Raise your hand if you love the colors of fall.


Fall House Tour :: Jewel Tones of Fall :: Dining Room


As much as I appreciate and enjoy a neutral palette with just a punch of color, the jewel tones of fall make my heart sing.

When used beautifully in a room, those jewel tones of fall create a warmth and coziness that make me feel safe.

Color is like that.


Feeling Fall-ish :: Jewel Tones of Fall :: Dining Room


If I were to tell you my favorite colors I’d tell you I love red, blue, green, and yellow.

Not usually all at the same time.

Except in the fall.

Then, I want them all!


Lovely Home Tour :: Jewel Tones of Fall :: Dining Room


For the most part of the last nineteen years I have lived a day’s drive from my dear friend and neighbor.  Today, I’m just a little bit over an hour away.  Happy Day!

With a big family and the busyness of life, we hadn’t gotten together at her home, until now.

She couldn’t wait for me to come and snap a few photos of her home to share with you.


Vintage Needlework :: Jewel Tones of Fall :: Dining Room


I brought a few projects along to shoot at her home, because her colors are perfect for the projects.

Between those little photo shoots, enjoying a yummy late breakfast, afternoon chai, her son stopping by, and lots of talking, I somehow managed to get a few photos taken of her beautiful home.

One thing I realized.  When I’m excited and talking I don’t take the best photos.  I don’t slow down quite enough.  Surprise. [wink]

Of course I don’t realize that until I’m back home sorting and editing my photos.


Fall Home Tour :: Jewel Tones of #Fall :: Dining Room


My dear friend has a gift for home decor.

She puts color and texture and shape together beautifully.

She decorates with finds from the side of the road and department stores.  It doesn’t matter as long as she achieves the look she’s after.

Actually, if she can score something for free or thrift it, that makes her heart even happier.

My friend has been repainting furniture and making something from cast-offs forever.

I remember the day she took an old table and had it cut down to make a wonderful coffee table.

People do that?  She has re-purposed and DIY’d home decor way before there were blogs.

And when it comes to vignettes….she’s the best.

She’s the inspiration for vignettes, or  “moments” as she calls them, that I create around my home.


#FallHomeTour :: Jewel Tones of Fall Dining Room


One of the rooms I photographed, that day, was her dining room.

The walls are covered in a beautiful rich earthy green tone-on-tone wallpaper above the wainscoting with a lighter shade of green below.

It’s a perfect color background for the warm woods of her vintage sideboards and furniture-store table and chairs.

The white-painted trim and the repainted thrifted chandelier gives a bit of snap to the room, so it doesn’t feel like “great grandma’s” parlor.

However, “great grandma’s” china, needlework, and buffets give the room a sense of history.


Vintage Buffet Dressed for #Fall :: Jewel Tones of Fall :: Dining Room


Instead of painting with a brush, my friend is skillful at painting her rooms with color and texture through the addition of accessories and faux fruit and flowers.

I love how she gives her dining room warmth and life with her favorite warm reds and golds…all the way down to the cozy oriental rug on the floor.

My friend beautifully used the jewel tones of fall to create a wonderfully warm and inviting dining room.

This jewel tones of fall dining room is as perfect on a warm early September afternoon as it will be on a frosty Thanksgiving Day.

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  1. Lucy Beliveau says

    Your friend has stunning taste! I thought I was the only person alive who hasn’t paited my furniture ith chalk paint! Needless to say I enjoy the rich warm tones of her natural furniture. So forthnate you are to have a dear friend. I bet she is one of many, Miss Diane! Thanks for giving us such a delightful tour!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Lucy for your kind thoughtful words.

      My friend has painted plenty of thrifted or found furniture pieces. But, these and other beautiful wood pieces she has left in their original glorious state.
      Yes, I am so grateful to have the blessing of dear friends, near and far….and your friendship through Facebook. God is good!

      Best wishes for an extraordinary weekend!

  2. Your friends home is beautiful! The colors of Fall are my colors, I love them and use them all through my home too! I LOVE decorating for Fall, it makes me feel all warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing this lovely dining room!

