Thursday, August 10, 2023

Harvest Color and Sunflowers in the Hearth Room

Hey friends, last week I shared my late summer mantel with an oil painting that needed a little DIY and TLC. It was time for a change up after the patriotic theme of July. Late July into early fall brings a sunflower explosion around the house. 

Late July after all the patriotic elements are stored away, I like to leave a bit of red to build on. Fruit themes, Majolica, and summer flowers with red geraniums show up with bright summer colors. 

But late summer I start bringing out the harvest colors of gold, dark greens, browns, and dark reds. This is my current sofa decor in the hearth room. My small gold floral quilted throw gives some color to the neutral sofa and my toile pillows add to the comfy factor.

Here's the sofa last week, when I still had out the "red"; my vintage churn-dash quilt and Waverly french-y fruit pillows. The sunflower pillow cover came from Amazon a few years ago.

And of course I'm using the indigo ticking quilt on the ottoman. You know my opinion... ticking is a neutral because it can be used with most prints.

I love having neutral slipcovered sofa and chairs. They feel like a canvas I can use to add color and prints with each new season. As we head into September, the sofa will change again... 

My big red toile pillow coordinates with the sunflower pillow cover.

Small bouquets in two old ironstone pitchers bring some late summer florals.

I think this old oil painting brings a French Country landscape feel with the old haywagon and horses. I often keep the small topiaries on bookstacks here and my white metal house lanterns. 

The little sewing table in the corner is the perfect size to squeeze in the corner.

Not wanting to date myself, but how many of you remember "Harvest Gold" from the 70's? I think my first refrigerator was that lovely color, along with the carpet, Formica on the counters and the flooring in the kitchen. Ahhh, the good ol' days of decor! (just kidding) Hard to believe I can even stomach it now.

Here are a few posts from the past where I share the hearth room in late summer/early fall.

Cozy Up to Fall in the Hearth Room

Thanks for coming by to visit. Be sure and come back on Saturday when I'm joining in with a great  group where we'll be sharing milkglass in our vintage décor.

joining in at these great parties:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode, Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
 Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Home Matters at Southern SunflowersGrace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  


  1. Love all your beautiful quilts and pillows. Pretty soon we will be needing those quilts. Happy Wednesday. Hugs. Kris

  2. Thanks Kris, yes, today we're having rain and it's bringing those temps way down, yay!! nothing like cuddling under a cozy quilt.

  3. I like the neutral ticking pillows and the toile. They are timeless!

  4. I agree with you Debra, ticking to me is a neutral too. Growing up, my room was decorated with pink and white ticking with roses on the bed. So girly now that I think about it, but I loved it. Have a good week.

  5. Lovely as always Debra. Those toile pillows are my favorite. I love fall and use green, browns and gold | yellow as well. It's always fun to pop in here an see how you change things up. XO- MaryJo

  6. For me, color is everything, and the harvest ones you used are perfect. Saw it at August Ideas on WWBH. My shares are #52 through 56. Wishing you and your readers a marvelous day.

  7. Ooh, I LOVE this look! The creams with the faded yellows and browns are just perfect for August and early September.


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