Posts Tagged ‘Fall’

Fall Color Palettes

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Our senses are so important to us – a color can remind us of a favorite dress when we were little, or a scent can take us right to a cherished holiday. I love creating those moods in the homes I design, where color is key to how a room “feels” to my clients. And since fall is at the top of many people’s lists of favorite seasons, it’s no wonder that fall palettes are popular. Let’s look at a few color choices that can bring those crisp autumn days into your home, especially since fall starts tomorrow:


When most people talk about why they love the fall season, those bright autumn leaves are right at the top of the list. Who doesn’t love deep reds, warm oranges, and crisp whites? To keep those stronger colors from overwhelming your room, consider using them in fabric details. And then mix in lots of white to balance the mood.


I love a good chocolate brown – it’s such a warm color, especially when it’s mixed with a deep gold like in this room. Popping in that touch of turquoise keeps things fresh and gives you a more unexpected color combination.


Here’s another chocolately room, but this time it goes a bit more preppy with navy and kelly green. This makes me think of collegiate colors, which is perfect for the back-to-school fall season. You can get this color on your walls with Sherwin-Williams Porpoise.


Speaking of collegiate, you know I love football, so any colors that remind me of my Razorbacks are going to be fan favorites with me! This red isn’t quite Razorback red, but it’s a great rusty red for fall palettes. I love it combined with a wheat and a creamy white.


This palette reminds me of a walk through the woods on a late-fall day. I love the muted gold, peacock, and moss – it makes this a cozy and elegant space.

So what do you think of my fall palette roundup? What colors do you love from the autumn season? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy fall, y’all!







Shopping Guide: Fabulous Fall Decor

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The first official day of the fall season is next week! I’m crazy about crisp, cool days and gorgeous leaves, and I love to bring that feeling indoors with seasonal decor. Pumpkins, acorns, leaves, and more will be finding their way onto my tables and mantels in the coming weeks.

I love to find new decor to celebrate the season, so I put together a list of the very best in fall decor for you! Get these great items for your own home, or use them as hostess gifts as you visit friends and family for football games or dinner parties!

Happy fall, ya’ll!





  1. Antiqued Turkey Centerpiece– It’s never too early to get into the Thanksgiving spirit, is it? I love this vintage-look turkey centerpiece for my family table!
  2. Falling Leaves Pumpkin– Fall is in the air and that means pumpkins! But step outside the traditional gourds and try a pair of these black-and-white striped pumpkins with a falling leaf pattern!
  3. Dried Wheat Stack Bundle– Add a little bit of texture to your fall tablescape with dried wheat stack bundles – it’s a natural look that fits any style.
  4. Truro Gold Salad Plate– This fabulous porcelain salad plate with 24K gold accents will add a glamorous touch to your table settings this fall!
  5. Williams-Sonoma Ultimate Fall Pie Crust Cutter Set– Let the autumn season inspire your baking with these beautiful pie crust cutters in the shapes of acorns, pumpkins, apples, and leaves. I’ll be picking these up for my and my little baker, for sure!
  6. Magnolia Leaf Wreath– Add a beautiful wreath to invite your guests into your home this season, and make it a Southern welcome with magnolia leaves.
  7. Wreath Guest Towels– A set of these beautiful embroidered guest towels with hemstitch detailing will be the perfect finishing touch on your guest spaces.
  8. Pumpkin Covered Pie Dish– Nothing says fall quite like pie! Bake your famous pumpkin pie in this beautiful glazed-stoneware pie plate with a fun pumpkin lid to keep the leftovers fresh.
  9. Pewter & Bronze 35” Standing Deer– Start the transition between fall and winter with a beautiful deer to watch over your family in style.
  10. Winter Pine Cone Napkin Ring– Lovely natural pinecone napkin rings will bring the outdoors into your home this fall.
  11. Watercolor Painted Pumpkin Dinner Plate, Mixed Set of 4– Gorgeous dinner plates with designs from original watercolors will ensure your family is feeling the fall transition even if the leaves aren’t quite changing yet!
  12. Pumpkin Decoration– This season’s most popular gourd comes in a variety of styles. I love this fiber-wrapped pumpkin to add a special textural touch to harvest-themed decor!
  13. ‘Eat, Drink & Be Thankful’ Table Runner– The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Start your tablescape off with a lovely neutral runner with a reminder that this holiday is about enjoying friends, family, and all of your blessings this year!
  14. ‘Thankful’ Pillow– Throw pillows are a quick and easy way to add a seasonal punch of color to your home. The orange, red, and gold tassels on this canvas embroidered pillow will get your home into the seasonal spirit.
  15. Red Oak Nut Dish– Are you entertaining this fall? Set out this beautiful gold leaf-shaped nut dish for a quick snack on your table!

The Last Blast of Summer

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I hope you’re enjoying a nice long Labor Day weekend with your friends and family! I’m off to enjoy this unofficial last day of summer, too!

Wishing you warm weather and blue skies!







Are you living your life for you?

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b29c8840505311e3b995125caca955e5_8Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) is almost here and the new year is just around the corner. It is this time of year I always start reflecting on the things for which I am most thankful. On my daily walks when I am admiring the change of seasons, I assess whether I am truly counting my blessings and living a life of gratitude each and every day. It’s hard not to feel blessed with views like these, but that’s the very time I ask myself if I am living out my passion and my purpose the way I had planned for this year.


While pondering these thoughts last week, Kris Carr, an amazing young woman I have followed for a while through her Crazy Sexy Kitchen cookbook and Crazy Sexy Wellness healthy eating regimes and who has been living with stage 4 cancer for 10 years was perfectly re-delivered into my universe. It was not a coincidence.


You see, last week Kris was an added bonus to Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday with Mark Nepo. And Kris gave me what Oprah would call an A-ha! moment. Here’s what she said…

“I have cancer. I may never be healthy on paper. But I am well.  Life is a terminal condition, we’re all going to die. But how many of us will truly live…for ourselves. Not for our spouse, not for our parent or our careers, not for our illness but truly for ourselves. That’s the golden ticket.”

Kris’s words stopped me in my tracks. It was just another reminder to look at my life and see if I am truly living it. Not for my career. But for me.


I’m still working on my answer. It’s not a simple one. And I will let you know when I have it figured out. But since I have some more work to do on it, you can probably guess that my answer is NOT a resounding yes.


While I’m off on my next walk to think about living my life for me–do tell me, are you living your life for you? And if not, what needs to change?

Let’s get back on track together while we still can. Because as I always like to remind us…life is short.


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