Today Feels Like Fall: Glimpses of the Beauty Emerging

It has been raining for days, today feels like Fall, and last night I slept under two quilts. That can only mean one thing. Summer is fading. Here’s a restful collection of mostly French-inspired autumnal moments that capture the imagination. Will I have any time this fall for snapping photos of changing leaves or pumpkin patches? With my to-do list and self-care regimen, it’s not likely. But will I be in the moment and savor the season? OUI, mes amis.

Vivid autumn color of leaves and climbing vines on old French country building with rustic blue doors - @In_I_photographie. #fallleaves #frenchcountry #rusticfrench #rusticdoors #autumninspo #fallinfrance #frenchhouseexterior
@ln_l_photographie…hello lovely indeed.

Feels Like Fall: French-Inspired Autumnal Moments & Finds

Inspirational quote about fall, autumn, flowers, and nature on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #autumn #nature

A Fall Boho Look in a French Country Home

I love the spirit of this space:

Rustic refined living room in France (Luncinda Chambers) with charming straw hats on wall - @houseandgardenuk. #frenchcountry #frenchrustic #rusticrefined #livingroom #interiordesign #livingrooms #rusticdecor
@houseandgardenuk…hello charming indeed.

So many simple details to love and also learn from in this living space above, by Lucinda Chambers. Look at those layered rugs…at least four!

An Inspiring Autumn Color Palette

Chalky faded fall leaves in France colors of muted sophistication to inspire - Bauwerkcolours and @chateaumontfort. #fallleaves #frenchcountry #mutedcolors #softfallcolor #autumnleaves #colorpalette
@chateaumontfort…hello, lovely and glorious faded fall hues indeed.

I’m feeling the toasty brown, muddy lavender, and warm mauve (above), but oh my, the slate blue-grey is also calling my name…

French Country Exterior Bliss

What is it about cool blue-greys with sunny warm golds?

Because that combination never fails to calm my senses.

A Favorite Kitchen in Provence

I tried the Farrow & Ball Light Blue paint color you see below in our new kitchen, but with my lighting, it looked too green. I was hoping we would love it so that we could live with the terracotta color tile on the floor, and I would simply think of it as copper like this:

The French blue harmonizes with copper so magnificently…what a collection (from E. Dehllerin in Paris) at Le Mas des Poirers! So just a reminder to not get your heart set on any one color or scheme. Better to take it at a slower pace to get it right.

Inspirational quote about fall, autumn, flowers, and nature on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #autumn #nature

Country Cottage Charm in France

I would love to add window boxes here eventually to soften the front facade of our home and improve curb appeal. There is something utterly friendly and welcoming when a house is wearing flowers.

Glorious French country home exteriors in Bretagne
Anais Mathieu @notremondeux

Sometimes dinner can be as simple as a bunch of veges, fruit, cheese and cured meats on a board.

Glorious French countryside picnic with bread and charcuterie - @thetravelmuse. #frenchpicnic #frenchcountry #charcuterie #frenchcountryside #frenchfall
@thetravelmuse – Today Feels Like Fall…in case you love autumn and French country.

Oh–and a baguette! Did you know I still bake them weekly with my sourdough starter? I am waiting for one of my sons to be inspired to take over the tradition of baking bread, but it’s taking some time.

Gorgeous courtyard garden - @no.54. #frenchcountry #provence #frenchcourtyard #gardeninspiration #frenchcountryside
@no.54

Serene Fall Beauty in a French Chateau Sill

These colors and the quality of the light here just take my breath away.

Serene French country autumn beauty in a chateau windowsill with pumpkins, gourds and fall bounty - @chateaumontfort. #fallbeauty #frenchcountry #gourds #pumpkins #serenefall #frenchkitchen #autumnvibes
Sarah Silm – @chateaumontfort…Today Feels Like Fall

And the cremone bolt on the window! How can I add those to every window here!?!

South of France View

Inspirational quote about fall, autumn, flowers, and nature on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #autumn #nature

Copper Pots & Pears

I can smell the lavender right through the screen!

