Fall is probably my favorite time of year. Summers in Chattanooga are long and hot - so when the temperatures and humidity finally begin to fall in late September, it's such a welcome change!
Is there anything cozier than the first fire of the season?
Would you be surprised to know that I'm not a big seasonal decorator? I really don't do much to change my decor at home with the seasons, but there is one thing I love to incorporate into my decor -particularly when fall rolls around.
Tree branches. I love how they bring a little of the outside in.
In the image above I gathered the bare branches from my clients' property on installation day. I love how sculptural branches are - nature always gets it right!
Branches in a vase are even prettier with their fall leaves still attached. I love that shot of vibrant yellow!
About this time last year I made over my guest bathroom as part of the One Room Challenge (an online decorating event). At the end of the makeover, when money was tight (gone), I shopped my house for accessories and added a much needed touch of nature with the red maple leaves. Not only were they free (!!!), they were the perfect counterpoint some of the formal design elements. It's all about the mix!
So what do you think? It might be nice to take a break from college football this weekend to take a walk in the woods and gather up some branches for your home. I think you might be surprised by how much impact they have in your space.
I hope some beautiful autumn weather is happening wherever you are.
***Hey Chattanooga! You know what comes right after fall? Yep - Holiday entertaining season! If you'd like to give your home an update before company comes, you need to get on my schedule asap! Call me atfor an appointment or email me for a copy of my rate sheet.