It's Fall Home Tour Day, and I couldn't be more excited! I'm sharing our family room and breakfast room area with you today.
I'm opening up to doors to our home along with 27 of my blogging friends. I've gotten so many fabulous ideas from them.
You'll find the entire schedule for the week below.
I'd like to give a big old thank you to Linda from IT ALL STARTED WITH PAINT. She stepped in for sweet, Marty, this season to organize the fun for us. Marty from A STROLL THRU LIFE started this seasonal tour many years ago. Running a tour is a lot of work. I'm very thankful for the ladies taking care of things for us.
I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the 28 Blogger Fall Home Tour. This tour is amazing. It's one of my favorites in that it is very eclectic. There is a decorating style for everyone featured this week.
Let's visit the family room first. It opens up to the kitchen. My hubby and I both work from home, so the kitchen and family room is the hub.
We built our home 16 years ago. It is a Southern Living House Plan, The Abberley Lane. This room has come a long way. It used to be moss, sage green color. I loved it until I didn't. Ha, ha!
The Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams has been perfect. We love it so much.
I'm one of those people that is honestly torn with their decor choices. Are you totally confused now?? I love neutral looks as well as color.
BUT……I've found the secret sauce.
Neutral walls and furniture are the way to go! Rugs, pillows, and accessories can be changed. This allows you to change your look affordably.
I'm NOT getting on a ladder and painting these walls ever. This neutral color will last us for years to come. We laugh that this will be the last color that they will ever be in our lifetime.
I'm ok with changing all the other wall colors in the house because I can do it myself.
The fireplace is one of my favorite elements in the family room. The herringbone brick detail and tongue and groove wood work so well together. They are classic.
The decor arrangement didn't change a lot here. I changed out the small mirror for this brass tray. I changed our candles for pumpkins. The blue and white vase got some fresh hydrangeas clipped from the yard.
Decor TIP: Brass is a great metal to add in the fall. It adds warmth to your vignettes.
This little garden stool gets around! She has been on both porches, our bedroom, and the family room. She hasn't even been with us a year. You need a garden stool in your life!
Bentley always shows up when the camera and tripod come out. I kid you not! He's like a dog diva! He even has his own Instagram account that Ashlyn runs.
I've been sick at home with COVID. I'm doing a lot better. I wasn't able to get out to get fresh flowers for the tour, so I shopped the yard.
Decor Tip: Walk your yard and clip fresh greens and flowers. No flowers? That's ok! Green stems are beautiful on their own.
That cute little owl trio was my late mother-in-law's. She collected owls. I love using them every fall.
The orange pillows were a fun quarantine find. My daughter was going to Marshall's. I could not go with being sick. Being the sweet girl that she is with a knack for decorating, she face-timed me from the store so I could pillow shop. She did pretty well on these velvet orange pillows. They work beautifully with my existing pillows. They were my only new fall purchase this year.
Navy works with everything!
Do you notice the green stems in the background? Simply cut them from bushes in the yard. They are perfect for a vase!
All of the colors that I've used this fall are in the main rug.
I didn't realize it until I was photographing that the greens really mimic the painted look on the front of the chest.
I love collecting oil paintings. Ebay is an excellent source!
Our little imperfect secretary was a fabulous Craigslist find for under $200. I love this little guy. All those drawers hold my table runners.
The staircase is coming right along with the landscape gallery wall. Most were thrift store finds! It's taken several years to collect them. You can see more of it HERE.
Let's move onto the kitchen.
The kitchen has really changed in the last year. This is my favorite room. I've made some changes only with paint. We do hope to replace the kitchen island granite in the future with something lighter.
Check out last weekend's post on Decorating with Vintage Jars & Bottles.
If you've followed me, you'll know that the breakfast nook has a big change. The walls were pickled green. I finally got my husband on board with painting it. It made a huge difference in brightening up the space.
I painted the walls Simply White which is the same as the trim color in our home….well a lot of it. I'm still working my way around our home painting. I love how bright it feels now. I'm still working on decorating the walls.
The oil painting came from a street vendor in France many years ago. It used to be upstairs. It really gives the white walls nice color.
The hutch really shines against the white walls.
The antique tole trays used to hang on the walls here. I'm really trying to change the look so I decided not to rehang the collection. I'm still trying to decide how I will use them in the future.
Decor Tip: Mix real magnolia leaves with faux eucalyptus and flowers for a more realistic look.
We are still working on restoring the giant antique armoire in the garage. It has been a HUGE job. We hired someone to do the wood repair on it. Ashlyn has been doing the sanding and stipping this summer. She is almost done!!!!!! As soon as she is done, we will hire movers to place it in the dining room. That is where I will paint it. It looks amazing. A piece of wood had to be taken out and replaced with new wood. The piece that was removed is on the wall over there. I turned it into a wall hanging. It's a great reminder of the look the armoire had before.
I hung my rabbit oil above it. I really like the mix of rustic and glam. I just added twine to all of my cutting boards to hang them here. Instant decor with only having to purchase 3 hooks!
Thanks so very much for stopping by! I'd love for you to PIN!
Fabulous Fall Home Tours