As the lazy days of summer turn into hectic autumn days full of commitments, you probably notice a shift in your calendar, whether it’s an increase in work deadlines, an abundance of kids’ activities, or numerous weekends full of football and entertaining. If we get too caught up in the sudden change of pace, we are likely to miss out on the simple pleasures of fall. Cool, crisp mornings inevitably give way to afternoons full of colorful foliage and evenings by a cozy fire. And what better place to enjoy these moments than in the beauty and comfort of our own homes? In the September/October issue of Southern Home, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to ensure that your home becomes a place of solace during this busy season. In Virginia, tour a horse farm that offers idyllic pastoral views. See how designer Mona Hajj infuses a historic Georgetown home with exotic accents, as well as how Phyllis Taylor designs a Miami penthouse to display the worldly collections of a lifelong traveler. In Georgia, a gracious home balances rustic Tuscan style with sleek contemporary furnishings. Designer Barry Dixon transforms a 19th-century Mississippi warehouse into a modern-day loft that still maintains its historic character. And designer J. Randall Powers offers advice on creating classic interiors with present-day appeal. Plus, you’ll discover the latest reads from style maven Beth Webb and renowned architect Bobby McAlpine. So grab your sweater, find your spot on a screened porch, and savor all that fall has to offer in the pages of this issue.