After last week’s triple header of posts (here // here // here) I took a breather and spent some time jazzing-up the house for fall. I find so many people go over the top for fall and inundate the house in pumpkins and scare crows and hydrangeas Oh My! But in this house, fall is really much more like a backdrop for seasonal entertaining and then Halloween steals the show before Christmas.
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This year’s theme is
understated minimal and colourful. I’ve added a few hints of fall with beaded glass pumpkins, sheepskins, DIY Decoupage Pumpkins, beautiful fall florals, my DIY Modern & Moody fall wreath, and lots of blankets!
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When you walk through the front door, the first thing you see is a pair boots. There’s even usually a pair of combat boots strewn on the mat preventing the door from opening, but for the shoot DH was kind enough to put them away.
I’ll have a tutorial for the painted Fall pumpkin on the blog Friday, so make sure you swing back then to check it out!
Next to the entryway is our console table where we usually dump everything as soon as we walk in. I had to fight with the pets and DH to keep it clean enough for photos.
Remember my DIY Vintage Hotel Guest Keys? You can read about that DIY –> here <– Well I redid them when we moved, and opted for a glossy black tag and left our address off this time.
If you continue through the house you’ve got the kitchen on the left. This space hasn’t really been featured on the blog yet, and that’s mainly because I’m not sure if I’m going to repaint it first. You can read about our paint selection process and choices –> here <–
I’ve chosen to hang our wreath above the kitchen sink. This way I get to see it more often and it’s not going to fly off the front door in a gust of wind. Because the season is changing, I usually move items around and these little chinoiserie vases got moved to the window ledge along with a delicious candle and some little pumpkins.
The pink pig is a hoot and a half! I had been chasing this guy since our HHT, but I balked at him when he was full price. I eventually snagged him this summer for like 70% off and it was fate. I added a foulard, because why not! P.s Mrs. Meyers Clean Day is coming to Canada this January. Do you guys remember them from the days of Target?! I do! I’m beyond excited for their return.
This is usually the time of year when I start baking again after a summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. I made my favourite pumpkin spice muffins, and you can find my recipe –> here <– and if you’re intrigued by the pink plates you can find that tutorial –> here <–
Fun fact, our kitchen has a peninsula that separates it from the “entryway corridor” we’ve created, and that looks onto the family room. You’ll usually find me there, snacking on something and watching TV while flipping through my IG feed, or while cooking dinner.
Nowadays, I’ve got a beautiful arrangement on our coffee table.
If you missed my tutorial on creating a DIY Fall Floral Arrangement you can check it –> here <– It’s a different arrangement, but the same principles still apply.
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I chose their Xandra pattern –> here <– for our doors because of the classic, timeless look they provide. To see them completely finished, you’ll have to wait a few more months.
In the meantime, the O’verlays added some instant colour once spray-painted, and helped make the Billy system feel less cookie cutter.
I am forever changing our bookshelf styling, and fall is no exception. Not only are there mini pumpkins everywhere, but I’ve added a decoupage floral pumpkin and some beautiful fall pinks and purples in the flowers.
The middle, lower shelves are paired-down and low key with a gourd here, a pumpkin there. On the other tower bookshelf we’ve got a similar look with more florals and pumpkins.
And what space would be complete without a pet? Specifically, the Boots, lounging and looking adorable as all hell on our club chair.
I don’t do much to the couch for fall either, I don’t add tons of pillows, in fact i usually take away a few pillows and add some blankets instead.
And there you have it! That’s all folks!
Each day, a new group of Canadian bloggers will be sharing their Fall decor. Visit each home tour by following the links on the days below.