Come fall, Colleen Wilberding of Pretty Pots and Paths gets busy with gourds, mums, pods, grasses, ornamental kale, and more to fashion fabulous entryway arrangements and displays. She’s actually the queen of displays pretty much year-round, but during autumn some of her spiciest, warmest works adorn area homes.
“I decorate in all four seasons,” she says, “and the projects all vary from home to home, and are specially designed for each home. I think fall is the most special of all four seasons for me; (there are) so many textures and colorful items to use.”
The photo shown here showcases one of her autumn projects. Wilberding, who’s been designing arrangements for a decade and is based in Beverly Hills, considered surrounding materials and colors when creating the outstanding displays at this Birmingham home, designed by architect Patrick Dyke and built by Force Building Co.
Interior designer Dayna Rasschaert, of Bloomfield’s Dayna Flory Interiors, added extra appeal to the entryway through the use of inviting colors, the intricate limestone design around the door and its partial glass inserts, the welcoming light fixtures, and complementary decorative address numbers from Russell Hardware in Bloomfield Hills. With a bluestone porch/steps, a deep-brown stained door, and a painted stucco exterior (Cloud White by Benjamin Moore), the home exudes understated beauty, perfectly suitable for the earthy container shades of orange, brown, green, and tan.
Says the homeowner: “I change my pots each season and fall is probably my favorite time of year. I love the gourds, pumpkins, et cetera. Colleen is amazing. I never give her much direction; she just does her thing and they always look great!”
IN THE DETAILS
Dayna Rasschaert, of Dayna Flory Interiors, chose inviting Hinkley light fixtures to complement the wonderful door-surround design and the bluestone materials in this Birmingham home, which is made even prettier come fall with autumn arrangements that are placed in containers from Restoration Hardware and designed by Pretty Pots and Paths. As for the door, the homeowner says: “I love a front door that’s partially glass, to let a lot of light into the house.”