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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. Fall is beautiful at your cottage. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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 :)

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  10. 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. :)

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  11. 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

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  12. 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 :)

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  13. 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.

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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  19. 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?

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

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

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  22. 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?

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. ...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.

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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

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