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Fall Decorating Ideas from Oh’ Canada.

It’s that time of year, eh? Yesterday, as I was walking my dog through a quiet and tranquil Rock Creek Park, I came across a bright red maple leaf in my tracks. It was the first bright red victim of leaf drop that I recalled seeing so far this Fall. So I just had to bring it home! This little souvenir got me thinking about all of the budget friendly and festive fall decorating I could do at my home. Then, I stumbled upon Canada House & Home’s Fall Decorating Ideas photo gallery. Aside from the perfectly propped photography, the ideas are simple, moody, striking, and even a bit envy-inducing (I wish I could have one of those rooms!).

A hide rug and faux fur throw wrapped around a chair cushion or layered over the back brings a cosy feel to the favorite perch. Love the table!

A hide rug and faux fur throw wrapped around a chair cushion or layered over the back brings a cosy feel to the favorite perch. Love the table!

nky black sprigs combined with the vibrant flowering kale in a shallow ceramic bowl are a gorgeous alternative to fresh-cut flowers.

Inky black sprigs combined with the vibrant flowering kale in a shallow ceramic bowl are a gorgeous alternative to fresh-cut flowers.

Layering fabrics, patterns and colors turns any space into a snug retreat from falling temperatures outdoors.

I love this room! Layering fabrics, patterns and colors turns any space into a snug retreat from falling temperatures outdoors.

Demand attention with a long-lasting arrangement of dried seed pods and flowers nestled in assorted white vases.

Demand attention with a long-lasting arrangement of dried seed pods and flowers nestled in assorted white vases.

The mantel comes to life with a rugged display of firewood, a subtle rug, pale pumpkins and black gourd vases.

The mantel comes to life with a rugged display of firewood, a subtle rug, pale pumpkins and black gourd vases.

Create a work of art by displaying an heirloom pumpkin variety, folded burlap or black velvet and a spray of fall berries (consider varieties Valenciano, Lumina, or Jarrahdale). Common goes elegant!

Create a work of art by displaying an heirloom pumpkin variety, folded burlap or black velvet and a spray of fall berries (consider varieties Valenciano, Lumina, or Jarrahdale). Common goes elegant!

Cutting the Stainless Steel Ribbon.

After about 10 years of planning, three years of construction, and a campaign to raise $88 million, the newly remodeled Art Gallery of Alberta has finally opened in Edmonton, Canada. You’ll have to make a visit during the warmer months of Summer to see the 625 foot long and 103 foot high continuous ribbon of stainless steel exterior architecture inspired by the forms of the North Saskatchewan River and Aurora Borealis and designed by architect Randall Stout. The museum’s interior totals 85,000-square-foot of gallery space on three floors. The interior finishes include an updated palette of patinaed zinc, energy-efficient glass and stainless steel reflecting the area’s dramatic weather patterns, long summer days and early winter nights. New exhibits include works by Edgar Degas, Francisco Goya, Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller, Yousuf Karsh and Edward Burtynsky.

Exterior Architecture of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Exterior Architecture of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Interior energy efficient glass windows allow in lots of natural light.

Interior energy efficient glass windows allow in lots of natural light.

Stainless steel ribbon flows inside out.

Stainless steel ribbon flows inside out.


Just a Thought.

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