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With the change of seasons and the cooler weather, comes a change in duvet covers and bedding up here on the hill.

For the summer in the Master Bedroom, I used white and pale pinks in light cotton fabrics, with a Vera Wang Duvet.

For the Fall and Winter season, I change to a heavier cotton duvet from Pottery Barn that has the golds, blues, oranges and yellows of the season. And I love layers on the bed, the more blankets & pillows the better! So cozy.

I added some simple, fresh sunflowers & a pumpkin on the nightstand to continue the Fall theme.

Everything in our home needs to be animal friendly, and I think our very casual choices of furniture and decor reflect that lifestyle.

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A shelf in the master bedroom also gets in the spirit of Autumn, with a hand painted sign from a local antique store and some gold hydrangeas.

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The guest room gets an update as well, with a linen duvet in a neutral color scheme and lots of pillows too.

I love Pottery barn pillow covers so much, I have them in both rooms. I really think they are a nice quality for the price, and they last forever.

The “Happy Fall” pillow I stenciled, got moved to this room for an inexpensive seasonal touch.

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When I decorated this room last year, I was obsessed with linen bedding. It’s just so lovely.

But since actual French bed linen is crazy expensive, I settled on a linen blend for this room. The duvet and shams are linen on the top and a matching lining on the other side. A more cost effective choice than all linen, with the feel I was looking for.

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I also have some twin beds in the smaller quest room downstairs, that get a change up of their own.

Simple quilts & pillow covers in Fall colors keep this room ready for quests. Although it is primarily just used by our two cats.

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Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the mini tour of our bedrooms, and perhaps got a few ideas or some inspiration  for your own home this Fall.

Karen

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Touches of fall

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Things are already starting to fall from the trees up here on the hill. It won’t be long before the leaves start to change colors and come down as well. And pumpkins are being sold at the farmers markets, making it hard to resist getting a start on a little change of decor.

This time last year, we were in the process of moving, so when I pulled my things down from the attic, there wasn’t much to work with. I needed to get creative.

This Fall, for the kitchen table centerpiece, I wanted something large.

I have had this lantern for years, but it has always been used outside on one porch or another. It was really beat up, & a bit rusty and dirty from sitting out in all kinds of weather. I took it apart, cleaned it up and gave it a fresh coat of spray paint. Now, it’s like new again.

Perfect.

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To fill up the tray, I used hydrangeas I dried this summer, some bits of the fall leaves & what nots I did have, and some cardboard pumpkins that I bought at the craft store for about $1 each, then spray painted white. A centerpiece for just a couple of dollars.

For the wall, I made an attempt at drawing a pumpkin on a chalk board….

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The credenza got a new lamp (just because it was time) and a simple display of pumpkins. Some real, some with a faux vintage look. I picked them up at last weekends Barn Market.

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The Den got a few touches as well. A foam orange pumpkin that I already had, got painted white with Annie Sloan paint. And a few other elements were added to keep the look more neutral in this room.

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The living room got pops of the oranges & reds that dominate the Autumn season. It feels super cozy when I get the warm, scented candles burning too.

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I really wanted a pillow for the season (I love me some pillows), so I pulled a small white linen cover that I wasn’t using out of the closet, and stenciled it.  I just used tape for a straight line & a fine point sharpie.. Really easy & free.

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The apples on the fireplace mantel were replaced with small pumpkins.

I wasn’t looking for glitter pumpkins, but that was all I could find in the size I needed. A little bit glam for me, but I like them anyway.

I also stuck some Bittersweet berry branches in my willow wreath.

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My boxwood wreath on the hutch was replaced with an old front door wreath I already had.

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I stenciled another pillow for a chair in the kitchen. It’s not fancy, but it’s festive!

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And the hall bathroom got a small touch of its own on the window ledge.

Silk leaves tied to mason jars, filled with acorns. Super simple.

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So those are my first Fall pieces for the house. I hope you enjoyed them. And I hope this helps get the folks like me, who are dreading the winter, to get in the spirit and look forward to the few months of Autumn ahead.

Karen

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