I’m delighted today to be joining with a wonderful group of bloggers to bring you a French Country Fall Home Tour. Even more special, we have partnered with Soft Surroundings who sponsored this tour and Romantic Homes Magazine to bring you this seasonal tour. A huge thank you to Janet Coon from Shabbyfufu for organizing it all!
Please be sure to visit the links at the bottom of this post to see all the tours. But first, pour yourself a cup of tea, sit back and relax and join me in my fall home…
Decorating our home for fall has taken a somewhat different turn in recent years. In the past it was influenced by our kids and revolved around showy outdoor pumpkin displays, a chorus of assorted mums and the occasional chunky bale of hay. These days, with the kids grown and living on their own, I still enjoy seasonal styling, but it now adheres more closely to my personal aesthetic and pays far more attention to concept and function than merely tossing about a boatload of fallen leaves.
What I look at most as the seasons change is what I can do to make my home more gracious and comfortable to meet the needs of the upcoming season and the weather changes that inevitably come along with it. As summer turns to fall, that means adding warmth, and what better place to start than cozying up the bedroom?
This year I approached that in several ways, beginning with this stunning new coverlet from Soft Surroundings. It has always bothered me that our bed frame cannot accommodate a bed skirt, but this brilliant flow-y coverlet adds volumes of fabric from mattress to floor that dress the bed in a welcoming way. It’s like adding draperies to an exposed window or silk tights to bare legs. The lovely quilted top magnifies the coziness, all while keeping in tune with our existing pale palette.
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Also from Soft Surroundings, this pretty tufted chair feels a bit cozier than the cane back one we keep here in warmer weather. Upholstery has a way of adding lush warmth and you’ll see these chairs sprinkled about the house. (I’ve added a pair to the breakfast room which you can see in this post of my neutral fall tablescape.) They’re so comfortable, I’m thinking of getting several more and doing the entire dining room with them.
On my bedside table I keep a few items for convenience, a clock, a lamp, and a small antique silver repousse box that holds my vitamins and pills. I love to use beautiful objects for everyday routines and I had fun adding in a few craft pumpkins for autumn flair. But nothing makes me happier than waking up to fresh flowers and keeping them next to the bed is a real treat!
The other nod to fall I added to this room are these charming velvet pumpkins in colors that work well with my room. The berry tones are rich enough for fall, yet still coordinate with my floral linens.
My very favorite cozy touch is a display of family photographs and I keep a selection atop a chest of drawers in our bedroom.
I’m crazy about gilt wood frames and I found this beauty on a ski trip to Megève, France. Full disclosure: I don’t ski (terrified of heights!) I shop while the rest of the family skis… 😉
I’m a huge fan of teacups and teapots and they are scattered around the house, but in the fall you’ll actually see me use them and they add a very homey note to a room.
A soft woolen blanket is another warm touch, thrown over a chair or almost anywhere else in the space.
These white craft pumkpins are something I’m having real fun with this year. I do love baby boos, but haven’t found the real ones yet this year. But you can look forward to many more fall posts as the season progresses!
Thank you for visiting with me for my French Country Fall Home Tour. Please take some time to visit the wonderful posts below. I promise you won’t be disappointed!