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From Summer to Fall!

Transitioning My Home from Summer to Fall!

It was so wonderful to hear from Amber of  Follow the Yellow Brick Home .  and be invited to join in this group of 22 talented bloggers as we all begin to transition our homes from summer to fall decor.  Decorating from summer to fall

The temperatures here in Florida are still quite summer-like, so I am simply tip-toeing toward Fall decor at home, trying to find something that is between late Summer and early Fall!  I have begun in the most lived in room in the house, our family room.  I switched out the summertime vignette of seashells and coastal accessories with wheat and sunflowers.

Start with your coffee table for a fall feel

Tiny white pumpkins are the perfect accent to add to my coffee table.  I tucked a few fall leaves into the bottom of a jar and filled it with the little white pumpkins.

A coffee table vignette for fall

Sunflowers and wheat are both ready for harvest and ready to display for fallSunflowers are the perfect end of summer/beginning of fall flowers, blooming in the fields right now, and their yellow and brown colors are a hint of the fall colors to come.  Fill a jar with tiny white pumpkins and a few fall leaves for quick and easy fall decor

Coffee table vignette featuring sunflowers, wheat and tiny pumpkins

The next thing up is my fireplace, both the mantel and the firebox.  I have to keep the middle of the paneled wall above the mantel clear so the doors can be opened to expose the television.  I decided to go with two different arrangements on each end of the mantel.
Add blue to your fall colors for a different look this FallThis rustic pottery candleholder was perfect for elevating an arrangement of fall hydrangea, sunflowers and some more of the little white pumpkins.  I wanted to incorporate some of the blues I use in my room in my fall decor.  This candleholder seemed a little lost, so tucking a round basket behind it was the perfect thing to make it stand out.

Setting the scene for Fall decor on the fireplace

The other end of the mantel got some of the same florals along with some wheat to coordinate with the vignette on the coffee table.  Next week I will be showing a tutorial on the standing wheat bunches for fall decor.

Decorate a fireplace for late summer with sunflowersWhen we renovated our fireplace we opted for no more ugly electric fireplace (which we really don’t need here in Florida).  This gives me the chance to change up the decorations in the firebox.  This big dark vessel matches the candleholder on the mantel and I filled it to overflowing with sunflowers and hydrangeas in blues and yellows.


Fall decor for the family roomThe family room is ready for welcoming fall, it will be on to the front porch in the next week or so, but there is no doubt that summertime decorations have beed packed away for another year.  Have you started decorating for fall, or will you wait until September?

Please stop by and  visit all of these blogs for their ideas for embracing fall in their home decor!

I will be sharing this at the following link ups:  Saturday Sparks |   Home Sweet Home | Share Your Cup | Thursday Favorite Things  

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube


  1. Beautifully done Chloe! I love using sunflowers this time of the year. I never saw your fireplace after you remodeled it. It turned out awesome! Love the brick work. Your florals are beautiful and I like the touches of blue.

  2. Maria Millier says:

    Chloe, it surely is inspiring for me to do the same for my living room. I don’t use many faux flowers, but I see that I will need to buy more to make the pretty floral arrangements for the real ones are more expensive. I am growing miniature gourds in the garden and plan to paint some white to decorate. I would like to photograph them and share in this forum. Thank you for your great ideas and inspiration, makes my world more beautiful!

  3. Marty Oravetz says:

    Sunflowers, pumpkins and wheat, how perfect. You have created some beautiful arrangements.

  4. Wish I had your talent for floral arranging. They were all so lovely. Those colors are beautiful! Nice job. Looks so welcoming.

  5. This is all so lovely, Chloe! I love the florals…the tone of blue you chose is perfect with the sunflowers and your furniture! It’s a little different blue…and is so right.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! It has been so much fun to tour all of the blogs and to discover ones new to me, like yours!!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Chloe, this is all so pretty! Your mantel is my favorite! I love the mix of blue and yellow flowers. The two colors are so striking together. It has been so much touring with you!

