It may still feel like summer, but I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of fall temps. This week, I've been glued to the Weather Channel watching all thing Hurricane Florence. Our family beach house is on Caswell Beach on Oak Island, NC. This is in the Wilmington area if you are following those ominous black dots on the TV showing likely landfall.
We hired a handy many that has done some work for us to move all of the outdoor furniture inside. Furniture outside poses a tremendous risk to others, your home and the homes of others during storms like this. Hopefully, our little cottage will survive the storm. The last major hurricane damage that we had there was in 1996. It came in on the marsh side and removed the entire backside of the roof. It was a mess. Unfortunately, we couldn't go to help. Woods was due soon and the doctor would not let me travel. I would have been no help anyway! Prayers to all in her path.
Last weekend, I got serious about fall decorating, and had lots of fun creating new looks this year. This is the first fall with our wall color change. We are loving the Agreeable Gray. It is so much easier to photograph.
If you are visiting from Carmel at Our Fifth House, welcome. Carmel is also a fellow South Carolinian out of Charleston. I adore her style and fun use of color!
A huge thank you for Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing our tour each and every season. I honestly look forward to it. I am always inspired beyond belief!
This is a long post, so be sure to stay for the end to get the list of links to view the other tours!
I decided to use the same pillows gray floral pillows that I used in my summer tour. I absolutely love them. I warmed them up by changing the coordinating pillow to a peacock teal velvet. They were a 2 pack pillow cover steal on Amazon. I am happy with the quality!
We built our home in 2004 and love it to this day! We are starting to update paint colors. This room was much overdue.
The former couches are now upstairs in the media room. These couches were used in my staging business. They serve the purpose for now with the look I was hoping to achieve. We hope to update these down the road.
All of these colors are in our oriental rug. As much as I'd like to update this rug, my husband refuses and I haven't pressed the issue. It's something I can live with. We purchased it about 25 years ago. It is very large and is hand-knotted wool and silk. It cost a small fortune and it here to stay. There are so many colors in the rug that I love. I make it work.
A great selection of real pumpkins is nowhere in sight at the time. I gave up a while back and just go faux all the way. I'll add real pumpkins to the front porch as soon as they are available.
Rustic with a little bit of glam is my look.
Every fall, I pull out my late mother-in-law's brown transferware.
Simply placing a single pumpkin here and there is enough for me.
This table used to have a plaid silk table skirt. I updated it to this cream one this summer. Really changes the look.
I've had these velvet pumpkins for years. They are just so pretty!
The family room opens up to my favorite room! This Southern Living house plan stole our hearts with the large, family kitchen. We spend so much time in here.
I kept the same look for this tablescape from late summer to fall. I added sunflowers and a couple of pumpkins.
This rug was a vintage findon eBay for around $100. It is my favorite rug in the house! It's worn in all the right places.
Copper just sings fall!
I've really enjoyed keeping the kitchen table set. It encourages us to eat at the table! Being empty nesters, Max and I have gotten bad about eating and watching Netflix!
I just replaced our kitchen faucet. Yes, you heard that right! I did it by myself with a YouTube video here and there. I need to replace the soap dispenser.
This little corner of the counter has always be central station for seasonal vignettes. I always use some sort of tray to easily slide it out-of-the-way for cooking.
Yes, I still have that bare wall back there where the china cabinet used to be. We sold the set and bought this set late winter. I hope to have the antique armoire in here for my Christmas tour. No pinkie promises, but finger crossed!
My hubby works from home and his gorgeous, yet messy office ruins so many shots for me!
The teals and blues coordinate with the toile window treatments.
Fall is the perfect time to bring out my mother's leaf and berry china from when my parents got married in the early 60s.
I'll be adding some real pumpkins and mums to the porch soon. Here is the post on the Embroidery Hoop Wreath!
The above video is a Facebook Live of my tour! Be sure to also follow on Facebook!
Be sure to visit the to visit Jenn next from Clean & Scentsible. Her home is so beautiful and cozy! She's got so many great decor ideas and printables!
Here is the entire tour schedule!
Monday, Sept. 10th
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Thursday, Sept. 13
Friday, Sept. 14
Thanks for stopping by!!