Fall Décor Home Tour

Have you picked out the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin yet? Indulged in any pumpkin spiced treats?

I haven’t gotten around to either yet, but have been reveling in the autumn season so far! We have had a beautiful burst of fall like weather in Texas. For once, it has been slightly less hot and humid out and we have made a concerted effort to get outside and soak it all in!

I’m so excited to show you some of the new Fall décor around our home this season. So let’s start with the front door. I still love to use my Chevron Burlap Wreath in autumn, but this year I have added purple mums, begonias and a few straw pumpkins. I love the added warmth of these inviting floral touches.

Moving on to our Entry. In past years I hadn’t done much decorating in our Entryway. Maybe change out a few branches in the tall vase next to my mirror, but that’s about it. This year I decided to spread the orange/pumpkin love and incorporate aqua/turquoise with a hint of red.

I draped our entry table with linen and added a bit of the Ming Dragon in Aquatint from Robert Allen’s Dwell Studio line. This fun print pulls everything together perfectly!

Last year’s decorations in the living room can be seen here. And as you can see, I went a little pumpkin crazy. Pumpkins from edge to edge. This year I am using my apothecary jars, a few of my milk glass pieces, and some other fall colors like plum and green.

Thus far, I’ve styled the apothecary jars for both Christmas and spring. They have been a great addition and I’ve enjoyed coming up with new ways to adapt their décor for the coming season.

Meanwhile, incorporating multiple natural elements such as artichokes, pomegranates, and acorns along with the usual pumpkins reminds me of harvest.

That’s all for now, but be sure to check back soon for some of my favorite fall décor across the web.

How have you styled your home for the autumnal season?

Marble, Malachite & Onyx in Design


In the past few weeks, I have been working on incorporating a few items into my home with the look or marble, in particular. One has eluded completion, but this week my kiddo is at Grammy and Poppa’s house for the week. So hopefully I will get it done… if hubs and I are not too busy napping.

Lately, I have been inspired by the use of natural stone and/or the pattern of natural stone in design. There is something so breathtaking about the organic lines and veining in stone. No two pieces are the same and for that reason they provide an infinite number of possibilities. There has also been a surge in the use of stone patterns for fabric, wall coverings, etc.

Today I am focusing on the three types of stone/stone patterns predominantly utilized in this trend: Marble, Malachite and Onyx.

Let’s start off with Marble…

Marble has always been a staple of tile and counters, but has made its way all the way up the walls. Some wall coverings feature very natural looks.

Meanwhile, others offer a metallic touch…

or vibrantly colored spin on a classic marble pattern. I am loving these boxes covered in marble paper by Centsational Girl, Kate.

marble Boxes

marble Boxes

Next is Malachite.

Malachite has typically been used as an accessory in design in the past. However, now that emerald green has reemerged as an “en vogue” color, fabric designers have incorporated this stunning mineral into their lines. Below is the Jim Thompson Malachite.




And, of course the wallpaper version…

There is also slightly less expensive Malachite installment in Robert Allen’s Dwell line.

Other lines have incorporated the malachite pattern in additional color ways.

Of course, malachite accessories are more prevalent than ever.


Last is Onyx… Onyx is used the least of these three stones, but what a statement it can make!

When back-lit, onyx exudes an extraordinary glow and radiance.

Although many times onyx is used as a statement piece in a bathroom, many other applications produce dramatic and eye-catching results.

And the list of uses go on…


I hope you enjoyed these natural beauties as much as I did! I’ll be back soon with the reveal of how I have been incorporating these lovelies into my life!