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With November officially here, the countdown to the holidays is upon us. But before we get to Christmas and all the glittery trimmings, I love these last few days before Thanksgiving when it’s still all about pumpkin spice and all things fall. One of my favorite colors is pumpkin orange – that perfectly cheery hue right between yellow and red that can add an unexpectedly chic spin to a room. It’s happy, warm, inviting, and energizing, and I’ve pulled together some of my favorite ways to incorporate it into your home.

Hermes is famous for their beautifully detailed silk scarves, but they’re equally known for those iconic orange boxes. I’ve been eBay-stalking some (empty) Hermes boxes to do a display in my entryway (as well as a big square scarf to frame in lucite!). If you don’t adore orange, this is an easy way to get the accent of fall color without committing to a complete makeover. Look for fun boxes at Target or the Container Store to get this look for a fraction of the cost.

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And these orange lampshades perfectly echo the boxes and complimentary pumpkin-hued pillow. Remember – repetition is key to design in any form. It makes it all feel pulled together and intentional.

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These fun little side tables reflect the flame-inspired hues of the dhurrie rug below them. This could also be another easy and inexpensive DIY with some Ikea LACK tables and spray paint.

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Tons of other colors work really well with orange. Test it out with blue in almost any shade; blue is the natural complimentary match to orange as it sits opposite the color wheel from it and is the perfect cool to orange’s warmth. Try it with navy for an uber-preppy pop or with a pale icy blue for a more modern spin (could be so cute for a nursery). And of course it’s bright and beachy with hot pink too. For neutrals, brown is an easy match for orange as it shares its warmth. But what about a nice bold black? Here’s a kitchen that proves that black and orange together doesn’t automatically equal Halloween upon first glance. By balancing it with an ample dose of white, it feels fresh and unexpected.

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But if orange is the color of happiness and energy, then what better place to try it out than in your entryway? I’m partial to the warm ivory against the orangey-red with the brass hardware. So rich.

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But my absolute favorite image right now is this all-out lacquered entryway – it’s super glamorous and dramatic, especially with that fretwork. I’d fill it with gold accents and a Chinoiserie-inspired rug.

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This room below is a modern reinterpretation of the classic 1970s color palette of orange, creams, and browns, with a perfectly pumpkin accent wall. This could be easily DIY’d in an afternoon with a quick coat of paint. Mix and match some funky patterned pillows for an eclectic aesthetic – and don’t forget the natural wood accents as it’s key to the earthy vibe.

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Speaking of natural elements, this shiplap wall that’s been left unpainted is gorgeous and another great interpretation of the classic 70s color scheme.

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And of course, I couldn’t talk about orange without showing a few fab wallpaper options. One of my most favorite shots below (remember it from the previous post on dining rooms?) as it’s chic, eclectic, and loaded with personality.

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Happy November! Now go snap up some orange (and I’m off to stalk eBay for my boxes).


If you’re a Mad Men fanatic like myself, then you still haven’t come to terms with the show’s sign-off in May. After religiously watching the show for several years, I quickly became fascinated over the costumes. Lucky for me, right now ’60s inspired clothing is one of the hottest trends in women’s fashion.

 

In celebration of the season finale, I’ve put together four retro looks inspired by Mad Men’s leading women.

 

1. Peggy Olson

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Peggy is first and foremost a business woman, and her wardrobe matches her go-getter personality. Her dress is modest, functional and practical. Think textured fabrics like gingham, tweed, wool and plaid, and warm colors like mustard, orange, red and brown.

 

Get Peggy’s Look:

1. ’70s Belted Duster Coat – Topshop

2. Large Scale Checked Shirt – Topshop

3. Etched Medallion Pendant Necklace – Urban Outfitters

4. Floppy Brim Fedora – Rag & Bone

5. ‘Baker’ Leather Strap Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

6. T-Logo Huggie Hoop Earrings – Tory Burch

7. Debutante Perforated Hobo Messenger – Henri Bendel

8. Miranda Nile Crocodile Continental Wallet – Michael Kors

9. Orange High Waist Straight Wide Leg Palazzo Pants – Moda Wardrobe

10. Mr. Seymour Women’s Toe Cap Oxford – EKOCYCLE

 

2. Joan Holloway

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Everything about Joan screams va-va-voom. Her signature style features figure-flattering garments like Bodycon dresses and wrap tops that perfectly complement her hourglass silhouette. Rich jewel tones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire look absolutely stunning against her fair skin.

