Fall Home Tour

Oct 1, 2018

Did you know it's fallπŸπŸ‚πŸƒ?! Could you not tell from all the pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin flavored everything...could you? It's the first day of October, so I wanted to share my house decked out for fall! Hope you enjoy!

Front Porch

First, I wanted to share my front porch. I found these pumpkins and kale at a local nursery where I live. Hopefully, they will make it through the fall season, although it's still pretty warm here in NC, I couldn't resist! I'd love to add more, once the season continues, but this was a great start! The mums came from lowes, I notoriously kill mums, so here's hoping these survive this year. I've heard they key is to water regularly, who'd a thunk, right?! haha I typically don't water til they start looking a little dry and by that time, it's usually too late and they've met their untimely fate πŸ’€. If you've been around since last year, I used the same front door wreath as last season. It's totally ok to re-use decor, that's a theme I've really tried to implement this season, keeping the purchasing to a minimum and re-inventing decor i've used in the past. I made this one last year, here's a link to the post all about it here. I still think it looks great, so I kept it for at least one more season. 


Next up on the home tour, is my entryway. My husband built the table a couple years ago, we got the free plans off Shanty 2 Chic, a great resource with detailed instructions! The biggest change to this area was on the wall. Originally, I had a antique gold frame, that Joe put some old bead board inside of. You'll see this frame in a new room, as part of the tour! I chose to do a gallery wall with botanical prints that I plan to switch out seasonally. I found all the prints online by searching "free fall botanical prints" I sent the files to Office Depot and all 8 were under $10 to be printed. I bought 11X17 frames from Hobby Lobby when they were half off, so they were around $10 a frame. The whole project was around $100. I think it makes a big impact for a fairly inexpensive price. Check it out and see what you think!

All other items you see, I already had, I re-used things from different seasons or shopped other parts of my home to help fill the space. I made the wheat arrangement out of a wheat wreath I made last year for my living room, but I love the way it turned out, I never really loved-loved the wreath, so I like this centerpiece better! If you're looking to decorate seasonally, I'd encourage you to do the same! It's amazing what you can find from other seasons or other spots in your home if you re-imagine them in a different place for a new purpose! The only items not second hand or antique are the pumpkins in the basket, they are from the target dollar spot and the lamp is from Lowes! 

Dining Room

Oh the dining room, currently, the dining room is Kamden's room. It's directly across from our bedroom. There's a pocket door so we can still hear her but not every little grunt at night. I promise she has a real room, it's just upstairs, and let's be real,  Mama's not ready to move her upstairs yet! So, be sure and try to spot Kamden's bassinet and stroller, it will be like a "Where's Waldo" with baby gear πŸ’! 

75% of this tablescape came from items I already had, borrowed or the thrift store, not too shabby! My inspiration piece was the table runner that came from Target, it's from the Hearth and Hand line linked here.  I loved the saturated jewel tones and the mustard-y yellow combined. 
Items that came from Hobby Lobby include the galvanized chargers, the pumpkin in the middle of my centerpiece, the dried eucalyptus, hydrangeas and the yellow sticks? (not sure what they are called) but thats it! The wooden box, we already had, as well as the lamb's ear, white pumpkins, faux feathers and feather picks. I always start arrangements with largest pieces first, then fill in smaller items layer by layer. The napkins, and wicker chargers were from the thrift store, score! The grapevine pumpkins came from TJ Maxx yearsssss ( sense the echo & passage of time) ago and the burlap pumpkins came from the dollar store. I used dried magnolia leaves and wrote names with a chalk pen for place cards (free)! The plates were a gift from my late aunt, but they are simple white plates with a silver rim, you can find similar options at locations like goodwill, thrift stores or TJ Maxx, if you're on the hunt for budget friendly pieces. The gorgeous glasses are the borrowed item, I saw these in my mom's china hutch and thought to myself "self, those match your place settings perfectly!" So, my mom was kind enough to let me borrow them for fall πŸ’ž.

Great Room

 The great room is probably my favorite room in the tour, it's simple, yet I love it! Let me show you πŸ˜„

Remember that frame I talked about earlier? I flipped her vertical and put her on the hearth, perfect spot! Back in the spring, I bought the Floret Flower book, so jam packed full of gardening tips and beautiful floral inspo to boot. In the fall chapter, she highlights Chinese lanterns, although I didn't plant any, or have access to real ones, I absolutely love the look. Instead, I got a few bundles from Hobby Lobby and attached them to an old grapevine wreath I already had. Last year, I was all about neutral tones for fall, but this year I adore the oranges, reds and muted greens. Everything that nature provides in the fall, I wanted to bring inside! I wanted to keep the mantle simple other than the wreath, so I added brass candlesticks from the thrift store for .99 each and ceramic acorns that were a gift from a friend, several years ago. I left the left side empty since the bottom left of the fireplace was pretty visually heavy with mums and pumpkins. I think its so cozy! 

Kitchen/Breakfast nook

Last stop on my home tour is the kitchen and breakfast nook. 

For the kitchen, I kept it sweet and simple. The birch garland I've had for several years, I picked it up at a boutique in Blowing Rock. The amber bottles were in a box in my garage and I rummaged til I found a few and cleaned  them out, (apparently they are all the rage this year!) being a hoarder came in handy 😏. I made the wreath with a few of the picks of what look like persimmons almost? They came from Hobby Lobby and I already had the wreath. The pumpkins came from a local store, and the M was a gift from a sweet friend. 

My centerpiece in the breakfast nook is kind of a cornucopia of items ( see what I did there? 😏) I already had the actual cornucopia and removed the original arrangement inside. I already had the dried hydrangeas (which were free) the white pumpkins, the lotus pods, and dried eucalyptus all from other projects. I only bought the amaranth which was on sale for $2.50 per stem at Michael's ! I kept my place settings the same and just placed dried pears on the plates for a fall vibe. The pumpkin pillows came from Ross last year and were $9.99 for the set! 

That's it, I hope you guys enjoyed my first ever, fall, home tour! Up next, are the links to the other talented ladies that are a part of the home tour. Please take a few moments to check out their amazing homes too! Hope you find all kinds of Autumn inspiration, thank you so much for stopping by!

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