Welcome! I am so excited you are here for our fourth annual Finding Fall Home Tour. This year, we have mixed it up a bit and we are not going to make you wait all week to see all the homes. Today, all 12 amazing bloggers will be sharing their homes all decked out for fall. Each of the links are below, but first, I wanted to share our home
Welcome to our front foyer!
I have looking for exactly this dresser for the front hall for about a year and I finally found it this summer in New Hampshire and I love it! I am no longer loving the wall color and the mirror though, but like they say, it is all a work in process.
I added some pumpkins and flowers (weeds!) from our yard and a pretty printable that I will be sharing more details (and colors) on Wednesday. It is just the fall spruce up that area needed and I love when I walk by it.
If the truth is told, a lot of our house is being taken over by products for the business. You won't be seeing a pretty dining room this year as it is becoming our shipping and receiving room. Soon enough we will be able to look back on this time and laugh, but right now, not so much. For my sanity, it is important for me to keep the foyer, family and kitchen area pulled together and work free. This little fall spruce is just what I needed.
I have had a tendency in the past to trash the house while decorating for the seasons. This time, I turned on some music, stayed really focused and organized and cleaned as I went. I even put everything that I took out or didn't use away before I let myself take one picture. I am so much happier that the process wasn't chaos. Actually, it started from when I went through our fall stuff. I went into the garage attic, despite the ludicrous heat, and sorted through and only took out what I thought I was going to use and brought it into the house in bags. It simplifies setting up (and taking down!) for the holidays. With our schedule so busy, I didn't want decorating for the seasons to become stressful. Fall season without stress - check! Let's see how Christmas goes!
I have gone back and forth on fall color schemes but I always find my way back to the traditional warm colors of fall. Despite my best attempts, I really am a traditional girl. In the family room I changed out our pillows which makes a huge difference and took out the greenery of summer and replaced it with some colorful foliage and of course some pumpkins.
I almost always start with our mantel. I had a completely different plan before I got started, but then decided it was too Halloween focused and I wasn't ready to go there yet. I gave myself a challenge and set a timer for 30 minutes with the intent of being done in that timeframe. I left the chalkboard up there from the summer and I am finding that I really do just leaving it there and then I got started.
I am loving the border on the chalkboard. I simply drew the circles with a candle cap and then used a ruler to draw the edges. I didn't want it perfect and it came out as I had hoped. I added the wreath I have had for several years with a thumbtack on the frame and then built around it.
I knew I wanted to temper the darker colors of fall with my favorite color - galvanized and I love how they work together.
There is not a fire in there yet - but I look forward to quiet nights in our family room.
Keeping things simple from there, I just added a few touches through the rest of the space.
Our girls eat a lot of apples, so I put them right out where they wouldn't be forgotten about.
This vintage tray has been so many places, but my favorite is right on our kitchen table.
You can shop for our candles, maple syrup and home decor by clicking here.
Thanks so much for joining me in my home and now it is time for the eleven other stops today. Please stop by and enjoy their homes as well! Seriously, can you believe this group?