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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!

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!

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!

I don’t know about you, but we are really starting to feel those Fall vibes and get into the coziness of the season. And really, what is cozier than curling up with your favorite book in one of these perfect nooks?

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Perfect window lighting? Check. Adorable potted plants? Check. This window seat is the perfect mix of well-lit and soft and comfy.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love how the dark walls keep this space cozy, with enough contrast and light to keep it from being gloomy. Not to mentioned layered rugs and the fluffy swing…

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for something cozy and classic? This weathered leather chair is so inviting with it’s folded blanket! The little burst of color on the rug keeps things from getting stuffy, and keeps toes from getting cold.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Talk about dreamy — this sweet illuminated canopy is the perfect place to sip a cup of tea and read your favorite fairy tale.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to take things outside? This adorable little patio nook will let you enjoy the crisp Autumn air while snuggled up with a blanket and a little candle light.

Labor Day weekend is over, and if you’re anything like us, you’re squeezing the last drop out of summer! For those warm summer evenings turned chilly autumn nights, we’ve collected some wonderful outdoor fire pits to inspire your next DIY project or backyard renovation:

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
This simple brick DIY has a classic look and will hold up for many cozy nights to come!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking for something a bit more modern? Put together this sleek DIY concrete pit!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
For a more industrial up-cycled look, try this washer drum fire pit DIY!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
These wine barrel fire pits have a homey rustic feel, and if you’re not feeling too crafty, you can purchase one here!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
Does your family love to grill? This awesome multipurpose grill/fire pit/table may be just what you need! Order one here.

It certainly feels like Fall today! Wishing you could snuggle up somewhere cozy instead of spending the day at the office? Here’s a collection of some of our favorite cozy spaces:

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
This fluffy Berber rug adds such a warm element to this little bookshelf nook. Looking to add a homey touch to your home for Fall? Come by the show room and snag a thick rug like this!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
SF is notoriously brisk but beautiful and this cozy patio corner is the perfect place to enjoy a chilly autumnal evening!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
As you’re adding layers to your wardrobe, add some layers to your living room, too! Extra throws and pillows, especially with a lovely natural palette like this one, make for an inviting space.

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Thick knitted blankets are the perfect addition for Fall!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sometimes the smallest spaces can be the coziest — like this little under-stair nook with some cushions and a good book.

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or like this simple attic bedroom. We love the way the natural light illuminates those bright blankets!

Get Cozy in these 7 Snug Spaces! via Abbey Carpet of SF
How would you like to snuggle up in these eclectic quilts with a hot cup of tea? The Bohemian mishmash of patterns is softened by the warm pink and gold palette.

 

Only TWO days until Thanksgiving, and boy are we getting hungry! Hopefully you have most of your Thanksgiving prep underway by now, but in case you need a little extra inspiration, here are some gorgeous tablescapes and fun place settings to get you excited:

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sweet and simple! Greenery and copper for a clean place setting.


Rustic but bright!

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
This cheerful place setting combines natural elements with gold glitz perfectly!

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
Lush greens and pops of color! We love the way the deep purple compliments the bright persimmons.

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Here’s a simple, classic look with white pumpkin place settings!

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
Love these leaf cut out place settings? You can make them for your own table with this template!

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These pretty gold pear place settings are easy to make with plastic fruit and gold spray paint!

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
Another simple DIY: painted burlap place settings.

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love the rustic feel to this stump and candle jar centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
This centerpiece incorporates pumpkins and foliage! The little tea candles add a cozy touch.

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
This centerpiece screams bounty! We love the jumble of oranges and reds.

Thanksgiving Table Roundup via Abbey Carpet of SF
This adorable place setting has been circulating all over the web — here’s how you can make it yourself!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching! We love this holiday, an excuse to spend time with your loved ones, eat some great food, and reflect on how lucky we truly are. And for those of you that are hosting this year’s celebration, we’ve complied some ideas to make your celebration unique and memorable, especially since this year’s Thanksgiving coincides with Hanukkah!

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
The Thankful Tree is a an easy and eye-catching project that would look great as a centerpiece or in the entryway of your home.

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Illuminate your table with this gorgeous DIY branch centerpiece.

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Celebrating Hanukkah along with Thanksgiving? You can have the best of both worlds with this 9 year old’s invention: the Menurkey!

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
You can add a classy touch of gold and blue to  your holiday table with this quick gilded centerpiece DIY.

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Or make some cute dreidel and turkey jars!

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Here’s a simple, yummy smelling project that even kids could help out on!

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Turn apples into festive little votives with this project — you can even use them as a makeshift menorah!

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Or use pumpkins, instead!

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet of SF
If you’re planning something bigger, you can make some sweet little pinecone seating cards.

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
Or simply use a colorful fallen leaf.

Thanksgiving Tips from Abbey Carpet SF
And when the meal is over, have your guest pack up some tasty treats to go with these printables!

Happy Thanksgivukka!

Halloween is only 10 days away, but there’s still time to add a little seasonal flair to your house and have some fun with a few creative projects! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Halloween DIYS:

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
1. Halloween means PUMPKINS, but you don’t always have to carve them! These mini ribbon pumpkins make an adorable addition to any Autumn decor.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
2. Here’s another chic no-carve project — glitter dipped pumpkins!

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
3. Check out these black and white southwest inspired pumpkins! They’re sure to stand out as a unique and modern decoration.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
4. White, gold, and black are all fun colors to play with to create unique painted pumpkins.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
5. Looking for an easy way to dress up your decor before a party? Check out these free printables!

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
6. Or, create a simple, spooky effect by taping bat cut-outs to a paper lamp.

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7. Welcome guests into your haunted mansion with this DIY pennant banner.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
8. This yarn web DIY is an easy way to add some Halloween spirited spook to your windows.

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
9. For a fun Autumnal party favor, check out these sweet pumpkin candy pouches!

Halloween Project Roundup via Abbey Carpet SF
10. And finally, take the Halloween spirit with you on this go with this cute and creepy clutch DIY!

Happy Halloween!

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Fall is finally upon us, and as the leaves change color it can be fun to work the seasonal changes into your decor. Here are some fun uses of autumnal oranges found around the web:

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This orange accent chair adds a lot to a otherwise fairy neutral space, working with the wall art to give the space some great warmth. Source: Tobi Fairley

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Pairing orange with it’s opposite creates a palette that really pops, as in this bold turquoise and orange space.

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If you’re going for a more subtle look, add a splash of orange to a cooler, more neutral space, like this gray and white bedroom. Source: Danielle Hirsch.

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Orange is a great way to brighten up shared spaces like this simple, contemporary dining area. Source: J. Ingerstedt.

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And it can also add some vibrance to a more muted, rustic space. Source: Analog|Dialog

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All you need is a little, especially if you’re willing to play with asymmetry and mismatched pieces like this sleek dining room! Source: AD