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

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 begin with the one in Birmingham, Alabama.



Southern Living Idea House Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

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A Beautiful French Meal and Dining Room

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 most gorgeous French farmhouse/manor, named Rabbit Hill.

Our hostess was Cat of Sunday Brocantes. She doesn’t blog anymore, but you can find

some of the most gorgeous photos on her Instagram (cat_in_france) and

www.sundaybrocantes.com for her foodie workshops. Cat is an phenomenal cook.

We were invited for lunch and must say it was one of the best meals I have ever had!!

Rabbit Hill/Normadie, France Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

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Repurposing Candle Holders Into Pedestals

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 got the epiphany, the light bulb moment.

Foyer Antique French Buffet Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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Bouquets of Bakelite

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.

Bakelite Silverware - Housepitality Designs

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A Balancing Act With A Chair

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 added the plant stands.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area - Housepitality Designs

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10 Minute Decorating, A Pre-Autumn Mantel

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.

Great Room Mantel - Housepitality Designs

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A Fig in a Basket

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 shutters,

however, I broke my rule (again) of less is more and decided to fill in those spaces.

My go to space fillers are plants.

Dining Room/Fiddle Leaf Fig - Housepitality Designs

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Master Bedroom Sitting Area Refresh

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.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area/Roses - Housepitality Designs

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It’s Like Jewelry

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 walking by the sofa table and it bothered me.

I knew it just wasn’t just right.

This is what it looked like AFTER I made the adjustment.

Sofa Table Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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