The Fall Great Room


Today is officially the first day of fall even though it sure won't feel like it here this week. After having a few days that felt like fall summer is being a bit stubborn and doesn't won't to move out quite yet so this week is going to be a hot one. 
No matter what it feels like outside I started adding fall touches around the house a couple of weeks ago so I can enjoy the change before the next seasonal change takes place....Christmas. Yep, I said it. They are already adding it in the stores along with the fall stuff and Halloween stuff.

I shared The Fall Bedroom Of A Different Color last week and Fun Art In A French Country Fall Bedroom the week before so check those out if you missed them.

Today we're going to tour The Fall Great Room.

For fall I removed the summer decor like the shells and coral and replaced them with warm worn pottery, books and artwork.

Of course I changed out the pillow covers, too. I was in Pottery Barn one day several weeks ago and spied these plaid pillows with the fringe. They didn't even have them listed on line yet, but I grabbed these on sale. I already had the velvet pillows with the muted tones of dark blue and tan.
The plaid ones are on the PB website now and they are half price so go grab them if you love plaid and texture. I ordered another pair in another colorway.

The coffee table decor was refreshed. I removed the long slatted tray I had on the table and added stacks of books with decorative items added on top. The small wooden tray is filled with some fun dried artichokes that I found in a local home decor shop. I just happened to be there when they were forty percent off. I love the texture they add and the sagey green color.

I didn't know you could dry artichokes.

This vintage ironstone compote was moved from the chest in the foyer. I filled it with a couple of my velvet pumpkins.

The old crusty concrete urn behind the sofa doesn't move so I just change the contents. I filled it with dried hydrangeas from my bushes.

An easy way I make a seasonal change is taking this cheap Hobby Lobby frame and mat and switching out the art. I put away the St. Simons Island lighthouse print and added this oak leaf print I purchased from an etsy shop several years ago.

I added some dried naturals that I picked up weeks ago at a flea market to the confit pot on this chest.

I had this wood inlaid picture, which is from a trip to Italy in 2000, in a closet and brought it back out to enjoy. Every bit of it is wood and the picture is made up of tiny pieces inlaid together. What a tedious job for the artist.

On the mantel I added some dried roses I've had in two other containers to this planter and I picked up the pod thingys at Hobby Lobby.

It's all about adding texture and layers this time of year.

I hope you found some inspiration for simple ways to add touches of fall in your home.

Happy fall and have an awesome week!


  1. Gorgeous as always. Your taste and talent are impeccable.

  2. So many pretty the artichokes! Your sofa looks so inviting with those fall pillows. I hope it cools down soon...Even in New Jersey it's supposed to hit 90 today!

  3. So beautiful!!! Love those chunky candle holders on the mantel....

  4. Kim you never disappoint with your decorating. I love the fall mantel it looks right out of a magazine. Every little vignette is so pretty for fall in the great room. We are finally having beautiful fall days here in Illinois. The heat and humidity has left. For now anyway LOL! We can never trust our weather here. It can change on a dime. Hope your mom is doing well too.

  5. I wish I could see a pic shot with your back facing the urn/window/sofa. Whatever is across from the sofa?

  6. Can you share where the coffee table came from?

  7. The beautiful dried roses in that fabulous crusty, mossy stone container look so very old world European - love it!

  8. Will you share the source of the chunky candleholders on the mantle, please.

    1. I'm afraid those were purchased last year from Decor Steals.

  9. Love the little black stool you've used as a riser. So cute!