Warm Color and Crisp Breezes
Right now, my dining room smells like the beach.
I opened the glass towers that held memories from the summer trip to the beach and the briny fragrance of the sea filled the room. I added these seashell, coral and stone filled towers to the dining room summer decor. I shared with you the inspiration for this room in Summer is.
Inspiration for Autumn is began with the remnant fabric from the two valances over the windowseat.
I began to incorporate my seven principles/elements of room decor
Games set out at the ready on the windowseat
A Rocky Mountain Sunset,
“This is a beautiful world in which we live. If I were endowed with the divine intelligence I can not conceive of one iota of improvement that I could make upon Nature. I can conceive of on color so beautiful for the grass as green; no color so beautiful for the sky as its deep azure blue; no color that would add such purity to the waters as their living light of green. The hills are just high enough, the valleys just deep enough, the plains just broad enough, and the rivers just long enough to make this one of the most beautiful worlds that float through the boundless wilderness of space. But would you behold something more beautiful and grander than this, go and see a Rocky Mountain sunset.”
On this sideboard by the door is the ‘Welcome Home’ sign along with a Chinese painted box filled with faux grapes – a symbol of autumn’s harvest, a patinaed silver tray for keys and mail and a lamp, because the daylight is getting much shorter and a light on also says, ‘Welcome Home’.
At the windowseat, along with the games, I’ll have books – reading is wonderful no matter what the season – and this patinaed silver tea set. As the light, air and color changes while autumn progresses, our dining room reflects to me what Autumn is: color, fun, whimsy, family and romance.
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