Faded Bluebird

Little FBB birdy’s send me pics via Facebook Messenger asking my opinion about decor and vignettes in their homes. I don’t know that I’m able to help, but I give everyone essentially the same advice. I’m a charter member of the “Ornately Sophisticated with Elegant Simplicity” style.
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 In other words, start with great bones, and don’t guild that Lilly.  There is great beauty in simple touches, whether your style is French County, Farmhouse, Rustic, Industrial or Early- I Don’t Have a Freakin Clue What I’m Doing.   Look how this blogger gives the room above the feel of fall with the addition of two fall oil paintings, a pillow and some fall leaves.  Her room’s neutral color choices keep it clean and elegant, but her fall additions just screams the season while keeping it simple.
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A fireplace with a gorgeous ornate mirror, doesn’t need much more.  But look how elegant the addition of a wheat wreath and pumpkins lined up on the mantle look in that vignette.  Can you imagine a world where the words pumpkins and elegant are used in the same sentence?  But, am I wrong?????…….the answer you’re looking for is NO, I’m not wrong!
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Sometimes it’s just about adding something simple to your current decor.  Like a chunky knitted throw over your vintage Matelasse bedding.

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Or, a simple vintage paisley, flannel or tartan throw over a gorgeous chair.
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Fall decor doesn’t have to be extensive, store bought or expensive.  Sometimes the biggest impacts are the smallest details.  Seasonal decor that overwhelms or totally fills a table isn’t really appreciated, you can’t possibly take it all in.  To me, the most beautiful seasonal decor follows the WWAHD method.
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When you get stuck simply ask yourself, “What Would Audrey Hepburn Do?”.  Channel the most elegant woman that ever lived and you can’t go wrong.

-Happy Fall Decorating!!
Chris

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