Designing with Carol – November 2014



As the temperature gets cooler we prefer a toasty palette of warm fall colors. In the fall season the grass lightens to brown, the sky deepens blue and the leaves change to brilliant rainbow, turning the skyline into a coloring book. These hues can be captured in our interiors, our clothing, cosmetics and so much more. We are inspired to create by the natural droplets of color in our world.

When creating a fall to winter color line, be sure to capture the deep purple, rustic orange, mustard yellow, rich turquoise, chocolate brown and café beige of fall as well as shades of green and red mixed with silver and gold for the winter.

Capture your fall/winter colors in floral arrangements and tablescapes, candles, table runners, decorative pillows and throws.

As Thanksgiving approaches hang an inviting front door wreath adorned with colorful leaves and pinecones. Add gourds and pumpkins to your front porch in stylish arrangements.

Now is the time to pull out your Christmas decorations and make your plans for the coming season. Fluff your garlands and the tree, check the ornaments for wear and tear and replace as needed. Stockings hung by the chimney with care bring color and joy to every mantle and fireplace. Give your grandchildren the opportunity to help you with your decorating for the holidays. Decorations made by little hands are priceless!

And let’s not forget lights and candles beautifully arranged at the front entry as a welcoming mat for friends and family coming to visit. Tastefully arranged holiday yard art can also be an inspiring addition to your home.

We all have so much to be thankful for as the season approaches. Be blessed during this most wonderful season of the year.

And as always, Happy Decorating.