It’s the beginning of October and it’s time to fall forward, don’t you think? Fall is my favorite season here in New England. The temps can be all over the place (yesterday started sticky and humid and then the temp dropped 20 degrees!) but the nights are chilly and the feeling of wanting to pull up the quilts is becoming stronger.
I loved the back to school season, once upon a time.
I remember the thrill of back to school clothes and the smell of new pencils and notebooks so vividly. I also remember that it was often way too hot to wear my new fall clothes – which was always quite a disappointment!
This photo actually looks a little like my brother Don and I, once upon a time. Except I’m pretty sure he didn’t hold my hand when we went to the same elementary school. But he was very blond and I was reddish/blond/brown and wore little outfits just like this. Ah, memories.
And in our homes, even the slightest whiff of a cool breeze makes us want to do a little fall decorating, pull on a cozy sweater and curl up by a fire.
We can certainly add a little fall spice to our homes, even if the temps are still on the high side. I’ve gathered some fun items to add a little fall flair to your home. (Note: I will receive a small commission from the sale of any of these items purchased via this post. Thank you!)
Do you do anything to spice up your fall decor? I’d love to hear about it!
I’m attending Boston Market Week this week at the Boston Design Center. There were some wonderful talks yesterday including a special talk by designer Michael Carter on the history of interior decorating and how it got it’s start as a profession here in New England! He featured two specific decorators – Henry Davis Sleeper ( I wrote about his home Beauport here) and Ogden Codman, Jr. who wrote the classic Decoration of Houses with Edith Wharton and worked with her on her home in the Berkshires, The Mount – which I photographed extensively here.
More to come on this year’s Fall Design Market in Boston!