Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Burnt Orange and Brown

I am so ready for Fall and since we are supposed to be down into the 90's this week, I just had to add a little more Fall decor to the house.

My first choice was to add some to the family room.

Since my LR and FR are open to each other through a large opening, and I added a little bit of rusty/orange to the LR, I thought adding a little of this same color tone continued the flow.  I kept the LR really subtle, you can see that post here.

Again, I am using what I have and this deep burnt orange was previously in the LR, so I pulled it out and it is perfect to spice up the FR.

 Just one pillow was enough and the throw is actually the table topper I was previously using in the LR.  Works great here.

 The breakfast area is all part of this room, so I added a few touches in there too. ( The kitchen is open to this area also, I am standing behind the island taking this pic. )

As I lived with this a few hours, it seemed like the orange napkins on the table just screamed.  I am trying to practice the art of  "subtle", not "screaming", so I added the brown check napkins with the orange and it toned it down just right.

See what I mean, the brown and orange together is much better, don't you think?

 I had already added a little orange to the shelf the last time I redid it, and a little to the wall basket.

 Just a couple of additions to the rooster centerpiece was all it took.

 Dollar Tree leaves and a berry pick.  All things in my stash.

 Bright and cheery.  I love how it turned out.  So fun.

I love to change things up and it's even more fun if it doesn't cost a dime.

I am joining the following parties:
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for WOW Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kristen @ We Are That Family for Works For Me Wednesday
Judy @ DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Yvonne @ Stonegable  for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki at The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home


  1. Fall looks beautiful in your home , Marty.

  2. Looks great, Marty! Want to come decorate mine? It's hard to get in the mood when it's still warm outside!

  3. Marty,
    Beautiful job, I really like what you've added, the brown and burnt orange look lovely. Your home looks so cozy and festive. XO ~Liz

  4. Marty those colors look beautiful in your home! I love orange and brown together!

  5. Your fall touches are so pretty Marty!

  6. I've been looking for a wicker chair for a while for my living room. Is the one in your family room antique or new? I love it! Your Fall decor is great. Sally

  7. Everything looks so lovely. I just started to put out some things too. Alittle late for me.I will post some pictures later on my new blog.

  8. Nice touches, Marty! Just enough for me! I added some Fall in myself this past weekend, but I kept it somewhat simple.

  9. This looks wonderful! I love how such small changes can change the feel of a room.

  10. Marty,
    I love you additions of orange and brown to the Family Room and the Breakfast table, dear friend! "Shopping the House" is one of my favorite types of shopping, too! Thank you for sharing the subtle changes in your lovely home to Welcome Fall!!!

  11. I love all your subtle fall decor. As you said, they do not scream fall but you still feel the fall vibe.

  12. Looks pretty and very Fall! Did you get a new/old scale...did I miss that?

  13. Such a pretty fall look Marty....and I agree with your napking decision. Nice the first way, but adding the brown check seals the deal! Jane

  14. You are the best at changing things up with the seasons. I love you style. Everything looks beautiful...as usual.

  15. Looks great, gosh y ou sure have a lovely home, Marty- but you know what caught my eye the most? It's that awesome bowl of fresh fruit!

    One of these days soon I will make my house over, but not yet, just not yet!!!!

  16. So golden and cozy. I love your print of the prayerful man. It's perfect for a dining room.

  17. I love fall accents you put here and there, giving the rooms a complete new look! Beautiful!

  18. Don't you just hate it when your napkins "scream" at you! LOL. I love that you layered the brown checked napkins with them. Everything looks beautiful, as always, Marty! I love that you have such a neutral base palette that you can play any colors off of it! Thanks for sharing!

  19. What a warm and welcoming space! I love the restful colors and it just begs to cozy up and relax or chat with friends. Beautiful!

  20. Marty, I love your fall decor! You have just the right amount of the burnt orange. I really over did my decorations in my Family Room. I am just so homesick for the Fall colors I always over do.

  21. Everything looks so beautiful! I want your King Charles Spaniel paintings! So cute.

  22. Your house is gorgeous Marty and Autumn becomes her! I love all your perfect touches and throws. Loving all the burnt oranges too, I just adore fall.
    Marty, there's a new blogger and I know your generosity and so I think she'll be thrilled with a visit from you...her thumbnail in today's TTT says: "Touches of Green" and the blog is: crystalgrandeur. She needs to have visitors, and to be known by other bloggers, as she's got a beautiful blog, She's from India. Thank you so much.

  23. HI MARTY!!
    I think FALL decor is by far my fav of all!!!
    I do not know why..I just LOVE IT!!!!
    Makes me think of something we do not have I guess....fall leaves!!

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  25. It all looks so pretty, Marty. Hope it cools down a bit more for you. :)

  26. Very lovely and inviting home you have there...

  27. Looks great Marty!
    Sorry, but I had to laugh when you said you were down in the 90's! I hope it cools down more for you soon!

  28. As always, very lovely! You can come decorate my house any time.

  29. Your touches of orange are so pretty and perfect for fall! Love the orange Rooster!

  30. So pretty Marty...even small changes make such a difference. I love your decor using feathers and I have been trying to copy it although I don't think mine look as nice as yours. I love your blog and check it every day for new posts...take care.

  31. Marty, your home looks so pretty! It all flows so well and all your touches of Fall looks beautiful! I love your style!

  32. Marty, your home is beautiful and I LOVE the colors! HUGS AND BLESSINGS, cINDY

  33. Hi Marty,
    I love the changes in your family and living rooms. It's so fun to play with pillows and other decor. I love your blog...

  34. Marty....you have done a wonderful job transforming the room with the beautiful colors of Fall....Love all the changes...the pillows look wonderful on the sofa!!

  35. I love your rooster centerpiece it is perfect for this fall.

  36. The color combo is so beautiful in your home.


  37. Subtle and very lovely changes, Marty. It looks so very nice!


  38. Marty, you have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us, I love that round mirror over your sofa and the fall colors.

  39. I love it! I also want to say that I think it is awesome you have a blog and are into technology, social media, and staying connected!! I see you are a great grandmother and so I am guessing that my great grandmother would not even want to get near a computer. Love, love, love your blog and home! Great job!

  40. Oh Marty,
    That looks so beautiful! What a great job, the colors are so soft yet they add to the feeling of Autumn!
    I got to go get caught up on your other posts too!
    I see a really cute jean jacket up there and an amazing vintage quilt!
    Looking for plane tickets, hopefully coming near the end of October, and I can't wait!
    I'll keep you updated.
    Big Hugs,
    p.s. Jennifer is right!

  41. Marty everything in your space looks so warm and welcoming. The colors are beautiful but not over the top. Just right in fact. I love the fall...it is such a nostalgic time for me. Have a wonderful day!!!

  42. Beautiful, I love adding touches of orange this time of year!

  43. Perfectly wonderful...I love your autumn colors...saw you at Home and Garden Thursday.

  44. Marty you rock my decorating world. You have such beautiful elegance in all you do. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit this week as I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .

  45. Very pretty Marty!
    I love your tablescape - looks so inviting :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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