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8 Easy Design Tips for Fall

Bring that Fall feeling inside by adding cozy autumnal touches around your house with these festive and easy decor ideas.

Front porch greetings

Greet family and friends with a Fall themed wreath or porch vignette. Incorporate natural dried materials, gourds, and seasonal flowers into your display for a delightful seasonal welcome.

Fall wreath ideas
Creekside Farms

Faux Fur Pillows

Swapping out lightweight summer throw pillows to more textural ones like faux fur, velvet or chunky knits in darker jewel tones is an easy Fall upgrade.

Faux fur pillows
Grandin Road

Bring the Outside In

Add natural textures to your decor by mixing twigs, hay and gourds with pewter and mercury glass for an elegant Fall theme.

Natural fall decorating ideas
Pottery Barn

Pretty Paisley

A richly colored, set of paisley napkins is an easy way to transform your dinner table for Fall. Add a monogram for a personalized look.

Paisley monogrammed napkins
Donovan Design Linens

Chic Baskets

The warmth of natural woven baskets feels instantly Fall. Pile a basket with fruit in the kitchen or group a few on the coffee table to stash the remotes or hold magazines.

Natural woven baskets
West Elm

Copper Accents

Handcrafted copper items have a rich glow that fits seamlessly into Fall decorating. An occasional polish will keep it looking shiny or allow it to mellow into a verdigris patina.

Copper candles
Akkadian Candles

Tidy Up the Bath

Don’t get caught off guard by holiday guests. Stock the guest bath now with fresh towels, soap and scented candles.

Marrakech towels Matouk
Fine Linens

Cozy Up Outside

Enjoy Fall’s cooler evenings outside with seating arranged around a fire pit. Keep cozy pillows and throws on hand if the weather turns extra chilly.

Mr. H says: Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower-Enjoy!

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Fierce Fireplace Ideas

We seem to be on winter lock down here in Charleston so here on some warm ideas for cozying up by the fire even if you don’t have one!

A vent free, instant fireplace:

Wall Mounted Ventless Fireplace
Anywhere Fireplace

A more traditional look:

Gabrielle Ventless Firplace
Real Flame

Burning pine cones, balls, and gems instead of fake logs in an existing gas fireplace:

Pine Cones Vented Fireplace
Woodland Direct

Rasmussen FireBall fireplace
Woodland Direct

CG Products

Some fabulous pits for an outdoor fire with room for your toddy:

Outdoor gas firepit

Wood Burning modern firepit

Here’s a yummy warming sipper from

Hot Buttered Vanilla Rum

  • 1 1/2  cups  water
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 1  vanilla bean
  • 1  (2-inch) piece lemon rind
  • 1  cup  dark rum
  • 1  tablespoon  butter

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Return water mixture to pan. Add rum and butter to pan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Serve immediately.

Mr. H says: Winter gives us the luxury in thinking that there is so little to do-Enjoy!