Waiting on Martha’s founder, Mandy Kellogg Rye, lives by the mantra that “Life should be lived beautifully every single day.” We couldn’t agree more. It’s this reason, among many others, that we’re featuring her In the Spotlight this month.
Read on for a sneak peek of her exclusive online feature at PotteryBarn.com, and stay tuned for the full feature LIVE tomorrow!
What are three simple ways you like to change your home decor for fall?
Switch up your pillows and blankets. Incorporate a cozy throw and a few different seasonal pillows and you’ll change the whole mood of your bed and couch.
Invest in a place setting change. I love shifting my place settings for autumn with seasonal dessert plates, napkins and placemats.
Restock the bar. When the leaves begin to change so do my cocktails. Instead of tequila and mint julep cups you’ll find bourbon in my decanter and my bar cart set for colder weather with leather, animal print, and tortoise shell accents.
What’s your top entertaining tip for the season?
Rather than scrapping what you have and starting anew for the season, make small changes to your existing accents to ensure that the entertaining transition is enjoyable and affordable. Look outside for inspiration and most importantly, embrace the comfort of the season. Think warmth and heartiness.
This month I can’t wait to: Throw on a pair of boots, a cozy sweater, and drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Design icon: Kelly Wearstler.
Favorite new color combination: It’s by no means new, but blue and white will forever be my favorite color combination.
Signature fall cocktail: Mulled Wine. (See the recipe here.)
Favorite fall dish: Root Vegetable Pot Pie.