Hello Autumn. We’re still a little warm here in SoCal, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling the excitement of all that the last 3 months of the year offer.  From the food to the activities and celebrations with friends and family, I cherish this time of year.

Today I want to talk about rooms that invite you in with their design.  

For me personally, well-designed rooms always convey a welcome feeling.  But there are some rooms that are especially welcoming this time of year.  Many of the living spaces I especially appreciate happen to be in the homes of some of my favorite blog and Instagram sites.  The collective creative style of these designers inspires me in the decor of my own home each time I visit.

So here are a few of my favorite homes, inviting any time or season, but especially now as we begin autumn…

I don’t remember when I first became aware of Tessa’s fabulous Nine + Sixteen blog site, but once I hit the link from the blog I was reading I was hooked.

Nine + Sixteen


Tessa changes a few things throughout the year.  That’s my favorite way to do to keep things interesting.  Her seasonal ideas often include nature’s bounty, another personal favorite.

favorite table top

If you haven’t met Tessa and her wonderful blog and/or her Instagram @nineandsixteen you will want to stop by.

liv. room patterns

You can see more of Tessa’s house in Nora Murphy’s book Country House Style


Another favorite home is Jenny Steffens Hobick of Everyday Occasions,  now JSH.

She also has a wonderful Instagram account.

I’ve been following Jenny since she was living in Massachusetts as a newlywed.  Her wonderful recipes drew me in, but after she and her husband moved to Kansas City, and had darling Emma, her home and later her shop is always filled with things to love and inspire.

For a complete home tour of Jenny’s home HERE or to shop for some of the wonderful details (accessories) and more visit HERE. 

The final house in my list of favorites comes from an Instagram favorite.  Tessa of Nine + Sixteen mentioned this talented artist a few years ago.  I’d sound like a stalker to say I have spent lots of time just looking at the amazing posts Maura Endres shares on her Instagram @m.o.endres

art wall inspiration

In my mind, she is the queen of accessorizing.  Vignettes are my weakness and when I stumble upon talent in that department, I’m mesmerized.

autumn family room

Maura is another designer that enjoys changing up her home with the season’s best.

This is just one of her tabletop creations.  It’s organic and beautiful.

acorn and shells

I won’t be surprised if you already follow these creative publishers.  I hope you’re finding something to inspire you this autumn.