Fall Home Tour

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Fall Home Tour

I’m so excited to be participating in the 2014 fall home tour this week, along with 35+ other bloggers!  I have never done any type of home tour before so I was super nervous, but hope you will find some fall inspiration.

So go grab a cozy blanket and some coffee and welcome to our humble abode!

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

How I decorate for fall

When it comes to decorating for fall I try to use items that can easily be left up or tweaked for Christmas. I mostly shopped our home to decorate and also LOVE using natural elements, which is great because those items are usually free. Plus I love the way textures combine with patterns and colors to create an interesting and layered space.

Decorating a rented house

Okay so here is the deal, we are renting and I’ll admit that I don’t feel like any of the rooms are “finished”, although I’ve been working hard lately to try and complete some projects that have been on my to-do list for a tad too long.  It’s strange because I usually decorate our home as soon as we move in, but it’s been a little more difficult this time. I guess because we know we will be moving, and this time it may even be cross country. {Update: We are actually going to be moving into an RV to travel full time for a year, which you can read about here!}

Even so, I’m a huge believer that you should make your home cozy no matter how long you will be staying there. So even if it doesn’t get “finished” until our lease is up, at least we can enjoy it until then :)

What’s my decorating style?

I love all sorts of styles and find it difficult to commit to just one. I love all things rustic but also get excited over anything mountain-inspired, coastal, farmhouse, vintage, whimsical, and modern. So um… yeah trying to combine all of those styles can sometimes be difficult.

However, I try not to limit myself too much and instead just mix and match all of the styles, because in the end they all make me happy. So yes I {currently} live in Georgia but have ship helms on our gallery wall, along with all sorts of woodland inspired art and decor, vintage finds, farmhouse decor and upcycled projects. Rustic? Eclectic? Transitional? I don’t know what my style is called, but I try to create a space that feels comfortable, happy, not too serious and creative.

2014 Fall Home Tour

It was super overcast when I took these photos, and I’m still learning how to use my camera, but here is the entryway of our home. You may recognize a lot of projects here, especially if you follow me on instagram. Pretty much everything in this space was thrifted or DIYed, and you may recognize my painted “let’s be adventurers” sign. I recently had that above our copper pipe desk, but decided to move it into the entryway instead. Check out the pictures from our fall home tour:

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The hubs built the bench, I painted the side table, painted the thrifted vase {which you can see here}, painted the thrifted mirror {even after this post}, made pillows out of leftover faux fur from my whimsical office chair and some placemats found at HomeGoods, and the wreath was made out of a grapevine wreath, some gilded faux pears, and pine cones found in our backyard.

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We recently had a tree fall down in our backyard so I upcycled some of the branches and you will see those throughout our home as well. Here is another shot of my fabric tape mason jar lid pumpkin.

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I added the John Muir quote, “Going to the woods is going home” onto a wood slice and added a frame around it for a bit of whimsy. I love that quote and hopefully someday {soon} the hubs and I will have our own home up in the mountains, surrounded by the forest.

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Here is the view of our massive gallery wall in the living room. The ceilings are so high in this room that I wanted to make that wall the focal point, and fill it up with all sorts of frames and art. It’s a work in progress but I decided to give it a go or it would never get done.

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Those curtains were my very first DIY post, can you believe it!? They are just tablecloths from Target hanging from a rod I made out of copper pipe {that I painted}. I plan to switch them out for some simple white curtains in the future but until then they get the job done.

Oh and does that rug look familiar?  It’s my sharpie rug and I recently moved it from my craft room and I love it in here! I generally prefer neutrals for fall, but decided to keep my pops of turquoise and just add more browns and orange by using natural elements like twigs and pumpkins. I will probably add warmer layers as it gets colder outside.

It’s strange because looking at these photos I feel like the room is exploding with stuff, although it doesn’t really feel that way in person. I guess because the room is so big it still feels pretty open. It was also pretty rainy and overcast when I took these photos so the room is darker than usual.

