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Home Style Saturdays

Home Style Saturdays

Alright y’all, let’s chat! I want to know…..who has decorated something for fall already? Do you have pumpkins out yet? A fall wreath? Plaid tablecloths? Cozy pillow covers?

This weekend I think I’ll do a little more Fall Nesting. I’m getting excited to work on my porch because the brand new doormat I ordered last month was shipped and should be arriving soon (I decided on this Homebody Doormat from my doormat roundup here).

And, I even saw pumpkins at my Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods a few days ago! I may get inspired this weeked to grab a few this weekend. Maybe. I usually wait until October for pumpkins, but it’s been gray and stormy here in between sun breaks (September is usually so gorgeous in the NW!) so I’m feeling more ready than expected. How about you?

I hope you enjoy all the lovely the inspiration in this week’s Home Style Saturdays!

Home Style Saturdays

The Inspired Room | Fall Nesting: Cozy Fall Shop + Favorite Home Decor Sources

Home Style Saturdays

Designthusiasm | Fall Printables for the Table: Menus, Place Cards and Napkin Rings

Home Style Saturdays

On Sutton Place | Fall Decor Ideas to Greet the Season

Home Style Saturdays

Shabbyfufu | Copper Home Accessories In Fall Decorating

Home Style Saturdays

Southern Hospitality | Fall Foyer & Dining Room Decorating Ideas

Home Style Saturdays

StoneGable | 100 Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins In Decor

Home Style Saturdays

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Kylee’s Coffee Station with Ikea Mug Hooks

I feel like I might have invented the coffee station. I mean, I’m sure I didn’t actually invent it, ha, but I’ve been sharing my coffee stations since there was no such thing as Instagram so that has to count for something! Feeling like I was ahead of the curve here.

So now that everyone has a coffee station, this year I thought I’d mix it up and give the ol‘ coffee station a festive new name. Cozy Sips Station was the best I could do. Sounds festive? (Maybe I stole that name from somewhere, I have no idea.) But we’ll go with it, a Cozy Sips Station sounds like a place I’d like to hang out all fall and winter.

True confessions. Sometimes I try to quit coffee and be a tea drinker. I have tried, I should say. I want to love tea. I actually do enjoy the flavor of some teas. But I can’t seem to quit coffee. Not because I’m addicted to it. I’m not. I drink a cup a day or less. Caffeine doesn’t seem to impact me like it does other people, but with Hashimoto’s I wonder if eliminating coffee might be a good idea (I’ve heard it might). That’s what prompts me to want to try tea!

I drink coffee because it feels so cozy to drink it. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I love the taste and the whole ritual of having coffee. Creating a special station for the daily ritual makes it a special experience.

I know if I want to be a tea drinker I just need to make a new ritual out of drinking tea. My husband drinks tea, so maybe I just need to make it our daily tea date!

Tell me what tea I need to drink to make myself a tea lover? Is there a secret to great tea? What teas do you like? I like tea, I just am not obsessed with it yet, so tell me your ways!

Signed,

I want to be a tea drinker.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
from The Inspired Room book

You’ll find some coffee station inspiration ideas from my home and my daughters’ homes (Kylee and Courtney) in this post. You’ll see my coffee stations a few times with different styling, so hopefully you’ll find some ideas that might inspire you!

At our house choosing the mug for our coffee has always been part of our morning ritual. It’s a fun tradition for guests, too.

Scroll to the end of the post for coffee station styling sources and a cute mug roundup! This homebody mug is calling my name.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Courtney’s Coffee Station (find sources at the end of the post!)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Similar Coffee Maker / Copper Moscow Mule Mugs / Kitchen Details
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Wood and Metal 2 Tiered Serving Stand
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Metal Mug Tree / Similar Coffee Maker
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Kitchen Details / Wall Sconce
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Stovetop espresso / percolator

I no longer have my big espresso machine in my kitchen (it needs a repair), but I have used this little stove top percolator espresso maker for a couple of years now and it makes yummy coffee (use a coarse ground organic high quality coffee!)! If you have a small kitchen, it’s a great option.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
Coffee Maker

It’s fun to have coffee stations for different spaces in your home, too. The one above was in my old office!

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

This coffee station was set up in our dining room when we first moved in!

Sometimes with a smaller kitchen or for entertaining guests, you might need to find a little cart or table to set up your station (or an extra one!) in a nearby space. Moving the station out of your kitchen for the holidays can help make more room!

It’s also fun to style your station differently for the seasons. Be sure to make it feel extra cozy in fall and winter!

See the coffee station in my old house in all the seasons here.

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)
How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)


Shop more of my favorite autumn decor in my annual Cozy Fall Shop!

PS…Below are some cozy sips recipes for fall! If you’re my Young Living member, I posted a printable download of this card and other fall recipe cards in our private group Dwell Well Collective! If you aren’t sure how to access them, shoot me an email at dwellwellcollective@gmail.com. If you’re not a member yet, new members can still get my Fall Scent Bundle with my favorite autumn oil samples–click here for details!

How to Create a Cozy Sips Station (+ Mug Roundup)

Don’t forget to check out the Decorating Blogger Q&A Tour & $500 Wayfair Giveaway for the release of my new book But Where Do I Put the Couch?

BLOG TOUR LIST (get another entry in the giveaway at each blog!):

The Inspired Room 

Reluctant Entertainer (September 11)

Stone Gable (September 12)

Rooms for Rent (September 13)

French Country Cottage (September 16)

Dreaming of Homemaking (September 18)

My 100 Year Old Home (September 19)

Thistlewood Farms (September 20)

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