Sep 16, 2016

My Lazy Days Fall Decor

I have a secret to share with you today...

I haven't decorated my home for fall yet! 

It's not that I haven't noticed fall is coming. The leaves aren't quite changing colors here yet, but I can definitely feel it in the air; a cool crispness in the mornings. I sat and looked at the summer flowers on the family room ottoman this morning as I drank my coffee, thinking to myself that I really should change them out to an autumnal arrangement, but there I sat - unmoving and (dare I say it?) unmotivated. 

As I got up to put my empty coffee cup in the dishwasher, I stopped suddenly and gazed down the hallway from the family room towards the dining room and noticed the light in there looked different. I realized with a smile that fall decor had found its way into my home all by itself without me changing a thing.

Something you may not realize about our home is that it's surrounded by tall shade trees and gets very little natural light. Most of my blog photos of our home have been shot on a tripod with long exposures and wide open shutters and then light-edited a lot

So, trust me when I tell you, the little glimpses of sunlight you see in these photos are very exciting to me! They mean the sun is moving low enough in the southern sky to slant through the tree branches and enter my home with the soft glow of fall - my very favorite fall decor!

So no new autumn flower arrangements today (and no tripod and light editing, either!) I just grabbed my camera this morning to share what I see, the soft glow of my lazy days fall decor!

Even Tucker is glowing today!

Thank you, fall sunshine! 



  1. Hi, neighbor! Haven't our days lately been absolutely Gorgeous?!?! I even enjoyed Wednesday's greyness!
    And it looks like great weather for the HPSF this weekend ~
    Enjoy the glow!!!

  2. You know what Your home looks just lovely for fall. You take neutral to a new level.


  3. Your home looks so beautiful, Laurel. I am with you, with temps in the high 90's I can't seem to get myself in gear and get out home decorated for Fall. I have been doing a bit here and there in the last week hoping the weather will get cooler soon. Have a wonderful weekend! Maria

  4. Those are beautiful shots, Laurel. You lost me at tripod and open lens exposure can barely manage an point and shoot! You have GREAT pictures...edited or not. Have a wonderful weekend-xo Diana

  5. Your home is lovely....I wouldn't change a thing. I think the sun's rays do an excellent job of decorating all by themselves! ;)

  6. I love your home and posts! Just wish there were more! I saw a pic yesterday of your last year's nod to fall on Pinterest and recalled how much I love your approach to decorating.

  7. Gorgeous! I love your home!! and Tucker, too!

  8. It all looks lovely...autumn sunshine is the best deco of all....

  9. Love Autumn sunshine! Tucker is so cute glowing in the sun. He looks very content! One of these years I'm going to go minimal on my decorating...yeah, right! I'll leave it to you since you do it so well! Your home is lovely!

  10. This is the perfect type of seasonal decorating Laurel, natural lighting! Fall or no fall, your home is beautiful dear, I love the bee-theme which I'm guessing started over the summer? (yup I know you know I've been MIA over the summer)Thank you for stopping by and asking how I was, I am fine thank goodness, just very busy with work and life. It was sweet of you to ask, I truly appreciate the friendships our blogs offer us all!

  11. Well, everything looks beautiful, Laurel! It's been warm here so I haven't decorated much but I am hoping it cools off soon! Enjoy your day!

  12. We don't have a lot of changes in fall, but what Steve and I have noticed is the changing angles of the sun and the beauty of the light at this time of year.


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