a day in the life | a look at my living room refresh

this week, it’s all about a refresh for fall.  whether it be our wardrobes or our homes, fall is a great time to change things out and spruce things up—just a bit.  (especially with the year we’ve had, i’ll take any excuse for a little reboot.)   all week we’re building on one of your favorite series a day in the life.  for our new readers, this is an opportunity to give you a little look into my daily life—my home in particular.  yesterday, i gave you a glimpse of my fall porch refresh.  today, i’m giving you a look at my living room refresh for fall.   also, we’re sharing a book club with style update that you’re not going to want to miss.

keep it casual

i’m keeping it super casual today, because, well, i’m just in that kinda mood.  i’ve got a boatneck shirt (old) paired with the same jeans we featured yesterday.  (yes, ankle jeans will always be in style despite what you may have heard.) i’m such a fan of slip-ons with interesting prints and designs.  i’m loving these Vince crocodile print shoes.  they add some some flare to today’s OOTD that just makes me happy. 

similar boatneck t-shirt | ankle jeans | slip-ons


a look at my living room refresh

i get a lot of questions on where i get my home furniture, art, and home decor.  i’m going to let you in on an open secret:  Ballard Designs. i’ve purchased so many of my pieces from them, it’s almost a little silly.  i love, love, love Ballard Designs, as well as Grandin Road.  Grandin Road has such unbelievably fun holiday decorations, if you haven’t checked them out, i highly suggest that you do. 

sideboard | sea heron art | to see you again art | lexie chair | cheetah pillow | velvet & linen pillow | blue & white planter | blue & white collection | martini table | buffet lamp | accent lamp base

this time of year i incorporate subtle changes like exchanging the pillows. isn’t this cheetah pillow adorable? velvet is a deep rich fabric perfect for autumn and winter. and i love to clip the flowers from my hydrangea bush and dry them in a blue & white planter strategically placed in the fireplace.


there are two martini tables at my beck and call when guests arrive. they’re lightweight so can move with ease around the room.

sideboard | sea heron art | to see you again art | lexie chair | cheetah pillow | velvet & linen pillow | blue & white planter | blue & white collection | martini table | buffet lamp | accent lamp base

the most reader requested item is the above painting called To See You Again. this was purchased long before mr. style was diagnosed with liver cancer. but it signified our marriage – two boats united as one.


book club

for those of you that don’t know, i’m part of an online Facebook book club called book club with style.  (yes, you can join!)  this month we’re reading Rhys Bowen’s Above the Bay of Angels.  i’m also so, so excited to announce the new release from my book club co-host Hank Phillippi Ryan The First to LieBoth books are highly recommended, especially if you’re on the hunt for a new book. 

above the bay of angels | above the bay of angels (audiobook) | the first to lie

a day in the life

i hope you enjoyed a glimpse of my front porch refresh update.  in case you’re new to the blog or missed some of our entries into a day in the life series, make sure to check all of them out below. 


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  1. Laurie Brown wrote:

    That martini table! Who knew such a think existed! *love*

    Posted 9.22.20
  2. Kathy Briscoe wrote:

    I would love to see a video blog of your living decorated for the fall season.

    It would be good to see it “all together” in a panoramic way rather than snapshots of areas.

    Thank you,
    Kathy Briscoe

    Posted 9.22.20
  3. Edith (Edie) Brown wrote:

    I can’t thank you enough for sharing so much of yourself with us. You are a constant source of information and inspiration to many of us. You are one of the best examples of staying current while remaining true to yourself and your age. You are truly “Style at Any Age!” Thank you!
    P.S. Love the shorter haircut!

    Posted 9.22.20
  4. Herta Urban wrote:

    Dear Beth,

    perfect hair, now this is our “old” Beth looking younger than ever. I love your sportive style and the short hair belongs to it.
    Always looking forward to seeing Oscar and Ollie again.

    Posted 9.22.20
  5. Francesca B. wrote:

    Beautiful space Beth thank you for sharing the textiles ae just heavenly. I am going to look up those books.

    Posted 9.22.20
  6. Francesca B. wrote:

    Loely home you have Beth thank you for sharing, Those blue velvet chairs are gorgeous!! And yes to the books I am goin to check them out. Have a beautiful day:)

    Posted 9.22.20
  7. Cindi Bennett wrote:

    Your recent choices of clothing are more my taste and lifestyle, better than previous ones. Casual, practical. Real life! Thanks so much for the change!
    Yours truly,
    Cindi Bennett

    Posted 9.22.20
  8. Angela B wrote:

    My father wood turns bowls very similar to the one on your gold tray. They are beautiful and I’m excited to see one in your design!

    Posted 9.22.20
  9. Lisa wrote:

    Your home is beautiful Beth. I love your colors and creative touches.

    Posted 9.22.20

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