Growing up in Minnesota, Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of fall with the start of school, football games, leaves changing color, and the scent of bonfires. Usually the weather cooperated with cool, crisp days and nights. Nowadays, living in Arizona, I know that we have at least six more weeks of warm temperatures ahead of us. If I waited until it felt like autumn outside to do some fall decorating, I'd be getting out the golds, oranges, and browns at the beginning of the Christmas season. I know that I'm rushing things just a bit, but I figure that if I want to give autumn decor its due, I better start now so I can enjoy it for the next three months. Here are a few pictures of the living room and small front dining room of our home. Next Monday I'll continue with the Fall House Tour.
|A soft warm orange throw gets placed beneath the seat cushion to add a pop of color (remember, this is Arizona so we don't have a lot of use for throws until mid-winter).|
|I like to add seasonal potpourri to give an autumn scent to the house. It has to be subtle, though. I don't like anything that is overwhelming or too sweet.|
|A chevron patterned throw from Z Gallerie gets added to the sofa along with an orange and cream pillow from Target. I bought a lot of these pillows to use outside but some of them have found their way indoors.|
|The mirror-topped table is laden with gold mercury glass gourds and candlesticks.|
|The small dining room in the front of the house gets outfitted for the season with silver mercury glass pumpkins and candlesticks along with a few faux pumpkins.|
|And here is Liberty Bell, waiting patiently for her evening walk.|
Hope we didn't confuse anybody by me switching with Ann for the Friday post. If you're looking for a great recipe, check out Ann's post from Monday where she's sharing a fabulous meal idea. Also, stop by the Wednesday post to read Sheila's take on lighting for the home. She always has creative ideas for renovating interiors and lighting is just one of the techniques she uses to update homes.
Check back in with me on Monday when I resume the fall house tour. Until then, have a safe, relaxing, and fun Labor Day weekend!