Cozy Autumn Colors & Fall Moments to Soothe

I’m enjoying the bright green grass and leaves just now, but in my region, Fall can come with a flurry. Brown, gold, and crimson will emerge and then be visible on the wind. The holidays will be arrive before we know it too. So if I am not intentional about carving out quiet, slow living, meditative moments to center my heart and mind, I may miss the beauty. This blog helps this blogger to celebrate all the lovely growing in each season. I hope today’s cozy autumn colors and fall moments soothe you and delight.

Young Queen Elizabeth II on postage stamp - British Postal Museum. #queenelizabethII #queenelizabethstamp
British Postal Museum

Cozy Autumn Colors & Fall Moments to Soothe

.(Above: Oh, Loi have mercy, your fall vibes are always the bees knees!)

Last Year in Autumn

It’s hard to believe that a year ago we found a house, and we began thinking about selling the home we worked so hard to transform. We decided then to not feverishly tackle the new renovations and to pace ourselves. It was a peaceful time of doing little things at the new house and coming home to rest.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio reclining on Nollapelli sheets in a white linen robe from Serena & Lily. #nollapellisheets #hellolovely #whitelinen #whitebedrooms
I highly recommend selfies in natural light, reclining on these sheets in this Positano robe.

My favorite cozy autumn colors are muted neutrals like these:

Even subtle touches like little pumpkins and hydrangea on a perch next to a bed can set a cozy tone.

Hello Lovely's sweet girls bedroom with floral quilt, farmhouse stool as table and rustic alder door.
Sweet little bedroom for my nieces in our home – I’ll show you more of the room soon.

Do You Decorate for Fall?

I don’t get too concerned about seasonal decorating, but I do like natural decor such as a few pumpkins and mums on the porch. Inside, simple branches in a base and candles get lit often. Our porch last year:

Pumpkins, mums in vintage galvanized buckets, and ferns on my fall front porch. Front door is rustic alder - Hello Lovely. #fallporch

I still need a new doormat!

Maybe this one:

Hey There Pumpkin Door mat
Hey There Pumpkin Doormat, OliveCreativecompany on Etsy

or this?

Sophisticated, Understated Fall Moments

Fall color is so fleeting which makes it all the more magical. One day I plan to make an effort to get out and snap photos of pretty homes with colorful leaves (one of the benefits of living in a place with seasons!). Thank goodness, there is a Bettie Bearden Pardee:

Isn’t that the most elegant gourd-geous fall welcome?

Beautiful fall planter - @privatenewport. #elegantplanters #fallplanters
@privatenewport

Sigh!

Apple galette - #ijkpartners. #applegalette
@ijkpartners

I can’t wait to get baking for autumn!

What a treat it must be to have an old barn where dinners can be hosted like this:

Thanksgiving tablescape with orange and blue in a lovely barn featured in Southern Living - Helen Norman. #thanksgivingtable #rustictablescape #falltablescape
Southern Living – Helen Norman

With so much glorious harvest goodness, who can resist the warmth of a bonfire or the promise of a quiet day of delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen where apples and cinnamon are baking?

Quiet Euro Country Whites & Neutrals in Autumn

Is orange optional?

Proof that white can be cozy too…

Rustic grey wood crate with white pumpkins for fall decor on a table - The French Nest Co. Interior Design. #frenchcountry #falldecor #whitepumpkins

The warmth of this vanity is such an amazing moment in this otherwise cool toned bath:

White French country bathroom with natural wood vanity and understated French country decor - The French Nest Co. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #whitebathroom #rusticelegance
The French Nest Co. Interior Design – Wallpaper: Sandberg; Vanity: Niche at the Grey House.

Which Fall Colors Speak to You?

Are you a terracotta or russet person?

Quiet chalky hues in fall within a charming French village - Maple and Macaron. #frenchcountry #fall #village
Maple and Macaron – Quiet Fall Decor Inspiration as well as Euro Inspired Beauty

I do appreciate the color of a golden crust with its toasty brown.

Beautiful baked brie in pastry with fall leaves - Martha Stewart (photo by Aya Brackett). #bakedbrie #fallappetizers
Martha Stewart – Photo: Aya Brackett

We looked at some incredible bunk beds in THIS, and the mustard colors in the mood board below feel very autumnal to me.

Fall Quiet Beauty, France & Nat King Cole

Warm Autumnal Color Palette

I could never tire of the baby boos.

