The beginnings of a fall chill in Charleston has me eyeing the outdoors again. With the morning and evening nip in the air, I’m ready to sit and enjoy the charm of my garden minus summer’s humidity and bugs. I love to make this antique garden settee (Wynsum Antiques) cozy and welcoming with the addition of faux fur pillows and a throw.

Like wearing a sweater again for the first time since early spring, the “dressing” of my garden furniture heralds a fresh season that becomes more and more invigorating. During summers in the low country, a vibrant blue in the yard cools things off. When the air cools, throw some white fur on it and enjoy the punch of a blue and white palette.

I make no significant investment in my “fur” decor. In Charleston, we have many discount home stores to peruse and if you don’t want to mix with the crowds, go online (Etsy is a favorite). Embrace your autumn!

Allyson Kirkpatrick

Allyson K. Designs