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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Karen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Calypso In The Country said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

LOVE, love the color!!

xo
Pat

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

I love the changes. Great job!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful room!! Everything looks wonderful!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks so much, Sally!

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

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

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

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

Becca said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Patty Rumaker said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Cynthia said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

Un'eleganza infinita e piena di calore!

Ciao dall'Italia

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Junkchiccottage said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

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Becca said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely stunning! Love the fabric on the pillow!

Karen S Smith said... Reply To This Comment

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

Karen S Smith said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

I freaking love it!

Kristin McCullough said... Reply To This Comment

I freaking love it!

Laurel Stephens said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous fall decor!!

Lisa Conforto said... Reply To This Comment

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... Reply To This Comment

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

Nancy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Krista thehappyhousie said... Reply To This Comment

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