Thursday, August 30, 2012

De-Summer-izing the House

Hello everyone!
 
I hope everyone who has been in the path of Hurricane Issac is doing OK.  It has been sad to see all the flooding and property damage caused by it so far.  We were spared the wind and torrential rains that were originally thought to come our way, but have been left with hot, humid, sticky weather now.  Yuck!
 
Now that September is near, I decided it was time to part with some of my summer flowers in the house.  I moved a few things around (nothing new, right?) and pulled out some more masculine accents to de-summer-ize my house.  That's my own made-up word.  Ha!
 
I'm still expecting a few things that I ordered, so things may change again after they arrive, but here is what I've done so far. 
 
 
 
 

I painted my blue wire basket, black! 
 


 
I have a different pillow planned for this chair after it arrives. I will place this one in another spot.




 
 
 
I just received this new jute pouf from Joss & Main!  Lordy, it was bigger than I thought.  I didn't use it where I was originally planning.  So it ended up here. 
 

 
I know.....here is the kitchen.....again!  This is my LAST change!  I moved my black vintage stool to the end of the cabinet and I'll show you a few other changes I did in this room soon. 
 
Hint..... 
If you look v.e.r.y closely you can see a clamp light on my curtain rod.  Yep!  Love how it looks at night.  More on that soon.

 

 
So, basically, if you haven't been able to figure it out by now,  I've been adding more pops of black in my decor.  This should help warm up the spaces for the cooler months coming.
 
Are you making changes with your decor (other than Fall decorations) to prepare for cooler months?
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


36 comments:

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I like your de-summerize changes...I am glad that fall weather will bring soup night our weekly menu again

Anne said...

Kelly,
Love those black pops of color! So many new cool finds too! LOVE that pouf! Nope still not ready for seasonal changes yet LOL.I am too busy finishing up other projects.Sometime in September I will start not sure when.But I am enjoying everyone's changes.
xx
Anne

Anita said...

Love your changes Kelly! I have to try the clamp light thing. I have no recessed lights in my dining and I don't like just the chandy, so I use lamps but need something else. love the black of course also!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your changes look amazing. Love the pops of black you are adding. I am just adding a few touches of fall color, still super hot here, but I am hoping and believing for cooler weather soon. So glad you were spared with the hurricane. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is the same basket that Ryan and Daniela gave me for my birthday, early. Mine is still blue. Love the changes and I need to start, too. So ready for fall.

Judy said...

I can't wait to "de-summerize" my home either Kelly. My mantle is somewhat bare because I removed my vase of summer flowers to use in the new guestroom....which look great in there btw! I hope to get stuff out of the attic over the weekend or by next week so I can start fall decorating. I bought some new things at Michael's to add to what I already had....I love fall!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

oh heck- i am always changing it up regardless of the season!! :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Like your black stool in kitchen...I am working on my hall bath right now painting it a steel gray...I love how it is turning out...Will share on my blog soon.....Making some changes around my home, on the hunt for some window treatments right now.

Hope you are enjoying your week.

luci wallis said...

Love that jute pouf.. it's perfect! Your house looks amazing.
Bristol

AntiqueChase said...

I'm still on summer. maybe because the kids just went back yesterday or the fact that it is over 100 degrees here... but, most of all... the blog world of "seasons" moves too fast for me. it's like retail in the fast lane. I am still enjoying my sea shells and bits of summer. BUt I love how you added your bits of black. And you had just put that cute target stool in the kitchen and now I see something even better took it's place.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the pouf Kelly and I've always loved black. I think it looks so classy!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your home is so pretty, Kelly and I love the additions of black. I like to use black as well. I'm trying to decide whether to keep my living room curtains white sheers, or to add back in some blue paisley curtains. I love that your home is so neutral and yet interesting.

Andrea said...

I think every room looks better with hits of black. Your spaces look lovely. I need to de-summer my home also =)

Designs By Pinky said...

I wish to God could do some canges but now I am starting to pack, again, to move. Our settlement on the new house is 9/28! Unfortunately, this house isn't sold. I love all your pops of black! I can't wait to get IN the new house and DECORATE it:):) XO, Pinky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I find all your rooms to feel warm even as they are, Kelly. Love your touches of black. I am glad to see it around again. I just bought a black scrolly tray/basket at the antique mart and decided I was going to leave it black.

NanaDiana said...

I like the way you are taking the Summer out of your house-and the additions of black into your decor. I haven't started yet but soon will- xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Thanks for the curtain opinion, Kelly. I think you are right about the white with blinds. I really love how your rooms flow and that would work with our dining room and family room too.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Everything is looking great! No decorating here....keeping it simple in the rental while I am out house hunting.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your De-Summer-izing...the touches of black look great!! I'm so ready for Fall and cooler days.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like the direction you're going in for Fall, Kelly. Black grounds a room. I always add a touch of black.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Kelly. I really like the changes you've made and that black stool in your kitchen is in the perfect spot! Your new poof is adorable!

Stacey said...

Everything looks so pretty, as always. Adding black is always a great idea. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly your changes always look beautiful! Haven't started much here yet. Waiting for the kids to go back to school on the 5th.

Anne Boykin said...

After Labor Day weekend - that's when I'll start adding fall touches. I love what you're doing. That pouf is awesome!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kelly...great changes..love the pops of black and that jute poof looks great in that space...When I put my shutters over the mantel I am having to move a couple pieces of furniture and wall decor...such fun!!...
i love your column in the corner...great piece!!
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I am soooo ready for fall, too! I love adding bits of black and brown in the cooler months. Can't wait to get my brown transferware out! Your house looks so amazing, and I love the pouf! What a great, versatile piece. Have a good weekend Kelly!
Cheers, Andrea

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Love the black! Can't believe the time to "de-summerize" is already here, but bring it on! Have a great Labor Day weekend Kelly! Jane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love all your black accents and also your new jute poof. I've started taking out a few fall accents. I adore fall colors, so I may have a tendency to start early!

The Shabby Chick said...

Kelly looks so nice happy Labor Day weekend...

Pattie

summersoul said...

Love the jute poof! That is a good word, de-summer-ize. I need to do a bit of that around my house as it is always summer here. (Which is ironic because where I live it is literally misting right now and it is labor day weekend :))
MC

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I am in love with that pouf. What a great purchase. Everything looks really good. You can never go wrong with black. :o) Enjoy your weekend!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love all the changes you made. You have a beautiful home.

Dee

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hey, Kelly. You are inspiring me to start with a few changes for the coming season. I do love how you use those clamp lights... I'm going to look around for a spot to try one myself!! blessings ~ tanna

thistlewoodfarm said...

I just changed out the throws in the living room to down ones for the winter! Love all your changes :)

blessings,
karianne

must love junk said...

I love everything, as usual! I've added black as an accent in some of my rooms, too-I think it adds a little drama! (Great stool, too!)
Susan

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love your changes and want to hire you to be the sylist at Maison Decor Boston when I am super rich and can afford to fly you in!! Love it all Kelly~