Fall is the one time of year that everyone who loyally loves wood tones and traditional style can look at the rest of us (who have white painted furniture and kitchy style) and blow a big raspberry. To pull off the real look of fall, you need gorgeous oak tones, wood trim, and an older home. I unfortunately am cursed with the urge to paint every piece of furniture in my house(with the exception of two antique radios, I do draw the line there).
In defiance of this hot weather, I'm posting a picture of the perfect fall dining room (ME Home Companion, photographer Davies and Lawrey). It is perfect.