Fall Decor Ideas

Fall cannot come soon enough for me.

We have had an extremely hot summer and I long for the cooler, crisp days of Fall.

I have been doing some prep work to ready for some Fall home decor.

I always look back on what I did in years past.

These are some of the things I have done.

Some of you may remember them, and hope my new readers will enjoy it.

In decorating for Fall, I usually start in the Great Room with the mantel.

Fall 2015 Mantel - Housepitality Designs

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Two Elegant Designer Showhome Dining Rooms

Cashiers 2016 Showhouse - Housepitality Designs

I love color and beautiful pattern. While I do love the neutral palettes, I always gravitate toward rooms with beautiful color, texture and pattern. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of touring two Designer Showhomes in two different states. Yes, I get around! One in Birmingham, Alabama and one in Cashiers, N.C. We shall […]

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A Beautiful French Meal and Dining Room

French Dining Room - Housepitallity Designs

I cannot believe that it has been almost 3 years since I went to France with fellow bloggers and friends. It was a trip of a lifetime for me that I will never forget. One of the most unforgettable moments and places of this trip was being invited to our gracious hosts and tour guides […]

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Repurposing Candle Holders Into Pedestals

French Buffet Vignette  - Housepitality Designs

I needed  something to place my blue and white ginger jars on to gain more height. I only had one small pedestal  that I use to prop things on, but needed two. I came across a second set of Pottery Barn candleholders that were put away on my staging shelves in the attic. I then […]

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Bouquets of Bakelite

Fall Kitchen - Housepitality Designs

Bouquets of Bakelite silverware is just the thing I needed to start thinking of the direction I want to go in to plan for the Fall decor in the kitchen. Bakelite silverware is some of the many things I that acquired from my friend Martha.

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A Balancing Act With A Chair

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

A balancing act with a chair? No, I am not balancing a chair from the tips of my fingers. I was a bit unsure with the look of my newly refreshed sitting area in the Master Bedroom. After much contemplation, I realized this is what it needed after I took the side tables away and […]

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10 Minute Decorating, A Pre-Autumn Mantel

Pre-Autumn Mantel - Housepitality Designs

A simple pre-autumn mantel was on the agenda when I returned from my Florida trip to visit my mom and sister. I knew I wanted something simple that I can later tweak to add autumn decor. I guess you can say this is my late summer, pre-autumn mantelscape.

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A Fig in a Basket

Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

Previously, I had two plants stands in the bay window/sitting area of the dining room, which were relocated to the master bathroom when I did a little makeover to that room. This left a bit of a void in this area. I thought that maybe I would like this space without anything under the vintage […]

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Master Bedroom Sitting Area Refresh

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitallity Designs

While at the grocery store the other day, I always make sure I visit the floral department to see what goodies they had for me. The roses were on clearance. So a beautiful bunch of creamy white roses landed in my cart.

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It’s Like Jewelry

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

It’s like jewelry . . . step back, take a look and eliminate at least one item of accessories . . . one piece of jewelry, maybe nix the scarf. This past weekend, I did this, but with items on a shelf or table and in one case, something sitting on the floor. I kept […]

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