Happy Fall ya’ll! Today I’m sharing my main living areas for my 2019 Fall Home Tour. This year I’m taking part of the Seasonal Simplicity Series hosted by Krista from The Happy Housie.
The tours are set up as a loop, where you hop from blog to blog checking out 40 homes decorated for fall (all different styles), to hopefully provide some inspiration! If you are coming here from my girl, Bre (Rooms For Rent Blog), welcome! I love Bre’s Coastal New England style!
For those who are new here, my name is Rachel and I live smack dab in the middle of the US, in the suburbs of St Louis, Missouri. My husband and I have 4 children (13, 10, 8, and 4 months), and a standard poodle who is 1 year old aka a puppy teenager. I’ve been blogging for 7 years and recently am coming back some extended time off (apart from a random blog post here and there) surrounding the birth of our newest baby.
So, it felt like a small miracle that I was able to successfully clean, decorate, and photograph these spaces over the past week to share with you today! Still figuring out how to juggle it all but taking one step at a time!
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In the spring I had pink accents in here, and for the fall I kept with a similar palette but shifted some of the colors to be deeper/moodier. I also added a lot of warmer tones in pillows, accents, and bookcase styling.
Pampas grass seems to be increasingly popular online, and I just discovered it this year! It’s pretty inexpensive at a florist (which I recommend over getting the dried stuff online– so expensive for that latter route!). I bought a couple bunches and added them to pretty much every room haha!
Some little twinkle lights and a candle burning sets just the right cozy setting as the days get shorter.
From the living room, we move into the dining room. I tried to slightly restyle most areas that had been untouched for 6 months (since spring, basically). So this Ikea shoe cabinet below got a few different items (small pottery, frame, gray bowls) and a new plant.
The dining room continues the same colors from the living room, with that navy/denim blue and a pop of burgundy in the cala lily arrangement.
The kitchen’s improvement? Mostly I just cleaned it! haha
But a wooden tray with some apples, a vase with dried hydrangea does the trick to not take up too much space and remind me that even though it’s getting darker and cooler, it also is a bountiful season with fruits, flowers, and veggies becoming ripe for harvest.
I also created this little “flavor station” that I “discovered” while watching the IG stories of The Alison Show one night. She had a friend over who reorganized her kitchen and created a station like this that put the necessities for bringing flavor to food, right next to where you cook.
Flavor in food comes from salt, fat, acid, and heat (have you seen that Netflix documentary?). So I have a pepper grinder, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a salt bowl, and a dish of butter. The vase with a few wooden spoons that we literally use every day is also handy! I was looking for a cute tray to hold all this stuff, but couldn’t find any so I’m using a old wood cutting board. I have to say, I’m not mad about how it looks!
The little plant is just the pop of fall color that was needed for this spot too. 🙂
Now we come to the front room where my little babe was helping me with pictures. 😉
I mean, this is my life guys! I get to hang out with this chubby cutie all day and that black fur ball!
I brought in a few deeper colors in here too, but sticking with neutrals and navy.
I was so pleased with how the pillow situation worked out in here. I found the brown velvet lumbar and the gray flannel one at Target, and the nubby texture is old from World Market.
I printed several pictures we took from our vacations the past few years and this one in the black frame is from my hometown, Juneau.
I got a wild hair on Monday and painted the inside of my front door! Even though it looks navy, it is actually Behr Graphic Charcoal (dark gray). You can even see a peek of another project I was working on and can’t wait to finish! 🙂
Below is the buffet that hasn’t changed much since I styled it last month. But I LOVE that big bushy pampas grass and I’m thrilled that it will last all season long.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and check out my blog! I will be adding links and sources to things you see in the photos soon!
Don’t forget to hit up the next tour stop: Stacy Risenmay! I love Stacy’s bold stylish taste– I know you will too!This week is Fall Home tour week! All week long talented bloggers are sharing their homes dressed and ready for fall to help inspire you with all kinds of ideas for your own fall decor. Just click on the links below the images to see more…