Autumn Memories in the Dining Room with Balsam Hill

Autumn is a very special time for me and my family.

It was my dad’s favorite time of the year, a time of harvest (he was an Iowa farm boy) and

Thanksgiving, when all of the family and extended family gathered together.

My Dad once said, that if he won the Lotto, the very first thing he would do,

was to buy a house that had a very, very large dining room, so that the entire family

could sit at one long table. At a table where we would laugh till we cried,

telling our stories that sometimes our parents never heard!

Dining Room Centerpiece - Balsam Hill Garland - Housepitality Designs

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A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

is happening both today and tomorrow with a most fabulous group of French Country bloggers.

I am presenting my Great Room today with the star of the room . . . my new chair.

The Helena Chair from Soft Surroundings.

Fall Great Room - Helena Chair - Soft Surroundings Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor

I am so happy to be a part of the Fall Ideas Tour again this year,

where I am presenting my Fall Wreaths and Fall Porch Decor.

Today, is actually the day for Fall Wreaths, but I thought I may as well show you

the porch in which they are adorning.

My Fall wreath is a bit of a departure from years past.

I concentrated mainly on the colors that I planned to use on the porch

and the harvest of my summer hydrangeas that I have dried.

Fall Porch 2016 - Dried Hydrangea Wreath - Housepitality Designs

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A New Look for the Dining Room Chairs

A new look for the dining room chairs that are in the bay window

have been on the agenda for some time now.

I came across a fabric store that I have never been to and discovered

some great fabrics at great prices.

Pillow fabric came home with me that day and weeks later I found some fabric

that was the perfect color and the classic design I was looking for.

That fabric was on sale plus an extra 40% off! I bought all of the yardage on the bolt

which was a little over 9 yards and it came to less than $5.00/yard.

Here is the result:

Dining Room - Bay Window - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Foyer Decor

Fall foyer decor this year is a bit of a departure

of what I have done in the past.

Lately, I have been drawn to all of the shades of purple . . . lavender.

There were some beautiful deep purple stock flowers at Trader Joe’s.

I began decorating the my antique French Buffet in the foyer by placing

the stock flowers in the blue and white ginger jars.

I added some stems of wheat for texture and to add more of a “fall look”.

Fall Foyer - Fall Flowers - Antique French Buffet - Antique Scale - Housepitality Designs

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Creating Fall Themes and Colors

Creating Fall themes and colors was on the agenda this past week.

With having to deal with a bum hand these past couple of weeks,

there has been more planning than creating.

I knew I wanted a more neutral palette; however, my love for color

keeps creeping into the decor.

I know I will be using more greens, blues, and lavenders this year,

and animal prints too!

Fall Vignette - Lavender - French stool - Floral Arrangement - Animal Print - Housepitality Designs

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How To Beautifully Live In A Small Cottage

Want to know how you can beautifully live in a small cottage?

In a cottage that is 1300 square feet?

Well, my friend Mary Alice of Chateau Chic can show you how.

Mary Alice recently downsized from a large home in the suburbs of D.C.

to a very quaint cottage on the east coast.

Today, I am thrilled to show you how she has made this cottage a beautiful retreat

for her and her hubby.

When you enter her home you come into an area they call the sunroom.

Chateau Chic - Housepitality Designs

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My Fall Porch Magazine Feature

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a great Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

I am still recuperating from my hand surgery. It gets better every day.

I can now type slowly with my right hand.

Just a short post today to tell you about my little magazine feature

in Country Sampler’s Special Autumn Decorating Issue.

Country Sampler's Magazine Feature/Sept 2016 -Housepitality Designs

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How to Beautifully Decorate a Small Porch for Fall

I must say that many of you know my dear friend Kim of Savvy Southern Stye.

She is here today to give you some great ideas to create a beautiful Fall porch

even if do not have a very large porch. Beautiful things come in small packages!

Don’t forget to visit Kim and her gorgeous home that brings you a

“Southern Farmhouse Style with a French Twist!”

Hi Housepitality Design readers! I’m Kim and I blog at Savvy Southern Style.
 
While my friend Shirley is recuperating I thought I would share how I have decorated my small front porch
 
for fall in the past. I would love a big southern porch like Shirley’s,
 
but I have a small stoop. That doesn’t mean I can’t dress it up.
 
 
 

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Blue and White in the Kentucky Blue Grass Countryside

Here today is  Sheila from My Kentucky Living.
 
Sheila and i both have a love for blue and white and yellow too!
 
She is here today to show you how she decorates
 
with her most beautiful blue and white collections in her home.
 
 
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have the chance to visit you via Housepitality Designs today.
 
Shirley and I have so much in common “design” wise.

Her blog was one of the first I began reading and it only took me a few minutes
 
to see that we like the same things in our homes.
 
I feel honored to do a guest post on her wonderful blog.
 
 
 

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