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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Our Fall Decor

After pulling out two bins of Fall decor last weekend, I wasn't really feeling it.  So, I let it sit a few days until the mood felt right.  When I came back to it this week, the process unfolded naturally and didn't feel "forced".  This is the way I like to decorate. :) I added the usual Fall decor suspects- pumpkins, pine cones, apples, flowering branches (real and faux), and a new "cayenne and ivory" throw blanket that I'm crazy about.  I spread the Fall love throughout the house and had the best compliment from my girlfriend who came to visit from out of town.  She said our home felt "relaxing, full and warm, like a hug."  Ahh, such a sweet thing to say! I'm so thankful that she felt like that when she spent time here.  I hope you feel the same way.    




I found this cute cutting board shaped chalkboard at World Market.  I need to work on my chalk writing, but the sentiment is right on.  The glass vase and orange velvet branches are also from World Market, but the gold vase and wooden vessel are from Target.  The red branches are real - from the grocery store. 



I'm crazy for these faux fern branches with varying colors.  I'm using an old gold vase from Homegoods and ceramic pumpkins from Hobby Lobby.  Real pumpkins would be cute, but I've yet to paint my orange ones this year.  Maybe this weekend?  My son would love doing that!


Here's the throw blanket I mentioned- got it on sale, so I like it even better.  I had it in my hand and a lady asked, "Where'd you find that?"  I pointed and she grabbed the last one in our store. It adds a nice mix to the plaid and zebra pillows.  Changing out our aqua/yellow pillow covers for more Autumn colors transitions our living room from Summer to Fall in a matter of minutes.


And I really like how the orange branches look in the dining room agains the blueish walls (Comfort Grey lightened 75%).


We recently found the perfect table for that small curved area under the stairs (after 4 years!).  I had ordered and returned a less expensive table that I didn't love for this one that I know I'll be happy with for years to come.  It's color and shape goes well with this spot in our house and I like that the top is seamless.  Layered rugs help make the area feel cozier.  


Upstairs, I took advantage of our tall ceilings with these cool dried branches I found at the grocery store.  I'll have to be careful how I store them because they are quite brittle.  It's a nice pop of Fall color and I struggle with filling this urn because it has such a wide mouth.  (Finally hung our family photos that had been sitting on the floor forever!)



The best part of decorating for Fall this year was that I got my son in on the action.  "Wanna help me decorate for Fall?"  "Yes!"  He's the cutest helper ever, carefully putting those acorns into the lantern one by one, making sure they didn't fall out! And he collects little acorns on the playground at school everyday, putting them in his pocket and adding to his collection at home.  He's up to "catorce" (14 in Spanish:).  Love this boy! 


Have you gotten into the Fall decorating mode yet?

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29 comments:

  1. I love all the fall decor! Where did you find the plaid pillow?!

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    1. Thanks Sara! That plaid pillow is from Pottery Barn last year or maybe two years ago. I think they still have it though.

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  2. Your home feels so cosy!
    I love the orange colors around!
    I am planning to have my decoration this weekend and you gave me some good ideas!

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  3. I love all of your décor, but I really love the branches you added upstairs. They are very striking in the best way!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I plan to use them for years to come.

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  4. Love your fall decor! It's the perfect combination of color and so simply stated. I need to get my fall decor out this weekend. I've put a few sparkly pumpkins out that I got from Home Goods. Question on the frames in your living room; where did you find them?The black frames on the wall next to your tv unit. I am looking for the exact same style and color.
    Love love love your posts and your style. :)
    Heather

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    1. Hi Heather! Those black frames are custom from Aaron Brothers. We had our first set of family photos custom framed and although I used a coupon, it was still pretty pricey. But, the frames are beautiful, kind of like a leather feel. I think the matting might be what cost more.

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  5. I love the idea of switching up the throw pillows and blankets! Makes such a big punch, too. The only holiday we decorate for right now is Christmas and even then it is a tiny tree because we live in a rental. Not enough room to store all these pretty things, haha! I can't wait until we buy next Summer so I can decorate too!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Oh, I remember that from my apartment days. I didn't have any holiday decor at all. My mom bought me small Santa head and that was my only decoration. I still have that and display it every year! Have a great weekend Darcy!

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  6. Beautiful Megan. So warm and inviting. Loving all the natural elements as well. Started our fall/winter decor earlier, then was sidetracked by an unplanned health issue. But, all is well and I am ready to finish.

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  7. We've done small touches here and there. Planning to keep it super simple. I love your home at this time, Megan. . the fall colors looks so pretty. And great table in the foyer.

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    1. I'm loving Fall decor more and more. I think it's the Fall colors. Happy bathroom reno!

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  8. Megan, here is the link for the cutting board. I have been eyeing it!
    http://www.worldmarket.com/product/cutting+board+chalkboard.do?&refType=&from=Search

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  9. Great color scheme and love the feather/leaf action in the corner nook :)
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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    1. Thanks Linh! I've been by your blog- what a cute little babe you have! Happy weekend neighbor!

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  10. Which supermarket carries branches like the ones you have in the urn? They're stunning!

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    1. Great question Debbie- not my regular store Kroger, but Central Market. I was in the area and stopped in for pumpkins, then saw those branches. They were $11 a package (I think 3 branches in each bundle). I got the real red branches in my kitchen there too ($7.99). Their floral selection is amazing! Do y'all have a Central Market where you are?

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  11. Hi,
    Love your fall decor! Everything looks fantastic! I had a quick question (Hope that's okay). The built in with the TV on it (with the your urn you filled). Is that a built in one or did you diy it? Thinking of doing something similar. It looks great.

    Thanks so much

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    1. Hi Florence! That tv stand was built-in when we built our home. Hope this helps!

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  12. I'm in total fall mode! I've been burning my fall and pumpkin candles almost every night and decorated a few weeks ago. We're finally getting some cooler weather too, so I'm in total Fall mode!

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    1. Oh, candles really make a room cozy! I'm anxiously awaiting our cold front!

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  13. Your home is beautiful Megan. I love the throw and it looks so great with the black and white zebra pillow. Very striking! James sure is a cutie! I love that he likes to help you decorate.

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    1. Thanks Allison! I wish you could meet him, he's the sweetest boy ever and he loves meeting people. So friendly. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Everything looks so beautiful Megan. I love that your little loves to help, he is such a little cutie.

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  15. Hi Megan. Found you blog and added you on Twitter. Love you decorating. I didnt do it for fall but I will surely take out the christmas deco soon (yay excited). Quick question though - from where is the lamp shade. I love it and want to use it for my living room too! Thanks

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  16. I really love the two colored leaves. It looks so FALL ^^

    Please visit my latest article about metal letters home decor.
    ∞ chalwoo ∞

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