Falling in Love with Fall

Lois Butler - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Have Fall at Your Doorstep

Create a welcoming entry for guests with a display of fall-themed items around your front door. Use some of the traditional favourites like pumpkins and bales of hay, layered with mums in rustic wooden baskets.  

Get creative with your house numbers.

Add visual interest by varying the sizes, shapes, and even colours of the pumpkins and gourds. Highlight a favourite lantern or dress up an old wagon with autumn themed finds.

Refill Those Planters

Pile on the natural gourds.

Combine natural elements with everlasting floral picks to extend the look of your pots.

Use Pumpkins for Pop

Use pumpkins around the yard wherever you want a touch of fall.  The bright orange contrasts beautifully against a background of tall green or golden grasses.  Enjoy them now, and carve them with a gruesome face as the season progresses.

Scoop them out and pop in a mum.

Hang a Fall Wreath

Refinish your front door with an updated paint colour or stain that compliments the rest of the home's exterior. Hang a wreath for a festive fall touch.

Get inspired to add to the natural autumnal beauty of your home with all that the change of seasons has to offer.

What's your favourite way to decorate for fall?

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Nature's Inspiration

Nature's Inspiration

Lois Butler - Thursday, September 05, 2013

Have you ever visited Kamouraska, Quebec?  I love it there.  Not only is it beautiful, but I feel quite calm and peaceful whenever I visit.  Part of this I put down to that the area reminds me of my native Newfoundland. 

 On Monday nature gave us a very grey palette as it was a stormy, rainy day and this too added to my nostalgia.  I was struck by how dramatic the rocks on the shoreline looked at low tide because anything that had colour certainly popped against all that grey sky and water.

I quite often look to nature when considering a new colour palette for my home as nature gives me combinations that no designer would ever select.  Would you ever have considered putting a rusty brown sofa in a dark grey room and make your accents lime green and yellow?  This is what the seashore was like at low tide and became the inspiration for my blog.

My brother-in-law, Barry Mills, just sent me some pictures of fall foliage and the seashore on a sunny day in Newfoundland. This makes you aware of the importance of lighting as well.  Look around you when you are outside and let nature help you create a colour palette for yourself.  

Maybe this colour way is more to your taste.  The grasses echo the colour of dried driftwood.

Again, nature knows how to add a pop of pizazz to those comfortable neutrals.

Whatever way you decide to go, take your cue from what is all around you at this time of year. We'd like you to enjoy the best the fall season has to offer, so explore our improved  website areas to help create your own style. Check out the most recent entries in our Photo Inspiration and New Arrivals menus.  These areas are being updated all the time. 

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