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Simple Autumn Home


Warm sweaters. 
Chunky knits and tartan plaids.
Colorful falling leaves,
and that fresh crisp air all around.

Fall brings an abundance of treats for the senses.
From the smell of a warm fire burning in the fireplace
to the shades of colors in the leaves that fall from the trees 
landing around your feet.

Here in California, 
we  enjoy a warm fall season most of the time
but there has been a definite crispness in the air the past couple of days
and even a few rain drops have fallen- hopefully helping some of the fires.

But other signs of fall in the air- like... pumpkins? 
Not so much. 
 They have been a little hard to find so far this year with just a few appearing in the stores so far
 I am embracing the bit of autumn that has arrived
and am thrilled to be joining the Finding Fall Home Tour.

If you are stopping by from Home Stories A to Z
 Such a gorgeous tour and I am pretty much in love with her sweet pup!

 If my blog is your first stop-
to find Mondays and Tuesdays houses-
 because you definitely don't want to miss them.
And there will be more houses coming your way all week.

Okay,  let's just jump on in and take a peek at the touches of fall 
that have appeared around our home already this season.
I will share each room in much more detail in separate posts- so this is just a few photos
and I will keep the chatter to a minimum.

I am in a huge quiet decorating mood lately.
Maybe it is because I have had construction with the bathroom
or just the busy of summer
but - simple and sweet is definitely carrying over into fall decor.
Honestly, I  like seasonal decorations to be natural touches
rather than taking over a room or the house. 

The first stop is the living room.

I kept the colors simple and sweet and natural as usual.
I have a huge love of decorating with natural elements for every season
but it seems with fall- it is even more so.

This year- it is all about warm neutrals.
Acorns gathered from our yard
fresh eucalyptus branches and faded dried roses 
mingling with copper and little white pumpkins make up the mantel decor.
It is simple and sweet.

Our living room is very soft in color
and the copper and fresh eucalyptus adds the perfect amount of 
warmth and charm.

Across the room
 is the antique French buffet deux corps

I normally just add seasonal greens to the whites
because, I love the lines of the buffet and feel simplicity here is perfect.

Antique copper mingles with the whites
and even a few pumpkins are making an appearance.

In the dining room- 
an antique wood tool caddy filled with rosemary & eucalyptus works as a centerpiece.

and  fresh fruit is always gorgeous mixed in.

In the bedroom

The bedding changed from a crisp summer floral to more warm floral tones
with a touch of taupe and berry.

and on the nightstand I brought in one of my favorite roses- Esperance
softly fading and smooshy but beautiful even so.

In the office
there are those sunflowers I shared yesterday making an appearance.
I love to use dried flowers for decoration- especially in autumn.
Roses, sunflowers and larkspur mingling together

with a stack of antique books
and a couple wee pumpkins and acorns.

In the kitchen- not too much autumn appearing just yet so
 sharing party prep for a romantic autumn inspired get-together 

Fresh fruit, a wedge of blue cheese
and a cake topped with fresh blackberries- yes please.

and those soft hued flowers waiting in the sink?
Well... they were perfect for the outdoor autumn table setting.

Outdoor dining
Thinking romantic autumn -
 rich purples & aubergines and fresh greens in copper.

With a few pumpkins mixed in.

Across the yard- is the guest cottage
and the front door got a burst of color for a recent styling job
so thought I would mix it in.

I hope you enjoyed a peek at some of the Fall appearing at our home right now
and  I will sharing more of each room 
and other spaces I haven't shared yet along with a tour of the guest cottage soon
but for now
stop by and visit the gorgeousness over at


And something fun~
our friends at Better Homes and Gardens are joining the tour as well!
See what they shared here

Be sure to share some pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #BHGcelebrate for a chance for a feature at BHG’s Instagram.

Fresh Greens- Whole Foods
Cake- Whole Foods (topping by moi)

Happy September everyone!

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  1. Your home always looks great no matter what season. Happy Fall, y'all!

  2. Everything is beautiful Courtney. Thanks for the tour!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Gorgeous. I love your home and such pretty fall decor.

  4. Beautiful touches everywhere! I just love what you do Courtney. Fabulous.

    xo Michael

    1. Thanks so much Michael- always love your home and style as well! Glad to be on tour with you this week!

  5. Gorgeous, indeed ... you never disappoint ... thank you for sharing! Happy Fall!

  6. So much eye candy everywhere! You house is the definition of beauty (in my eyes) :)

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor

    1. Thank you Lauren! Appreciate you stopping by and saying hello!

  7. Everything looks so soft and inviting in your gorgeous home, I just purchase a similar wreath as the one on your guest cottage door....from my favorite store Home Goods.......
    I thank you for the tour of your beautiful home.....


    1. Hi Mari!
      Thank you so much- and yes, HomeGoods has some of the best treats!

  8. Courtney everything is so incredibly lovely! Just gorgeous!

    1. Thank you girls! Looking forward to your tour as well!

  9. Courtney your home always looks beautiful and these photos are STUNNING!!

  10. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love, love your fall color choices. So soft and serene and warm and inviting!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely talents and delightful home with us!🌻

    1. Thank you Libby- I am definitely one who loves the softer side of fall. :)

  11. Bonjour chère amie,

    Les photos de votre intérieur sont merveilleuses. Votre bon goût sublime mon regard.
    Je vous souhaite un bel automne.
    Personnellement je n'aime pas particulièrement cette saison qui me rend si nostalgique... Je préfère le printemps !

    Gros bisous ♡

  12. So beautifully elegant! You have such great taste, and a keen eye for placement, and knowing just how much is enough! Perfection!!

  13. I don't usually comment but visit here a lot. I love the subtle touches of fall you have done. It suits your beautiful home. Lovely flowers and greenery with the copper.

  14. Everything looks gorgeous! Looking at the beautiful copper in your decor has inspired me to display my copper pieces, too!

  15. You have outdone yourself! It's unbelievably beautiful.

  16. JUST LOVELY! Especially that copper! Swoon!!!

  17. Your home is stunning! I am just ga ga over your mantel... so elegant!

  18. I can always count on such amazingly beautiful images here....the most fabulous Fall inspiration Courtney....

  19. So very pretty. I love the photo of your kitchen - just gorgeous. I also love the wreath. I think I'll have to get crafty and make something like it for my front door!