Monday, October 9, 2017

Soft Whites For Fall


Looking at this picture, I imagine you are questioning the title of Soft Whites for Fall,


but why don't you come in and see for yourself.


With so much color happening outside, simplicity reigns throughout the house.


The step back cupboard provides a nice background for the little bit of color in the entry.


You might question all the white, but fall in my neck of the woods is less about oranges and reds or falling leaves


 than it is about wide expanses of blues and greens.


An old bench on the porch,


and old stool in the entry provide a pop of blue.


In the dining room, yellow paired with the blue and white spruce up the plate racks, but the yellow flowers are just too much.


So, I swapped them for baby boos.


I did have to resort to faux greenery otherwise I would be changing the greenery daily.


Keeping with the neutral theme, I made a few pumpkins out of drop cloth that ended up in the hallway.


Now, I need to hit publish on this post, finish the mantel


and head to the pumpkin patch so I can fill the shopping cart with pumpkins.


Because like the front porch, the back yard is all about color.

30 comments:

Stacey said...

It's always a beautiful spot in my day to stop by Art and Sand. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the soothing neutral tones and then all that color outside!

podso said...

Your drop cloth pumpkins are adorable. You could go into business making and selling them!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

The red door and blue frames did give me pause on the All About White title. I'm like you, the more white I paint the more white I want. I love the direction the color in your cottage has gone.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I love the beauty of soft white surroundings, and I draw peace and inspiration from your home. Each photo is a feast for my senses.

ANNE said...

just lovely... Have a great week Carol!

Jo said...

Carol, simple yet spectacular, yes cool bright whites and pops of color, perfect.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I just love your home! Every single photo is magazine worthy!
Brenda

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Carol, you always do such a wonderful job on decorating your lovely cottage. Every thing is perfect.

Now if we would just get FALL, I would be so happy.

Mary

Botanic Bleu said...

Carol,
I love visiting your house to see what you are doing.

Judith

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty, Carol...whether it is color, or neutrals...you do it beautifully!

Sandy said...

I love all the color outdoors and the soothing simplicity I the inside of your home. I love the pops of blues and red inside. I'm definitely finding a perfect shade of white for my living room and kitchen! I adore your home and your style!

Melanie said...

All so beautiful...every vignette a feast for the eyes. Love your drop cloth pumpkins! Very unique and creative.

The French Hutch said...

Your home looks so lovely decorated with white. I love the drop cloth pumpkins and love the decor on the door. I have my baby boos and plan to set an all white table. Love your photos.
Happy fall..........

Rue said...

I think the white inside and color outside is perfect for fall at the beach! You have such beautiful taste, my friend :)

xo,
rue

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear friend,

I'm late but happy to be here. The wild fires up in Santa Rosa claimed the home and goods of a family member, so yesterday morning before I ran off to work, we were speaking to the family who was literally on the run in the car, with only the clothing on their backs. They are safe now in a shelter.

I too have the intention with styling my baby boo white pumpkins and taking photos, but with this crazy work schedule, I wonder when that will happen!

Enjoy the silence of white.

Rita C. said...

Ooh, that peek of the mantel with the greens and whites is gorgeous! But, then, so is everything else in the cottage. I am in love with that dish rack. I just love it!
Praying for the northern part of CA this morning....the devastation for the residents of Santa Rosa and surrounding is unthinkable!

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful post...Wonderful place to live...Best wishes.

The Sketchy Reader said...

I love your white for autumn, and I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to white autumn decor. Your cottage always makes me smile!!!

I'll be pinning away on this post!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

xo,
RJ

Kim said...

Just perfect, Carol, as always!

BarberryLane Designs said...

I enjoy tours of your cottage any time of year! Always beautiful and welcoming---love your blue! Sandi

Junkchiccottage said...

Swooning, swooning, swooning. Love seeing the fall whites mixed in with your pretty colors. Sooo pretty Carol. Love it all.
xoox
Kris

Curtains in My Tree said...


I have always loved your color and now I am in love with your step back cupboard.
I want one for my kitchen

Susie said...

Wow Carol !! I love your beautiful decorating throughout your home. The white candlesticks and baby boos are just sweet. Love it. The plate racks are looking great. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely colors, soft and cozy! I have said it before, your home is like an dream...I like the white pumpin too!
Have a great wednesday, take care.
Love from Titti

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful post Carol! Loved seeing your softly coloured pictures and all those gorgeous vignettes. Happy Fall! xox

Jann Olson said...

Colorful or filled with white, your home is always beautiful Carol! You have such wonderful style and talent!
hugs,
Jann

Rhondi said...

Hi Carol. Thanks for sharing your house with us. I love coming to visit you!

Down by the sea said...

It all looks so lovely! Sarah x

Renee said...

Your fall decor is so pretty.