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October 3, 2015

Subtle Autumn Accents

With the winds howling outside on this dreary day, I am enjoying the simple autumn decor I added to the kitchen.

I showed you the fireplace mantel in my last post.  Today, I will take you around the new kitchen to see a few subtle pieces I added for the season.

The gorgeous golden orchid was a recent gift from a friend.  I love the height it gives to the center of the island and the color is perfect for fall.  I sure hope I can keep it alive...

I am just getting used to having a newly renovated kitchen and have become very selective about what I bring in.  I am still working on the overall look I want for the room.  My black and white checked tablecloth 'made the cut' and has always managed to find its way into the kitchen each fall.  I love it even more with my white cabinets and black accents.

 A simple bowl of fruit adds a nice splash of color. 

I didn't want to clutter up the mantel over the stove but I thought a few mini pumpkins and some faux vines were just enough.

Turning on the cabinet lights added some coziness on this blustery day.

You can always count on Homegoods for festive towels.

Would you like to join me in a cup of tea?

Or perhaps something stronger from the bar area...

It's definitely a day to stay inside.

What autumn touches have you added to your home?

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  1. I love the lights above your counter top!


  2. I love your new kitchen, and the simple decor you have added. Just the right touch.

  3. Everything looks beautiful! Your kitchen is just gorgeous - I'm a bit jealous! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Love the pretty display on your stoves mantel!

  5. I know you are having fun in that new beautiful kitchen.

  6. Your kitchen is beautiful, no matter what you add or take away, but you've done a nice job of bringing in just enough.

  7. love your new kitchen! I have a black and white checked tablecloth too...and it works for almost every season. I have white cabinets with black granite countertops and full granite backsplashes. Yes for black and white. Your fall touches are just right! I too love pretty tea towels. You kitchen is very elegant!

  8. In your beautiful kitchen, any beverage would be OK with me. Your subtle touches are just right.

  9. Love all the simple touches Shelley , perfect in your shiny gorgeous kitchen!

  10. Wow! Your kitchen is gorgeous! That mantel over the stove is to die for! I know what you mean about being selective after the renovation. Looks like you're doing a great job!

  11. LOVE the pendants! They are so beautiful : )
    Madeline @ Create Bake Celebrate

  12. Love all of your subtle fall accents, Shelley. They allow your gorgeous kitchen to shine. Those lights in your upper cabinets add so much warmth too.

  13. Your kitchen is just stunning! I did pretty much what you did...little touches that make me smile but not too cluttery.

  14. You must be loving your new kitchen Shelley! It's so pretty with all your subtle fall touches!

  15. Looking good! Can you share your pendant source, for all of us?

    1. Thanks Barbara! It's the small E.F.Chapman Darlana lantern by Visual Comfort purchased from Circa Lighting.

  16. I just love many pretty details and like you, I try to slowly bring things in to avoid the!!

  17. I love subtle touches that work throughout the whole season, especially through dish towels. I love that I can buy them on clearance right after the season.

    I'm hosting a link party on my blog and we'd love for you to come by and link up with us!

  18. LOVE the lanterns over your island. It's so great that they do not have glass to clean...which can get tough with cooking and steam etc. Such a pretty kitchen. I do love getting dish towels at Homegoods, too...such a lift!

  19. Beautiful Fall accents and wow, what a gorgeous kitchen! Thanks for sharing your post at the #sundaysdownunder linky party.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  20. that metal frame is fantastic..I love your kitchen! Super elegant and beautiful..


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