Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Color

Veranda, Sept-Oct 2006, Photo by Peter Murdock

Phew! What a spooky week! So many strange blog happenings. I think my blog is happier with it's original color. I am happy to be back to normal.

Fall is my favorite season, and it has been a beautiful week here. A bit of rain to cool and freshen the air, and the leaves beautiful. So here are a few Fall Color photos to celebrate the season. I hope you enjoy.

I can't imagine a more serene and joyful place than this front porch. All of the details: the fall fruit on the table, the red barn and stone wall in the background, the fall leaves. Heaven.

House Beautiful, September 2008, Photo by Thibault Jeanson

This room is perfect for curling up with a book and a glass of wine. This house was designed by Mother and Daughter team, Hattie Wolfe and Abby Rizor for Abby's young family. It is about the bold gestures set against a calm background of ivory and beige.

House Beautiful September 2008

What a wonderful place for a casual dinner. The table and chairs were custom designed by mother and daughter.

California Home and Design, November 2008, Photo by Mark Darley

This bedroom designed by Jay Jeffers exudes a cozy warmth with it's amber mohair upholstered headboard (custom by Jeffers) and bedding. The unusual starburst mirror is a striking focal point against the warm grey walls.

Architectural Digest, November 2008, Photo byErhard Pfeiffer

I love the Autumn colors of this study in the home of actor Dennis Quaid. The black and white portraits of the actor hang above the bone inlaid desk. Interior Design by Everage Design.

House Beautiful, September 2008. Photo byWilliam Abranowicz

This foyer by Jeffrey Bilhuber just says "welcome!". The French tortoiseshell mirror is perfect against the backdrop of embroidered and hand-screened wall fabric. The red lacquered boxes lend a beautiful extra touch of color next to the pewter colored lamps.

House Beautiful September 2008, Photo by Simon Upton

Another entry hall with a lighter, brighter feel. I like seeing a hint of the table under the tablecloth. Details like the French enamel pitcher, white carved mirror, the painted paneling and the wood ceiling all lend texture and character to this casual, relaxed home designed by Jason Bell.

Architectural Digest, November 2008, Photo by Scott Francis

I love this kitchen designed by Stephen Shadley for actress Diane Keaton. Casual and unique, with it's inverted stitched lampshades antique table and chairs and plaster hood, I could spend many an hour enjoying a meal with friends here. I am sure Ms. Keaton does quite often.

I hope your Fall Season is filled with color, warmth, and friends and family.


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ahhh. So much beauty in one post. Delectable!

Katie @ said...

Those spaces all look so cozy. I love how you picked out fall-inspired scenes and told a little about each of them. They make me want to curl up with friends. Thanks Katie!

Arlynn said...

All of these pictures make me want to curl up by the fire, maybe with amug of spiked cider and snuggle... yum! Thanks for all of the fab posts - especially the spooky Halloween ones : ) They were perfect!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, what beautiful fall goodness here! I love this season so much, all the cozy images are so inspiring!

Thanks for your sweet message today! It will be a busy season, but I will take it one day at a time! We are moving up to Washington from Portland, so it isn't far (3 hours) but my son will start a new school so it could be across the country as far as the changes in store!

Thanks for the well wishes! You are always a great encouragement, thanks.



My Notting Hill said...

Love, love the color combo in the Jay Jeffers bedroom!

Callie Grayson said...

this is my favorite time of year too!
i love the porch in the top photo, the leaves are beautiful!
then the entry way with the table with the linen is so sexy! my fav photo.

katiedid said...

Hi Linda! I was in a cozy Fall mood doing this post!

Hello Katie! (Love your name!) Thanks so much for the visit and I am glad you enjoyed! :)

katiedid said...

Hi Arlynn! Thanks so much for visiting! It is that very cozy time of year! It is raining here this week, and I have been staying in with the family making cookies and watching movies. Sigh. Happy!

Hi Melissa! I will be thinking about you! Good luck with everything. :)

katiedid said...

Congrats on your Washington Post shout out! Thanks for the visit.:)

Hi Callie. Me too! I love that photo.

Blomsterverkstad said...

Wonderful images you've found! Love the colours!

hello gorgeous said...

Love the second photo from HB. I can't believe it was only from Sept. and I've already forgotten completely about it. What is wrong with me?

{this is glamorous} said...

Hello Katie! Such a wonderful collection of rooms. Am officially in love with the custom amber mohair upholstered headboard.


UK Residential Interior Design said...

So much beauty in this world and thank you for sharing it with us! I love the Veranda, on Sept-Oct 2006, Photo by Peter Murdock!
It looks so peaceful, so beautiful, and so perfect. I would love to sit there and enjoy a lonely cup of tea.

I also love the bedroom photo that you displayed in this post. I would love a bedroom like that. The design in all the pictures you posted is brilliantly stunning!

Thank you for posting!