Monday, October 2, 2017

Hickory Ridge Fall at Balsam Mountain Preserve

There is nothing like getting the opportunity to design something for an amazing house, right? So naturally I was excited to add some fall flair to Hickory Ridge at beautiful Balsam Mountain Preserve.

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These owners like modern, industrial and rustic for this property, so I kept that in mind and kept things to a minimum and traditional but not too stereotypical.

I went with green, white and gold pumpkins and gourds, all locally sourced from Darnell Farms in Bryson City.

Instead of mums, I used the colorful Croton plants I had used on their back porch fireplace along with ferns for more greenery.

I love that these plants are not typically used this way, and that they will last much longer than mums.

I also love how everything plays off the gold trim on the windows.

I had to change out some of the plants in the planter, so I added something new to me -- Arizona Sandstone Agastache in orange and gold.

This is such a gorgeous house, it needs nothing, but I'm pleased with how welcoming it looks with just a little fall flair.

Now I want to do the same on my own porch:-)

I'll have *much* more from Balsam Mountain Preserve, but you can look at last years' fall decor by clicking on these links:

I'll be joining:
Metamorphosis Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Wow us Wednesdays
Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Marty@A Stroll Thru LifeOctober 2, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    Oh wow, I love it, so pretty.

    1. Thanks so much Marty!

  • Southern & StyleOctober 2, 2017 at 8:24 AM

    I love your small touches, they really make a big impact!
    Also, I hope you don't mind-I shared your fall home tour over on my weekly roundup post last week, I was just obsessed and wanted everyone to see it!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    1. Thanks so much Jordyn!! And share all you want:-)

  • I love how the colors of the plants and pumpkins compliment the home. So elegant and fall at the same time. My husband and I were in your part of the world last week. As as we passed the entrance to Balsam Mountain Preserve on I40, I couldn't help notice the beautifully decorated entrance for fall. You are blessed with such talent and we all appreciate how you share it with others!

    1. Thanks so much Carolyn!! It would have been funny if I had been there working on that entrance as you drove by:-)