Thursday, August 28, 2014

Going Bright For Fall

Fall is just about here so of course I am thinking about changing things up a bit.  This is one of my favorite seasons, it is when the temps get cooler and flowers start to bloom again here in the desert.  I am even more excited for those cooler temps because I am going to have the carpet removed and fabulous hardwood floors put down .  They say I have to wait until the temps are somewhere in the 70's so the floors won't be too hot or too cold and warp.   110 degrees won't work, so I am trying to patiently wait.  haha that is a joke I am chomping at the bit.

Anyway, back to the issue at hand.  I am ready for some fall color, so I just shopped the house to change things up a little.  When I get the new floors down, I am going to repaint, change out drapes and make a few other changes, so for now, not buying anything, just using what I have.

 I pulled these pumpkin colored pillows out of the master bedroom and changed up a couple of the black and white pillows.

 Most of the accessories stayed the same.  I added the mirror "M" and brought back most of the brass.

 I can't wait to get the hardwood floors down, I think it will totally change this room, but for now this is a little bit of fall color.  (I just ordered new lamps, I can't wait to see how they look when they get here.  They were on clearance for a fabulous price, so I couldn't resist.)

So how about you, are you thinking Fall too?

 I am joining the following parties:
 Savvy Southern Style  , Green Willow Pond , Ivy and Elephants , DIY by Design ,
 We Are That Family ,Style Sisters ,City Farmhouse ,Beyoned The Picket Fence ,
Home Stories A to Z ,Maison de Pax ,The Blissful Bee ,
Love of Family & Home ,The Dedicated House , Craftberry Bush ,
The Shabby Creek Cottage , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse  A Delightsome Life , 
 Imparting Grace ,  From My Front Porch To Yours ,

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  1. Marty, you will absolutely love your hardwood floors. If I had my way I would have it in every room of the house. Your tangerine colors are perfect for fall!

  2. Marty, I can't wait to see all the new things you are doing. You have such exquisite taste and I am sure it will all look wonderful. I am really liking your black and white pillows you added a few weeks ago. They stand out so beautifully with the colors you use in your home. I too love decorating for fall. I love the colors of the season, they are my favorite. Have a wonderful week. Hugs to you, Karie

  3. You will love wood floors and they will make a big difference. Usually this time of the year I can't wait to decorate for Fall, but the kitchen still needs work and I am always thinking about it. Hopefully I will have time to decorate and make a few things though.

  4. Marty, I always love to see all of your beautiful changes! I know you will love your new hardwood floors. Can't wait to see all of the amazing things that you have coming up! Your colors are lovely.

  5. Marty,
    Oh, my. . .wood flooring will be gorgeous, dear one!!!
    I adore the "pumpkin" orange & black pillows!!!
    Reminds me of a very Traditional Tablescape I did when employed with black & orange!
    We $old out of the placemats and napkins the first day!!!
    I'm ready to begin Autumnal Decor!!!
    Thanks for inspiring me to begin. . .

  6. You are going to love the hardwood. I just love mine! So easy to clean. No worry about stains. I will never regret putting hardwood in my den. The colors look great! I bought some faux fall flowers at the Dollar Tree the other day. Haven't put them out just yet. Hard too when it's still in the 90's and humid as all get out. (It's a southern thing!) The humidity makes it feel like it's in the 100's. I'm waiting till closer to October to put it out.

  7. Love your mix of pillows for Fall, Marty (the splash of contemporary design is so fun)! And, congrats on your soon-to-be hardwood floor ... going to look fabulous!

  8. Very nice refresher. The touches of pumpkin are delightful and work well with the brass. Looking forward to seeing what you do once the floors are done. I'm thinking about a big re-do for my family room, so this is right at the forefront of my design mind... :-)


  9. Oh how exciting to be getting the hardwood floors. I know you can't wait. It's going to be beautiful. Your pillows look great, and I love the mirrored M. laurie

  10. Marty,I love the pillows and how you are changing up your living room by using what you have on hand. I look forward to seeing your new flooring and lamps.


  11. Marty...these big bold colors and patterns make such a big bang...I love it. I can't wait to see what you do once fall and the new floors come. We are actually having carpet put in in our family room and I am freaking over all the work in moving things around. Yikes! It will be so worth it! We can't have the original wood in this old house as this area is over a crawl space and we need the insulation during the winter. I don't mind...I have enough stone and wood! :) Enjoy your cool weather!

    Jane xx

  12. Oh how exciting having new hardwood floors! I'm trying to get the budget to install them all through our second floor, but I guess I might have to do it by rooms. :/ I love how bright and cheerful your room looks, the pillows are gorgeous!

  13. Your small changes are a great way to ease into fall. Me, I am not changing a thing, because I am hanging on to summer as long as I can!


  14. I'm sure you'll have it all light and bright soon and I hope it makes you SMILE~!

  15. I can't wait for your new floors too Marty! Lovin' the light feel of your fall look, it's a great inbetween look for summer and fall too. Have to start mine soon before baby comes. :-)

  16. You will love having hardwood flooring, can't wait to see it! Love your early fall touches...

  17. Oh, how exciting, Marty! I love hardwood floors, but it would cost a small fortune to add them to this house. Your colors for Fall are so pretty. Even though we don't actually get a Fall here, just the idea of it makes me happy. Plus the fact, that my house (inside only for now) is all "Falled" out! As long as I keep the air turned down, I'm in "Faux Fall" heaven!

  18. Here in Western NY we are still waiting for summer! Just kidding, but we did have a pretty poor summer this year, a lot of rain and not many hot days. Unlike what most people think, we do not have snow 11 months out of the year. Yes, we have snow and yes, sometimes we have blizzards, but there are others states that have much more snow than us and we actually have more sunny days than Florida. Enough about that, I will get down off my soapbox for WNY.
    Our house has hardwood throughout and I have to say, although it's nice to have carpeting, the hardwood was much easier to keep clean when the kids were little. I do enjoy the rich color of hardwood too.
    I will be on vacation next week so I will start decorating for fall. I really like the change of seasons that we are lucky to have and especially like the fall too!
    I'm sure what you have in store will "wow" us! You inspire me and this is meant as a compliment; at 62 I wonder if I will be able to do the things I enjoy in 10 years. I've always been active and it would not be unusual for me to climb a ladder to fix something or wheelbarrow mulch for the flower beds. You've made me realize that I'm gonna do alright! Keep it coming Marty! You are an inspiration to all women!

  19. I can't wait to see the hardwood floors! How exciting ! The fall decor looks great too!

  20. I can't wait to see all of the changes! I hope you don't have to wait too long but I didn't know the temps ever got to 70 in Phoenix!! :)

  21. Putting my right in the mood for fall. You always transition so well. Love the flowers. Gorgeous!


  22. Hi Marty- This weekend is when I start pulling stuff out! Looks great and can't wait to see the new lamps!! laura

  23. You made a lot of changes that added style to your home. It's amazing how a lighter brighter room looks cleaner, too. I love all of the white pillows....what a difference! Enjoy your week! Can't wait to hear more about the houses you are thinking about!

  24. How exciting to get new floors! I can't wait to see them! :) Your living room looks so pretty. Love the colors. Hugs, Maria

  25. Can't wait to see your new floors Marty and loving the pops of fall color! :-)

  26. Wish I was getting the new floors I want upstairs. Lucky you. I am loving the new colors especially the pops of black in this room. The commenter Laura Madalene a few comments up is one of those fake commenters with the unnatural link at the end of the comment. So glad Google is cracking down on these.

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