have succeeded in making a statement with their exteriors:

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This storage container home accents it’s crisp charcoal exterior with natural wood. We love the clean lines and the open upper floor.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This cabin keeps the dark exterior from feeling oppressive with it’s gorgeous glassy design and we love the fun circular window along the side of the upper floor. This angular cabin really stands out in its lush location.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minimalist but cozy, this simple black standalone guest house stands out in stark contrast to it’s surroundings.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
What an unexpected twist on the traditional farmhouse! The clean white trim adds an extra punch to this Icelandic home.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Another modern cabin with a dark but warm wood color. We love how the light catches the lighter wood in the ceiling and the porch and brightens the place up from within!

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Big, bold, and beautiful, this tall, angular multi-story home looks inviting with it’s enormous windows and outdoor areas!