For some quick fall art I simply drew on a chalk-painted canvas after seeing this free printable from Rooms for Rent .

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any real mini pumpkins {still too early?} so I used painted faux ones, but will probably change those out later on. Oh and the mercury glass pumpkin was found at Home Goods.

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

I made the chalkboard tray last year before our wedding and we used it to display our signature drinks. To update it for fall I just wrote “thankful” on it and love how simple it looks. Not to mention I can easily tweak it for the seasons.

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Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

The upcycled coffee table{s} were some thrifted finds that I painted and added a plank top too.

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Oh and if you are looking for some magazines with fall decor ideas, here are two for you to check out. Did I mention I’m featured in both of them? Eeeeek! So exciting! You should be able to find them at Barnes and Noble.

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

Okay, let’s move onto the dining room. I’m hoping to add a hot beverage bar in there at some point, but for now here is what it looks like.

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For our fall tablescape I was going for woodland-inspired, enchanting, rustic, and of course a bit whimsical.

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To create the look I gilded up some faux pears and then created little flags that say “give thanks” on one side and the person’s name on the other. You can view the easy tutorial for my “give thanks” place setting here.  I also sliced up some branches at varying heights and added an eclectic mix of upcycled bottles filled with moss, wheat, lotus pods and faux billy balls. The mini faux pumpkins were either painted or fabric taped up :)

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

And of course I LOVE my painted bear! I had no budget for art so I looked at a painting I wish I could buy, and then made my own version {which isn’t nearly as good}. I know it may be unconventional to have him hanging in the dining room, and hey may resemble more of a terrier or hamster, but I still love him!

Need inspiration for your home? Check out my Rustic and Woodland-Inspired Fall Home Tour!

You can see into the entrance of the kitchen from the dining room, along with this chalkboard sign I made out of a cabinet door removed from our barn door sideboard. The garage is that way so we usually hang our keys from the hooks on that cabinet, rather than by the front door.

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And here is a photo from the hallway that extends from the garage and breakfast nook, overlooking the dining and living room. Really, this is how we enter the house and I love being able to see all of our personal and custom projects when we walk through the door. It really makes it feel like home :)

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And that’s about it! I still need to update our front porch and am looking forward to finding some real miniature pumpkins to add to the mix.

I hope you enjoyed your stay and the little glimpse into our home via our 2014 Fall Home Tour.

Looking for more Fall Inspiration?

Hop on over to visit the other bloggers that are sharing their home tours. There are so many different styles and decor ideas that you are bound to be inspired!

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35+ Creative Bloggers Fall Home Tours

An InLinkz Link-up


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Everyday Enchanting | Life on Virginia Street | Maison de Pax 

Lovely Etc. | Tiny Sidekick | Dolen Diaries

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My Creative Days | Paper & Fox | A Prudent Life | Addicted 2 DIY

Little House of Four | Michelle Lea Designs | The Turquoise Home

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House by Hoff | One Krieger Chick | Chic California | Mountain Modern Life

 Sypsie Designs | Delineate Your Dwelling | View From The Fridge

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Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Wood Grain Cottage | Town and Country Living 

Southern State of Mind |  Commona My House |  All Things With Purpose 

 Crafts by Courtney | 3 Little Greenwoods 

 Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body | The Hankful House

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55 Comments
  • Your home tour is absolutely amazing!! Wow…stunning, Katie. And that gallery wall- wow! So many stunning little vignettes and absolutely gorgeous photography. Love love love!!

    September 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm
  • Love everything about your home! I would never guess you are renting- The gallery wall is just amazing! I could go on and on! Thanks so much for joining in this tour with us!
    Ariean

    September 24, 2014 at 3:18 pm
  • Your home feels so welcoming! Love the little touches. Especially love the fireplace mantle. Gorgeous!

    September 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm
  • I almost don’t even have words. So so so lovely. My nature loving self is dying and my creative color side is dying. You have put so much love and personality into your home, it’s stunning. When can I come over and sit at that gorgeous table!!

