The Blush of Fall




I've been loving the soft blush color that has been everywhere lately.  I'd love a car in this blush pink. Why don't women design cars?  How beautiful would it be to get into a blush car with black and white cabbage rose interior?  lol, that'll never happen. But the next best thing has been adding little touches here and there of this lovely blush around the house.





I've done it with pillows, flowers and candles.

These are the same pillow covers that Country Living used in my living room.  They are washed velvet and I love them.  They are so well constructed and the fabric is thick.  Here is the exact color I'm using, Mauve.

I paired the blush pillow with a couple of black and white cabbage rose pillows I made early in the year from a fabric remnant I had. I love the way they look together!







The farmers market had huge bundles of this blush colored stock so I sprinkled them throughout the house.













This past weekend I was wandering around Williams Sonoma and found this pink grapefruit candle which is divine.  I would never have thought that pink would look so lovely in fall decor but it totally works for me.

For some easy and inexpensive ways to add some blush to your life here are some pretty links...




34 comments

  1. Love your blog. Look up Slim Paley chintz car seat covers. Here's a link from a story in House Beautiful: http://slimpaley.com/art/happy-summer-solstice/

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  2. So interesting...and beautiful. I've never stopped to consider the blush of Fall. I always associate autumn with the brighter oranges and reds. So, you've got an original idea there for me, along with a cabbage-rose interior for a car! Love how your brain works...

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    1. i know vicki. but when you think of it, the fading summer and soft light really does feel like fall. which translates perfectly to blush. at least it does in my mind! lol xo

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  3. We have a new-to-us house and I'm looking at blush velvet for bedroom curtains...its a great color!

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  4. We'll, having been a mechanical designer for 25 years, I have to say that women probably do design cars! Why they haven't insisted on this luscious color is beyond me, though. I would go so far as to say it could work as a neutral, wouldn't you?

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    1. absolutely a neutral. i know women design cars but i guess i meant that men dominate that field, you can tell just by getting in a car! i would love to see a womans touch in car design. xo

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  5. Beautiful! I love seeing photos of your lovely home.

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  6. Oh.... I think it is all lovely!

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  7. Such a nice idea with your light-touch sprinkles of autumn, cosy and elegant. I'm so enjoying your frequent and diverse posts. I hope you are enjoying this new format too.
    I see mention of Sonoma - do you live in the area? It's a wonderful and magical place, I was there 10 years ago.
    Happy weekend, hugs, x.

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    1. thank you mary. sonoma is lovely but we live in southern california. approx. 75 miles from Los Angels. x

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  8. Thank you for the pillow cover links, have been searching for a while for good quality covers . Your house looks beautiful in blush !!

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    1. thank you shilpa. we really use our pillows, they are not just for show! i've washed the blue velvet ones numerous times. i air dry them and they keep getting softer and softer and have gained an even prettier look to them. so i highly recommend. x

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  9. Me too I love blush in Autumn! I like it with a mustard yellow colour for outfits. But I really love it in your home as an accent colour, those cushions are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend Dear Janet XX

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    1. thank you dani. leave it to you to find a pretty color story for blush. i would never have thought to pair it with mustard but i bet it is gorgeous. have fun in scotland and give T big hugs and kisses from me. x

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  10. Every time I get in my car I wonder, too, because if a woman designed a car - it would have a rectangular shaped bucket type empty space between the two front seats for a bag or personal belongings!!! I would love to be able to drop my bag in that slot and have good access to it at all times! My choices for forty years have been the passenger seat if no one is sitting there, the passenger floorboard where it dumps over and slides towards the door and out of reach or behind me in the back floorboard where I can only get to it by stopping the car and getting out. Am I the only one? It's quite fun to have to explain to law enforcement that I need to get OUT of my car to get to my I.D. Maybe I am the only one who struggles with this.

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    1. I recently rented a 2016 Toyota Sienna van. My DIL informed me that Toyota had asked for input from Mommies, the highest demographic for driving the van. So, YES! There is a large "bucket" space w/lid between the front two seats AND a floor tray to place my purse. There were other interior features she pointed out that made Mommy-driving easier. I loved driving it and am planning to purchase one for me, the grandma!
      Charlene H.
      p/s No, I do not own stock in Toyota. :/

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    2. this is what i'm talking about! not just the colors of interiors but the functionality. i love that toyota is listening to moms/women. all those features are so helpful bc my bag is always falling over too! x

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  11. I love blush pink too...so soft and feminine. I have been thinking about buying a blush coloured scarf as the colour just says "happy" to me...like your candle.
    I thought of Slim Paley when you mentioned the cabbage roses car interior idea!

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    1. i think you'd look lovely in a blush scarf! x

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  12. I went to Target just today - on your recommendation - to find the A New Day tees. I bought white and blush! Thank you so much.

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    1. oh goody jeannine. i still haven't made it there to get a black one. it'll be a fall/winter staple here for sure. x

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  13. ever unique AJJ and
    ever chic.
    sure you're not French?

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    1. you are so sweet tammy. altho i've never done an ancestry search or dna test, i think i'm all irish and german. xo french does sound so chic tho! lol

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  14. Lovely and fresh, soft and pretty. I really love your more frequent posts and new blog design. So calming.

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    1. thank you so much robin. your feedback is so valuable to me. xo

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  15. I love the blush color my Limelight Hydrangeas are turning now. Just a beautiful color and I cut a bouquet of them each week for the inside of my home and outside too!

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  16. Love the beautiful pictures of your home with added blush. Fresh and clean and soft. I will be on the lookout for this accent.
    I do own a soft blush t shirt with a few roses along the neck I've worn in summer. Bought at thrift.
    I will use in Fall. Your home looks serene and comfy.

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    1. oh i saw a lady yesterday with a blush tshirt with roses around the neck. i stopped her and told her how beautiful she looked! xo

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  17. That bedside lamp is absolutely gorgeous!

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