Lovely green pears and French countryside bounty on a French country kitchen island beneath copper pots from E. Dehllerin - @provencepoierers. #frenchcountry #copperpots #frenchkitchen #provencekitchen #pears #frenchpears #provencepoirers
@provencepoirers

French Cat in a Window Box

Would your cat like to lounge here?

My Home Last Year in Early Fall

I remember taking video of our home a year ago as if it were last week! Where does the time go? In our case in the past year, I think it’s good that time moved quickly.

Rustic Cozy in France

I need that mirror in my life!

Does this color pairing inspire you as it does me? Why should orange and red get all the love in fall?

Gorgeous French country tablescape with pears and lavender in Provence - Oliver Fly Photography. #provencepoirers #frenchcountry #pears #lavender #tablescape #provencestyle #frenchfarmhouse #frenchtable #diningrooms
Oliver Fly Photography
Inspirational quote about fall, autumn, flowers, and nature on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #autumn #nature

French Climbing Vines

I’ll never forget being in Paris in October and being awestruck at some of the vine covered buildings. There were so many moments when my husband wanted to keep walking, and I wanted to stare for long stretches. I don’t even have too many photos of the beauty to show for it because I was in the moment. I tend to be either all work or all play. And in Paris? I just wanted to play.

Fallen Leaves at Petit Trianon

Pears and Brown Paper

Lovely pears on brown paper in Aquitaine, France - Sarah Silm @chateaumontfort. #pears #autumnvibes #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #stilllife
@chateaumontfort

Colorful Autumn Leaves in Doremy, France

What a transcendent photo by Cassie Berube on a visit to Joan of Arc’s birthplace! How I would love to go on one of her splendid retreats for women!

Understated Color in Provence

Oh this image! First of all, it inspires me to unpack boxes to see if I have mismatched plates to use in my own kitchen’s breakfast room. And that lantern wall sconce with the art stacked below it. I feel like I need that in my life too. Finally, that bobbin legged console used as a buffet…don’t you love how narrow and gorgeous and functional that piece is?

French farmhouse kitchen and dining area in a Provence chateau ( light blue cabinets and copper pots from E. Dehllerin) - @provencepoirers. #frenchkitchen #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchateau #copperpots #frenchfarmhousekitchen #lightblue #provencekitchen #provencepoirers
@provencepoirers

The warmth of wood, plates hung simply on the wall, French fabrics, and gentle blue…it all speaks to my soul and feels like home in any season.

Inspirational quote about fall, autumn, flowers, and nature on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #autumn #nature

Cozy Comfy Finds for Fall

Cashmere V-Neck Sweater in heather toast image 4
Cashmere V-Neck Sweater (Heather Toast)
Felix Gray Roebling Blue Light Glasses in Amber Toffee in yellow multi image 2
Blue Light Glasses (Amber Toffee)
BAREFOOT DREAMS<SUP>®</SUP> CozyChic Lite<sup>®</sup> Circle Cardigan, Main, color, BLACK
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The Scent I Wear in Fall

Whimsical dog quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #petlove #quotes #dogquotes #doglovers

Thinking of each of you and so grateful if you made it to the end of this rather random post. Thank you for keeping me company and inspiring me to keep sharing, dreaming, creating, and connecting.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Amy
    September 13, 2022 / 11:23 am

    I’m always drawn to that room above by Lucinda Chambers every time I see it! It’s like just take a bunch of things you love separately that you hadn’t collected to necessarily go to n the same room together, but then DO put them all in the same room together and you’ll get a room like this!! HAHA! Moral of that story: if you like it; it will look good together to you!! I think I’m gonna try that🤔🤗

    • Michele
      Author
      September 13, 2022 / 8:26 pm

      YES. It is a picture of gathering what you love to be able to enjoy it everyday. I don’t think my husband really understands that part of my process as we make this new place feel like home. To feel like home, I need to see the familiar things I have collected or made, and it take a lot of thought to find places for those things. I much prefer shopping my basement to buying new! Thanks for reading, friend. Hope you are well!

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