 

Get Joan’s Look:

1. Gramercy Mini – Kate Spade

2. Weekly Write-Up Dress In Navy – ModCloth

3. Horseman Print Scarf – Hermes Vintage

4. Pebble Grain Willa Zip Satchel – Dooney & Bourke

5. Red Stone Gold-Tone Clip-On Earrings – Monet

6. Tassel Lariat Necklace – Vince Camuto

7. Toerless Muse Suede Triple-Strap Pumps – Christian Louboutin

 

3. Megan Calvet

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Everything about Megan is new, young and exciting. As an aspiring actress waiting to be “discovered,” Megan is always eager to sport the latest trend. Groovy, colorful and bold pieces match her lively personality. Her wardrobe consists of psychedelic prints, monochrome ensembles, statement jewelry and mini shift dresses.

 

Get Megan’s Look:

1. Alexa High Collar Shift Dress – Lilly Pulitzer

2. Straw Hat – H & M

3. Gazebo Chandelier Earrings – Lele Sadoughi

4. Tassel Pearl Bangle – Topshop

5. Twist Wrap Arm Cuff – Topshop

6. Semi Precious Cuff – Topshop

7. Brushed Bangle Pack – Topshop

8. Bel Aire Sunglasses in Pearl White – Wildfox

9. Huey Mule Sandals – Topshop

10. Small Soho Canvas Top Handle Bag – Gucci

 

Betty Draper 

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Betty is the lady your mom always wanted you to be. She’s the perfect hostess and housewife. Her style is feminine, delicate and appropriate — think Grace Kelly. Betty’s makeup consists of subtle, cool tones paired with a bold lip. Her go-to garments are consistently composed of neutrals, soft creams, floral prints and baby blues.

 

Get Betty’s Look:

1. Mint Green Floral Print Sleeveless Shirt – New Look

2. Pearled Dandelion Drops – Elizabeth Cole

3. Pearl Necklace – Tiffany & Co.

4. Emerson Place Phoebe  - Kate Spade

5. Meet Me At Coral Island Ultimate Nail Lacquer – CATRICE

6. Vegas Volt Lipstick – M.A.C.

7. Redd Lip Pencil – M.A.C.

8. Kiersten Sunglasses in Camel Tortoise – Kate Spade

9. Pigalle Follies Patent-Leather Pumps in Nude – Christian Louboutin

10. Big Star Luna High-Rise Short in Tribe – Big Star

 

Craving more Mad Men style? Check out these retro-inspired rooms to get your mid-century modern decor fix.


Color me coral

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Memorial Day is now a collection of sweet memories and you know what that means?? Summer is right around the corner! Let’s talk about a color that is super hot right now – Coral! We are all crushing on coral! What a fantastic, versatile and just plain sweet color! We have been loving all the sweet dusty peachy tones that have dominated both home and accessories (especially paired with mint, right?). How about we turn up the volume a little with full on saturated coral? This color is obviously beyond perfect for summer, but it also has legs year round with the right pairing. Coral works so very well with the popular neutral bases of the moment – black and navy. It adds the perfect zing of warmth to any space. I love this color so much because it can work in both small and big does. It also work brilliantly in both warm and cool color palettes. It has a real balancing effect when used with cool grays for example and of course looks rich and vibrant when used with earthy browns and tans.

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Although coral is generally pretty energetic, look how soothing this color can be when a tonal range is layered with soothing neutrals.

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A perfect pop of color on the front door feels fun and inviting.

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I can’t get enough of how great this color looks with black and white and bold pattern! This is a great option if you like to change out your color of the moment often. The black and white is a great mainstay on which to layer your new color obsession!

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So fun! This quick and easy weekend project will instantly update both the furniture piece and your space!

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Coral gets sophisticated when worked back to rich navy and metallic accents.

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I love this look so much! Such a great way to add low commitment color to your space.