White pumpkins and Diptyque Figuier candle in my fall bedroom - Hello Lovely.
Hello Lovely

And you just can’t go wrong with them on a mantel:

Festive holiday centerpiece in faux log planter in the charming home of James Farmer - from CELEBRATING HOME (Gibbs Smith, 2022). #holidaytable #holidaycenterpiece
From CELEBRATING HOME (Gibbs Smith, 2022) by James T. Farmer III – see the review HERE

How do you like your fall pumpkins anyway?

(a.) In a cake? (b.) luscious pie? (c.) savory soup*?

*Here’s an excellent book by Drew Smith, SOUPOLOGY (Rizzoli, 2020) to learn to master six broths which can be turned into 60 soups! Is it too lofty a goal to make 60 soups this autumn?

Soupology (Rizzoli, 2020)

Or

(d) as a receptacle for richly hued fall blooms with a sexy split pomegranate reclining naked on the side?

(It’s d all day for me thanks to French Garden House!!!)

Falling for Falling Leaves

Is this your idea of beautiful falling leaves?

or does this variety below sizzle yer bacon?

Charming and colorful autumn outdoor vintage country inspiration with wheelbarrow and blooms - The Cottage Journal. #falldecor #autumngarden #wheelbarrow #countrydecor #cottagestyle
The Cottage Journal – Euro Inspired Autumn Decor Inspiration as well as Quiet Fall Moments.
Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about flowers from Theodore Roethke. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #Roethke

One of Hello Lovely’s followers on FB (you should totes follow here…whimsy galore!) said she made a corn cob wreath like the one below and watched squirrels leaping to her front door to feast.

That sounds like fabulous fall entertainment!

Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about growing. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #personalgrowth #motivational

Outdoor Fall Dining

In spite of so many inspiring tablescapes, I have never orchestrated an outdoor fall party…it’s a romantic prospect though considering how easy Gwen Moss makes it look, oui?

Dramatic and moody fall tablescape with a book theme - Gwen Moss Blog. #tablescape #falltable #bookparty #entertaining
Gwen Moss Blog…certainly an enchanting book-themed tablescape for fall indeed.

Oh, fall trees, who can compete with your beauty!?!

This outdoor fall tablescape (Matilda soderstrom and Skillad Florals) is a romantic vision of rustic fall farmhouse fantasy in Sweden! Lovely Life Sweden blog. #autumn #tablescape #fallparty #rusticdecor
Photography: Matilda Soderstrom – Skillad Florals
Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about smiling from Dolly Parton. #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #dollyparton

What say ye about the green background of the quotes in this post? It’s Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke (F&B samples can now be snapped up for 8 bucks!).

This color exploded on my radar the moment I glimpsed Charlotte’s freshened kitchen cabinets in her French farmhouse below:

French farmhouse kitchen with cabinets painted Farrow & Ball Smoke Green - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchen #farrowandball #smokegreen
Vivi et Margot…Farrow & Ball Smoke Green painted kitchen cabinets by Neptune.

Can you EVEN get over the warmth of old reclaimed earthy pumpkin-hued weathered terracotta hex magic with the sophistication of the slightly mysterious green? See my story with glorious dark greens right HERE and sage green HERE.

If you have yet to discover French homewares at Vivi et Margot…your socks are about to be rocked, pumpkin. I even found a smart wool beret at Charlotte’s shop!

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Fall Decor Finds

If you follow Good Life of Design on FB, then you may have seen the happiest fall wreath on the planet gracing her front door.

Gracious host and talented interior designer, Kathy, shared her Williams-Sonoma find and encouraged us to get this look as well.

Charming fall decor on a front door with Farmers Market wreath - Good Life of Design. #frontdoor #falldecor #wreath #fallwreath
Good Life of Design…certainly breathtaking cozy autumn colors.

Can you even fathom how incredible this wreath looks on a yellow or lavender door!?!

Farmers' Market Herb Wreath
Farmer’s Market Herb Wreath…certainly a charming celebration of fall indeed.

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Pretty Autumn Things

Farmers' Market Herb Wreath
Williams-Sonoma Farmers Market Herb Wreath…certainly a vibrant expression for your front door indeed.
12 white pumpkins baby boo for fall
12 Faux White Pumpkins…certainly a staple in a French country fall home indeed.
14" square boxwood wreath
14″ Square Boxwood Wreath…certainly a classic wreath for all seasons indeed.
Velvet pumpkins
4 Plush Velvet Pumpkins…certainly a way to bring rich fall color to a tabletop indeed.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Carole
    September 17, 2022 / 4:41 pm

    Love the variety in this post. Thank you for including the gorgeous Queen Elizabeth stamp.

    • Michele
      Author
      September 17, 2022 / 10:41 pm

      Don’t you love that stamp!?! So gorgeous.

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