    • Diane says

      Thank so much for popping by Pinky!! It’s always fun to visit my friend’s home. There’s always something warm and unexpected in her decor to see.

  3. Betty Brown says

    I love this room.Fall is my favorite season and I love all the warm colors and I use reds all year.That is a very unique piece with the fruit in it.

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your warm words Betty! My friend really has an eye for the unusual. Reds make a room so warm and cozy.
      Best wishes for An Extraordinary weekend!

  4. I love this! What a pretty room. That chandelier is to die for! How beautiful. I hope your having a great Friday!

    • Diane says

      I agree! She has such a great eye for design.
      Thanks for stopping by Leslie!
      Best wish for a beautiful weekend!

  5. Carol Jane says

    I love the colors of summer. I’m so sad to put away all my seashell s and beach decor.

    • Diane says

      Oh Carol….as much as I love the colors of fall….putting ‘summer away’ always makes my heart sad too!
      Thanks for popping by! Hope your week is extraordinary!

  6. Kim says

    Wow…I am a jewel tone girl through and through and this house has me swooning!! I must pin this tour! I am sorry that I do not have a pumpkin recipe to share! 🙁 Most of my baking starts with a box!! TGIF my friend!

    • Diane says

      Oh yes Kim…you would be in love with her decor! We ‘red’ girls need to stick together!! 😉
      Thanks for popping over. [hugs]

  7. Glenda Kremer says

    your photos are beuatifull—even professional looking to me–don’t be so hard on yourself! Fall is ok but I hate what I know is coming–much prefer our “Beach villa in the winter!
    glenda Kremer

    • Diane says

      Thanks so much Glenda….you are such a great encourager! [hugs]

  8. Hello Diane, I found you through the ‘Link it or Lump’ party at ‘Delineate Your Dwelling’. Rushed photographs or not I think you have captured the true essence of your friend’s home. It is clear to see she has a wonderful sense for putting all this colour and texture together to create such a warm and welcoming place for her family. I love the natural wood.furniture which shows off those Autumnal tones so well.
    I love fall ( I am from the UK and we call it Autumn here) the russets and the reds, the greens and the yellows all show up in natures palette at this time of year.

    My blog is fairly new and if you fancy taking a wander around you will be very welcome, thank you for sharing such beautiful photographs of your friends home 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your kind words Myrtle. 🙂 Yes…my friend really has the touch for creating a cozy home.
      Welcome to An Extraordinary Day and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
      May your week be filled with extraordinary moments.

  9. Beautiful!!! I do love colors in the fall! Thanks for sharing your tour!

  10. Wow I love this room. These are my favorite colors too! I only have blue in a tiny area in the kitchen but I also love blue! Color makes me happy. Her dining room is beauitful- love the arrangement on the dining table. Those two floral arrangements on the buffet are fabulous!

    • Diane says

      My friend really has a gift for putting things together. I’m so glad you love her dining room too. It just feels so good to be in the room. Glad to know you’re a color lover too, Liz!

      Best wishes for an extraordinary week! [hugs]

  11. Luv how you friend has decorated for fall! I really enjoy seeing the wood pieces she has that aren’t painted in chalky paint! Thank you for sharing.

    • Diane says

      Awww Jan…thank you!!
      I agree…there is so much beauty in finished wood over painted wood.
      Blessings, my friend!

  12. Gorgeous room and colors! 🙂

    • Diane says

      My friend will be blessed by your thoughts, Deb. 🙂 Thanks!

  13. It makes me so happy to see someone who hasn’t abandoned color in her home! I love all the colors she’s used in her dining room. They are my favorites too! What a beautiful place!

    • Diane says

      What’s interesting Stacey is that I’ve been entertaining a neutral backdrop for my next home. You know…there’s something wonderful about being immersed in a colorful room. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing more from her home. I think you’ll be interested.

      Thanks so much for stopping by Stacey. It’s good to “see” you again!

  14. I have always been afraid to paint my wall a dark jewel color but you have made me second think my color choices. This room is gorgeous!

