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I can’t believe it’s already fall! In exciting news, our landscaping project started Thursday, see the demo video here on Instagram. You’ll see the colour of my neighbours house which I strategically avoid every time I have shown my front yard in the past.

We truly had an exceptionally hot and sunny summer here on the West Coast. In fact, it’s the first time in years where I’m looking forward to sweater weather! 

I always ramp up my fashion inspiration scrolling this time of year. I get sucked into the what’s hot for this season posts, runway reports. All of it.

I probably ramp up my shopping a bit too 😉

Decorating for Fall: Start with styling

But October is also the best time of year to take a look around your space and see where you might want to play with some new colour, that small update you’ve been considering, or rearranging your styling and vignettes for now and going into the holiday season.

I do this every fall!

That’s why I created a warm and cozy Fall styling board on Amazon so you can shop some of my decor, or similar items in these photos. Be sure to take a closer look if you want to elevate your fall styling with a warm and cozy vibe. 

Here’s a look at my first fall mantel in our new house. 

Fall Mantel

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Amazon Fall Decor

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This pretty fall vignette (below) is from several years ago, but I think it’s very relevant today as we shift into pretty neutrals for the season.

Fall vignette

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It’s the perfect time to get your home fluffed and cozied up for the coming colder months and the holiday season ahead!

Fall Paint Colours: Try out some of the new earth tones with paint

If you’re feeling the warmer colour coming at us lately, now’s the great time to paint your dining room or bedroom a cozy, duskier shade for the cocooning seasons ahead.

cocoa brown dining room

Home & Garden Uk

Gold drapes

House Beautiful

Sometimes inspiration for a new bold wall colour comes from new bedding or drapes. (Find similar drapes to these gold ones here!)

If you need the nudge to take the plunge into some colour for your walls, check out my eDesign paint colour package here.

Fall Kitchen Idea: Cozy up the heart of your home

It’s amazing how wood stained orange cabinets unceremoniously just came back in style. I blame this fully on the trending cognac sofa. 

Read more: Is the Cognac Leather Sofa Timeless or Trendy

wood and marble kitchen

Anna Bode Design

And, speaking of my eDesign services, I’m offering a new kitchen package geared at making selective updates with smaller-than-a-full-renovation updates to your kitchen!

This package may only be available for a limited time, so be sure to get yours if you want to refresh your kitchen in time for the holiday season!

vintage cream kitchen

Better Homes & Gardens


Outdoor Fall Idea: Spruce up your porch

Fall is THE season for porch decor. Whether you’re big on spooky Halloween decorating, or bounty of harvest Thanksgiving style is more your thing, before the weather turns is a great time to refresh your front door colour to make this year’s decor pop.

Here is my Fall porch this year! Yes there is netting on my lanterns to discourage the barn swallows from hanging out.

Any way that you like to update your space for fall, I’d love to hear about it! Comment below. 

And don’t forget to shop my Amazon Favourites during Prime Big Deal Days (Oct. 10 & 11) for fall decor inspiration! You can even find my favourite flocked holiday tree here.

And my Dallas event is coming up in November, I’m so excited to see you! Register here.

This was the last group when we were live!! Super fun, I’ve learned to dress a lot better since those days 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian followers!

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  • Kelly K says:

    Hmmm. This post taught me that I do not like fall colors indoors and that they should stay outside (where I do love them). It feels like the 70s are back and I was not a fan of those colors then either.

    We finally got a taste of fall for a few days in Texas after a very hot summer, but it’s still too warm to really “decorate” for fall outside. Pumpkins would rot quickly. What leaves change do in mid November, others drop in spring, and this year a lot of trees , have brown dead leaves due to drought and excessive (even for here) heat.

    I wish I could do more change ups and decorating for seasons here, but we lack basements and lots of storage areas and I can’t afford to buy new every year. Christmas decor is all I really have room for. One of the big things I miss about living in basement land.

    I do enjoy this blog though and have loved your quick makeover posts lately. I’d love more about hanging wall art, especially after seeing those.

    I don’t have Instagram so the YouTube videos are much more helpful and I know others are in the same boat.

    • Sandy says:

      I’m in a condo now, so even more restricted on space than a house with no basement. Moving to a condo has brought home to me the excess of seasonal decorating, and I’m grateful. I’m agog at all the waste, Target, Costco,Walmart and other stores full of cheap decorations every year, most of which must end up in the landfills. And acres of pumpkins at the botanical gardens and home displays – what happens to them? Landfill or compost? (hopefully compost but I doubt it) They’re pretty to look at, but don’t we need to think of the future of the eco-system? And isn’t decorating with food a bit evil when people are lining up at food banks?

  • Fran W. says:

    Love your pretty new home! I’m also partial to fall colors, both indoors and out! Glad to see warmer tones making a comeback!

  • Kay says:

    Love your front porch! Those blue doors . . .

    Like others, I love fall colors in nature but not in my house. This year I found velvet pumpkins with realistic stems at Home Goods, in deep blue and a sage green. I added them to my silver pumpkins around a huge sage green ceramic vase with a bronze neck, and a large loose branch of yellow fake flowers. Natural color beeswax candles echo the yellow, as do the painted walls. The arrangement looks quite pretty on a scrunched up soft green scarf. Yay for Home Goods!

  • Sheree L says:

    I love fall colors! Your decorating style is really beautiful. It’s still in the 90s in Phoenix, AZ so it’s difficult to feel like fall is here! How did I not know about Maria Killam Favourites on Amazon? I will take some time to browse around there :]

  • Lisa says:

    I like to add a few faux pumpkins (mostly blue green and cream) around the house and some dried vase fillers to my glass hurricanes. I also add a fall wreath to the front door and swap out my throw pillow covers with richer tones and bring out the cozy throws. The fall kitchen in your post reminds me so much of my last house. I updated the countertops, backsplash and hardware similar to the one in the photo but couldn’t bring myself to paint those beautiful cabinets. The buyer of my house loved it two years also. Interesting that this look is now on trend!

  • LenaM says:

    Congratulation on your garden renovation!
    One important point I’m sure your designer knows: please do not plant Pampas grass (Cortaderia spp) – it is an invasive that threatens BC grasslands.

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