Fall Inspiration {from Good Life of Design}

Living room with black and white stripe rug

Kathy SueShould you require encouragement to enjoy the process of design and decorate simply for the seasons, look no further than my friend, interior designer, and blogger Kathysue, who shares her secrets and sassy signature style at Good Life of Design. Kathy possesses the most energetic, life-affirming and beautiful spirit she pours out lovingly and graciously online…so let’s see what is inspiring this designer this fall.

Hi, Everyone! Today when I was driving home from an appointment I started noticing that some of the trees are already starting to turn. Just the other night for dinner I made a soup that I was craving, even though I am still in shorts and flip flops.

 Without realizing it our internal clock realizes that Fall is on it’s way so naturally my mind started wandering towards the new season and it’s offerings.
Baguettes wrapped with fall decor

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (source: Pinterest)

Every year when Fall comes around I find it hard to get motivated to change out my Summer décor to Fall décor.

 I love Fall weather, crisp air, beautiful colors in nature, but inside my home I have a hard time accepting Fall.
Fall decorating can be hard for a Springtime gal like myself. Especially when I don’t decorate with the typical Autumnal colors,( NO orange in my life!)
To help me get motivated I had to write down the elements, and colors that I DO enjoy.
I thought about what represents Fall to me and made a list.

Wooden bowls

Antique bread bowls as decor

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (source: Pinterest)

Wooden turned candlesticks

Chunky wood candlesticks

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (source: Pinterest)

Wooden cutting boards

17th century French stone counters

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (source: Pinterest)

 Pomegranates
Pomegranates

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Such a beautiful pinky/red color.

Soft Green Eucalyptus Leaves
Eucalyptus wreath

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Cream or basil colored candles
Green candles

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

 Crisp red and green apples
Basket ull of red and green apples

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Brass candlesticks that glow

Brass candlesticks barley twist brass candle by cristinasroom, on etsy.

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Soure: Pinterest)

 Pale Green/Gray Pumpkins
Beautiful blue pumpkin

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Golden Pears

Golden pear freshly plucked on burlap.

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Mums

Fall mums and daisies

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

I love to use purples, white, and yellows for Fall.

 Ornamental Kale
Tone on Tone ornamental Kale and white pumpkins♥♥♥

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Tone on Tone)

BASKETS

Baskets and cutting boards= Perfection

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Adding texture with baskets adds warmth to any space.

 Bakelite or Horn handled silverware
Vintage bakelite silverware set

Fall Inspiration from Good Life of Design (Source: Pinterest)

Bring in the warmth of Bakelite silverware.

Lanterns
Fall lanterns

Fall Inspiration

Nuts and acorns

Fall nuts for decor

Fall Inspiration (Source: Pinterest)

Fall Branches in a vase

White Mini Pumpkins in Bowl and on Table, Dried Leaf Branches in Clear Vase.

Fall Inspiration

By having this list on hand it makes it easier for me to change my décor to a more Fall-like look.

 You will notice that in my list there are no russets, or oranges! So you see it is possible to decorate for Fall without using any of the colors in the orange family!!

This year I chose to add a touch of gold to my black, white and blue color scheme in our great room…..

Blue and white living room by Good Life of Design

Fall Inspiration

The gold added to the blue brings in a nice warm glow.

Blue sofa with gold pillows

Fall Inspiration

Blue and white decor

Good Life of Design

This Chinoiserie fabric was my combiner fabric in the room. It pulled together my color scheme for me.

As the weather gets cooler I will add some simple touches, nothing too thematic. It’s nice to use natural elements so I will be referring to my tried and true list of 18 items!

For more ideas that I like for Fall go to my Pinterest board…….

“FALLISH!”

(just click on the word Fallish!)

~Kathysue

Thanks, Kathysue, the addition of gold to your living room is so lovely! Please do visit my post over at Good Life of Design!

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12 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 / 10:19 am

    What an awesome list of fall inspiration! We like so many of the same things—including pomegranates! I walked out of the house yesterday and you could smell fall. 🙂

    Happy fall friend!
    karianne

    • October 24, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Happy fall, Karianne!

  2. October 24, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Michele, Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with such a wonderfully talented and inspiring lady as yourself!! Love all that you shared on my blog today for me and my readers!!! Fall is in the air and it is definitely time to…”GET OUR FALL ON!!”

    • October 24, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Fall is ON here in the heartland, California girl! Thanks for gracing this space with your charming ideas and beautiful home. xox

  3. October 24, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I see lots of pomegranates at the market, but never with branches. Very pretty choices.

    • October 24, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Kathy’s shared lovely fall reminders! 🙂

  4. Mary
    October 24, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    With it being so cold & rainy here, your cozy elements really warm my chilled bones.

    • October 24, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Sending warm wishes, Mary. And peace to you too. 🙂

  5. October 25, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Beautiful fall inspiration!

    • October 25, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks for stopping, lovely! 🙂

  6. Joanna
    October 25, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I love all your fall inspiration pics. There is no orange in my house, either. Well..excepting one orange terracotta pumpkin on my porch. Plum is a nice fall colour that easily moves into your winter decor.
    I love fall! The crispness in the air, the gorgeous colours in the nature, comfort foods, and the layering on of scarves and chunky sweaters.

    • October 25, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      We need to see more plum in fall inspiration pics! Thanks for reading, Joanna! 🙂

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