Friday, September 30, 2011

My house all dressed for fall

It's the last day of September. The weather here is supposed to cool down this weekend and finally it will really be Autumn. Hallelujah! Here's how Fall looks at my house this year.

Inspired by a wreath I saw in the Williams-Sonoma catalog, I made a wreath for our front door. I also added an old tool caddy full of gourds and a basket of mums. Soon some pumpkins will appear, too.


Here's a close-up of my wreath. I used dried and silk floral elements from my stash, so I spent $0 on this. You can read more about it here.


I added some autumnal elements to the sitting area of my front porch, too. I made autumn leaf pillows last fall, so I pulled those back out. Click here for the directions for making those pillows. They're made from drop cloths, and so is the Pottery Barn knock-off on the sofa, which you can read about here. Drop cloths offer a great fabric for outdoor pillows. This pillow stays on my porch through all the seasons. A couple of weeks ago it was looking rather soiled, so I just soaked it in water and bleach, washed it in my washing machine, and dried it in my dryer. Good as new!


On the lamp table I placed some berry garland and a pot of silk mums. I added the metal hanging above the sofa. The candles look beautiful at night--cozy and romantic.


Inside, I've sprinkled a few fall elements here and there, such as in the dining room:


The table arrangement is super-simple: a burlap table runner, acorn topiaries I made last fall, and a few of my favorites from my collection of pumpkins.


My living room lends itself well to fall, since its colors are rather fallish. I simply added a few little touches.


Acorns on the coffee table:

A giant gourd and some branches to the hearth:


The sleeping beagle is not a seasonal element; that's her favorite spot year-round.

In the kitchen I didn't do much, but again, the colors lend themselves to fallishness:


I did add this wonderful antique scale that I found for less than $20:


One of my favorite spaces to decorate each season is the screened-in porch. The sunlight was pouring in while I was trying to take pictures, so it was hard to get good shots, but here's a peek:


A simple tabletop includes a few of my pumpkins and my super-easy flower accent:


One of my favorite things is this little "Harvest Blessings" pillow:


Have you decorated your house for fall?

**I'm joining Julia at Hooked on Houses for her Fall Decorating Party and Sarah at Modern Country Style for her Fall in Love party!

20 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home looks beautiful, Richella!! The natural elements make for such pretty fall decor. Your porch looks so festive and welcoming and I fell in love with your screened in porch immediately!! Cute puppy!! Mine like comfy spots like this, too!!

Have a great day!

XO,
Jane

Kim said...

So beautiful Richella - you've created such a warm and cozy home for your family. Including the beagle.
xoxo,
Kim

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love your house and you're right, its warm colors really shine this time of year. Wish I could be sitting right there on your screened porch chatting with you this morning!

Mrs.B said...

I love the wreath & Harvest Blessings pillow! Lovely home!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Your house looks beautiful and perfect for fall! I still love that tool box full of gourds on your front porch:) I went into the attic yesterday to get some of my fall stuff and I couldn't find the right tote...I guess I'll have to wait until I can talk my hubby into getting it for me!

Shelia said...

Hi Richella! Oh, your home is just beautiful dressed out in all the pretty Fall decor! Your wreath on your front door is so pretty! Love your blue walls in your dining room and your kitchen is truly gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Hi Richella...I was excited to see your post. I love your fall decorating. Your home is so charming. I just love it!

And the beagle sleeping in the living room just adds to the coziness and homey atmosphere! (:>)

No, I haven't done any decorating yet. I don't do much...just place a few pumpkins around...and some pretty fall leaves and some candles.

Hope you will have a lovely autumn day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful! Love all your fall touches! Martina

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the lanterns on either side of your front door! Beautiful fall touches everywhere! And I laughed out loud about the beagle. :)

Heathahlee said...

Your house is so beautiful, Richella. I love how you've decorated for fall...so glad that season is finally here! I LOVE that antique scale in the kitchen, too!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Looks like your home was made for FALL Richella! The beautiful autmn colors are thruout your lovely home! I love it, it's so warm and inviting.
Hugs, FABBY

Amish Stories said...

I'm passing through some of the blogs and thought id stop and say hello. And i hope that you folks have a very nice fall weekend. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

Kelly said...

Everything looks very pretty! Your doggie looks very comfortable in that chair too. He sure is cute. Love your screened in porch. That must be a wonderful place to lounge during the cooler months.

Gail said...

Your home looks beautiful, Richella! Love all you touches of fall. Hopefully, this weekend I should finish up decorating for fall on the front porch and screened-in porch.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Gail

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Richella, your gorgeous home is even more gorgeous all dressed for fall. I love your front porch. Still loving that blue dining room. Mine was blue when we built the house and then I painted it yellow a couple of years ago and then the off white.

Have a super weekend.

Erin said...

Your home is lovely, Richella - well ready to welcome the first fallen leaf. I just finished decorating for the fall - a large autumn wreath outside, along with "Happy," our scarecrow, tapestry autumn pillows in the living room, pumpkin spice candles, a fall hurricane, a pumpkin tapestry runner, faux pumpkins (ceramic, sparkle-ly orange wire with white lights, and rather odd sparkle-ly orange and purple pumpkins my daughter found on clearance last year at Tuesday Morning). We also have a garland of fall leaves and red lights - the kids love it. Tonight I had all the candles and lights on and it was very soothing and peaceful.

Rhonda said...

Richella,
Your home is beautiful! You have done a great job! Loved everything!!
I am your newest follower! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime! I would love to have you follow me!
I am also following you on Twitter. I am Twittle__Dee on twitter!
~~~rhonda~~~

Karena said...

Richella how beautiful, I adore you porch and the colors you have used! Your doggie loves it as well!

I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

GORGEOUS home! Each room is prettier than the next.
Best,
Gloria

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Richella,

I have to tell you that I'm in love with your house!! It's so warm and welcoming!

And your autumn touches are perfect.

I've signed up to follow your gorgeous blog!

Thank you for linking up to Modern Country Style's Fall In Love party!

Sarahx

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