The New Orleans Saints are (were) back on the field in black and gold glory. Saints fans, the Who Dat Nation, hope(d) the Saints (would) take the win and the spirit all the way to Super Bowl LII. An edge of your seat roller coaster ride to the end zone game for sure, but victory was not to be. I diligently worked on updating Saintsational Black and Gold Home Decor to coincide with the New Orleans Saints winning season. An otherwise brilliant season came to an end this past Sunday, but I did not want this updated black and gold home decor show and tell to go to waste so sharing I am. We might be dejected, but the black and gold home decor accents and accessories peppered throughout Dave the Builder’s man cave prove to be a stylish silver lining.
Today’s Decorating with Fall Colors post is an updated oldie but goodie. I was shocked when I noticed the original post date of September 30, 2011. Where has the time gone? Time flies and styles change, and like the spaces and places in the home, blog posts greatly benefit from an occasional update. Enjoy!
“Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen.”
This fall colors on parade gallery features inspired examples of interiors and exteriors adorned in traditional, historic, curated and new-traditional colors characteristic of autumn – fall.
Rich. Brilliant. Elegant.
Colors of the autumn – fall season gift the eye a visual glory that naturally inspires our decorating with fall colors choices.
Is it possible for an accent color to become the focal point of a space? Matthew Patrick Smyth proves it is with his color choices. A neutral color foundation is amplified by the chocolate brown silk table skirt with Greek Key trim. Stone gray metals, ebony painted bricks, and engravings of Paris, circa 1730 warm the look and serve to anchor the statement. His color choices are timeless, and will nicely transition from season to season.
Color, texture and pattern add a sense of season to interiors and home decor accessories. Velvet home decor furnishings rich in seasonal color brings a welcoming warmth and inviting scheme perfect for crisp days and cool nights.
Paul Denoly and Nick Blaine otherwise known as the founders of Hawkins New York exhibit the talent of the keen eye in mastering the curated look in their 18th-century farm house. These stylish gents brilliantly rock the pink, beige, brown and metallic palette. I discovered this example of a new-traditional color scheme in the feature Setting the Tone: At Home With the Founders of Hawkins New York on Domino, and the design and decor showcased in their farm house revival results in a chic aesthetic, comfortable welcome to our home feel, and new-traditional fall color scheme.
The owner of this country home is also designer Darryl Carter of Darryl Carter, Inc. Crisp white walls and barn wall floors reflect soft light from the fire and evening sunsets, and best define the feel of fall for the owner/designer. I love the patina of the antique work table and the stare of the stately gentleman in the portrait above the fireplace. Man’s best friend looks cozy and comfortable. Tailor the spaces and places of your home to reflect your sense and style of season while gorgeously decorating with fall colors.
It is said the early bird gets the worm. Far be it for me to question the validity of this wise and proven proverb, but (there is always a but don’t you know) I apply the advice on a case by case basis. Earlier is better when it comes to client appointments, home decor sales and auction previews. Decorating house and home for fall anytime before mid September is traditionally a tad too early for this bird. Although, tomorrow’s forecast high/low for our little corner of the world is 79/50. I do believe that qualifies as all the fall decorating inspiration needed to begin a new tradition.
Looking forward to what’s cooking in the fall kitchen comes with the fall baking and cooking territory. Comfort plates a sweet and savory delight for the taste buds. Seasonal soups, spicy chili, hearty stews and gumbos of chicken and sausage will be cooking in the French blue pot.
Crisp deep colors complement core foundation pieces. Rather it’s a been in the family for generations accent chair or the I’ve had my eye on it and there’s no better time than fall to buy it area rug, the addition of seasonal color, texture and pattern enhances the decorating pomp and palette.
Personal decorating style and taste preferences determine what design element or decor piece immediately draws the eye. The rug and the table lamps in the above image speak gorgeous to me. Area rugs and table lamps lend an instant chic factor to the ambiance of a space.
Bless the powers that be at Dillard’s and the take an additional 40% off sale that brings forth the Southern Living Ash Feather Statue for a song- a sweet sale serenade. I have big fall decorating inspiration plans for the newest addition to the decorative accents and accessories inventory.
Winter white, a lovely color reminiscent of New Orleans style Cafe Au Lait, is a smashing color to complement a fall color palette.
The Christopher Knight Home Toddman Fabric High Back Club Chair is currently catching my fall decorating eye. The wingback side detail evokes thoughts of fireside evenings in New England. Neutral foundation pieces in colors such as winter white or light beige command decorative accents and accessories rich in seasonal colors to stand at vibrant attention.
You never know what the catalyst for your fall decorating inspiration will be. A throw pillow here, an accent piece there- updating your home decor to reflect the fall season warms up home and hearth and invites the current season’s best in color, texture and pattern show into your places in the home.
That crazy blue jay has the right idea about spring activities. A refreshing dip in the pool was just the ticket to recharge his battery, and a spring road trip will be just the ticket to recharge mine.
“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink”
I was referencing violets and pansies in a yet to be published blog post. Walking past the kitchen table on the way to afternoon coffee, I glanced down to see the April issue of Better Homes & Gardens opened to the feature In Praise of Violas. How’s that for happenstance?
I’m not a practicing member of the ladies that lunch club, but I love the idea of it and the Southern Living feature The New Ladies Lunch. Planning the Mother’s Day menu is soon to be the task at hand, and the Neiman Marcus Cheddar Cheese Biscuits look to be a Southern scrumptious must make.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup buttermilk
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas and dough is crumbly; stir in cheese. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 to 4 times. Place dough in a bowl; cover and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat or roll dough to 1-inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Unbaked biscuits may be frozen up to 1 month. Bake frozen biscuits as directed for 26 to 28 minutes or until golden brown.
Spring is all about the new, the fresh, the green. There is something so classic, Southern chic, and spring front porch perfect about a Boston fern hanging basket. My brand new, full to the spring green Boston fern basket is the curb appeal accent piece hanging around the front porch creating a spring scene.
What color should be seen Where our fathers’ homes have been But their own immortal Green? ~ Author Unknown
It is believed the color first associated with St. Patrick was a shade of light blue. The color connection between the St. Patrick’s Day and the color green dates back to the 17th c to what some perceive as an association to the lush landscape of the Emerald Isle.