Fall Fireplaces Bring Warmth

Try adding a warm touch to the crisp, cool Fall nights around the fireplace.  Let us show you (step by step) how to create Autumn colors and textures that will warm your hearth.


1.   Clear the fireplace;  now center your favorite antique focal point and place large lanterns on either side.

2.  Drape bittersweet garland across the mantel and add two buckets of fall flowers and a pumpkin with personality on the hearth.

3.  Place the goose on the opposite side of the hearth for a bit of whimsy.

4.  Finsh the look by adding large gold letters  F-A-L-L  leaning against the shutters.



 1.  On a cleared fireplace, center a large print in Fall colors.

2.  Drape a Fall garland (ours is Fall leaves) across the mantel.

3.  Place an assortment of large candlesticks on the mantel and place decorative fruits and seasonal gourds on the hearth.

4.  Arrange pumpkins (we used grapevine pumpkins) on the opposite side of the hearth to complete.

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  1. Reply


    September 13, 2015

    I want that goose too! Bring it back, Ballard!

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    Tammy Huggins

    November 2, 2014

    Where did you get that goose? I love it!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 3, 2014

      Hi Tammy,
      Thanks so much for your comment. The goose was a product carried by Ballard Designs, but we no longer offer it. I’m so sorry!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    September 16, 2014

    I want that goose!!!!

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    March 9, 2014

    Do you know the name of the stone manufacturer for the material on the fireplace?

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      Caroline Inge

      March 19, 2014

      Hi Brittany,

      Unfortunately we don’t have any information about the materials used on this fireplace since it was shot in an actual home.

      Best of luck finding more information!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    October 11, 2013

    I love that first fireplace; do you sell that wooden piece in the middle on ballard’s site?

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      October 14, 2013

      That is an antique shutter from France. We are looking at it for product development.
      The Style Studio Team

      • Christie

        November 19, 2013

        Thanks!! I will be on the lookout for it in the catalogue