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Fall.  It’s officially here.  In Georgia, the temps still say it’s still summer, but the leaves are beginning to turn and the air is beginning to feel different.  I love all of the seasons, but fall is my favorite.  It’s the expectation of holidays to come,  the smell of the crisp air and cinnamon, football and comfort food.

This fall, there’s also a change coming to my home.  It’s time to update a few things.  My design work has taken priority over everything in our house for the past year.  There are unfinished projects and rooms that need to be reworked.  Here is the list of things that I’ll be working this fall.


1)  Kate’s room-It’s time for her to have the room of her dreams.  She’s helping with the design and it’s so fun to work with her.  She even sketched out her own plan.  The photo above is an instagram sneak peak after the painting was completed.

2)  Charlotte’s room-No big changes here, but how can big sis get a complete makeover and little sis not get a small update?


3)  My office-This is a big one.  A few weeks ago, Eric and I dismantled our guest room and moved my office downstairs.  After working in our loft for the past year with the exercise equipment and toys, I want to create a calm, creative space just for me.  I love the image above from this year’s Southern Living Idea House.  I’m using this as my inspiration, with perhaps a touch more color.

My first purchase for my office was this bench that I found at the Ballard outlet last week.


4)  Pillows for the family room.  Remember this?  I still love the changes that I made to our family room.  Out with the red and in with the white.  It’s such a welcomed update.  You can see the before here.


5)  New slipcovers for kitchen slipper chairs.  This is the before picture, but this space has experienced a makeover as well.  New artwork, new mantle accessories, new rug.  The last step is new slipcovers to add that final layer of texture.  More pics to come…

6)  New Christmas decor-I really like to keep my holiday decorating to a minimum.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy decorating, it’s just that I really hate the takedown and put away process.  I liked my minimalist look last year, but this year, I’d like to be more thoughtful about our decorations.  Not sure exactly what that means yet, but it will require some time and planning.

Wow, that’s only 6 things, but it feels like a lot, doesn’t it?  How am I going to get it all done, you ask?  I plan to handle this the same way I handle my client’s projects.  This is my first step.  Write it down.  Second, make a list of things to do to make all this happen.  Third, make a time line and stick to it.

That’s my plan.  What’s on your list of things to do this fall?  I’d love to hear about them.



6 Responses

  1. You can do it! Fall is my absolute favorite too – there is something different in the air. I already lit my first fall scent last night and my hubby picked up a bag of pumpkin spice coffee for me. I’m ready 🙂 Looking forward to reading about the projects for your home Lori – can’t wait to see Kate’s room and what you have planned for your office. That bench is really nice that picked up at Ballard.

  2. Sounds like some fun things happening over there! Cant wait to see your daughters room-im loving that chandelier in there. Crazy over that Ballards bench!!
    And I am so there with you on the minimal Christmas decor b/c I HATE taking it down-ugh. but I do oh so love all the decor when its up. Im sitting here right now with the new BH&G Christmas Ideas magazine and contemplating my decor for this year- b/c you know with having a blog and all you just *Cant* have the same decor as last year. LOL Im thinking this year more natural elements that I can pick up outside and toss when the holiday is over.

  3. Fall is My NEW YEAR”S EVE! Absolutely love it!
    I love the change in your Family Room. and….daughters are very lucky to have a Mom like you! Their rooms are to dream for! Your “office” will be fab.
    I must get back to the Ballard Outlet….keep saying I will……..I am the “Social” planner person for our neighborhood and a lot of interest from the “ladies” about an afternoon adventure there has popped up. On the same note, I hope to take a caravan of neighbors to the Southern Living Idea House next month. We wanted to wait for the crowds to lessen and for cooler weather. I love to go to Senoia! It’s such a fun place.

  4. Hey Lori! Well, I’m looking forward to fall also. I cannot believe fall is almost here again. I don’t understand how time can pass so quickly. It seems just like yesterday I was packing away my faux pumpkins. I hope to plant some new grass seed outside where the sun had a party scorching it and decorate with some mums 🙂 My son just started kindergarten and I thought I would be so excited to have some time to decorate and get things done but I’m finding myself a little depressed 🙁 I hope this yucky unmotivated feeling goes away soon!