See the latest decorating tips to warm up your home this fall.
It’s that time of year when you can walk into almost any home decorating store and see the reds, oranges, and browns that come to symbolize autumn. Whether you go for traditional fall home décor or a more unique look, this year has an amazing selection.
We went to four local shops and asked them to show us some of their favorite things this year.
318 Art & Garden – Cajun Classic Dutch Oven
318 Art & Garden owner Cassie Stone gets excited about fall because it kicks off the gumbo season, which for the art gallery and gift store that features items made in Louisiana, is the perfect time to feature some of their favorite things.
Among them is the Cajun Classic Dutch Oven made in Mamou for $96. Stone thinks this pairs perfectly with the Mosquito Supper Club cookbook which contains eight gumbo recipes, $34.The Cajun Roux Spoon made in New Iberia, $44, and the artist-designed and Shreveport-printed Gumbo towel also make good fits with the oven.
Also seen are several artworks on their fine art wall that celebrate the hues of the season, like Caroline Youngblood’s print of Herons.
“These fall pieces don’t have to come down after Thanksgiving and can continue to bring you joy all year long!” said Stone.
Akins Nursery and Landscaping – White pumpkins
Akins Nursery and Landscaping owner Jennifer McGimsey says Akins is excited for fall, “We have a variety of fall décor that will bring charm to your home this season.”
New this year is a selection of white pumpkins. There are metal ones made by Round Top with steaks or leaners for displaying inside or out starting at $48.
Burton and Burton also have a selection of white pumpkins, these are made from ceramic and start at $21. Beginning Sept. 20, a selection of real pumpkins of different sizes and colors will be in the store.
Also spotted was The Giving Plate, “This plate belongs to everyone, wherever it may go. With each new sharing of its gifts, love and blessings grow. Enjoy, refill, and pass it on.” It reads.
Lewis Gifts – Rosy Rings Botanical Diffuser
Lewis Gifts co-owner Catherine Hobbs loves the Rosy Rings Botanical Diffusers that come in a square bottle filled with real spices, fruit and botanicals. For fall they have the Pumpkin Cardamom and Spicy Apple scents for $71. This “Made in America” company also has candles with the same scent available at Lewis Gifts.
Hobbs says that home fragrances are an important part of decorating “It gives your home a real cozy feeling.”
Hobbs also loves the selection of velvet stuffed pumpkins by Plush Pumpkins starting at $29.
Also spotted were the hand-painted Fauna pheasant pattern plates from Vietri starting at $40.