Acknowledging Fall…..Finally


shades of fallWith temperatures dropping to the 40’s and leaves falling fast from the trees, it’s no longer possible to deny fall is here.

Now, I don’t do much in the way of seasonal decorating, maybe because living in Houston so many years there’s not much of a difference from one season to another.  Here in Maine, however, it’s impossible not to be aware of the seasons which inspire some changes in decor.  

fallLet’s start on the front porch where pots of flowers are replaced with pumpkins and gourds

falland a new wreath on the front door welcomes visitors.

Maine house, fallInside, change for me always starts with rearranging furniture, so everything is shifted to a new place in the room.  ( The hubby groans.)  Summer slipcovers are  replaced with ones in rich red tones.

Maine house, fallI couldn’t decide what fabric I most wanted to use  on the sofa, so I had slips made combining seven different ones.

Maine house, fallMy favorite pattern is the paisley which is repeated on the chairs.  

Maine house, fallHere and there is a new accessory, a fall arrangement on the dining room table,

Maine housea sprig of berries in a vase,

Maine house, fall, dahliasorange and yellow dahlias on the table,

Maine house, fall, gourdsgourds and wildflowers wherever there is a space.

Maine house, fallUnlike many of yours, my mantel is not wide enough to decorate, but I did find a garland to lay atop the stone.  So, there we are all done for fall and, with a tweak or two, for winter as well.  Isn’t it fun to see what we can do to change things up with little effort?

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15 thoughts on “Acknowledging Fall…..Finally

  1. I love the gourds and your home is just beautiful! I’m really inspired. Thank you!!

  2. You have a lovely flair for interior décor and design! Your home is gorgeous and I love the idea of displaying gourds.

  3. tslef@earthlink.net Leffler October 21, 2013 — 1:01 pm

    That first glorious picture makes me homesick for Wisconsin! Fall is such an invigorating season. As usual, your touch is evident in all the accessories. I especially love the table runner arrangement with artichoke, etc. The colors are fantastic. Okay, you’ve seen Fall. Now come home!

  4. Beautiful, Lulu! The colors in your living room really lend themselves well to fall decor!

    XO,
    Jane

  5. I love the contrast of the berries with the blue bowl, very effective and dramatic

  6. That apple cake looks so delicious! I have fond memories of apple picking from when our kids were small.

  7. First I have to say that I just LOVE your front doorway with all the glass on the sides!!!!!! That’s the type of doorway I want when we replace ours next year, but Ramon is resisting. He is so worried about someone peeking in. Whatever! I’ll win! 🙂

    I just love living in a state that has a change of seasons. It really makes a difference! When the air starts getting cooler and crisper like it is now, I can’t help but to think of Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday!) right around the corner. I’m glad you have the chance to experience that feeling when in Maine. There’s nothing else quite like it! I could do without the ice storms and heavy snows in winter, but it’s all about give & take, I suppose. Enjoy!!!

  8. Great photos of a lovely house and a creative person living in it!!

  9. Lovely. Enjoy the leaves as the rain is on it’s way along with Baseball in October.

  10. Wow! I know the hubby groaned, but all the work was worth it. Stunning.

  11. Gorgeous Fall leaves and I love your vase with berries! Hope you will hop over and share at Amaze Me Monday…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  12. Oh I so loved seeing the rooms of your home in Maine…so very beautiful, warm and inviting…I just love the pic of the front door and foyer….you must be so enjoying the gorgeous changes there….and if you find that cute wheelbarrow missing from your porch…don’t come looking for me!

  13. I loved seeing all of your Fall touches! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog too! That is quite a switch from Houston to maine!!! I hope you are enjoying it. I love, LOVE the red slip covers!!!

  14. Oh my! I LOVE your slipcovers. Wonderful idea to use all of the different patterns, and they look fabulous together. Great way to warm up the room for cooler temps. That first photo of the Fall trees took my breath – gorgeous! Your Fall touches all look so pretty. laurie

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