Come fall, I am always ready, ready to decorate the house! It is my favorite time of year. It is the season that brings life back inside and for celebrating the cozy comforts of home that nurture, inspire, and envelope us.
I like to enjoy every second and not miss anything… the chill in the air that requires you to grab a hoodie before you leave the house, football games, pumpkins ( big orange ones), mums, and especially that nesting feeling that comes along when the calendar page turns to Autumn.
I used mostly what I had to decorate since I didn’t want anything new that would soon have to be packed into a box. Instead I went to my yard to get the last of the hydrangeas. I massed them into a Costco size jar I turned into a vase.
I made the coffee table this summer by repurposing an old mirror.
I made the leopard pillow covers to add a bit of chic to the mix. I love leopard and this fabric has a soft brushed feel that feels as good as it looks.
This is the view I get of my family room when I am sitting at my desk. I love the light bright openness and pops of color.
The leopard fabric is called Jamil from Lewis and Sheron Textiles. The fuchsia velvet is from Sy Fabrics.
My mom made this ceramic pumpkin when I was growing up. The antler is a Christmas ornament from Pier One. I removed the hook to use it as a table decoration.
It always gets a choice spot every fall.
I can never have too many candles. This double wicked one is from HomeGoods.
One of my absolute favorite things about fall is knowing that Spiced Wafers hit the supermarket shelves.
There is nothing as delish on a crisp autumn day as to come home to find an orange box of Spiced Wafers in the pantry to dip or dunk into hot tea or coffee.
They are one very crisp cookie…a Philadelphia original made with ginger and molasses, perfect for dunking. Yum!
I made the oak leaf fabric pillow using two dishtowels. No-sew tutorial coming soon. :-)
Another reason I didn’t have time to get more decorating done this year is that I have been sidelined by an ankle injury.
While sitting on the sofa with my foot on a pillow, I got the idea to have some fun and use chalk markers in fall colors on the mirror of the coffee table.
Chalk Markers come in many colors. When you tire of your art or words, the ink wipes right off with water and a paper towel.
I used the quote from the stack of books I posted about in my Fall Home Tour last year to go around the table.
We have a gas fireplace, but these birch logs add just the right color and texture for my home’s color scheme and style.
Purple asters are one of my fall faves. I love the way the color pairs with orange.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated my family room.