    September 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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  • Oh man Katie, I spent so long looking at your pretty pictures cause you have so many amazing projects throughout your home! Your fall touches are perfect especially in the dining room! And hooray..you found cotton and pumpkins!!!!

    September 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  • Oh my goodness Katie! You’re house is AHHHHMAZING!!! It’s ALL just SO stunning! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that massive gallery wall! I’m totally blown away by every single little detail! LOVE it all!!!

    September 24, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • Oh my gosh, I love it all!! We have way too many naked walls – you need to come help me fill them up! Did you make one of your couch pillows from Target place mats? It looks just like one I made for the craft room! But seriously, I love it all!

    September 24, 2014 at 7:55 pm
  • Katie you have such a beautiful home! I just love how you decorated the mantel and your dining room table, so pretty! Oh, and congrats on the magazines, that’s awesome!

    September 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm
  • I want to hang out with with a cup of coffee and chat in this house. Cozy perfection! LOVED touring your home!

    September 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm
  • All I can say is WOW! Your house is absolutely stunning! I love everything you have done to decorate. I’m sure to you it may not be “done,” but you have done an amazing job of decorating! I may steal your quote about the woods for my own house:)

    September 25, 2014 at 1:07 am
  • I love all of the gorgeous jewel tones in your home, Katie! Soooo beautiful! Thank you so much for being part of the tour!

    And CONGRATS on the magazine features!! How exciting!!

    September 25, 2014 at 10:49 am
  • Katie! You nailed it, girl! Everything looks absolutely amazing!Really! Your gallery wall is stunning:-)I don’t think I can pick my favorite project from you!Pinning!

    September 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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    I love your fall decorations! Especially the bear on the chalkboard in the dining room-so cute!

    September 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm
  • Gorgeous home! Truly warm and inviting with attention to detail!!

    September 25, 2014 at 11:42 pm
  • What a fun fun fun tour- your home is beautiful, thank you for sharing

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

    September 26, 2014 at 10:50 am
  • I love it Katie! Your home is gorgeous and you have boundless creativity – everywhere I look in the photos there are AMAZING and inspiring things that you created, not bought, which is so neat and one of the things that really makes your blog so special and original!

    September 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm
  • Everything is so, so gorgeous! You have put so much work and love into this space – like hundreds of DIYs. I love it! You are so inspiring. (And thanks so much for including my little printable – I love how you framed it horizontally!)

    September 27, 2014 at 11:23 am
  • Hooolllyyy cow! I am blown away by your home! Everything is so beautiful!

    September 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm
  • Your home is GORGEOUS Katie! Thanks for sharing at Link It or Lump It this week :-)

    September 29, 2014 at 9:48 am
  • This is the coziest, prettiest, most magical fall home tour I’ve ever seen! You are amazing, Katie <3 <3 <3

    September 29, 2014 at 11:42 am
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  • Wow- I’m in looove with your style! Its so warm and makes me feel right at home! You set uo for Fall seemlessly..love all the natural elements!

    September 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm
  • Your house is SO GORGEOUS, warm and inviting. I LOVE all the DIY’s. I have those same “curtains” from target!! Can’t wait to check out more of your blog!

    October 1, 2014 at 9:01 am
  • You have a beautiful home, very inspiring!

    October 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  • I LOVE the mason jar pumpkin! thanks for linking up to Handmade in the Heartland.

    October 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm
  • Hi Katie! I love your house tour. The colors and everything are so pretty. I can’t believe how beautiful and finished it looks, and it’s a rental!! You are amazing. Also, all your DIYs are gorgeous and so inspiring. I can’t even believe everything you have made for your space!

    I also wanted to let you know that I’m featuring you this week on Link It or Lump It. Thank you so much for participating in our link party – you can grab an “I Was Featured” button if you like – http://www.lovelywren.com/link-it-or-lump-it-58-and-features/

    October 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm
  • Your home is beautiful, Katie! I love all the natural fall elements you added!

    October 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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