Transitioning to Fall – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s a great day today as it is Floral Friday, when I join my lovely and talented

friends, Lidy (French Garden House) Mary (Home Is Where The Boat Is)

and Pam (Everyday Living), to bring you some great floral inspiration.

Today we are transitioning to Fall. Keeping that little bit of summer that is left

and easing gently into Fall.

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First Impressions {Velvet Pumpkins}

They say that first impressions are important.

The curb appeal of your home is definitely a first impression of your property.

A beautiful door can also be the first impression of your personality.

A yellow door of happiness, a purple door of creativeness . . .

When you enter through the doors of a home, I would say the first impression

of the soul of the house is in the foyer/entry.

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Fall Home Tour

As I start to gather ideas about how I am going to decorate my home

for Christmas, I wander about the house enjoying the Fall decor that I created this year.

For me, it is always sad to put away decor of the previous season,

however, exciting to bring out the decorations for the Season of Joy.

Before I put the Fall decor away, I decided to do a recap of my home for Fall this year.

It all started with the front porch.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

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A Fall Vignette with Antlers and Soft Glows

Several years ago, while shopping in one of my favorite furniture stores,

Arhaus, I came across a clearance bin filled with shiny silver items.

Upon close inspection, I discovered that they were long silver metal antlers.

With an original price tag of $49.00 each, they were clearanced at $10/each.

So two of them landed in my arms.

Fall Vignette - Antlers - Pinecones - Housepitality Designs

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Fall on the Back Porch

Dressing the back porch for Fall was on the agenda this past weekend.

Because you can see the upper back porch from most of the rooms in the main living area,

I needed to coordinate the colors.

I recently dressed the dining room in traditional Fall colors, which you can see HERE

and decided to go with those same colors, including the blues.

Upper Back Porch - Fall 2016 - 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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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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Ironstone and Limelight Hydrangeas and The Winners

Vintage Ironstone and Limelight Hydrangeas just seem to go together

like grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

I traveled to Virgina this week with my hubby

and was able to see my friend Mary Alice.

Most of you know she is moving, and I took the opportunity to pick up some items

that I purchased from her shop.

One of the items was a beautiful vintage ironstone sugar bowl.

Ironstone sugar bowl and limelight hydrangeas - Housepitality Designs

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Fall Decor Inspiration

I have not done  many Fall tablescapes these days as we usually have Thanksgiving dinner

at my sister’s home.  She loves to cook in her gourmet kitchen

and she can have 75 plus people in her home and it never feels crowded.

She has been known to feed that many at Thanksgiving.

I created this table a couple years ago and was vintage and Pottery Barn inspired.

Fall Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

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4 Simple Fall Centerpieces

I do not have a kitchen table.

We use our dining room table pretty much every day.

Our dining room is truly a room that is used more than the typical dining rooms

that are used for special occasions and holidays.

I see a trend in new homes of no formal dining rooms . . .

Just a dining area that is off the kitchen.

Being that we use our dining room table often,

I try to make a centerpiece that is easily moved if need be.

So today, I give you 4 simple Fall centerpieces.

Going with the traditional color of orange for this one:

Pumpkin Centerpiece in Silver Trophy Bowl - Housepitality Designs

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