Text by Bethany Adams
Robbie Mahlman jumped into Instagram for the first time in 2018, after a diagnosis of breast cancer, and as an empty-nester. Her creative outlet is now a beautiful thing, allowing Robbie Mahlman to share seasonal inspirations with her growing audience. You can take inspiration from her favorite fall porch displays to welcome the season. To see more of Robbie’s décor, visit her on Instagram at @homehydrangea.
“For the front porch and the front door, wreaths are my biggest inspiration,” homeowner Robbie Mahlman says, noting she’s really only a fan of traditional options. She sources everywhere from small makers to big-box stores to her own creativity, and she often fashions the rest of the design around the wreath she’s using at the moment. If you’re building your look around a focal point, choose items that compliment both the colors and textures of that piece.
Robbie’s must-haves for a fall porch? “Pumpkins and mums,” she says. She looks for mums and pumpkins, rather than looking for specific varieties.