Sunday, November 11, 2012

MY AUTUMN ROOM

This is my autumn room. Some people have sun rooms. I have an autumn room. The funny thing is, although this room features typical fall colours, like orange and mustard and rust, the patterns on the sofa and accent  cushions speak of spring. Tulips, for goodness sake! What else screams spring more than tulips?!
And as if that weren't enough to cause serious climatic confusion, beautiful flowers are in bloom, everywhere - on plates, in prints, and in sewing projects. The walls are dressed in the season's signature look: floral, floral and more floral!
And yet, the mood is fall. Perhaps it's the dark walnut furniture, the shade of green on the wall, the French doors (the only ones in the house) that, when closed, create a quiet haven, a cozy cabin-like refuge from the large, open plan living areas. My autumn room is where we retreat when the rest of the house is cold.  Like today, the first real warning that winter was on its way.  Snuggled in our woolly blankets and clutching our cups of tea, the fiery red elements from a little space heater lit up the room in a burst of amber. And there, in the golden radiance of that glowing light, we were surrounded by autumn.

Thanks for visiting.

Poppy

26 comments:

  1. Hello Poppy

    Your rooms looks most inviting and welcoming.

    I like your sofa and tulips are a favourite of mine.

    Have a wonderful weekend

    Helen xx

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  2. So pretty Poppy :) I adore tulips and they are plentiful here in Washington state. We even have tulip festival!

    xx
    leslie

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  3. I love your autumn room, it is so beautiful.

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  4. Lovely room! Today looks like an Autumn day as it is a bit cloudy outside making it dark inside. An unexpected day off from school which I am thoroughly enjoying. So nice that you met Jocelyn. I enjoyed the interview. And the fact that your husband created pomegranate art without giving it a second thought. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  5. It's a lovely room and you made me shiver a bit with your descriptive writing! :)

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  6. I love the idea of a fall room : )
    I can see why you would enjoy this room

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  7. I love your autumn room. I would like to have a room like that myself!

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  8. Such a lovely room! I must admit I am quite taken by the tulip pattern on your sofa!

    How cold does it get there in the wintertime?

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Hi Claudia,

      Well, average winter temps range from about 60 degree highs to 46 degree lows from December to February.

      xo
      Poppy

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  9. Hi Poppy!
    Oh, what a pretty place to snuggle up with your cuppa and take in a crisp, Autumn day. You have such a wonderful sense of style. Of course, I couldn't help but notice the charming little red lantern. It just pops alongside all your pretty tulips. Your yellow rocker is the cat's meow. You have given me inspiration for my next painting project. :-)
    I hope you have a happy happy day, my darling friend,
    Blessings from snowy Central Oregon,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  10. A great idea - from the special place to which you can retreat to the warm blankets and hot tea. It all sounds cozy and wonderful at your place.
    Liz

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  11. And I love it! The colors rejuvenate me.
    Brenda

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  12. That is such a pretty room! I love that you have given it over to florals. It looks completely snug and warm! ~ Maureen

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  13. Such a pretty room! I found your lovely room next to my link up at The Dedicated House. :) Megan

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  14. Flowers are always welcoming to me. I never tire of them. Love your room Poppy.

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  15. I like the idea of having a seasonal room where you feel the warmth of fall color.

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  16. Lovely cozy room for ALL seasons, Poppy!
    Mary Alice

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  17. Hi, Poppy - What a great idea: an autumn room! I'm thinking which room can I convert into such an autumn room. My future autumn room would be cozy and ideal for reading. I'd love a fireplace, but that won't happen as we cannot build one :( I love your botanical print on the wall. I'm very fond of botanicals and how they bring nature inside.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  18. Νice warm place for sweet moments !

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  19. A lovely and cosy room for all the time !
    I liked the colours of your sofa !
    Have a nice day !
    Olympia

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  20. To come to visit you and your blog gave me a happy shock! Wonderful with colors and I love your tulip sofa. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

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  21. Your autumn room does have a touch of both seasons - it is marvelous that it is so colorful and festive for these cold, wintry days ahead - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  22. A lovely warm room Poppy which I could just see myself sitting in,relaxing enjoying a nice cup of tea and some music perhaps with some crochet on my lap....mmm heaven.


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  23. Hi Poppy! I love your pretty Autumn room! Love your sofa with tulips and they're pretty at any time of the year. I'm your newest follower!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!