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Hi everyone! I’m Jessica and I blog over at Four Generations One Roof and I’m so happy to be here today sharing a slew of pretty fall spaces. I have lived in New England my entire life and fall is absolutely beautiful here. The colorful leaves, abundance of apple orchids and crisp mornings are something to be treasured for sure. Whether you are incorporating fall items you already own, purchasing inexpensive fall decor or bringing the outdoors in, these ideas are sure to inspire your inner creativity.

 

Fall decorating doesn’t need to be elaborate. This pretty space below dictates simplicity by using fresh flowers, greens and branches from outside. The casual burlap table runner ties everything in nicely.

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I love how Melissa used fresh greens and lavender to add a hint of fall in her kitchen. So pretty!

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Laura created this fabulous vintage door vignette on a blank wall in her festive dining space. The simple white pumpkin and small dish filled with herbs are perfect for this space.

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In our family room below, I incorporated the traditional orange and brown fall colors via pillows and a throw. Sunflowers are also a great seasonal flower which look fabulous just about anywhere.

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A pretty tray holding white pumpkins along with bunches of dried fall leaves on the table pair nicely in this farmhouse kitchen.

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An easy way to add a subtle hint of fall is to swap out your lamp shade for a neutral shade as shown below. The dried fall leaves from outdoors along with the textured linen shade add just enough to say, “fall!”

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Do you have a small entry? Try adding a basket filled with apples and fresh greens from outside. This clever idea is simple and inexpensive.

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Adding a plaid brown blanket to your bed is a great way to introduce fall to your bedroom. Looks like a cozy place to cuddle up with a book!

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We added pumpkins and dried oak leaves to our dining room table this year and I must say, I love the simple look. We use our dining room to eat, do homework and play games so minimal decor for us is best. It doesn’t take up much room and it’s easy to move!

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Living with four generations under one roof tends to get complicated sometimes when we decorate so my mom and I usually decorate together, although this year for fall it was just me. She is away on a tour with my dad of the mid-west and gone for a few weeks. I think she will be thrilled when she gets home and everything is decorated. Don’t worry, I did leave a few rooms for her to get her “fall on” when she gets home ;). Now it’s time for you get busy and create your own pretty fall spaces. Be sure to come back and tell us how you incorporated fall in your own home!

See 19 ways to decorate with nature!


As much as I dread the shorter days and cooler temperatures, one of my favorite things about fall is the changing colors of the landscape. Here in the mountains of Central PA, we have exquisite color shows when the leaves begin to turn. While it doesn’t last long, it sure is magical.

This past weekend I started adding fall colors to my own home. Red, purples, golds, and oranges instantly remind me of the season. While I love traditional country fall decor, I like to be a bit more subtle in my own space. Just by changing around a few accessories and textures, a room can instantly have a cozier feeling.

Today, inspired by the image above, I’m sharing a few of my favorite burnt orange accessories. Several of these pieces tucked around in your space (and some fresh pumpkins for good measure) will have your home looking “fallified” in no time.

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What non-traditional fall colors do you like to incorporate into your decor this time of year?

Happy Decorating!

Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm


TREND: Mixing Bold Colors

I confess that I have yet to start packing away my holiday decorations. Honestly, it feels like I just put them up and already it’s time to take them down. As much as I look forward to removing some of the clutter, there is a part of me that wishes I could keep my colorful holiday decor up for a few weeks longer. The bright colors and twinkling lights add a little magic, warmth, and happiness that is hard to replicate with everyday decor.

Thankfully though, bright and cheerful colors have become somewhat trendy in home decor. I especially love when rooms begin with a neutral background and are brought to life with colorful accessories. Take for example, the bedroom pictured here. Pops of dark blue, pink, and orange bring this otherwise neutral space to life. Since the colorful accessories are minimal they could be swapped out each season to give this room a fresh new look. Your bedroom will never be boring again!

One of the colors I’m loving the most from this room is the orange. As the cold winter months set in, pops of bright orange remind me of warmer and sunnier days ahead. Pulling inspiration from this happiness-inducing color, here are a few of my favorite orange accessories to brighten up your space.

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Now, I’m off to get undecorated from the holidays. What bold colors do you plan to experiment with in your home this year?

Happy Decorating,

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


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