October is here so I felt it was time to switch things up around the house and transition for the season. I follow nature’s lead when decorating around the house, in autumn it’s a show of golden color so I take my cue from those warmer tones. I crave bold bursts of color in spring and summer but fall has me settling into cooler days and darker evenings with textured earthy neutrals.

knit pillow and plaid blanket

I’m predictable in my approach: branches, leaf cuttings, touches of gold, scattered white pumpkins. I reuse favorite accessories or art prints because they make me happy.

manzanita branches leaf prints


autumn mantel

 art display



fall leaves faux bois vases


ikat pillow on sofa


living room autumn accents


art prints gallery wall


olive leaf branches green vase


greek key panels and mirrored chest

 deer head with leaves


My attempt to spruce up the front porch this year was equal parts hit and miss.

plaid fall wreath front porch

This wreath was in real life a #Pinterestfail. While the idea of a scarf wreath is cute and snuggly (a wreath form with 3 yards of flannel fabric cut into strips and pinned to the wreath form) I thought I was so clever and frugal to use a pool noodle which I’ve seen on Pinterest to create my wreath form so I connected the ends with duct tape and  wrapped the foam with batting and plaid fabric and hung it on my door and two days later after I took this picture it was sagging in a weird oval shape and embarrassing so I took it down.

I still like the idea of it but if you replicate be sure to use a REAL and STURDY foam wreath form and don’t try to cheap it out like I did which is what I need to go buy next week if it is to reappear with dignity on our front door ever again.

fall plaid scarf wreath

“Hi neighbors! Pay no attention to my sagging DIY scarf wreath. Let me divert your attention with my staged pumpkins and strategically placed fallen leaves.”

pumpkins on trunk


Creating a fall feeling indoors was slightly more successful. I think it’s all about easy transitions, swapping out your favorites and mixing up the things you love with small seasonal touches and layers of comfortable texture to create cozy warm spaces.

fall mantel


warm candlelight


knit pillow wine glass

I’m easy to please… pumpkin spice scented candles lit up in the evening and a nice glass of wine to sip and savor at dusk are all I need. :) 

sources if available: rug / ikat pillows / tartan blanket / brass cake stand / green faceted vase / pierced candleholder: target (in stores) / art prints : feather & leaves from flat flower designs / gold marbled paper sourced here/ faux bois vases / knit pillows: bed, bath & beyond (in stores)

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