Outdoor Decor for Fall

dsc_0240When the season changes, I enjoy changing my outdoor decor to reflect that. Each year it is a slight variation, but over time, I have found things that seem to work for my home. I’ve learned, for example, that my ferns  and ivy will last long into November, so I leave them. Pumpkins and cabbage replace seasonal summer blooms and we’re done.

Here’s a look at this year’s Fall decor, beautifully executed by the team at Gardens!dsc_0243 dsc_0244 img_0305 img_0279 img_0281dsc_0236 dsc_0237 img_0282 img_0285 img_0287dsc_0242 img_0288 img_0292And, what would a seasonal photo be without my girl, Molly?!

Whether you add a single pumpkin or a couple of mums, welcome the new season so it can greet you every time you come home!


Designer Spotlight: Melissa Rufty

prewar1Some things are worth revisiting. Such is the interior design work of Melissa Rufty. I’ve admired her take on design for many years, so thought it was worth sharing one of her more recent projects. This pre-war residence is bathed in elegance, sophistication and the perfectionistic details that elevate it to magazine worthy status. Yet, it feels approachable.

Melissa has a way of combining colors, styles and textures that is “just right”. You feel that she’s an artist and textiles, furnishings, accessories and art are her tools. We can learn a lot about styling from watching the way she balances a tabletop and the selections she makes.prewar2 prewar3 prewar4 prewar5 prewar6 prewar8 prewar9 prewar10 prewar11 prewar12 prewar13 prewar14 prewar16 prewar17For more eye candy, check out more of Melissa’s work on her website!


Easy Fall Decor

101840968-jpg-rendition-largestWe’re officially into Fall….YAY!! As the leaves change colors and the piles of pumpkins appear all over town, it makes us feel ready to decorate our homes in a similar fashion. This is actually a season that makes it easy to decorate, as nature provides everything we need. Pumpkins, gourds, mums, leaves…and I like it when you mix these items in with whatever you already have on hand.

Here is a little of the fall decor that has me inspired to get started!
102331652-jpg-rendition-largestfalldecor-cutbranches_zpsb16f5fd7321f0daef38c34741118ceba2772ba69 perfectlyimperfect-frenchlarkspurfalldecorating_zps9d1c8c0f pumpkintopiaries_zpsbe490f44 screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-1-48-27-pm screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-1-50-13-pm101142653-jpg-rendition-largest 101224598-jpg-rendition-largest 101333349-jpg-rendition-largest 101696530-jpg-rendition-largest 101745921-jpg-rendition-largest 101840039-jpg-rendition-largestI’m falling for all of these simple decor tricks. How do you welcome Fall?


images: Better Homes & Gardens, Nell Hills, Terrain