9.03.2012

Packing Up Summer Decor + Fall Transition

Over the long Labor Day weekend, I took the time to take down all my summer decor. Using the dining table as a staging place, I collected all the shells, silver vessels and white + blue textiles I had used in my summer restyle. I also emptied and cleaned all glass containers and switched some cylinders from light colored candles & sand to black. Removing these lighter decor elements was a quick way to start the summer decor transformation to Fall. To transition into Fall, those summer whites will be replaced with more blacks, browns, woods, branches and a few more touches of gold (brass).


Having a staging area to collect all summer decor helps during the transition...




Some of the seaside finds (these coral are from Key largo), 
I'll shift into the guest room while the rest I'll pack up until next year...



Classic B&W stripes can work not only for Summer decor, but can also work for Fall...
(Think Football referee)


Ziploc bags and totes help with the summer decor storage...



Recycled Chinese soup containers work great for storing or sand fillers...


Ziploc bags also work great...


Warm water & soap + towel dry helps bring back the shine to seasonal glass containers...


To empty sand from bags yes you can pour, but to make even when splitting between containers, using a measuring cup helps to scoop it out...


Later in September I'll add either red or orange + layer in + mix into our decor plaids, pine cones, autumn leaves, acorns and pumpkins. In the meantime, just shifting from light colors to dark is making a simple & dramatic look. Another seasonal decor update I'll be doing is switching some framed photos of Florida beaches for more rustic scenes of horses and barns I shot from a visit to Georgia one Fall, along with a few local shots from here in Arizona + some Ansel Adams prints I found while thrifting...

Seasonal updates can branch into other sense and areas of your lifestyle.  
Here are some other ways I transition into Fall...


I love Bath & Body Works scented candles, but even budget friendly Glade has some new scents for Fall like Autumn Harvest & Black Berry Jam - plus they come in smokey glass containers you can reuse later in your decor. For Fall nail color, my fave is OPI Lincoln Park. For this years Fall personal scent, I tried a sample of Lady Gaga's new scent FAME - and love it! It's a little heavier than the lighter Cool Water I like to wear in Summertime...


Hair color goes darker for Fall too:
This weekend I tried a new shade from Loreal. Love the warm deep tone for Fall vs. a lighter copper with highlights for I do for Summer. Doing a DIY base hair color is a good way to save some money at the salon: the base is done, and they can layer in participial low lights (for face framing) plus a cut & blowout. 


Wardrobe changes will also happen: inspired by some looks in magazines & Pinterest, I've already been spotting some simple finds through thrift like jackets, scarves, and this hounds-tooth clutch for only $4 at Goodwill...



Flavors for drinks also change: In the summer, I enjoy white wines like a crisp Pinot Grigio; but in Fall, I prefer darker reds like Pinot Noir. For coffee (besides pumpkin spice) I also enjoy cinnamon - hazelnut.

Back to Fall transition for Fall decor: 
Here's a sneak peek at simple change I made to the coffee table from Summer to Fall...


Here's the coffee table with more of the whites from Summer...


And the lighter look of the living room from Summer...


Summer came and went so fast this year. Since last year we were selling and moved during the Fall, I didn't get to enjoy Fall or Halloween decorating. I know I'll be enjoying the Fall season more this year...



Do you decorate for the seasons? Or just the holidays? 
How do you transition into Fall?

Thanks for stopping by!
 






6 comments:

  1. I've seen people starting to put out their Fall decorations. I thought October was the month to put out Fall stuff?

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  2. Never mind on my previous post...I just read your other post which explained it. Lol!!

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  3. Could you share your wall color in the living room? Thanks!

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  4. Love the transition. I also like your wall of framed art mixed with pattern photos, mirror and real places. I will try that!! Have a great day...Monica

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  5. I love that you show your transformation...and the warmth you've added. Very nice as always.

    Julie at Simply Savvy
    Http://gosimplysavvy.com/blog

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  6. As much as I hate to say goodbye to summer your transitions inspire me. I can't wait to pack up summer and all its heat. Is it too early (in FL) to put up a fall wreath? Can you tell I'm ready for layering weather? Thanks again for motivating and inspiring me.

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