September 30, 2017

The many flavors of Fall are all around us ~


I love this time of year when the air is crisp, leaves are turning beautiful shades of orange, yellow and red…and we’re able to light a fire in the fireplace!  Mother Nature’s colors deepen, reminding us how our life is slowing down for the restorative winter ahead.  The rich hues of harvest are reflected in various purples, burgundy, stormy blues, earthy neutrals and vibrant oranges!  They invite you to slow down, read a book or cook a delicious soup!


Don’t get me wrong… I love the bright and inviting colors of Spring and Summer…but there’s something about the warmth of Fall colors that are comforting to the soul.  In my own home I’m looking to replace my white bedding and colorful pillows with something that will be more soothing in the coming months.  I feel a bit like a bear readying for hibernation 😴.


As I searched through hundreds of photos… I found so many ideas I’d love to incorporate in my own home!  Take a look and see if you do too!



Door and window of the house, view from outside, pumpkin-themed decor next to it

The doorway to our home expresses who we are on many levels. This slate gray shaker door is offset perfectly with an assortment of pumpkins, gourds and chrysanthemums. Photo: Home Stories A to Z


Grid of rattan planters.

This monochromatic grouping of lavender and chrysanthemums are beautifully displayed in varying rattan baskets of the same color and style. It’s soothing, balanced and earthy in it’s simplicity. Photos: L – Doroto Pinterest; R – Kouboo


Living room area with a comfy orange chair, colorful sofa, and elegant lamp.

Oh yes! The lines of this fabulous contemporary wingback chair are amazing…and then add the sumptuous orange upholstery and nailhead details and it’s just plain brilliant. This screams “Fall is Here!” Photo: Hadley Court Interior Design


Kouboo accessories - woven mirror and a basket

Tribal rugs in rich colors paired with textures created from nature’s vast storehouse are a weakness for me. I could place them in any room or hallway of a house! Photo: L – Se Homes; R – Kouboo


Dark teal built-in reading nook with throw pillows and orange padded background.

Be still my beating heart! I could curl up with a book and cup of tea in this exquisite niche and get lost in a dream world for hours! Photo: Massucco Warner Miller


Living room with a sofa and 2 armchairs, coffee table in the middle.

For the longest time, I wasn’t a fan of orange, but when used as an accent I find it very stimulating. In “color psychology” it is said that orange is uplifting, optimistic and rejuvenates our spirit. Here, here…I agree! Photo: Maura McEvoy – Jonathan Adler


A living room with a beige sofa, coffee table, surrounded by white walls.

As the days shorten, we see less and less of the sun…so it’s only natural to infuse our home with candles strewn about to lighten our hearts and minds. Photo: HousetoHome.co.uk


A cozy dining room with a wooden table, white chairs, and fall-themed decor including pumpkins, leaves, and candles.

White pumpkins, pine cones, as well as harvested greenery provide a multitude of decorating inspiration ideas. This tablescape keeps it simple and elegant. Photo: DarlingDo.com


Kouboo capiz shell chandeliers.

Fall colors aren’t always rich and earthy…sometimes, like this beautiful dining room table, winter white florals, fall foliage and vintage accessories invite a a relaxed and soothing setting. Add a touch of the unexpected in your lighting as well…for a soft, romantic ambience. Photos: L- Elegant Farmhouse; R – Kouboo


Turquoise corner sofa near the window, dining chairs and table.

Everything about this banquette is inviting – the jewel toned teal upholstery, the eclectic mix of contemporary with traditional furniture pieces , and the bubble-icious pendant light is the icing on the cake. What a cozy space to entertain friends or break bread with family after a chilly fall or winter day. Photo: Lynn Powell Pinterest


A room with console table, accent chair, orange lamp shade placed on the table.

Here’s a great example of popping in a spot of orange! Not only does this fabulous lamp draw your eye into the space but it makes your heart do a little happy dance. Photo: Denise de O. Menezes


Outdoor fall tablescape with vegetables and rustic kitchenware.

Don’t you just want to go “ahhhhh” when looking over this landscape? The table is filled with the bounty of the harvest drawing you into gathering around a meal with loved ones. Photo: 100 Layer Cake


A fall tablescape outdoors with plates, glasses, and a floral centerpiece.

The days may be getting shorter…and leaves are falling…but there is still time to enjoy an evening entertaining outdoors. Supply everyone with a soft throw, add bistro lighting…and bring on the yummy food! Photo: Lexington Company


A patio with a sofa, chairs, coffee table, and decorative items.

I won’t lie…we are fortunate here in southern California and Arizona (where I am)… therefore, our outdoor living season is a bit longer than the rest of the country. We are blessed to be able to enjoy beautiful living rooms full of Fall color and greenery. Photo: LuxeGal on Pinterest


A cozy outdoor scene with a wooden table, chairs, and pumpkins surrounded by autumn foliage.

We are days away from the traditional holidays of Fall. It only seems natural to leave you with this cozy vignette – pumpkins, candles and marshmallows – oh my!! Photo: French Country Cottage


Now that I’ve shared all my fabulous decorating finds…I think I’m off to see what I can discover for my own home!  I can’t wait to think outside the box with all of these inspirational ideas for Fall.  Enjoy these last days of Indian summer!