The intention of this touches and hints of fall at home preview is to bring about that cozy-colorful-bountiful-nature inspired-pumpkin spiced-apple appealing feeling of fall at home.
Those of us who absolutely love the fall-autumn season revel in the fall at home preview planning and prepping.
Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Werner Straube
Seasonal décor pretties.
Rich warm colors and hues on parade.
Crisp days into evening.
Actual signs of fall may not be obvious in your neck of the woods (or skipped you all together i.e. 101°F in Denver one day, 33°F the next), but the excitement of a fall-autumn arrival is building.
Fall at home preview posts on the pages of food and shelter magazines, recipe and home decor blogs, and the social media platforms of choice confirm the anticipation.
“Fall has always been my favorite season.
The time when everything bursts with
its last beauty, as if nature had been saving
up all year for the grand finale.”
They say good things come to those who wait.
On that logic I liken fall’s tease and eventual arrival to the pot of harvest gold at the end of summer’s scorching rainbow.
A sure sign the beauty of fall is upon us.
Ella Claire & Co. gifts this lovely free printable vintage landscape for fall framing and decorating.
Sending a big thank you to creative friends and blogs bearing gifts.
I have a bronze gold frame picked out to frame the print in, and am leaning toward placing it on a small decorative easel.
Click on the link to visit this wonderful blog and print your copy- Ella Clair & Co.
Natural touches such as seasonal foliage picked from your yard or garden and housed in rustic crocks, vintage silver pieces, or basic glass jars bring the beauty of fall to a tabletop or vignette near you.
Modern Brown Ceramic Vase – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
Inspiration, imagination, creativity, and a keen eye are responsible for many a stunning decorative display.
Antique Large German Brown Glazed Stoneware Pottery Double Handle Crock
As one who always includes setting and staying within budget when selecting, suggesting, and sourcing home décor accents and accessories for clients as well as myself, I love the endless possibilities afforded by decorating with items found at home, in nature (the best arts & crafts store going!), farmers markets, and the flower and produce departments of local grocery stores.
Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by John Granen
“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home
by paying attention to what we already have.”
There’s no need to spend an exorbitant amount of money in order to achieve a striking result.
Fall Harvest Wooden Decorative Bowl
An arrangement of fresh seasonal fruits placed in a wooden bowl or on a plate or platter sets a simple yet elegant display.
I’m convinced the five senses dance a delightful waltz to an autumnal melody.
Layers of warm and cozy linens wrapped in your favorite fall color, texture, pattern, and scent invite a fall into comfort feeling.
Functionality has never looked, felt or smelled so inviting.
Fall Scented Linen Spray
½ cup water
½ cup vodka
8-10 drops fall scented essential oil(s)
Mix water and vodka together in a clean spray bottle.
Add essential oil or combination of oils to mixture, swirling to blend.
Essential oil scents and combinations to consider:
Sweet orange, clove bud and cinnamon bark.
Brown sugar, apple pie and nutmeg.
When apples and cinnamon enter the mix or the mixing bowl, the scent and the taste of fall follows.
This brown wood plate offers the look of wood with the ease of melamine.
Design details include a realistic faux wood grain pattern paired with the extra bonus of being safe for food use.
Southerners take fall any way we can get it since we really don’t get much of it in the first place.
D Magazine – Photography by Nathan Schroder
It’s a fact of life in Louisiana when the temps fall below 70°F you can hear the collective clang of gumbo pots making their way from cupboard to stove top in true c’est si bon fashion.
When fall rolls around you can find me spending most late afternoons into evening sitting on the porch taking it all in.
I love spending time in the kitchen developing fall recipes, but you can’t be in two places at once.
Playing to that logic, simple seasonal dishes such as mustard greens and buttermilk cornbread top the dinner menu on crisp fall nights.
Dave the Builder’s mother held firm the taste of a Louisiana sweet potato is not at its flavor zenith until after the first frost.
The first frost of fall is a ways off yet, however, we cook, bake, and candied sweet potatoes on.
Isn’t it funny how you assign a season to particular foods and flavors?
Cinnamon roll candied yams.
Pecan pie made with Louisiana pecans and pure cane syrup.
Apple nut cake.
We’ll cook it, bake it, and eat it any time of year, but it taste so much better in the fall.
Fall ushers in thoughts of DIY projects for door, porch, mantel, and seal.
Shine a light on fall with these DIY Pumpkin Lanterns from designlovefest.
When the Canadian snowbird was in school, yours truly pulled room mother duty every year kindergarten-8th grade.
I was in my element decorating for the teachers appreciation gala, fall festival and Halloween carnival extravaganza.
Included in my bag of decorating tricks was the idea of using faux fall flower bouquets for everything from tabletop decorations to gift favors.
Wrapping each bouquet in inexpensive craft or tissue paper tied with ribbon and raffia in assorted seasonal colors and textures took the presentation from faux to fabulous.
For extra fall scented goodness tuck a couple of cinnamon sticks in with the bouquet.
It’s all in the details.
Embellishing an inexpensive throw pillow(s) rich in fall color with decorative trim(s) creates a custom decor piece.
I saw this idea of draping faux fur throws over the back of dining chairs in a fall decorating feature in Elle Decor, and quickly filed it under F for faux fur for fall at home preview.
A seasonal accent here and a seasonal accessory there layers house and home with touches and hints of the season.
Add a decorative throw or pillow to an existing piece and you instantly create a seasonal update though color, texture, and/or pattern.
‘Tis the season for feathering one’s nest with touches and hints of the season through décor additions and updates inspired by the best features of the season.