Friday, September 25, 2015

Warming Up White For Fall... {The Entryway}

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!



  1. I really need to find an apple basket.

    Everything looks lovely!

    1. Too bad I'm so far away from you Carol, you could have the one that sits in my shed all year round cause I don't have time to do anything with it!

    2. I found mine at a thrift shop but have also purchased new ones at a feed shop. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Very pretty! I love the fabric wreath. I have a fabric and lace garland and should really look into making a wreath too. I tend to use neutrals and naturals with some more muted traditional colours. Have a great weekend.

    1. The wreath takes some time but is relaxing to make while watching a movie or something like that. :) have a great weekend!

  3. Julie,

    I LOVE that wreath! You always have the very best ideas. :)


  4. Yummy, yummy, yummy! Love this look for fall. And that wreath is just DELICIOUS! Love the coffee stain.

  5. Love your darker shades of white here for fall, your home is so well blended with the bleached woods and painted woods. The wreath is welcoming calmer cooler days.
    Really a great cozy home.


  6. I have never seen a bare Mora clock... I think these days it may be more rare! Mine is painted black and gold, although I think I like the natural wood look better! Oh well, I'm not returning mine! I love Charles Faudree too, but you are right, He can be quite colorful, but in his later years he used more neutrals and whites!


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