I love fall… welcome home fall! Today I’m sharing some beautiful details to inspire you. Adding just a few vignettes, centerpieces, and other fall gathered arrangements will help you create a fabulous fall home! So, welcome home fall!
Today on our podcast Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about LESSONS IN COLOR THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DECORATE. I think everyone who loves to decorate should learn about color. It will make decorating so much easier and give your home a beautiful cohesive look!
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Today is HOME STYLE SATURDAY. I’m sharing my best fall details from last year’s fall home tour! Thanks to Lory at Designthusiam for putting HSS together each week!
Let’s start in the living room. I usually add a bit of the season to my coffee table. I love mums and there are fields and fields of them near StoneGable! Potted mums last so much longer than cut fall flowers and when they are almost spent can be planted in the ground for next year!
If you use potted mums make sure to put the plastic pots in a pretty container. I’m using a big white ironstone drink tub.
Just one more tip… buy mums that are only partially open and they will bloom for you if you give them a litte attention. And as the blooms are done pinch them off.
Orange has fallen a bit out of fashion lately but I LOVE orange, especially if it is on the muted, soft or on the burnt side. If you are not a fan of crayon orange oft for a different shade and hue! Or mix it with a little blue and white. They are complimentary colors and look just stunning together!
The Curlacue chest is ready for fall too! I don’t keep a lamp on this chest. I have several lanterns that work there. I must admit this raw wood and metal lantern is my favorite. It helps to “dress down” my somewhat formal room.
If you get one thing this fall it should be a large glass jug bottle. I find them so so easy to use in my decor and I can fill them with just a few springs of the season! And they make such a statement.
Next week I’ll be sharing a post about “fall essentials” with lots of links you can click on and purchase or just browse. And I’ll make sure to include a big glass jug!
It’s also important to layer decor. So I brought up an old tobacco basket from the basement and added a few baby boo pumpkins to make a litte vignette.
Cozy! You can usually find our cat Hobbes sitting on the back of the sofa snuggled in the throws. He must have been out mousing when I took these pictures.
With each new season, I add a couple pillow to my ever growing pillow collection. This year I fell in love with a big, tribal motif, embroidered pillow from Pottery Barn. I thought it gave a nod to the autumnal season without being too “pumpkin-y”.
And I added a complimentary plaid throw to my sofa too also from Pottery Barn!
The real trick to a more sophisticated fall look is to mute or dull down the traditional fall colors and add other neutrals. Easy and so handsome!
Aren’t these luscious velvet pumpkins fall perfection. And those little acorns adorable? In less than two weeks I, along with 11 other of my favorite blogging friends, will be sharing how we have arranged velvet pumpkins in our homes. This should be a gorgeous fall tour! Make sure to look for it!
Use a stack of books as a riser for a pumpin. But don’t let it stand alone! Add other fall elements around it!
Don’t forget to decorate with baskets filled with soft pillows and warm throws.
I think this is the most fun fall decoration! I found the tall 3 tiered tray at a vintage shop. And of course, left with it! How could anyone pass this beauty up, right?
It’s filled with pumpkins, and willow balls, and pinecones and berries and burlap balls. You can see how to make the burlap balls HERE. They are great fillers in almost any arrangement!
The foyer is next! It’s large and open and I love to decorate it for each season! But fall is by far my favorite!
Here’s what you see when you walk in the front door of StoneGable.
It is important to me to decorate the foyer with a nod to the season at hand. I do go a little BIG-or-go-home during fall. I think StoneGable shines during autumn more than any other season!
I lit the candles in the foyer for you to give you a warm welcome.
The red maple branches are from the trees that line our croquet lawn. Red maples are one of the first trees to show off their beautiful autumn colors!
Think about bringing twigs and sticks and branches from the outside indoors this fall! Make a natural arrangement with them.
Here is a picture standing in the dining room by the bar cart looking into the foyer and living room. Thought you would like to see this perspective.
Now let’s turn to the dining room for welcome home fall details.
The dining room at StoneGable has been featured in magazines more than any other room in my home. It’s a happy mix of classic neutrals, upscale decor, and farmhouse charm. It is a DIY and thrifted room if there ever was one! We have laid hardwood floors, painted the walls, refitted the chippy shutters, installed the chandy, painted the sideboard, upholstered and painted chairs, made slipcovers from painters drop cloths and found lots of items from vintage and antique shops!
The rug is actually an indoor/outdoor rug and it has held up wonderfully! The concrete table was our splurge a couple years ago. And I have not regretted it for one second!
I’ve had several emails about showing the changes in the dining room. So look for THE EVOLUTION OF A DINING ROOM, Part 2 with new images.
I found this unique candle holder at a local shop. Actually, everything on the table came from Calico Designs.
For a bit of whimsy the word “F A L L” is written in big block letters across the dining room table.
The lantern is filled with an urn full of cut brambles. I love finding bits and pieces of organics to stick in little vases and containers. I should have a bumper sticker on the back of my car that reads, “This car stops for sticks and twigs and fluff and stuff”.
The feathers in the pottery jar and creamer on the buffet were from several pheasants my son in law Jonathan got on a hunting trip! We love pheasant but not the buckshot!
Here’s looking from the living room through the foyer and into the dining room.
Thank you so much for stopping by StoneGable. I hope I have given you lots of ideas and fall inspiration! WELCOME HOME FALL!
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