    • Diane says

      Oh Tracy…I think you need to go for it! A darker richer color can be like a warm hug. Let me know if you take the jump into color!!

  15. Kim says

    Your friend’s dining room is beautiful. It sounds like she and I would get along very well! Your photos turned out great, even with the distraction of friends. Who can concentrate on taking perfect pictures when there’s major friendship chatting going on?? I’m so happy you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for sharing her wonderful fall colors. I look forward to those pictures of your projects you mentioned taking at her home. Such fun!! 🙂

    • Diane says

      Kim…you would love my friend!! Haha! You know it! Concentrating on taking good photos is super hard when the mind is flitting in countless directions. 🙂 Thanks for your warm thoughts. You are such a blessing. [hugs]

  16. Pat says

    Gorgeous Dining Room, dear one!!!
    I, too, adore the jewel tones of Autumns hues!!!
    Thank you for sharing your friend’s lovely home with us!!!

    • Diane says

      Oh Pat…thank you for appreciating her pretty dining room with me.

      Best wishes for an extraordinary week!

  17. Carol says

    I adore how your friend decorated her dining room! I have been trying to add more off-whites and creams to my home, but, like you, the colors of Fall just make my heart sing. I have a very eclectic accumulation of furniture & knick knacks, but I don’t care if they aren’t the latest or trendiest things on the market. If I like it, and can afford it, it is welcome in my home! The only trendy thing I’ve done recently is to add turquoise to my decor. I have loved turquoise for years & wore it a lot, so it has been fun bringing my favorite color into my home in little pops here and there. So, to answer your question — I like all the bright, rich colors of Fall plus turquoise! It’s truly friendly with all the other Autumnal colors!

    • Diane says

      I’m pretty sure that your words will put the biggest smile on my friend’s face….’cause I’ve got one, myself, now. Thanks Carol!!
      I love that you are having so much fun bringing your favorite color into your home. I bet it really is a wonderful contrast to the colors of fall. 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by….hope your week is extraordinary!

  18. Stunning. I embroidered that same Give Us This Day sampler many many years ago. It is one of my all time favorites. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

    • Diane says

      I tip my hat to you Marty! Wow…that’s quite a sampler to embroider. If it’s one of your favorites….is it on display in your home? I hope so.

      Thanks so much for coming by! Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  19. Your photo’s of your friend’s beautiful décor is wonderful, I saw at Home and Garden Thursday, I’m new g+ follower.

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Jo May…you are so sweet and kind!
      Sending hugs and blessings your way!

  20. Suzan says

    What a beautiful room Diana – your friend has amazing taste !
    And although I’m a very neutral person ( color wise ) I just LOVE all of the color in her dining room!
    Thanks for sharing !

    • Diane says

      Suzan…my friend has a gift for using color well. Every room she does it just feels good to be in the room.
      Thanks for popping by girlie!! [hugs]

  21. Your friend’s sideboard is beautifu! I also really like the greens she chose. I find it so hard to photogragh a room. You sure did a great job

    • Diane says

      Oh Cynthia…that is such a nice thing to say. Thank you!!!
      Best wishes for an extraordinary day!

  22. Jann Olson says

    Diane, her home is very warm and cozy! The colors are ones that you would never tire of. Love the mixing of the old and new! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • Diane says

      I don’t think I could ever tire of those colors.
      Thanks for your warm words, Jann. 🙂

      Be blessed!

  23. A lovely room filled with comfortable colors and sweet memories. Hugs Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    • Diane says

      What a wonderful description, Katherine. 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your warm words.

  24. Oh, my! What a lovely blog you have here! And your friend’s dining room is just beautiful! I found you on the link-up at Tracy’s Simple Life. God bless you for sharing such inspiration here!

    • Diane says

      Cheryl…you are so kind. Thank you for your warm, encouraging words, and blessing! 🙂

  25. Your dining room looks lovely for fall! The colors look deep and rich and warm. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks so much Alison! 🙂
      I love stopping by. Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  26. Jaybird says

    That dining room is extraordinarily beautiful!!! I would love to know if there is a color match for that green? I am in the process of choosing a color to complement my antique furniture and that would be it!!!
    Many thanks for any assistance.

