Hydrangeas are a fall favorite for good reason. Their beauty lingers from summer through autumn. Last year's production was one of the best I've ever seen, and I'm so glad I went to the trouble of saving a large bundle.
I gathered them into a handmade basket and filled in sprigs of dusty miller for a touch of color. The faded blooms of the hydrangeas were a perfect match to the cream pumpkins.
And I love how the blue-green of the dusty miller compliments the soft palette.
During the cooler months is when I most appreciate the antique pieces in my home. There's something comforting about the warmth of the wood and the smooth surface of a worn patina.
A little touch of handmade is another seasonal comfort. The pomander pumpkins I made last year made their way into the decor again, and they still smell delicious.
In contrast to this year's palatte, last year's fall decor was a celebration of all the vivid colors blooming in my garden at the time. It was a kaleidoscope of purples, yellows, reds, and greys that was absolutely stunning.
But this year seems to be a quiet celebration with the neutrals of the season playing a dominant role.
After a very hectic and busy summer, this year's fall inspiration is a quiet one that takes advantage of the soft warm neutrals of the season. I love how it contrasts with the burst of colors I used last year.
For me, accessorizing my home has as much to do with the feeling it evokes as it does with how a room looks. And this year looks to be calm and peaceful.
Today is the first day of fall. What's inspiring your decor this season?
Linking to Savvy Southern Style