I am so ready for cooler weather!
For about a week it seemed that we were headed in the right direction but then this past week has just been icky and warm.
I hear that this weekend is supposed to bring lower temps though and I am so excited about it!
Normally I am all about the colors of autumn. The rich hues and deep tones are just beautiful to me.
But a few weeks ago my friend and styling wizard, Jessica, asked me to come over and do a photo shoot of her beautiful fall home decor for her blog and her neutral color palette was just so gorgeous!
You can check out her post here but I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite photos and things she did to welcome the season into her home.
Little side note...I am a sucker for HGTV and Claire was home sick this week and for the first time I watched a few episodes of Fixer Upper. What a neat show although some people's budgets are eyebrow raising! (I am also a sucker for baking shows. Even, if not more so, the kids baking shows. We watched some kids bake off show that is hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and I have made pie crust from scratch, homemade bread, and an onion tart.)
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. Like most of us Jessica and her family live in a nice neighborhood in a track home. Meaning the houses all look very similar. When she had me come over one of the things I noticed right away was a change they had made to a wall in their dining nook area. The simple shiplap board added so much texture and character to that space! This is how she has it normally decorated.
For autumn she added just a few touches that add a little zing without being too much.
She also kept it simple when it came to her table settings but I love the elegant look she created.
The whole thing came together in a picture perfect fashion that thrilled me and my camera. I mean, seriously. Look at this.
The thing that I really loved about Jess's style was how she incorporated little touches throughout the open floor plan of her house. On one side of the living room she has the piano she painted and graced with some lovely fall tidbits and on the other side of the room on her fire place she added a smattering of autumnal fun.
In her formal dining room she kind of upped the classy with her beverage cart. A mix of textures and sparkle add just the right amount of pop.
My favorite (just slightly beating out that wonderful glittery pumpkin on the bottom) is the white pumpkin with white hydrangeas. The little bit of green from the leaves and that fabulous wooden pedestal bowl just pair so well together!
The really great thing about all of Jessica's fall decorating is that she remembered that she has two little boys and made a special place for them.
This little tepee creates the funniest spot for the boys to play and read.
She also added a cute little colorful thankful banner for their space too.
All in all the house is welcoming and full of beautiful little touches of autumn. I can't wait to see what she does for Christmas!