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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Sitting Room

As much as I love trying to create soft and serene spaces in our home, somehow, the "old Becca" resurfaces each Fall, wanting pops of bold color!  So, when it came time to tossing pumpkins around our sitting room, SOMEthing just wasn't working.  It was then that a trip to my favorite "Fabric Showcase" solved the problem!

BEFORE ... our "Summer" sitting room was calm, with panels done in soft shades of grey, cream and taupe:


And, HERE it is today!  COLOR!


When I spotted this pretty fabric, I thought it would be a fun addition (thanks to its beautiful deep orange background and various shades of brown, cream and duck egg blue) and tie in with the blue accent chest on the opposite wall:



Pieces which blended in with the other curtains now seem to have a bit more presence:



You may have noticed that I didn't stop there, as the bookcase got a little change for the new season, too.

BEFORE:


AFTER:  I traded out the grey and white script fabric for this cool brown and white chevron fabric (thanks for pointing that one out, Beth):


I love how Fall goodies bounce against it:



Even cute, inexpensive pumpkin plates (from Home Goods) seem to play nicely with it!


I also brought in these large candlesticks from the dining room (and, oops, I forgot to light the wicks for good luck) ... just might have to splash some AS Old Ochre on them to tie in a bit better with the new colors in here!



Over on this wall ... I added large Fall branches to an otherwise muted arrangement.  Annnd, to tie in with the curtains, I decided to add a tiny bit of the same fabric to a simple white pillow:  


I suppose I shouldn't get tooo used to these colors, as I'm sure the oranges and browns will be traded for lots of red later next month!  Oops ... thank goodness Fabric Showcase's prices are really reasonable!


So, tell me ... do you change your fabrics out to suit the seasons, too?  

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68 comments:

Anita said...

Oh Becca, I LOVE the new look!! Great fabric, and the blue is just fabulous with the orange. Love it!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How pretty, Becca! The fabrics are all so pretty! You just know how to pull things together. I don't know where to begin; so, I'll just say I love it all!

Merlesworld said...

That is lovely fabric and it does give a lift to the rest of the room.
Merle........

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, orange is one of my favorite colors and this looks amazing. So cheerful. Hugs, Marty

Karen said...

Oh Becca your family room looks gorgeous. Loving bringing fall in with fabrics and accessories.

Calypso In The Country said...

The new look is gorgeous! You have added so much personality and cheerfulness...not that it was dull before! It's a nice change!
-Shelley

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE, love the color!!

xo
Pat

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The fabric is perfect and I love that you mixed it up with the chevron. I am bringing browns and darker golds into my rooms too. I need to do something about my dining room chair seats though...they need switched to something neutral so they don't clash! Love this room no matter what you do to it...

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Looks great!! I don't normally change fabrics seasonally, but my goal is to at least do a bit more layering in the colder months. Your room is beautiful with both looks.

jerri said...

Be still my heart................ I love this room. It has me yearning for Fall, however we are still in high 90's hear in Memphis. Love the blue & orange together.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

this looks so good, Becca. I love that new fabric and I can't believe you changed the bookcase back, too. busy busy

Debra Oliver said...

absolutely gorgeous, blue and orange are such a great combo, and with the crisp whites it just is a knock out! That fabric is amazing! LOVE how you can change out the fabric in your wonderful cabinet!

Carol said...

Oh, Becca, I love your new look! The drapery fabric makes everything in your room just pop! It all looks so beautiful. I cannot wait to see what you are going to do next!

pam {simple details} said...

Just beautiful, Becca! I love the warm colors and the modern touch the chevron lends to your room!

Petra said...

Gorgeous! I love your "summer" room and I was wondering how you would put the warm colours of autumn with the whites but you nailed it! Just the right shades of orange/brown/duck egg blue - perfect.

Ron said...

I love the changes. Great job!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Perfection! This is so beautiful!!! I love all of the choices you made. The curtains are gorgeous and the blues and oranges just pop. LOVE! LOVE!

Sally Kelly said...

You're home is beautiful on any given day -- but I really do like this transformation. Those curtain panels make such a difference in the look!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Becca! Those little touches of color have really added Fall to this room. I love how the drapery panels made quite a difference. I just switch out pillows and bring out our throws for a change of color and warmth. That's the great thing about white or neutral slipcovers!

Mary Soulios said...

Oh, Becca. It's just gorgeous. I love the new curtains. You sure you aren't coming to Richmond any time soon? Hint...hint! I do change out pillows and decor, but not curtains. I love everything you have done.

Debbie Riordan Dionne said...

LOVE your new fall look and choice of accent color, fabrics and accessories! I, too, love the flexibility of neutral living areas so that I can switch out the accent colors and accessories to match the gorgeous changing seasons of our Maine landscape. LOVE the change and always something to look forward to!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just beautiful Becca...you managed to get a wonderful feel of Fall with touches you can use all year round such as those gorgeous drapes!!!

Jennifer Wolfe said...

Beautiful room!! Everything looks wonderful!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love the addition of this great fabric! It's a perfect choice for your Fall sitting room! It's so bright and welcoming! Love your Fall decor!

Becca said...

Thanks so much, Debbie ... I'm so envious you live in Maine ... your Fall foliage is always gorgeous! Lucky lady!

Becca said...

Thanks so much, Sally!

Becca said...

Thanks a bunch, Petra ... I'm really enjoy the bold pops of color!

Becca said...

Thank you very much, Jerri! I think you should start decorating for Fall ... maybe that will chase the 90 degree weather away!

Becca said...

Thank you, Terry! I bought the EAT letters from a friend; however, I've seen ones similar at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby!

