Yay! I’m so glad you are here to visit my fall home tour! Today I am honored to be joining up with the Finding Fall Home Tour hosted by Laura from Finding Home.
Twenty amazing bloggers will be sharing their gorgeous gussied up homes with you this week. If you’re visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage, welcome!
Fall is one of my all-time-favorite seasons to decorate for, so I’ll warn you up front that this post is insanely picture laden. I just couldn’t help myself!
I shared my fall mudroom and entryway with you yesterday. If you’d like to see even more pretty pictures of this small spot be sure to click the link.
I clipped those beautiful berries last week while taking a walk in a park (also known as scavenging for fall foliage to steal). The berries were growing on a vine in someone’s yard but huge sprigs were hanging over the fence on the park-side. That’s fair game where I come from! I think they are oriental bittersweet and they have HUGE thorns on them which attacked me. OUCH! They are certainly pretty though and were worth the pain.
I brought my DIY X-leg ottoman downstairs from the guest room and it reminded me that I had made curtains from this same fabric a zillion years ago. Hmmmm….those curtains would look great in my dining room for fall! And so goes the musical chairs of decorating in my home. Curtains are swapped out. Furniture is moved around. Rooms are robbed of baskets and wall decor and everything gets turned upside down until I like what I see before me. It’s a fun creative process that I know many of you can relate to!
If you can’t at all relate, my advice to you new friend is be not afraid to shop thy house! Moving objects around from room to room is delightful and a FREE decorating idea that makes you space feel shiny and new without spending a cent.
The Dining Room
My stag is a prime example of my wandering decor. He has been in my dining room, craft room, bedroom, and now entryway. I’m pretty sure he’ll make his way to other rooms in the house before the year is through!
I freshened up the dining room this season by switching out the mirror, removing some side lanterns, and adding white plates to the wall.
My gorgeous centerpiece is from Birch Lane who provided me with a few fun fall accessories this year. These are called the Golden Pumpkin Trio and they are magnificent. They aren’t quite mercury glass and are more like tarnished silver. I love their simplicity.
Below you can see the curtains I made a zillion years ago peeking through! I was so pleased to pull them out of storage and see that they worked in here.
When decorating for fall, I love to use elements from nature and accessories made from wood, rope, sisal, and stone. My turned candleholders were the perfect place for some baby boo pumpkins. By the way, do you know how hard it is to find baby boos in early September? Harder than I thought it would be. I had to call several different markets before finding them. They are my favorites!
I used my DIY Tea-Light Log and limelight hydrangeas to complete my fall dining room. The brick wall is always helpful in adding character to my space!
The Family Room
I don’t think I have ever “revealed” the entire redecorated family room on the blog, so you get a bonus room reveal today!
My nesting coffee tables were a Joss & Main find awhile back and the Boardwalk Round Tray and the Nantucket Cloche with Rope are from Birch Lane. Coffee table decorating is always made easier by corralling objects with trays!
Tip: Hot glue your used wine corks to the glass of an old picture frame to create an instant coaster.”
My end tables were also a Joss & Main find and they are a bit tall for the sectional but perfect for our needs. I love to create little seasonal vignettes on them and switch up the fillers inside my glass lamp. This season I chose to fill my lamp with cut wood rounds. When decorating with neutral colors, I like to add a lot of varying texture to keep things from looking too flat. I love how all of these earthy items work together!
Pictured below is my other end table vignette. And if you’ve been following me for some time you’ll recognize my antique Bible which I try to work into every vignette! Those glasses resting on top are my actual glasses. I am blind without my glasses or contacts.
My recently painted vintage buffet is settling in nicely at it’s new location! I’m currently using it as our entertainment unit and loving it.
Decorating around a television is always a challenge. I kept it very simple with some painted pumpkins and preserved wheat bunches. The pumpkins are all real but weren’t the color I wanted so I painted and glazed them!
One last look back at the living room before my kids come home from school like little Tasmanian devils and destroy it all.
The Fall Mantel
Speaking of my boys, my 10 yr old told me that he’s “not feeling” some of my fall decorating this year but that my mantel is “a masterpiece”. Okay Simon Cowell, thanks for the feedback! LOL! That’s what you get when you raise them to have their own discerning decor eye. But I was glad that he at least approved of the mantel because it went through several different “rough drafts” before arriving at the finished product.
