In this post: Looking for a soft and gentle way to bring fall decor into your home? Try styling a hutch or vignette with neutral velvet pumpkins.⇒
I have this thing about being appropriate.
I like furniture where it’s expected, I dress as requested for occasions and I’m meticulous about thank you notes.
So it stands to reason I love seasonal decor and never would have pumpkins out in April.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t like a unique spin…
As fall approaches, and in line with my quest for appropriateness, I like to introduce fall decor into my home in subtle ways. I never jump right to oranges and golds, instead opting for soft tones that meld comfortably with my decor.
We have a lovely secretary desk in my bedroom that I use as a vanity. The compartments are great for storing cosmetics, but the accompanying hutch is ideal for seasonal styling. With glass doors and pretty shelving, it’s one of my go-to spots for new vignettes.
Which made it the perfect spot to showcase this unique look for fall. I’m absolutely crazy about these velvet pumpkins with lush feather collars! In soft white, they work perfectly with my bedroom and are a charming way to incorporate fall into my decor.
While fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for, I’m not a fan of traditional autumn colors, and this soft palette is a more natural fit for my modern French style.
In addition to the feathers, these Hot Skwash pumpkins come in solids, as well as embellished with Swarovski crystals. The gorgeous range of colors of the silk velvet and the handmade workmanship with natural stems are the hallmarks of these artful objects.
In styling my hutch I decided to mix the pumpkins with vintage silver, antique books and, as always, fresh flowers.
They really work with any decor style, depending on the colors you choose and objects you surround them with, but I love how they mix so beautifully with the French Country pieces in my home.
Whether tucked in a delicate floral china cup or a dramatic silver footed bowl, there are unlimited ways to decorate with these delightful little homages to fall.
For me, styling shelves is about layering and an instinctual balance of size, placement and color. I try to vary the heights, number of pieces and nature of objects so there’s a melodic flow to the finished product.
I hope you’re inspired by this soft and gentle way to bring fall into your home.
You can try the same concept in a vignette on a table or on the mantel, as well.
Pick the colors that work seamlessly with your style and decor and you’ll roll right into fall in the most appropriate manner!
Soft Velvet Pumpkins Source List
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- Secretary hutch
- French chair
- Vintage silver vases
- Vintage books
- Vintage china teacup
- Velvet pumpkins
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