Becca said...

Thank you so very much, Debra! Thankfully, our bookcase isn't that big so it's easy and not expensive to change things out from time-to-time! :)

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Tardevil said...

Everything looks perfect, as always. Love Fabric Showcase! However, I can't sew...I passed that pumpkin plate up at Home Goods, but you have seriously made me re-think it (except that I am embarrassed to go back b/c I'm in there almost EVERY day). Have a fun weekend. I so wish I were there this weekend.

Jemsmom said...

Egad woman!!!! That is awesome!!! I love love love the oranges! You are AMAZING!!!

Patty Rumaker said...

Your living room looks great. So many wonderful ideas to change up a room for fall - or for anytime. I just found your blog through Hometalk and I am your newest follower on GFC.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Lady Pamela said...

I don't know why I didn't notice it before, but I love your wall colour in this room. Do you happen to know the name of it? I am starting to get ideas for the next paint job in my LR/DR.
Thanks
*Smiles*

Kathysue said...

Becca anyone that knows me, knows I am not an orange lover, BUT YOU my dear even made orange look good!! Great job, perfect additions to your room for Fall. Happy FALL to YOU,
xo Kathysue

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Seriously love this room with the pops of orange and those drapes are gorgeous!!! Love your changes.
XO
Kristin

Cynthia said...

Becca, PERFECTION!!! Your changes for the fall are just perfect!!! Love the fabric and the pups of color. Those curtains are so cool! I hope you will pop over to Cloches and Lavender and start to follow my small blog as I do your big one. We got some exciting news!!

Cynthia

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

OOhh Becca. I have been waiting for your Fall look!
Yes I do change the fabrics out. I have heavy gold drapes that I will be putting up later on int he season.
I so luv the way the orange and blues play off each other.
Been battling with my decor.. now I am inspired!
Thanks..
Hugs, Gee

Annette said...

Un'eleganza infinita e piena di calore!

Ciao dall'Italia

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

The colors of Fall are truly MY colors! 45 years ago when we had our first apt. we decorated with orange, brown and tan! I still love them! . Your room looks AWESOME, it has come to lufe! Love that fabric too! I have a cream sofa so that I can just change pillows for the seasons!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca you know this is my favorite room...LOVE it's new look! Love the chevron fabric you used in your bookcase!

Shelia said...

HI Becca! Oh, I love your pretty new fall look! That fabric for the drapes is gorgeous and looks wonderful with the chevron in your cabinets. Your home is always so beautiful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks great Becca!Love how you change things up and get such wonderful results every time!Have a great weekend.xoxox A

Junkchiccottage said...

Becca,
It is beautiful. It has the fall pop of color and still is serene and soft. I love it.
Kris

Our Feathered Nest said...

Becca, its gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose for your windows! The mix of the colors and the patterns between the curtains and the bookshelf looks awesome together. :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I LOVE the curtains! Great fabric. That's the great thing about having white furniture, it's so easy to change the look. Love it all!

gibbygoo56 said...

I LoVe this room! I'm so excited to have found your blog!

Kelly said...

I love how you changed your sitting room up for the Fall season. The color you added with the new draperies and other accessories is great. I don't usually change my fabrics for the seasons. I mostly change up some accessories or add some nature inspired elements. With your neutral background you can add just about anything easily!

Jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof said...

SO pretty Becca! I am loving that animal print rug and the chevron hutch backdrop. I knew you would be up to your eyeballs in decorating! :)

Cricket said...

Soooo beautiful. I LOVE the curtains and how the blue pulls out all the other blue in the room. You rocked this fall room in a sophisticated very classy way!!
XOXO
Cricket

christiking said...

Hi ~ love the curtains! Can you please share where you found your fabric??

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Becca said...

Christiking ... thank you! I found the fabric locally at Fabric Showcase. Their number is 843.449.6728 ... they'll be happy to send some your way! Just ask for Beth and mention the "orange and blue floral fabric from Becca's blog."

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Becca, this could be in a magazine. You know, the "Before" and "After". What a wonderful job you did transforming your sitting room for all! You chose fabulous fabric!!!!
What an inspirational stop! LOVE the picture of your family! xo

Dria S said...

Wow your room is gorgeous! Love the orange pieces and so loving the hutch with the fabric that is genius! You did a beautiful job :)

Robin Johnson said...

Your room looks amazing. Love the pillows on the sofa and chair and of course the curtains. Love, love, love the fabric!

At The Picket Fence said...

Becca it looks AMAZING!! I love every single inch of it and whether you go with a soft palette or a brighter palette you always know how to create absolutely gorgeous spaces! :-)
Vanessa

Shirley Arocho said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the fabric on the pillow!

Karen S Smith said...

The simple changes are uniquely done...and have my brain working on OT...Thank you for all your inspirations Karen

Karen S Smith said...

Thank you for your unique re-creation of your living room...my mind is just twirling with ideas now...can't wait for more inspirations to come our way...Karen

Kristin McCullough said...

I freaking love it!

Kristin McCullough said...

I freaking love it!

Laurel Stephens said...

Fabulous fall decor!!

Lisa Conforto said...

Your room is so pretty! I was wondering about the carpet ,what is it made of ? I love the look Lisa@ Sweet Tea N, Salty Air

RPK Interiors said...

Beautiful room and great example illustrating that changing a few accessories can change the feel of the room.

Nancy said...

I love this room with the pop of orange and blue. It's just so pretty and pleasing. Thanks for sharing.

Krista thehappyhousie said...

STUNNING room! I found you through Eclectically Vintage - a new fan and follower here:)