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woke up this morning on this glorious day of the beginning of October to rain pounding on the roof. So what’s a girl to do but go into FULL FALL NESTING mode! I turned up the fireplace, put on my cozy sweater and fun scarf and started PUTTERING around the house! Happy as a clam.

After my coffee, of course.

In the midst of the puttering, I decided I would cozy up the entry. But by that point, the sun was out! YAY FALL! My favorite.

I started thinking about how all in the same day we can have sunshine, rain, be chilly and then warm.

So with Fall’s beauty in mind, I decided I would warm up the entry a bit, but still let it be cheerful, bright and happy.

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I looked around for what I already had and found this plaid runner from last year’s holiday dining table. Yes, it has snowflakes on it but let’s pretend it doesn’t. Humor me. You actually can’t really tell unless you ZOOM in like this. So let’s not do that again.

I loved adding the cozy layer to the entry dresser with the softness of the subtle plaid. And, I didn’t have to go buy something new. Bonus.

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Then I decided to nestle the dresser more into the corner of the staircase rather than where it was which was more centered on the wall. I instantly LOVED IT!

I was amazed how that simple change made the entry feel so much more cozy.

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Then I felt like I might as well cozy it up even more so I brought in a chair and an ombre pillow from my office (chair from World Market, vase, basket and pillow from Target awhile back, lamp is my DIY bottle lamp and the dresser was my flea market find!).

Ooooo, so cozy now! And how many times can I say the word COZY in one post?

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I ran to the market and got some pretty Fall flowers and pumpkins and squash.

I loved the pretty oranges, blues and greens all together on the dresser.

Neutrals are nice, calm and subtle, but pops of pretty colors can make me smile.

And, as the season evolves, the colors can too!

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Were you in Fall nesting mode today like I was?

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    I love it Melissa! I LOVE the mix of the turquoise and bright orange! So cherry:) Happy Fall!
    ~Melissa

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    I love it Melissa! It is COZY! I love how small changes can have a huge impact on a space!

    I am writing a 31 days blog series about Loving The Season (of life) You’re In!

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      Sounds like a GREAT series, Deanna! I’ll have to check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    I love moving furniture … even just a little.

    Happy fall.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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    Absolutely, YES, this was a puttering day. Kitchen, office, living room spruced up and pared down, dust cloth flying, piles accumulating to sort through later. Simplifying, simplifying, simplifying right and left. A new appreciation for what I possess and love as objects find a different place to land. And an overwhelming urge to continue to get rid of what worked in past seasons but does nothing for me anymore …

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    It’s very cheerful! Love that lamp.
    Brenda

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    How lovely, Melissa! We had a fog delay today (I’m a teacher) so I had a bit of extra time, but wish I could have puttered around longer! Maybe this weekend, because I want my entrance way to look as cozy as yours!

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    So cozy! ;) I love the colors. The brighter colors work great here in the south since it’s still warm, which is why I used blues, purples, greens and yellows on my fall porch. I’m a putter-er too and plan to have a full day of puttering tomorrow since today was filled with appointments and errands. I have no doubt something will get moved or organized tomorrow!

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    LOVE it! I love the orange pumpkins and turquoise lamp! I love your striped wall and love your floor! Love it all!

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    So pretty, Melissa! I love seeing orange and turquoise together. It’s so striking.

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    Oh, what a fun day! The changes look wonderful and “cozy”. (: If you hadn’t told us, I would have never known that was snowflakes on the runner. At first I thought it was a fresco type stencil. The colors are perfect.

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    You did a wonderful fall update without looking like Halloween. It is so welcoming and fresh! I am also so impressed with how you arranged your wall going up the stairs. That is not easy to do, the height, variety of art, lighting and other objects is so perfect. We have designed our new home and will build it next year. I was going to install tiny nightlights built in to the stairs to the basement but your lighting is so much warmer! May I ask if they are on a regular switch or what? Do they act as full lighting or more like nightlights? Thanks for the info.

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      They act as full lighting for the stairs as they all take regular wattage light bulbs! We do have a chandelier for the entry as well. They are all on a regular switch and come on together! We love the mood and ambience they create!

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    Melissa–this is so lovely. I am loving your dresser paint and I am guessing you probably did this yourself :). Would you mind sharing your color combo? I have a dark yuck brown buffet needing a re-do and this inspired me :).

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    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your entry is beautiful. I appreciate its airy feel and warm Fall touches.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne

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    I have the same chair. Great arrangement and love it all. So much fun seeing what you do each day…

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    I’m with you…I love some pops of color — makes me happy, too. :) I love your chest with the chair next to it — very cozy and cute! Love how you add fall to your home. Beautiful as always!

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    I LOVE this corner! The palette is just perfect. Those orange flowers are the pinnacle of the vignette. Splendiferous.

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    Love that! Honestly, I didn’t even notice the snowflakes until you pointed them out. :)

    What color is that wall leading upstairs? And those sailboat pics – GORGEOUS!

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      Thank you Victoria! I love the sailboat pics too. The color is Studio Taupe, by Behr All in One.

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    Melissa, you are always on top of your game. Just when I’m beginning to realize that it’s fall, you’re already one it. I did buy some beautifully colored and interesting gourds for my flower shop display. I placed them in a somewhat flat rectangular vase. It turned out nice I think.

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    I love having access to drawers and storage right by the door, great place for the leashes, gloves and hats, car keys and ALL the clutter that is going to land there anyway.

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    I absolutely love both the lamp shown in the above photo and your walls!!! I am a newbie to home decorating…could you please tell me where/how you got that lamp? :)

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    Love this! I’m 100% jealous of your lamp. The way the blue and grey show off your orange and red touches is brilliant… lovely work!

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    So COZY! I love it! Your color combo is stunning, and you’ve given me a new appreciation for striped walls! (My entry has striped wallpaper, and I’ve always disliked it – maybe I could learn to work with it…)

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    I love the orange with the turquoise. Looks so great. I so wish I had a place for an entry table!

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    Looks great Melissa. Love the chair. I’ve been looking at the same one at World Market. Do you find it to be comfortable?

    Kristi

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      It’s comfortable for me (I’m short!) not in the “sink down in and take a nap type of comfort” but I do love sitting in it to work or for conversation!

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      I have that chair, too (the Erin Cute as a Button chair). It looks great in a little corner of our bedroom (and the husband has been warned not to get anywhere near it unless he’s spotless!) and it’s fun to sit in for a few minutes, but it is not a very comfortable chair. I knew that going in and I would still buy it again. I love the look of the tufting, the buttons, the color, etc.

      However, it LOOKS very cozy, just like your new little nook, Melissa! So cute.

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        Exactly, I agree. It is super cute and fits so great in lots of little corners I would not hesitate to buy it again. And while I wouldn’t want to take a nap in it, it is fine for sitting down for a few moments to tie a shoe or check emails or whatever. I sit in it every day so it really works for what I use it for! And we have the same rule at our house. NO boys or dogs allowed on it, haha :-).

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          Thanks Melissa and Rachel. Yeah, I figured, at that price point, that it would be a chair you only sat in for a few minutes. It is cute to look at though. Love the buttons!!

          Kristi

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    I love the floors! Do you know what type of wood they are? I know the point was the decor but it was the floors that caught my eye the most. Granted I may just be a bit obsessed with finding some awesome flooring for. Y own floors!

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