Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whispers of Autumn Decor

Remember when Fall decor was entirely composed of orange, red, brown, acorns, mums, and maple leaves? Then came white pumpkins with a trend toward neutral decor, followed by heirloom pumpkins in every shade of the rainbow. When dressing your home for autumn, accessories run the gamut from traditional to trendy.

I love working a seasonal feel into our rooms and have tried many different styles throughout the years. This fall, I'm going with a somewhat minimal approach and am staying true to my love of greens and teals, along with texture and some deep neutral tones.

On our dining room table, I've arranged faux olive branches and autumn-toned gold branches in a vintage teal vase. Next to a metallic bronze pumpkin and sleek acrylic & antique brass candlesticks, this creates a classic and pretty centerpiece.

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this arrangement of twisty, moss-covered branches with green glass Chinese lanterns in a thrift-store vase. The antique gold frame creates a nice "picture" of the vignette that sits atop our glass-door display hutch.

In this same area of our living/dining rooms, I created an arrangement with hydrangeas, lamb's ear, hosta leaves & hosta flower stems from the yard. Use what you can from your own yard, even when combined with purchased flowers! The vase is clear with food coloring added to the water to coordinate with our room's color scheme. (Haha, the inner workings of a designer's mind...)

This gold and bronze acorn echoes the shape and texture of a wooden finial that sits on an old book with a teal and gold cover.

Moving into our family room, you see that the mantel display is quite "clean" and minimal. I like what I had put together for its summer look and simply switched a wire cloche with my gold antelope. Aren't these fun with their long, exotic legs and horns? They were a fantastic garage sale score, and I'm told that they traveled here from Africa! I think they are happily at home now in Nebraska :)

The throw pillows and tabletop arrangement carry the teal/green scheme from other areas of our first floor. And zebra print is season-less, don't you agree?

Of course, you knew that I'd be switching up my favorite wall vases for fall, right? I've had more fun arranging these with the changing seasons...and occasional aggravation getting them to look just right, haha. The natural colors and textures of thistle, fern, and pheasant feathers seemed like the perfect mix this year.

For me, this subtle look is just enough to usher in the crisp days of autumn. Are you enjoying the transition to cozier time indoors that is around the corner?

Thanks for your visit,

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