    • Diane says

      Jay…I’ll check it out for you and let you know.
      I agree…it’s gorgeous for antique woods.

  27. Cindy says

    So pretty! Love the green and her buffet is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

    • Diane says

      Thank you Cindy! I appreciate you stopping by with your warm thoughts!
      Hope you’re having a beautiful day! 🙂

  28. Oh I love this! Such a beautiful home. I’d love to see more! So nice that you got to have a good visit and that you shared with us. I’d love you to link this wonderful post at the Fabulous Fall LInky Party! Come by and check it out!


    • Diane says

      Thank you Sherry! Over the next several weeks I’ll be sharing more for my friend’s lovely home.
      Thanks for the invitation!
      Hope you have an extraordinary weekend!

  29. Thanks so much for linking at the Fabulous Fall Party. I enjoyed your post! The party goes through the end of the month. You can link any Fall Themed post! Have a Blessed Sunday, Sherry

  30. Mel says

    Holy cow…..that’s amazing. Makes my neutral walls hang their head. LOL. Great for cooler weather, bit I’d be curious how she dresses it for summer. With 101° in the shade, I need neutral to at leas give me the impression of coolness. LOL

    • Diane says

      Thinking back to an earlier brief visit, the green actually feels very cool in the summer. But, I don’t remember how it was decorated. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do a summer tour next year. Wouldn’t that be fun?

  31. Your friend has such a great space! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the Fan Favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out the feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/09/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_21.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Kathryn!! You just made my day!

  32. Fabby says

    Your friend’s dining room is gorgeous!. I love the vintage furniture heirlooms, they’re always my fave…I mean heirlooms are! Lovely Fall colors indeed and the arrangements are lovely. Thanks for sharing this house with us.
    Have a reat week.

    • Diane says

      Awww…Fabby…you are soooo sweet.
      Hope you’re having a great time away.

  33. Ange says

    What a beautiful room! I love all the colors of fall together too but not all year round. I love that we can change things up with the seasons and give our homes a fresh new feeling! Enjoy the beauty!

    • Diane says

      I hear you….I do love light and bright in the spring in summer too, Ange!
      Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start! [hugs]

  34. Kathy says

    Your dining room looks wonderful, Diane! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday,

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Kathy! 🙂
      Note…it’s not my dining room, though, it’s the dining room of my dear friend.

  35. Nici says

    What a beautiful room! I love the warm tones of the fall decor too…so pretty. Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Nici!! 🙂 You can count on me to be by!

  36. JaneEllen says

    Wow Diane, your friends home is so warm and cozy. How lucky is she to have those gorgeous buffets and awesome dining table/chairs That wood is much too beautiful to paint, especially the buffets. I must have looked at those photos for few minutes just drinking in all the beauty. Glad for two of you to be closer now geographically.
    Think one big reason I love Fall so much is due to the colors. When we lived in KY the trees were spectacular with the colors. It’s pretty here (western CO) but it was breath taking there in Fall. We lived out in country so had woods and other trees all around us, didn’t want to go in house so I could see it all the time. Plus it wasn’t so humid in Fall and the temps were quite liveable. Could have doors and windows open. We had a big front porch and had an arbor right at porch steps I always decorated. Wish I could have handled the climate but wasn’t to be. After 5 yrs. we moved back west again to dryer climate. Really enjoyed your post. Happy weekend

    • Diane says

      JaneEllen….I’m am so sorry you had to move from your so lovely spot in KY. CO is a beautiful place too….just in a different way.
      Thank you for your kind words about my friend’s home. I am blessed to get to see her more than every few years now. 🙂
      Hope you are enjoying a beautiful start to the fall, my friend!

  37. Lucy Beliveau says

    How much fun to go back in time! 4 years ago you posted your friend’s beautiful dinning room! It was lovely then and it’s lovely now! I hope you get to see her often! Love those gorgeous fall colors!

    • She’s a busy mom and grandmom… we haven’t gotten together in two years… but we just did two weeks ago when I had her over for breakfast. Picked up right where we left off. 😉


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