Monday, October 2, 2017

Hickory Ridge Fall at Balsam Mountain Preserve

There is nothing like getting the opportunity to design something for an amazing house, right? So naturally I was excited to add some fall flair to Hickory Ridge at beautiful Balsam Mountain Preserve.

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These owners like modern, industrial and rustic for this property, so I kept that in mind and kept things to a minimum and traditional but not too stereotypical.

I went with green, white and gold pumpkins and gourds, all locally sourced from Darnell Farms in Bryson City.


Instead of mums, I used the colorful Croton plants I had used on their back porch fireplace along with ferns for more greenery.


I love that these plants are not typically used this way, and that they will last much longer than mums.




I also love how everything plays off the gold trim on the windows.


I had to change out some of the plants in the planter, so I added something new to me -- Arizona Sandstone Agastache in orange and gold.


This is such a gorgeous house, it needs nothing, but I'm pleased with how welcoming it looks with just a little fall flair.


Now I want to do the same on my own porch:-)

I'll have *much* more from Balsam Mountain Preserve, but you can look at last years' fall decor by clicking on these links:













I'll be joining:



6 comments:

  1. I love your small touches, they really make a big impact!
    Also, I hope you don't mind-I shared your fall home tour over on my weekly roundup post last week, I was just obsessed and wanted everyone to see it!

    xoxo, SS


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    1. Thanks so much Jordyn!! And share all you want:-)

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  2. I love how the colors of the plants and pumpkins compliment the home. So elegant and fall at the same time. My husband and I were in your part of the world last week. As as we passed the entrance to Balsam Mountain Preserve on I40, I couldn't help notice the beautifully decorated entrance for fall. You are blessed with such talent and we all appreciate how you share it with others!

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    1. Thanks so much Carolyn!! It would have been funny if I had been there working on that entrance as you drove by:-)

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