The Arbor Wall Art from Birch Lane was the inspiration for the entire mantel. I wanted to create a lush bounty of fall at the base of the tree so used things I had on hand. Silk hydrangeas, pinecones, feather picks, painted acorns, and an unraveled grapevine wreath did the trick!
I always find my kitchen to be the most difficult room in the house to photograph, but it’s my favorite room in the house so I need to figure it out!
Our breakfast nook is where we eat most of our meals and where most of the homework and family chats happen. It gets so much use that I try and keep things very simple and washable in here! The seat cushions are from H&M and are sprayed with NeverWet. The centerpiece is a Preserved Salal arrangement by Birch Lane and is great for everyday use.
The fall touches in the kitchen are subtle and can bring me all the way through Halloween and Thanksgiving if I desire. I reused the painted dollar store silhouette plates that I create two years ago as well as a few accessories I had on hand.
The vintage silhouette below is actually of my husband as a baby! I found it in our basement and dusted it off for the occasion. His cute little profile is so much like my Zephan’s. I just love it.
Thanks so much for scrolling through all of that! I know it was a crazy post but fall excites me. Stay tuned for some DIY breakdowns of some of the decor pictured today and more fall fluffing in upcoming weeks. The next stop on your tour is Jennifer Rizzo.
For even more fall decorating inspiration, you might be interested in BHG.com’s latest newsletter aptly entitled 100 Days of Holiday Inspiration. They will be sharing party ideas, recipes, crafts, decor, etc. You can click HERE to sign up.
Anna Croft says
I so want to know more about your backsplash… Is it something you did yourself?
Hi! I just stumbled across this and LUV your kitchen! I was wondering though about the open cabinets. How often do you have to take everything down to clean? We live on a farm and it gets really dusty here…lol. I’ve been playing around with that idea forever, but no one here has that so ice never been able to get feedback. Thank you!
Most of what I store on the shelves gets used frequently enough that dust build-up isn’t an issue. Those items on the top shelves do get dusty but it doesn’t bother me. 🙂
Mukta Chauhan says
That is an amazing house. So beautiful and the way you have all the subtle details which shout out Fall is picture perfect.
I love your kitchen! May I ask where you found your EAT sign? Thank you so very much!
Thank you! I made the “EAT” sign and recently updated it. You might like this post that I wrote this week showing how to make a “vintage” kitchen sign: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/diy/how-to-make-a-vintage-kitchen-sign.html
Hi Beth! I’ll definitely check out the new post. Thank you so very much! =)
Such wonderful autumn inspiration! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent. Did you made the book-page-flower pumpkin displayed on your end table? If so, would you consider doing a diy?
Wow, everything looks lovely! How did you hang the plates on the brick wall? They look great!
Also, your “bittersweet” is actually pyracantha (firethorn). It is susceptible to the many of the same diseases as apples, pears, hawthorns, roses, etc. So to answer your question to another commenter about how to properly take clippings: just make sure to wash or bleach your pruners before cutting plants in the same family, and always use sharp pruners. Cleanly cut wounds usually heal faster than jagged ones.
Thank you Emma! Great tips and wonderful to learn what I stuck in my boots. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
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Kim @ Cozinest says
I’m a decorator and could hang out in your house to get an idea or two! Beautiful!!!
I love everything you did! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing! Where did you get your table runner on your dining table? It’s amazing!
Thanks Jolene! I found it a few weeks ago at Marshalls.
My favorite part of your house has always been the brick in your dining room! It looks spectacular with the green hydrangeas.
Catherine Crandall says
Wow! Those are beyond beautiful set of samples of interior design for the fall season. Autumn or fall is really the best period of the year to combine earth tone colors into your home decorations. And I can really see the best result of makeovers during this season, with all the photos you provided here. I can’t wait to try this lovely fall decorating ideas.
Love your house! Inside and outside! Can you please tell me which paint color you used on your front door. The combination looks so good!
Thanks! You can find the names of all of my exterior colors and door colors here if you’d like: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/paint/row-home-exterior-paint.html
Just found your blog via Cottage and Vine…..LOVE your home! Pinned several idea! Signing up as a new reader!
