It's finally time!
I'm so excited to be sharing our fall home tour with you today.
Please come in. Welcome to our home. We're so glad you're here.
Our entry way isn't quite finished – we haven't even grouted the new tile yet – but I love it so much already!
It's so cottage-y.
For those of you who are new here, we moved into this house ten days before Christmas last year, so we've only lived here for about 9 months.
And we're renovating.
Which means things aren't perfect and I can't show you the whole house just yet.
Well I could.
But you wouldn't like our tour very much if I did!
Anyway, like I said, please come in. Make yourself at home in our cozy living room.
Please excuse the lack of baseboards…along with renovating the entryway (and kitchen) we've been laying down new laminate on the main floor.
Would you believe the living room and dining room used to be orange parquet flooring.
That is until Lumber Liquidators swooped in and saved the day – with my hubby Dean doing all the heavy lifting (and measuring and cutting and kneeling to install the floors).
So there weren't any baseboards down when I took these pictures yesterday. But we can pretend together, yes?
We plan to add a rustic barn door to the living room to hallway doorway and a Swedish Mora clock behind and to the right of the couch (photo above).
I've chosen whites and neutrals in the living and dining rooms for their ability to bring a sense of peace and calm to our house. We have three growing kiddos and a dog, so peace and calm are hard to come by around here!
I can also switch up the accents whenever the mood strikes! (It strikes often.)
Go ahead, sink down into our plush love seats. The throw pillows are filled with down so you should be super comfy. Just don't fall asleep, I want to show you more of our house!
We decorated our fall mantel (our Pottery Barn Decorative Ledge knock off) a couple of weeks ago. I just swapped out the light scroll-work frame for the darker plain one when I put together our little gallery wall last weekend. Basically I robbed the mantel for the gallery wall! Happens all the time around here. (Remember what I said about switching accents pieces when the mood strikes? Yeah, that.)
Some little fall pretties…faux hydrangeas Dean and I picked up a couple of years ago at the Fall Home Show (why don't they have such great vendors every year?), faux pumpkins and some old hymnals my Mother in Law gave me sit on a really great industrial-looking reproduction table I bought at Homesav earlier this year.
A little handmade art in a simple white frame, our Cinderella pumpkins and a framed jeweled brooch that belonged to my grandmother make up the vignette on one of our side tables.
Where are my manners?! Would you like a cup of hot tea?
Or maybe you'd like to come into the dining room for some apple cider and a slice of pumpkin pie? I've got a slice all ready for you.
Mmm. That looks delish! I wish I could say I made it. But alas, it's store-bought.
Let's have a look at the rest of the dining room while you finish your store-bought pie, shall we?
We have a super fun chalkboard wall.
And a hutch Dean built years ago filled with pretty fall-ish things.
Like this framed stitchery I made ages ago tucked in between two faux Cinderella pumpkins atop metal stands.
And this harvest sign I whipped up on Monday just for your visit.
And of course the farmhouse table that Dean and I made this summer.
That's all I've got for today. I'd love to show you the kitchen and family room too. But like I said, we're renovating and redecorating them, so I don't have them dressed up for fall. Come back soon though and you will see their reveals!
If you'd like to stay for awhile, I'd love to chat about life over tea…
I'm curious, do you decorate for fall or other seasons? What is your one most favorite fall thing?