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Football2015, ShoppingLauren Braud1 Comment

I was recently asked "If you could add a thirteenth month to the calendar year, between which two months would you put it?". My immediate response of course was "Septober!". I would absolutely slip another month in right now! I love fall, especially early fall, the anticipation of cooler weather (with enough heat to still justify trips to the lake or the river!) and as many of you know, football season started last weekend. Ya'll, it's my favorite time of the year. I've decided to set myself up with a little challenge. Every Friday, from today until the end of football season, I'm going to put together a room based off of a college football team. The catch is that is has to be a room even a fan of a rival team would love to be in. So none of this:

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So what we're really talking about is a nod to your team. An homage if you will, inspired by the teams colors, state, traditions, and if I do my research right, even hopefully some artists and makers from their home state. Obviously I'm going to start with Texas. My sweet sweet Longhorns, it's looking like yet another holding-on-by-the-seat-of-our-pants season, but I love them none the less. Luckily cow skulls have been trending pretty hard as well as textiles with a southwest flair. Austin, Texas inspires thoughts of natural materials, rustic elements, all with a creative and eclectic flair. These are some images I found that I think encompass the kind of room I could hang out in all day and slip into a nostalgic stupor of college days gone by.

Clockwise from Top Left: Image from  The Transatlantic , a midcentury take from  Blood and Champagne , one of my favorite inspiration images of all time from  DesignSponge , and finally this comfy stunner from none other than  House Beautiful

Clockwise from Top Left: Image from The Transatlantic, a midcentury take from Blood and Champagne, one of my favorite inspiration images of all time from DesignSponge, and finally this comfy stunner from none other than House Beautiful

So how can you get this feel for yourself? Think about Austin's natural, casual elegance; balancing Southern Hospitality and comfort, traditional elements with a bit of bohemian and not so fussy that you can't just come in from a day at Barton Springs, pop open a Fireman's 4 and lounge on the couch to watch the game. Here is my take on a Longhorn-inspired living room!

Sources:  Plant stand  from Ferm Living, Harper Couch from  Interior Define ,  Coffee table  and  carved side table  from West Elm, Assorted Pillows from  Shop Saint Cloud  and Amazon, Art Work by the ever so talented  Mary H Case  for Biscuit Home, Metallic Cowhide Rug Similar at  One Kings Lane  , the incredible  Humphry Chair  from Houston's very own Texas Rover Company, and of course that corner-filler extraordinaire: the ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig

Sources: Plant stand from Ferm Living, Harper Couch from Interior Define, Coffee table and carved side table from West Elm, Assorted Pillows from Shop Saint Cloud and Amazon, Art Work by the ever so talented Mary H Case for Biscuit Home, Metallic Cowhide Rug Similar at One Kings Lane , the incredible Humphry Chair from Houston's very own Texas Rover Company, and of course that corner-filler extraordinaire: the ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig

What do you think? Can you see yourself cozying down in here with The Eyes of Texas playing softly in the background, a little Rebecca Creek Whiskey in a glass, maybe a bottle from Becker Vineyards about to be opened, and a view of the hill country out your window? A girl can dream. I don't know if any of my other rooms will be this extensive, I can't claim to have ever lived in Ohio (Hey, Buckeyes!) or that I have any particular love for those Aggies ;), but I would love to put as much heart into each room I do this season! So heres where I need your help, who should be next? Feel free to tell me about that team you love so much, the things that make your college town so amazing, and any can't-miss makers in your state! Whats it going to be y'all?