Elsie’s Autumn Fireplace Display

Autumn Fireplace Display by A Beautiful MessHi friends. I want to share with you one of the (very few) decorated nooks in our new home! This space includes a large blueprint copy of a photo of Jeremy's and my hands (it's from our first trip as a couple and very special to us), a small collection of plants, homemade beeswax candles, a small ladder that I picked up at a flea market, pumpkins and a homemade yarn tassels. 

Yarn Tassel GarlandYarn Tassel GarlandYarn Tassel GarlandThe look I was going for was autumnal but still very fresh and clean. I will probably decorate this space again for Halloween and Thanksgiving, so I kept it simple! I can't seem to leave the grocery store without at least a few pumpkins lately, so they're decorating my living room and porch for now. I can't wait to roast some pumpkin seeds! 

Thanks for taking a peek into my new space. I still have a to-do list a mile long, but it feels amazing to be decorating one mini-space at a time! xo. elsie 

  • LOVE the styling and colours! as always x



  • How did you mount the print? I just had one made and I am IN LOVE (thanks for the idea!). But I am not sure how to mount it. Right now it kind of looks like a college art class crit room on my wall. Not sure if this look is going to grow on me though.

  • K, I didn’t have to tie them. They stay because yarn isn’t too slippery.

    XOXO. elsie

  • Sarah Kate, you can e-mail me at elsie AT redvelvetart DOT com
    For leather I buy mine all locally at our Tandy leather shop. Hope that helps!

  • This is so wonderfully put together. I love the yarn tassels, especially, and the picture is very stunning. I wanted to ask you all a question concerning a source for leather. I have found a few online but would feel better having a recommendation from someone who has actually hit the “buy” button before 🙂 Is there an email address to reach you all? Many thanks!

  • Ahh you girls are are amazing and totally talented! I can’t wait to shop from your clothing line it is fabulous!

  • Surely when winter season comes, this decoration will be removed. But beautiful decoration. 🙂

  • Ok, so, incomming random question:
    I also own a pug, he is 7yrs old and I have yet to figure out a way to control his extreme shedding problem. Please divuldge to me your method of handling this?! The only thing I have come up with was getting him groomed.. but it gets expensive! and honestly.. I would have to do it every 2 or 3 weeks to truly “control” the problem…

  • I am in love with that tassel garland! That can be made for practically any holiday worth decorating for. Really fantastice mantle decor.

  • I Love this space. The turquoise ladder definitely gives it the fresh feel that you were going for!

    Xo, Kelsey


  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the entire setup. Can you please let us know where you got your fireplace screen? I’ve been looking everywhere for something like that.

  • Decorating my mantelpiece is on my Autumn Ten Things To Do list. I think this weekend will be the time to get creative.
    I’m thinking bringing in the colourful leaves for starters. Love the colours of Autumn.

  • i really love those beeswax candles that you made. can’t wait to make some myself!

  • Elsie, that is the cutest thing ever! I’m diggin’ the ladder, the colors, the pumpkins, and the garland:) Thanks for sharing!



  • SO lovely! All the colors I enjoy with a loving photo in the center! This is just too perfect gals!


  • I love your potted plants, I especially love the laced pots. I like the personal touch of your photo print xx

  • So creative, love the yarn tassles!! I ripped autumn colors of fabric strips and tied them around twine for my fireplace garland.

  • Love the color of the ladder in contrast with pumpkins color and white


  • i love the picture on the wall. very romantic!
    the plants pots with the lace are also very cute.

  • Very fun! Always love turquoise + orange. Love the blueprint too…very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  • Love the blueprint shot. And who knew pumpkins and cactus went so well together? I love how you did fall & fresh together!

  • I adore the fact that the tutorials and DIY projects are actually used in your home and not just created for our (readers) sake. Seeing them used in real life is like a little bit of extra inspiration to create them!

  • Ah! I love the display of multiple pumpkins! Especially on the little ladder! Adorable!

  • That print is gorgeous! Such a great idea have been waiting to see the results since your sneak peak!

    Becky, x


  • Realy sweet… and inspiring! Lately I’ve been looking all over Pinterest for inspiration for our fire place, so this is really helpful!!!

  • I love it!
    Love fall sooo much!
    If I could put pumpkins all over my house without bothering anyone, I defenitely would.


  • Wow, I love these photos! The colors are beautiful <3


  • I love the little tassel string- simple yet beautiful.Rx


  • wow love the frame, amazing hands and great contrast with the pumpkins, perfect!