I very much enjoyed your fall tour, thank you for sharing it.
Thank you for sharing all these pics and all your ideas. I loved going through them and love what you did getting ready for fall. You have given me so many ideas. Thanks. @FITNESSNLIFESTYLE
You have a lovely home, as a garden consultant and gardener I will have to say one important thing though; Taking cuttings from people trees/ shrubs is a BIG No-No! Depending on the weather, season and what tool you are using ( a dirty tool can spread decease from tree to tree so you always need to disinfect it), you can cause the tree to get fungus, tumors and can cause bleeding of the tree/ shrub which in turn can cause the tree to, in worst case scenario, die. So, basically you can kill the tree which I’m sure the people owning it, would not appreciate.
Such a great point Anna. Thanks for letting me know that! Assuming I owned the bush or had permission to clip, what is the proper way to clip bittersweet?
kim- Today's Creative Blog says
Everything is stunning! I just love it!
Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
Beth, love your home and the colors are amazing!
ashley @ the handmade home says
gorgeous as always, Beth! So pretty – your entryway is swoon worthy!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Beth, Your home is beautifully decorated for Fall. Of course it is gorgeous in every season.
Sarah Fisher says
Your home is GORGEOUS with so much character. I am absolutely blown away by it. Is there any way you can tell me the paint color that you have that is a very light aqua color?
Thanks Sarah! The blue in my kitchen, dining room, and one wall of the “mudroom” is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt. The blue in the stenciled foyer was a mixture of craft acrylic paints.
Sarah Fisher says
I love your home. You have done such a great job decorating it. Thanks for sharing.
On my first visit to your site, I am smitten! Love your home … And I am finally *over the top* certain that I am taking a few of our MANY kitchen cabinet doors OFF! I think it might even make the kitchen look a bit larger (do you feel that way about yours?) …
Thanks for sharing your beautiful Fall decor and home!
Thanks Kathleen! Yes, I do feel like taking the cabinet doors off really opened things up. I’ve written several posts on the process I went through redecorating our kitchen on a budget in case you’re interested. http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/?s=kitchen
Well THAT was a post chock full of inspiring ideas! Looking forward to the DIY’s. I see many that interest me. Thanks for every bit of that post!
Shanna Gilbert says
I think the whole house is a masterpiece! Every room looks so perfect I can’t decided which one I like best. Beautiful job!
I am thoroughly jealous of your home and how beautifully you have transformed it for autumn! I must ask though, where did you buy your formal dining table room table and breakfast nook table/chairs? My husband has finally agreed to allow me to buy our “forever table” (being a military family, our constant moves leaves frequently dinged furniture) and I absolutely LOVE your sets! Best wishes to you and your family!
Thank you Sydney and how exciting that you’re furniture shopping! So fun. 🙂 Our formal dining table was one of the first big purchases we made as a married couple. It was 15 years ago from a small store in Philadelphia that no longer exists. The pedestal table and chairs were from JCPenney 6 yrs ago online. Sorry I’m not more helpful but I’m sure you’ll find something you love. There is so much good stuff out there right now.
Beth – seriously, your home has never looked more beautiful! I really love all of the touches you pulled together – each different but the whole space pulls together and is so welcoming.
Thanks so much for being part of the tour!
Sonya~At Home with The Barkers says
Everything is so stunning, Beth! The textures in your dining room are so perfect. ~Sonya
I love your home. I looked on your blog but could not find instructions for making the arbor wall art. I’d love to know how you did this. Please help.
Thanks Kay! The Arbor Wall Art is actually from Birch Lane and was not a DIY (although I think you could do something similar using pallet boards, large upholstery tacks, and thin luan wood painted black and cut with a jigsaw in the shape of a tree). You can find the link to the art in my original post. (The words are linked).
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
I love it all. Your home is totally amazing. I love that brick wall and the mirror and plates are fabulous. Beautiful tour.
Beth I felt like I was flipping through the pages of a magazine!! Everything looks so, so gorgeous and I just loved all of the details. Beautiful!
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
So beautiful! Your pictures look straight out of a magazine! Fabulous Fall tour Bethy!
Anele @ Success Along the Weigh says
Absolutely stunning! I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. Great job!
Your home is beautiful! Those brick walls, oh my!!! Thanks for sharing!