Monday, October 14, 2013

Autumn Grace

Here it is Columbus Day, and I've finally put the last touches on the autumn decor in our home.  This year I'm really into gray, soft brown, tan and warm cream colors.    This corner of our living room got some pillows switched out and a new canvas drop cloth cover on the daybed:

I was able to line up a seam on the drop cloth with the edge of the mattress so that it almost looks custom fitted.  The grain sack hearts on the window were made for the Vintage Bazaar, and are now available in my Etsy shop.

These hydrangeas are aged to perfection, here in the urn on my corner desk:

The Santos doll got a rustic skirt for this time of year, fastened with twine:

I love to add ribbons to architectural posts:

Our two white chairs got new pillow covers, made from a soft panne velvet.  I thought the color was grey in the store, but now I see it has a greenish tint.

At first the pillow covers were a simple square, but I thought they looked too plain.  I ended up gathering up the front of the pillow cover for a ruched effect.  It's more interesting now, and echoes the soft lines in the pumpkins:

I can't decide if this large pumpkin is grey, blue or green, but I love how it looks on this table:

Now if you're loving grey lately like me (I know there's a lot of you out there!), you will adore this book called "A Life Less Ordinary" by Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre.  The authors own a cool store in England.  I caught a book review in the English version of Country Living magazine not long ago.

Take a look inside....I just adore these bedrooms and want to do our bedroom over just like them:

Have a great week friends!

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Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Wow Susan your home looks so warm and inviting,love it! I have to say also I LOVE that book,saw it in a store in Toronto and should have bought it..on my must do much inspiration in it.x0

It's me said...

Lovely home you have.....enjoy the Ria...x !

Bente said...

So very beautiful. Love that window.

Hugs from here

Victoria said...

I love your daybed!!! Your Santos dolls little skirt is perfect for Fall:) I'll have to check for the book on Amazon because I'm definitely love grey right now:)

Robin Johnson said...

I have always loved your daybed but It's looking even better than ever now. It looks like such a pretty, cozy place to hang out.

I don't have any grey in my house but I love the look. Hubby is not into grey at all but maybe if I get a copy of that book I can convince him how pretty grey can look.

Donna said...

I am really loving all of the soft and muted tones you've added to your beautiful room, Susan! The velvet pillow is just gorgeous! And your pumpkins are so neat! I've never seen one like your largest pumpkin before. Your hearts are really pretty, too! Such a romantic and dreamy space you've created:)

Anne said...

Love all of your pretty fall touches.I too love the minimal look.It still looks so elegant!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Susan,
I love your fall decor and I love love love your Santos angel. I remember you dressing her last year for Christmas and she is so pretty. The day bed looks wonderful.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Autumn Grace, perfectly describes your beautiful displays!

Unknown said...

love the drop cloth on your day bed..clever girl..the seam absolutely makes it look "custom." And that book..haven't heard of ti until now...looks lovely..VERY lovely. Where might one find it?? ;)

Unknown said...

love the drop cloth on your day bed..clever girl..the seam absolutely makes it look "custom." And that book..haven't heard of ti until now...looks lovely..VERY lovely. Where might one find it?? ;)

Donna Wilkes said...

So calming and serene - love the soft colors.

Unknown said...

This is Beautiful! I love everything about it. You did an amazing job sticking to the color palate. So calming and wonderful. Way to go!
Ashley Rane Sparks

Shane Pollard said...

Hello Susan
A beautiful post.
I'm visiting fro Michelle's Grey Dey Thursdey.
A beautiful day bed.
Love your Santos doll and the sweet grey velvet cushion - beautiful ruching.
Lovely to meet you

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your house looks beautiful! I love the colors you are using.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

A very calm and serene room Susan. I love your day bed and the colours you have used for the season.

ornate splendor said...

Hello, Susan!
Everything is just dreamy and the glorious dried hydrangea blooms! Fantastic! Catherine

BECKY said... lovely and simply elegant, Susan. Love how you do what you do!!
Hope your week is going well!


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