Thursday, September 28, 2017

French Country: Fall Inspiration in the Living Room

When gusty winds begin to rattle leaves outside my window 
and we start to enjoy the feel of jeans and sweaters again,
I like to embrace the warmth of the Fall season in my living room 
with colors, textures and light.


Mantels are the easiest place to add touches of Fall to your room. 
This clock seems to remind us that as the seasons change, time is passing by.



I couldn't resist a couple of these velvet pumpkins for the mantel.


Can you believe it has started snowing in the high country in Colorado
and resorts are prepping the slopes for the ski season? Not being a skier, 
I'd rather curl up on the couch next to a nice fire with a warm throw and a good book.


My living room looks a little different since we decided to downsize . . . our couch that is. 
Although we loved our big Pottery Barn sofa, it was simply too big for this small room.
We gave it to a college girl who was renting a house across the street. She loved it.
At an estate sale, we found this loveseat (newly reupholstered) and it was the perfect size.

I had some hesitation about having a white couch since we do have a dog but 
I simply cover the seat with a white blanket. Easy to wash and remove when visitors stop by.


You may have noticed we also downsized our coffee table. 
This was a really hard decision for me because I loved our BIG rustic table . . . 



. . . but when we found this smaller table at another estate sale
we knew it was just what we'd been looking for.
The room feels so much more spacious now. 



With a 1940s French vibe, the table once belonged to the family of a former Colorado governor. 
The nice thing about this table is it can easily go from elegant with a few silver accessories . . . 


. . . to rustic with antlers, Indian corn and vintage books -- a warm look for Fall. 


As evenings are getting cooler, I like to dig out the chunky throws to wrap up in.
Apparently, Roxy likes them too.


A small table next to the leather recliner holds a simple arrangement in a silver pitcher.
Soft light is filtered through airy linen curtains. 
Candlelight, even when it is tiny, always brings a warm ambiance to a room. 
The colorful coasters are from Provence. 


Across the room I added just a few natural fall touches to the dining room table.


This moody painting is one of my favorites;
it whispers to me of Fall with its changing colors of a time gone by.


So, as we say goodbye to September, 
I hope you enjoy the beauty of Fall inside . . . 


and out. 


Happy Fall from Colorful Colorado!

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27 comments:

  1. I like your living room and your dog is precious.

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    1. Thanks so much! Roxy is my little sweetheart and the best company. Good listener! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Pat

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  2. Your room is so pretty and so cozy! We have an off white couch and a blanket is definitely needed. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey. We just lit the fireplace this week; it's been so cold and wet here in Colorado. So it's even more cozy now. I'm still loving the white couch. Wait til I spill some red wine on it! Hugs, Pat

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  3. Cozy and comfy that's what Fall is all about. I love your room it's perfect and your pet is so cute.

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    1. Thanks so much Marlene. So glad you liked the living room. I spend 90% of my time in that room so I'd better like it too! Roxy sends kissies. Hugs, Pat

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  4. A beautiful switch in the living room. LOVE that rug! Where did you find it?

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    1. Thanks Monika! Got the rug at Pottery Barn. I love it too, especially for fall. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Hi Catherine! I'm reading a book called The Marriage Game about Queen Elizabeth I. Perfect for a cool fall day. Hugs, Pat

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  6. Pat, your home is so inviting and cozy'. I love your new additions! The autumn vignettes are perfect! We are flying to Aspen in a couple of weeks...we love Colorado

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    1. Thanks so much Pam. Aspen is actually supposed to get some snow tonight! Dress warm and have a wonderful time in the Rockies. Hugs, Pat

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  7. Hi Sister, Love the new look. A few changes makes such a difference. The little table in the living room looks so nice. I have to admit that I liked the other one maybe a little better but It looks good. Fall is my favorite time of year as you know. It had been in the 40s here in the morning and in the 60s during the day. It is suppose to warm up to the low 80s this week. Hope it is nice for your trip home.

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    1. Thanks Jan! (The big old coffee table is in the attic!) Couldn't bring myself to get rid of it..yet. Have a great weekend. Love and hugs, Pat

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  8. I would love to have a white sofa, please keep us updated on how you are liking it. I was thinking my next sofa needed to be with white slip covers that are washable. Loving your living room, the fall touches are perfect!

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  9. I am thinking about doing something similar in my living room -- getting smaller sofa and chairs. I have cats and cover everything. A visit with me means my friends aren't allergic and don't mind a little cat hair! Ha! Your fall touches are perfect. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks Snap! We're still getting used to the smaller couch and table but it definitely looks better. We have a daybed in an adjacent room so we still have somewhere to stretch out for a nap. Happy October! Pat

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  10. Love that painting! Your home is so inviting for fall. I do the same thing with a white blanket on our bed! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! Interesting story about the painting...saw it a yard sale one year, liked it but didn't buy it. Kicked myself. The following year, there it was again and I snapped it up! Meant to be. Hugs, Pat

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  11. Your living room is lovely and I like the smaller sofa. The fall touches you added are spot on. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Pat

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  12. Your living room looks comfy and serene; what a home should be. Love the moody painting and your wall color. White with a bit of gold in it lights up so well @ night; that warm glow is awesome.

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy! Oh, and the wall color looks goldish because of the lighting and the flash. It's actually called khaki, a nice neutral that does have a warm glow. Thanks, Pat

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  13. Pat, everything looks warm and cozy! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  14. Your fall touches are perfect Pat. Your home is so warm and inviting!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. I love the cozy feel of your home Pat. Fall is definitely the time for bringing out the throws and quilts. Your new loveseat and table look great in the room. Hubby and I are in Breckenridge this week and we woke up to snow. Loving the golden shades of Colorado! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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