Nature inspired fall decor is the theme for our home tour this year – dried hydrangeas, heirloom pumpkins, branches and apples.
Can you believe it’s already September 20th?!? First I need to wish, my mom Happy 77th Birthday! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here. Trying to get organized, creating a Halloween front entry, our bedroom makeover done and the boys both going back to school. I think we’re getting there though. We spent this weekend outdoors with the boys – picking apples and fishing so that was so much fun, but now we’re indoors because Hurricane Jose has arrived. I hope you guys are all safe and nestled into your homes.
I’m delighted to be taking part in my friend Rachel’s Fall Into Home Tour today. She writes the beautiful Maison de Pax blog. I can’t wait to see how my friends have decorated this year.
If you’re coming from Lauren’s beautiful blog, Blesser House, Welcome!
I thought I’d share a handful of rooms in this post and will share more on other parts of our home through out the fall (to be honest) haven’t gotten to tidying and decorating every room. I love autumn but I always find it really hard to transition from the carefree lazy days of summer by the sea into schedules and deadlines (school and blog). Sigh.
My decor for autumn is heavily inspired by the natural world. Dried hydrangeas from our yard, apples, heirloom pumpkins and succulents.
The airplants were in this beautiful driftwood bowl but I replaced them with beautiful purple and pale blue dried hydrangeas. My vintage seltzer bottle picks up the hues.
Linen pillows are a neutral back drop on our couch.
We love cozying up here after school or at night to watch a good mystery!
I’m actually feeling like I want to make a few changes in here. Our craigslist Chesterfield is just getting a wee bit small for the four of us to fit on. Do any of you at home have smaller sectionals that you LOVE? If so please leave a comment or send me a message I’d love to hear. Our room isn’t very large so can’t do a sectional that is too big.
The mantel is also strewn with dried hydgrangeas and fresh greenery. I wanted it to be soft and light and romantic in here. I moved our white Ikea chairs (which are usually by the windows) infront of the fireplace. I’m thinking about getting two more white chairs to have a tete a tete positioning. Would it be lovely with a roaring fire?
The oversized mirror is wonderful and adds so much light to the room as it reflects the light from the windows. I used mini white pumpkins on the mantel.
I also used several vintage seltzer bottles and lots of white candles. Really one can never have too many white candles.
The ticking stripe pillows and side table are from HomeGoods. The oyster shell pillow is from my Society6 shop.
Our faux galvanized console table also got a sprinkle of fall.
Faux and heirloom pumpkins along with rattan bottles and a teeny tiny bit of moss.
The whiskey decanter and glasses got moved to here.
Perfect spot for a warming sip. I wish I liked it because I love whiskey glasses. 😉
Come on through into the dining room which is through these dark wood columns.
I found these branches at Whole Foods and fell madly in love with them. They are bishop’s balls. I added some greenery from our yard to them along with this white pumpkin.
The vase looks old but it’s actually new. Isn’t it pretty?
You guys know how much I love shells 😉
I shared a peek at the dining room last week which is inspired by apples and a day spent at the orchard.
I shared this free printable last week.
We enjoy taking the boys picking each year and the table was inspired by that.
The knives are from my grandmother so hold special meaning for me.
I scattered fresh greenery on top of tea towels from Ikea. These tea towels have a great vintage feel to them.
I picked up several sets of brass candle sticks and that vase at the thrift store. Can you believe they were only $2 for each set and for the vase? Love the warm patina they add for fall.
Luke built the table for us last spring so I’m very excited to decorate it for fall and Christmas. It has been great for entertaining and family meals. The chairs are so comfortable. They are from Ikea. The rug is standing up great with two messy boys and two dogs too.
I found the welsh dresser last fall and it makes this room feel so warm and inviting. I think it gives it some English charm.
Believe it or not, I actually have another look on the table which I’ll share tomorrow. Something to do with pumpkins 😉
I’m busy coming up with a few pumpkin recipes and crafts too.
The last stop on our tour is our deck. Up until yesterday we were enjoying an Indian Summer.
It really has been gorgeous. So we’ve been enjoying lunch out here during the week while the boys are at school.
I’ve used heirloom pumpkins on the table as well as my shell filled with succulents and those pretty planters I created the other week. I love mixing metals and textures.
Max is eyeing the cheese. He’s such a little rascal.
This has been a favorite lunch of late.
I slice heirloom tomatoes and place them on a bed of field greens with mini mozzarella balls, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Then I add a bit of salt and pepper on top. It’s so simple but tastes amazing.
Conor found those beautiful gold servers at Target. Aren’t they lovely!
I think salad days will soon be over and time for soup…
The sedum has turned the most beautiful purple / pink and the bees are loving it. I tried to snap them on it but my camera scared them away.
I hope this gave you some ideas of encorporating nature from your yard or super market into your own home for fall.
I included a source list below in case you have any questions about the items I’ve used.
Be sure to visit all my friends who are taking part in the Fall Into Home Tour. The links are at the end of this post. Next up on the tour is Emily over at The Wicker House. Please tell her I sent you!
- Wall Color – Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore
- Couch – Craigslist, similar here
- Coffee Table – DIY tutorial
- Wingback Chair – Ikea
- Linen Pillows – Ikea
- Lighthouse Pillow – My Society6 Shop
- Driftwood Bowl – Home Depot
- Linen Chairs – Ikea
- Ticking Stripe Pillows – HomeGoods
- Oyster Shell Pillow – My Society6 Shop
- Marble Side Table – HomeGoods
- Lamps – Target
- Faux Galvanized Table – DIY Tutorial
- Black Vintage Desk – DIY Tutorial
- Owl Art – my son
- Seltzer Bottles – Vintage
- Mirror – Home Depot
- Sheepskin Rugs
- Wall Color – Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore
- Milk Paint Cabinet – DIY Tutorial
- Vase – Home Depot
- Chairs – Ikea
- Tea Towels – Ikea
- Knives, candlesticks and brass vase – vintage
- Ironstone – vintage
- Welsh Dresser – Facebook Yard Sale
- Farmhouse Table – We built it
- Rug – Overstock
- Succulent Wreath – Balsam Hill
- Cedar Table – DIY Post, similar to buy here
- Outdoor Rug – Wayfair
- Umbrella and Stand – Birch Lane
- Outdoor Chairs with cushions – Target
- Faux Shell with succulents – Wisteria
- Galvanized Planters – Home Depot
- Succulents – Home Depot
- Tea Towel – Ikea
- Gold Server Set – Target