Have I mentioned that our previous home was filled with color? I was inspired by the French Country master of design - Charles Faudree. As I flipped through the pages of his books, I was in awe of how he would layer patterns and textures and bring out a home's personality and charm. Each room seemed to have a story to tell.
Well, I didn't quite achieve the look of Mr. Faudree, but we enjoyed our warm and welcoming home for eight precious years. Then, about the time we were looking to move (two years ago), I became drawn to a more simple, lighter interior. Maybe with three young boys, I realized we didn't need the added interest and "excitement" of toiles, checks and roosters anymore.
I hoped for a home that would be a welcoming backdrop for family memories, but that wouldn't compete with its people for attention. A more restful, sun-faded interior, could balance our family nicely. So began the love affair with whites and neutrals. And more recently, I'm starting to embrace less in a room, more often.
Leaves in shades of orange, green and brown warm up our entryway in the fall.
The natural wood of our Swedish Mora clock welcomes this season with a humble confidence. I have heard it said that the more intricately, originally painted Mora clocks usually came from wealthier homes. However, I love ours - with its simple bare wood, and appreciate the sweet carved detailing, which was no doubt, a labor of love.
A weathered apple basket filled with dried hydrangeas
also warms up this mostly white space.
I made this shabby, fabric-tied wreath last year, but coffee
stained it for a warmer, aged look this fall.
How about you? Do you use a more traditional, colorful palette for fall? Or, if you mainly decorate with whites and neutrals, do you warm up your whites for fall at all?
Just like the many colors of changing leaves, there are so many beautiful interpretations of fall decorating!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!