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How To Decorate For Fall In 10 Easy Steps!

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“Have a nice trip? See you next Fall”, photo by Summer Olsson

First published in PQ Monthly

The air is getting crisp in the morning, the first grilled cheeses and soups are being devoured, and the swifts are careening into plate glass doors with reckless abandon (yes, I’m the asshole who thought for my first three months in Portland that The Swifts were an indie band that played a really long gig at some elementary school every September). It must be fall in the Pacific Northwest, and with it comes entertaining season. You’re doubtless going to have company, you popular thing you, so kick that Scruff trick out of bed and get decorating for fall! As an amateur decorator and professional know-it-all, I’ve compiled some of my favorite tips to get your house looking so good, people will be fooled into thinking you have your life in order. I’ve been drinking from my box of wine as I write this, I’m sure that didn’t affect anything:

1. Curate carefully.

2. Use a bright color on an accent wall.

3. Owls, everywhere fucking OWLS. Continue reading How To Decorate For Fall In 10 Easy Steps!

Bed Post

Well this is pretty great: my bedroom (uh, no, I’m not gonna call it “my Los Angeles place”, ’cause that’s a little twee. And I don’t have an apartment in Portland yet) was accepted into Apartment Therapy’s “Bedroom Retreat” contest! It’s changed a little bit since the original tour, but it’s still an awesome cave that keeps me focused in the mornings when I’m writing that horrible, horrible book. Check out this link, yeah this one right here to look at the updated photos, and hey if you vote for it as your favorite, that’s pretty swell too. I shall give you a pony, and thank you profusely. Ok, only one of these.


Ok, ok, so this is a little late, but better late than never. I went from feeling a couple of weeks ago like I didn’t want to decorate at all this year, to going full-out (full disclosure: my mom convinced me to do it. I’m glad she insisted)! Here’s how I decorated at the last minute, without it looking last-minute. If you haven’t seen what my place looks like the rest of the year, here’s a link to the Apartment Therapy tour from earlier this year.

FIlter: Hefe
FIlter: Hefe

The rest of the pics are after the jump! Continue reading CHRSTMS by BLCKSMTH

“Room For Color” Contest

Sometimes I look at this picture to remember how clean it used to be.

I’m pretty excited: my apartment, featured in a home tour on Apartment Therapy a couple of months ago, was accepted in the Room For Color contest on Apartment Therapy! Please take a moment to click this link and “favorite” my place, I would really appreciate it.

There’s been other exciting news coming out of the original Apartment Therapy shoot (featuring beautiful photography by the talented Shaela Cook), I’m firming up the details and I’ll post more as soon as I can.

Apartment Therapy, Behind The Scenes

Gratuitous tattoo shot

I was thrilled to have my place on Apartment Therapy this past Monday, featuring the photography of the talented Shaela Cook. I’m not a easy subject to photograph, but Shaela managed to put me at ease and put in some long hours, and even managed to wrangle Ned into a few shots. Do me a solid, if you dug the photography, won’t you please “like” Shaela’s Facebook page?

Click through to see a gallery of the shots that didn’t make the original post on Apartment Therapy. As promised, I included a shot I took of the inside of my medicine cabinet. Continue reading Apartment Therapy, Behind The Scenes