Fall Decorating – Gold Ombre Pumpkins

I love the Fall! The crisp air, leaves changing color, the nostalgia of going back to college after a long summer, and of course the apple picking!

applesA friend of mine recently moved back to the area after a few years out West, and just down the street from her new place are a cluster of apple orchards. Alan and I made our way down to meet her and her boyfriend and a few hours later, we had ourselves a couple sacks of apples, a belly full of apple cider donuts, and an arm full of mini pumpkins!

What to do with all these miniature pumpkins? Turn them into festive decor, of course. I will admit, sometimes pumpkin orange just doesn’t go with your home’s color palette.  But a little gold paint and a paint brush will take you a long way (or you can use spray paint as an alternative).

Layer the gold paint onto the pumpkin, using varying amounts of paint for each one. The end result: gold ombre pumpkins! How cute are these little guys – and they only took minutes to make.


Now to decide what to do with all those apples…


Wedding Inspiration

BlushGoldThe ever-so-popular blush, ivory, and gold combo is sweet, romantic, clean, and elegant – exactly why Alan and I have chosen it for our Spring wedding. I won’t give away all the details. You’ll have to wait and see!

Image credits, left to right: Belle Magazine, One to Wed, Botanical Brouhaha, The Chriselle FactorWedding Wire, Brides, Weddingbee

Whet Your Whistle


One of my favorite things in my apartment is my bar. No, not because it’s filled with the most delicious of wines and scotches, but because it was so fun to decorate! For me, decorating small areas feels less intimidating. I can focus on each individual piece a little more. I love this mix of gold, black, and crystal. What do you think?