Early Fall at Home: Making the Transition from Summer to Autumn

Sep 2016

Sinkology is proud to present Kristan Allen, our design expert and guest blogger who runs the @FarmhouseRedefined Instagram. Kristan is here to share some design ideas and inspiration around designing your home around your copper sink.


I’m not a big fan of pumpkin spice lattes. There, I said it…I feel like a weight has been lifted! Despite my avoidance of PSLs this time of year, fall is my absolute favorite season. It evokes feelings of warmth of hearth and home and everyone getting back into a cozy routine after the craziness of summer. As much as I love this season, I find myself wanting to ease into fall décor around the house. This year, we’re still dealing with unseasonably warm 80- and 90-degree temps each day…which means I’ve held off on buying pumpkins for the porch!

My home is finally starting to make the leap into fall, so I thought I’d share a few quick ways you can bring touches of autumn to your décor.

Transition Your Table

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I love tablescapes, but they’re always something I struggle with. How much is too much on the tabletop? I always err on the side of caution and go with the less is more approach, which is why I focus on a fun centerpiece and leave place settings simple. I’m a big fan of mixing vintage and modern, so I’m always looking for new ways to use old pieces. This dough bowl is gigantic…as in, I could bathe my kids in it (and they aren’t babies anymore)! I kept the faux greens that are in it on a daily basis, but added gourds, pumpkins and dried leaves to bring it up to season. It was an easy addition that helps to bridge the gap between summer and fall.

New Twists on Old Favorites

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Copper is great all year-round, but its warm, buttery undertones and rich metallic sheen are especially amazing for fall. Copper is a whole lot easier to incorporate into your décor than you might think. Check your kitchen drawers or your local flea market/antique store. Copper pans and molds aren’t just for cooking! I found this adorable pumpkin mold for a couple bucks at a flea market. I shined her up a bit and she makes a charming addition to the indoor plants I keep on my counter. Not to mention, it’s a great way to complement your copper sink; whether in the kitchen or bath.

Mix and Match Textures for Quick and Easy Updates

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I’m a big fan of mixing textures and metallics, but I’m an even bigger fan of décor that makes it easy to keep up with the seasons. I have an old crate on our hearth that I’m constantly filling and re-filling with different things I find around the house. The crate is a perfect canvas for updating décor throughout the year. For fall, I added a vintage seltzer bottle and a mercury glass vase filled with dried wheat. Next month, we may find a jack o’lantern in there!

Take the Indoors Outside

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I mentioned earlier that we’ve been having some unseasonably warm temps in my neighborhood. This has made me a little leery of buying pumpkins too early in the season for fear of them melting into puddles on my porches. So to dress up my side porch, I bought a few small mums and arranged them in an indoor, stacked organizer that I found at a discount store. The organizer came with wire baskets lined in canvas. I popped the canvas out, replaced it with burlap and literally placed the pots of mums right in there. This makes it easy to take them out for watering. I added a simple fall wreath to my side door. To add a little flair, I hung the wreath from a length of linen ribbon, which gives the illusion of a taller door!

So, how are you preparing your home for the fall season? Let us know by sharing your photos on Instagram with @Sinkology and @FarmhouseRedefined. You can also find us on Pinterest for fun and seasonal home décor ideas. Happy Fall!


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