Well, today's the day! A big thanks to Kristen and Lindsay for inviting me to participate in their fall home tour series.
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof shared her simple fall decorating tips yesterday. I love her use of candlesticks to elevate mini pumpkins.
I haven't shared much of our home before. So many spaces are in transition and on any given day there's furniture piled up where it doesn't belong, projects in progress on every available surface, and kids toys strewn about.
I tidied up (moved the mess) in four areas of our home and am happy to share the glimpses of fall we've added.
Blankets and cozy pillows really make fall for me! You have to have a cozy place to curl up with a good book and some hot cocoa. I love the texture of this mustard blanket and the crocheted pillows from Target.
We just put up a new DIY bay window curtain rod and curtains so you must excuse the shrouded chair. The red floral fabric doesn't work very well with the curtains and this pretty flocked fabric will soon be covering the two side chairs. I hope to eventually replace this piece with a pretty leather chair!
I placed my kid's orange pumpkins into the corner cabinet for safe keeping. Mostly because orange pumpkins aren't my favorite and I didn't want them a big focus in the room but also because my two-year-old likes to carry them around by the stems if they're in sight and reach! We lost one stem before I wised up to putting them behind doors.
This year's mantel still has an organic feel like last year's fall mantel but I added in pops of purple and red with mums and several no water moss terrariums.
The owl string art was made by my great grandmother! Isn't it amazing?!
At the beginning of this year we made some changes to our kitchen. We painted the cabinets and the space off to the side of our main kitchen was painted and some new hardboard planked walls and shelving went in. This is now my go to space for seasonal vignettes. I added some brown tones on the shelves, hung a festive apron, leaned a faux connhusk wreath on my rolling pins, and added some mums for color and seasonal texture.
A scrap of flannel was perfect for camouflaging the overhanging top of a mum pot and tying together the purple, red, teal, and coral color scheme.
The only addition to the kitchen was a pair of woodland applique towels. If you're curious about my easy applique method stop over and read about my son's fox pillow.
We haven't hosted and formal family gathering at our house but I do enjoy coming up with pretty fall tables. Last year's table was mustard and brown so I went with something much more colorful this year.
Some flannel fabric and tribal napkins were the basis for the whole design.
It has a western vibe without looking overly rustic or manly.
As promised last week, here's a peek at our new DIY antique water bottle lamps on the fraternal twin end tables we bought from Cassie! I love them!! They are the perfect height and pop of color to go with the weathered bed my husband made.
I finally hung some art that was sitting on the floor up on the wall. Working with an existing nail in the wall I created a small asymmetrical gallery wall centered over the dresser and chair. I live in scarves during the fall and winter, so I figured using some of them as decor would help them be easily accessible and look pretty! A simple grapevine pumpkin and a leafy ironstone plate were added for a decidedly fall touch.
I apologize for the green tinge in many of the master photos. We inherited the overcooked pea green wall color when we purchased the house and plan to replace it with a smoky navy gray eventually. Time and the cost of the needed 5 gallon bucket of paint have held us off. I can't wait until we can get them painted though because all the gold accents are really going to pop with the darker color!!
If you missed any tours and/or want to stay on top of the remaining tours here's the schedule for the entire month.
Starting October 1 – Kristen from KFD Designs
and Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co.
2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno
4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes
5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble
6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design
7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home
8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home
9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore
10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House
11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior
12 – Anneke from This That & Life
13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog
14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper
15 – Ally from From the Right Bank
16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs
17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things
18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home
19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline (ME)
21 – Kelly from View Along the Way
22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen
23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog
24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold
25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors
26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles
27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile
28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence
29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog
30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color
and Whitney from The Curtis Casa
31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three
and Jennifer from Brave New Home