I love fall. In Upstate NY it’s a beautiful season and each month has a feel and look that’s all it’s own. September is Apple season- the days are warm, dry and sunny and the nights are cool, green hydrangeas begin to turn to mauve, few of the leaves are turned yet but, here and there, you might see a tree that starts to color, in October fall foliage explodes, the world is red and orange pumpkins are everywhere- days turn crisp. November also has a feel all it’s own – with gourds and squash, Thanksgiving, the first fires in the fireplace. Because of the different feel of each month, I decorate differently for each month of the fall. I do something a bit different each year but my decor always centers on natural elements, antiques and a few super special pieces that I buy here and there.
I plan to do a recap fall three months in blog posts but first for September!
Last year in September I worked with mostly warm earth tones in my carpets and textiles, warm metallics like copper and brass and soft greens which took the form of cut herbs, fresh green pumpkins and wildflowers from my yard. To pull the whole look together I bought a new natural fiber rug and some carpet pillows, which were made in India that I absolutely loved, I can’t find the exact pillows online but you can buy similar pillows from the Pottery Bar now here.
I used hydrangeas, sage and lavender from the yard, eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s and green pumpkins from a local farm stand to introduce a cool tone to contrast with the warm pinks, browns, reds, taupes and mauves.
As you can see, I also used a lot of warm brass and copper elements which I think is a great fit for the feel of fall. My brass candlesticks are Williams Sonoma, and unfortunately are discontinued, but a link to some similar beautiful Pottery Barn brass candlesticks and pillar holders is here. For links and more info on my French copper obsession go see my post devoted to just that – ‘Copper Love”
… and more brass
Last, I incorporated Antique Audubon prints into many of the rooms because they had the feel of autumn to me.
Stay tuned for my October flashback post coming soon!