Sunday, October 2, 2016

New Season . . . New Colors



Spending 4 days sitting on a trial as a juror left me little time to take pictures this past week, but I created a collage for the Instagram hashtag - #mysummer2016.


As I scrolled through my IG gallery looking for photos, I noticed that blues, aquas and whites filled my sumner.


But as fall slowly awakens in southern California, I am seeing new colors around the house.


Baby pumpkins in white and orange on my little green table are a departure from my usual palette.


While I was on jury duty, our painter was working his magic on our walls - my green pie safe looks crisp and clear against a white background.


Bouquets of colorful flowers are my usual centerpiece in the dining room, but pumpkins in a green box are a nice seasonal change.


Even the garden is sporting flowers in fall colors


and those fall flowers look lovely in vignettes.


Steve changed the painting over the mantel so I am trying out different ideas on the mantel that will compliment the colors of the sky and ocean.


The colors in the living room are softer - especially with the cute pillow I won on an Instagram giveaway from Bianca of  With Lavender and Grace.


The house is decked out in whites and pastels this season,


but you can see from the bench on our porch and the accents in the entryway


that my seasonal colors are all across the spectrum.


What are your seasonal colors this year?

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34 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh this looks so good dear Carol. My colors? As usual: white, white, white with gray and a touch of steel blue in nature such as the pumpkins. Natural wood tones are what I love and that's about it. We love it.

Merlesworld said...

I like your soft colours.
Merle.......

Stacey said...

Fall is beautiful at your cottage. :)

chateau chic said...

Your home looks so crisp and fresh with your newly painted walls. Loving all of your vignettes. Lots of great inspiration.
Mary Alice

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the white walls. I'm ready for some greens and oranges in my decor!!

ANNE said...

I love all your vignettes but my fave is the one with the scissors and alarm clock. Those grasses are so beautiful!

bobbie said...

Beautiful!! My fall colors are beiges, blues, and copper.

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
It is all so pretty. Love your new white walls and they do make all your colors pop. Happy Fall.
Kris

Connie said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the blue bench with the pumpkins and sunflowers. It's so striking with it's brilliant colors and a wonderful way to welcome friends to your door :)

Art @ Home said...

Wow, nice win, Carol! I love the pretty pillow, and it's perfect for your cottage. I also like the mini pumpkins in your home. I'm still working on my autumn decor. :)

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

For the first time, I brought home a faux white pumpkin. And then I returned it ;) I decided I'm a die-hard orange and yellow and green fall celebrator, so I've stuck with it! Your fall decor is lovely.

Mary

Jeanna said...

Very nice, Carol. I haven't changed anything in my house yet. And with everything going on I may not get to it until Christmas. YIKES!

I'll just keep popping over here to enjoy fall :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So very pretty, Carol! My colors are bright and traditional in the porch and outdoors...in the living room and kitchen I went more neutral with just pops of color.

Salmagundi said...

My Fall decorating is subtle -- I wait until Christmas and go all out!! Your home is lovely all year around. Sally

Kim said...

You and Steve are both so talented, Carol. Gorgeous!

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty!!
~Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am loving all your fall colors and your summer collage is quite spectacular.

craftyles said...

I love all the touches of orange in your palette. Such pretty vignettes. I add orange and brown in the fall to my neutral colors. Happy fall!

Consider It All Joy said...

I've been a RED person for about 10 years. This year I have added touches of blue/aqua and much more white! You home is lovely as always, and adding new colors for fall is a Very Good Thing! Love the newly painted wall :) Blessings, Cindy xo

Melanie said...

I'm liking your softer look for fall! Love the box of pumpkins on your table instead of flowers. What kind of greenery (the leaves) tucked in the pumpkins?

jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Love the peaceful feel of your seasonal colors - both summer and fall are restful and relaxing. Happy new season to you!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love all your mini pumpkin decorations and all the aqua blue sin your photo collage!

Leslie Harris said...

Carol I'm so happy for you! Those white walls are a perfect backdrop for your creative vignettes and Steve's lush artwork. I love a freshly painted room, it makes me feel so happy. Is that how it feels to you?

podso said...

I do like the white on your walls! And the texture. It gives you a back drop for whatever color you want. Your autumn vignettes are a great color addition.

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful Neutrals with pops of color. Love it Carol. Great photos! Happy October and thanks for stopping by the Texas home tour for fall. xo

Pamela Gordon said...

Your newly painted white walls make a great backdrop to your decor and Steve's artwork. It all looks so pretty and I like the pops of blue and orange. I've added a bit of orange with pumpkin gourds, soft aqua, and also dried hydrangea which are pinky coloured. How do you make a collage on Instagram? Do you used a free collage maker? I'd like to do that but haven't found just the right one yet. Thanks for your help. Pam

bj said...

...adding little tiny touches of orange, gold.....
playing with pumpkins...and I love your basket of tiny pumpkins so I am on my way BACK to the pumpkin patch...
everything at your cottage looks amazing.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So pretty! I love your crisp white walls! I still have aqua on the porch but added some Fall orange and yellow...it goes well surprisingly. I still have the golds, muted oranges, rusts and browns as d├ęcor in my dining room since those are the year round colors in there....my Fall room!

Cynthia said...

Carol, as always beautiful. Loving the centerpiece on the dining room table. The blue bench looks pretty in it's fall glory. Happy you are done with jury duty.

Cindy

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, love your autumn touches to your beautiful cottage! I love all the traditional autumn colors that we see all around our Appalachian Foothills! Pam @ Everyday Living

handmade by amalia said...

The colors must change because the light changes. But for whatever reason, I'm ready for a new palette, craving oranges and gentle pinks and a touch of gold, not necessarily together :-)
Amalia
xo

Botanic Bleu said...

Carol,
Blue and white are always my colors, but I have added a couple of new traditional fall colored pillows to my deck that I am loving.

Judith

Sylvia said...

Carol, The bits of orange with blue go very well. It's amazing how just a little does so much. Sylvia D.

Down by the sea said...

Our colours are white and blue. As demonstrated in Steve's picture and your displays a touch or orange would look add a lovely autumn touch. Sarah x