Sunday, October 16, 2016

More fall at Balsam Mountain Preserve

I had the opportunity to go up Saturday to Balsam Mountain Preserve and shoot some photos at the main security gate. This is obviously not your everyday security gate:-)

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I grabbed some things from home to make all the browns a little more inviting and homey. 


I had already added a few pumpkins to the mantel, but nothing else, so it was really bare. 


I brought some fur throws, kilim pillows and new velvet pillows I found at World Market. 


I made the black and white print pillows with fabric I ordered from Spoonflower.



I brought a fern from home to add some green. I'm a big fan of using green in the fall to really enhance the warm, rusty tones.


I brought one of my grandfather's vintage vinegar jugs and added some clipped sourwood branches.




I also added some candles in different sizes to the mantel.




















My 14 year old helped me with styling, and after we left there, we went by the stables and saw this guy.


Then we joined Luis for a ride around the golf course in a golf cart.


Honestly, this was a crazy amount of fall goodness all in one day:-)


I'll be joining:












13 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous, makes me want to sit and enjoy the surrounding beauty! Your daughter has eye in styling too:). The last photograph is stunning, like a painting!
    What a place to relax and appricate in God's nature, Kathleen in Az

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  2. WOW! your photos are just stunning!!! what a gorgeous place- you style s beautifully!

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  3. Stunning photos - all of them from pillows to a horse. Beautiful Fall colors. Place looks magical at sunset!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is just amazing in person:-)

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  4. Oh I get to savor this again!!! I love it all!! What all is in the arrangement in the wood/bark basket? I love the basket and the arrangement!

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    1. I just filled it with sour wood branches and that purple weed that grows here -- it looks like daisies but purple, not sure what it's called:-) I love the basket too!

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  5. Thanks so much for bringing us such joy in seeing how you have so beautifully decorated this amazing place!....As always, your photography is exquisite!

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  6. Gosh, Anita, your photos are so beautiful! Your styling is gorgeous! This looks so inviting and relaxing...what a beautiful place!

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  7. One of the most beautiful outdoor rooms I've seen. Just looking at these gorgeous pictures makes me feel excited for the season and grateful for it.

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  8. This is so gorgeous! I love the stone fireplace and rustic 'twig' furniture. The oranges really pop against the neutral brown backdrop. The last photo of the sunset is stunning! It all looks so amazing Anita.

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