Happy early fall friends, and thank you so much for stopping by the tour of our home.
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life is the sweet behind the scenes lady, who organized the great
group of bloggers' tours for the week, you can check out the entire line up on her blog.
Welcome, if you're stopping by from Kristin's @ Bliss at Home, she's one of my
favorites and always leaves me speechless her elegantly chic style!
I'm going to be 100% honest, I could not get myself motivated to get my house
ready for this fall tour. On a whim I decided to paint my living room Blush a couple weeks
ago, with no plan for how it was going to transition into fall! Then last week we had days
in the 90's and I was more into savoring summer than fall decorating. Well, I headed out
for a run early last Saturday morning, and wasn't even a block from home when I came
upon a garage sale sign, my detour miraculously led me to a couple treasures that were
the perfect inspiration I needed to ignite some creativity.
Although I'm still not ready for pumpkins on the porch (or anywhere else) I hope you're
inspired to add a few fall touches whatever your mood.
Like most all of my tours, I have fun rearranging my furniture, artwork and accessories
rather than purchasing seasonal decor. When I get tired of my same old stuff I even
trade with a friend. And, I love including foliage and flowers from our yard.
I challenged myself to put away all of my favorite blue and white pieces - I wasn't
sure I knew how to decorate without them!
Ok, so I did buy this new pillow from Homegoods. :)
I painted my IKEA Barometer floor lamp, that I've had for a few years, in Rustoleum
Metallic Gold. Mixing styles is my favorite and the gold gave it a pretty dose of glam.
So, what do you guys think of my pink living room? I'm smitten!
Even Mr. Simple commented, he described it as 'serene'. Another friend
commented that it had a glow, like candles were lit.
I couldn't be happier, it really is beautiful at all times of day in different light.
Benjamin Moore - Queen Anne Pink
My BIG mirror used to be in this spot.
I moved the campaign chest (it was in the the bay window in the photo above) to the
wall across from sofa and created a gallery wall.
Check out this Spring Tour to see the old look before the furniture switch up.
Garage Sale Treasure #1 - beautiful lady portrait.
She was the inspiration for my fall color scheme.
Garage Sale Treasure #2 - drawing of the lady.
$5 for both of them, and I had a frame that fit the drawing.
She's pretty too, the glare on the glass is giving her a scary look. Ha!
Do you remember this cabinet I scored on Craigslist? I set out to knock off
a similar one that was out of my budget.
(More details to come next week on the makeover)
A pumpkin or two will be cute in there when I'm in the mood. :)
I changed up our dining room buffet.
My favorite branches for fall are Pyracantha - they have wicked throns, but
those orange berries are so great it's worth a few scratches.
So, I think this is why Mr. Simple described the new paint as 'serene.' Haha!
Btw, I'm over it ~ more on that soon.
My oversized mirror made its way to the family room, and it's a fun change.
I used the same pillows I made for our living room for last year's Fall Tour, and
brought up this vintage garage sale lamp I've had for years.
This little boxwood topiary was one of the small plants I bought from Home Depot
garden center in the spring. I trimmed it up and brought it inside.
Thank you again for stopping by, if you'd like to keep up with the
changes happening here you can also connect with me on
Up next on the tour is Laura @ Duke Manor Farm, you don't want to miss her charming
style and the beautiful life on her farm she's created for her family!
Here's today's line up, these fabulous ladies are sure to have lots of
fabulous ideas for your fall decor and I'm guessing some pumpkins!
Wednesday - Sept 14