    1. Thank you so much Shannon! I really wanted to keep some blue in my fall decorations!

  7. Chloe, I adore that beautiful basket on your mantel! I loved seeing all of your charming fall accents. Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. I feel the same about this odd time of the year for decorating our homes. Too warm for fall decorating so the transition is a slow one.

    That said, you have done a beautiful job adding those subtle autumnal touches to your pretty home. Faux florals and pumpkins in neutral tones work perfectly this time of the year. I particularly enjoyed the floral arrangement on the mantle. Charming and lovely. It has been fun touring with you!

    Rosemary & Thyme

  9. Chloe,
    Sunflowers ARE fall, are they not? For those of us in warm climates, fall plants are hard to come by in August. So using faux ones is the way to go.

    Happy Fall,


    1. Yes, Judith, they are fall, aren’t they? No fall florals or pumpkins available here! Happy Fall to you, too!!

  10. Lovely Chloe, your sunflower vignettes are perfect for your Florida fall home. I love love sunflowers for Aug-Sept, I have a few around my house too, they are such a happy flower!

  11. So pretty, Chloe! You definitely have a knack for floral arranging! Lovely! Your coffee table is awesome! Did someone make it, or did you buy it somewhere? I love it’s rustic-ness with your leather sofas. Perfect contrast to your pretty florals. Glad to hop with you!

    1. Thank you so much Lora! It is actually a Restoration Hardware table. I wanted something everyone could put their feet up on. Happy Fall!

  12. Jann Olson says:

    Chloe, I agree sunflowers and wheat are the perfect gifts of nature from fall. I love your addition of the navy. I often add aqua to my fall décor to coordinate with the colors in our home. I love baby boo’s (white pumpkins). I’ve got lots growing in my garden. Trying to hold off on harvesting them yet.

    1. Thank you Jann, they really are, aren’t they? My baby boos are just fake ones! Enjoy yours when they are ready to harvest!

  13. Oh, Chloe, those floral arrangements on your mantel (especially that rustic pottery candle holder!) are just the perfect color combinations. You really have a knack for great design with florals and wreaths. The macro shot of your living room really shows off the punches of color with the blues against the naturals. I know it must be hard to feel it yet, but with air-controlled living and your decor, I could certainly feel the seasonal suggestions of fall in that room.

    1. Thank you so much Rita! I am trying to transition to fall slowly and the blue helps. Yes, the heat is not making me feel fall at all!

  14. Oh I just love the unexpected blue in your floral arrangments! I also love sunflowers and wheat for this time of year. Your standing whear bundles are really awesome too.

    Oh my, the living room is just so beautiful and cozy…those two sofas…SWOON!

    Thank you so much for joining our tour Chloe! Happy rest of summer and fall ahead!

    1. Thank you so very much Amber! I have always wanted a pair of chesterfield sofas and I am so happy I finally have them. Although our home is coastal, our family room is more “yacht club” than beachy! Thank you for all of your hard work putting together this great tour!

  15. I loved seeing all of your Fall accents. The pop of blue in your vignettes is nice and goes well with the sunflowers! I like to use faux flowers too… then I don’t have to worry about watering them!

  16. Chloe, I love all your almost fall touches in your living room! I especially love your tool box vignette – it’s simply stunning! So happy to be on the home tours with you!

  17. I love all of your fall touches! All the bold colors are just beautiful! So happy to join you on this tour.

  18. Hi Chloe, sunflowers are just my fave way to bring in Fall. I have to tell you, I’m crushing on those fabulous leather Chesterfield sofas! Love the geometric rug, too. You prove you can enjoy Fall no matter where in the US you live!

    1. Thank you so much Debra! I waited a lot of years for those sofas! The rug is actually a bound piece of carpet and if you look at it closely, it kind of looks like nautical knots, picked to coordinate with our goal of a vintage yacht club feel.

  19. It’s hard to believe fall is here, but it seems most of us are ready for it. Lovely photos. I especially like the image with the Bible/old books!

    1. Thank you so much Donna! Fall may not really be here yet, but with kids off to school the time is coming!

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