  • This looks so homey and cosy. It still looks ‘clean’ like you said but the mix of plants, pumpkins and candles makes it really comfortable 🙂 I hope you have a great time living there.

  • Looks amazing! Love the picture of your hands – very effective!

  • I truly adore the color of that ladder and the different sized pumpkins atop it! Super cute!

  • Wow! That’s so lovely! 🙂


  • This is just ADORABLE! It’s such a great idea to decorate your space with reminders of how lucky you are to have eachother and the history you’ve made together.

    Maria xx

  • I love the look. You have a knack for decorating. I never would have thought that pumpkins would make such an interesting fireplace decoration. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • So pretty! I love the yarn tassle garland!


  • Love all the little touches from the turquoise latter to the lace on the pots. And that photo is beautiful. It all goes together perfect!

  • I loooove the picture so very much!


  • I am loving this space! The decorations are awesome and the ladder is a really nice color too. I also really love the photo about the fireplace!

  • What a beautiful fresh looking space. Thank you for sharing. It’s Spring here in Australia but I love autumn and feel very inspired by your post!

  • LOVe the garland and the pumpkin display!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • So pretty, Elsie! I love it!

    xo, Clare

  • So beautiful Elsie! I love how the orange and turquoise pop against the white fireplace. I’m seeing a lot of turquoise in fall decor this year (including mine 🙂 and I love it! Can’t wait to see more nooks in your home as they come together.

  • sooooooooo cute, I can’t take it. I want to spend the rest of the week doign fun fall things like this- just love it!


  • the beeswax candles add such a beautiful accent color!


  • beautiful girl, that pic is one of my favs of all times (and i’ve been reading your blog for several years), it looks amazing 🙂

  • It’s so lovely! LOVE the orange of the pumpkin’s with the blue of that ladder!

  • Just lovely Elsie. One mini space at a time sounds like the best approach!
    Ronnie xo

  • girl you are breaching the awesomeness threshold….and i dont even know if that phrase makes sense 😉

  • i love this. so festive and simple.
    boyfriend n i were just talking about how we wish we had a fire place. we had a faux one when we moved in, but it was hideous… when i think about it… wish i could have been creative n painted it somehow n did something to it.. oh well. the yarn tassels are so cute!

  • Beautiful Fall celebration! Thanks for the peek into your new home – I hope there are many more to come!

  • Looks cozy enough for a home and pretty enough for a store display! Love it.



  • Gah, it’s so pretty! I love all the bright orange, the white background and details, and the POP of unexpected color from the ladder.

    Really nice.

    Talia Christine

  • Such fun decorations! Love this post!



  • Love it all – very clever as usual. We live by the ocean in Jamaica, and so I am thinking of something with a juxtaposition of shells + pumpkins!

    Always inspired by your amazing Blog – keep up the good work!

  • That picture. Gorgeousness. Love the look, and that ladder!? Gah.

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze


  • Love it! Where did you get your fireplace screen? I’ve been looking for one to pretty up the non-functional fireplace in my bedroom (which is fitted with an ugly non-functional heater that I can’t remove!) The one you have is just what I’m picturing, though I’d probably paint it a bright color. =)

  • This is really lovely. I love the pumpkins with the colour of the step ladder, it feels almost spring like, which I think is so refreshing! The blue and white really offset the orange, which as it is my favourite colour, I am quite fond of visually. I’m just about to take my first trip with my beau (after our first year together being long-distance!), and I love seeing this image above your fireplace, and I hope I can keep it in mind this coming weekend away in Quebec so that I can capture some pictures of the two of us together which I hope we can look back on fondly some day too :).

  • Oh this is adorable!!! I love y’alls big print up there 🙂 So festive and cozy!

  • I really love the yarn tassel, especially the autumn colours 🙂
    Emma xx

  • LOVE that fireplace!! the design is so pretty. Fun decorating as well! I think changing it with each season is great!

  • I’m loving the autumn tassles and the ladder!


  • Thank you for posting this! It’s inspiring. I am in the process of decorating my space, my boyfriend and I just moved into a place a few months ago.. and it’s almost looking the way I want it to look. We have a fireplace too! So, this post will definitely inspire a cute look 🙂 Follow me on instagram: @sierragrossfitness 🙂

  • Cute! I love the blown-up photo. Can’t wait to see more of your amazing looking old house as it takes shape 🙂

  • Gorgeous! The white backdrop! The turq-orange combo! And the plant family!

  • I am in-love with the string garland you created. It’s perfect!

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