Friday, September 11, 2015

My Early Fall Home Tour ~ 2015

Thanks so much for stopping by my Early Fall Tour, 
I'm thrilled to be included and thank you to Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life
for organizing such a wonderful group of tours. If you're coming over from
 Dimples & Tangles you've no doubt been wowed by my friend Jennifer's talent
 for creating a beautifully stylish home filled with color! 
Early Fall translates to no pumpkins or fall leaves to be found in Denver yet,
 which is perfectly fine with me. It seems we're all in agreement to savor every
 last drop of summer, so I'm easing into the transition of fall today.
If you're new here I live in Denver with Mr. Simple, our son and fur babies in a 
little cottage built in 1938. Come on in and I'll show you around, I'm sure it will
come as no surprise that I've changed a few things up since our Summer Tour. :)

I love creating new looks using what I have by moving furniture, art and
 accessories from room to room, it's easy on the budget and keeps my creative side
entertained. My inspiration for the updated color scheme was this rug I scored on
 Craigslist for a steal several months ago. I loved the global vibe and thought the
 colors would be great for fall. The cheetah stencil was a fun project awhile back to
 give my tiny entry some interest.  

I went for an eclectic look in our living room, a mix of French, vintage and global.
  A couple new pillows I made and changing up the artwork made me happy!
  I've had the hunting dog painting for years but hadn't used it and was thrilled it worked.
 By mixing in a couple DIY abstracts and other prints I had, along with the tie dye
 pattern pillow, it kept it from looking too formal and
 reminiscent of my gold and burgundy days. 

I spray painted some branches from our yard metallic gold,
since free, gold and a little glam is my jam. :)

My favorite new accessories ~ Chinese Calligraphy Brushes!
My dear friend happened to be living in Beijing for awhile and was sweet enough to
amass a beautiful collection for me. I couldn't love them and her more! 
Remember in my Summer Tour I showed you how I use any and all greenery from
 my yard, do you recognize the sweet potato vine? 

The big change is my vintage wingbacks are gone, not GONE, just in the basement
so I could bring up these bamboo chairs to enjoy for awhile. The white campaign chest had
 been on the opposite side of the room, I used it during Christmas last year as a bar set up.
You can see it in my Christmas Tour here.
The texture and intricate pattern of the chairs pop against all the white.    

On to our family room where we hang out most of the time. We're still fans of our Ikea
 Ektorp sectional, it's held up really well and of course the washable slipcovers are the best. 
I was inspired by this creative lady's awesome idea to pack our bookcase full of books.
I tweaked it a bit and put my own spin on it by adding some of my blue and white ginger jars. 
I got lots of raised eyebrows and eye-rolling from my boys for this one. Haha! 

The artwork on the mantel was in the living room gallery wall the last time you saw it. 
I've had a couple old columns for years, I keep them out in the garden. 
See those gold leaves ~ I brought the car to a screeching halt as soon as I saw them and
 hopped out to grab them from a tree on the side of the road.
 I can't wait to change out the large urn for bright fall foliage.   

 I found this orange pillow at Ross ~ great textured twine and gold beading create
the pattern. I kept our coffee table styling super simple.

Here's a little peek at our dining room, I set the table with some of my favorites, bread,
 tomatoes, herbs and Black Eyed Susan from our yard.   

I have to share this with you guys, during the time I've been prepping for the tour
we've had repairs being done on our 80 year old windows and some new siding. 
The crew's table saws, ladders and tools were just outside our dining room French
 doors. I was trying to be patient but every day there was a surprise waiting for me,
boarded up windows, taped windows waiting for primer and then paint. 
I couldn't take any photos for days! 
I just about lost it one day, my room was all finished and I walked in to them using
 the electric sander around the window frames. Mr. Simple intervened and I heard 
something about blog, which I'm sure they clearly understood. 
I can only imagine the stories they told their wives about this lady that spent her
 day fluffing pillows, cutting branches off her shrubs, setting a table with food that
 sat there for days, oh and the books!  

 Our girl Rio ~ because I couldn't end with those ugly photos!

It's been a pleasure sharing our home with you, thank you so much for stopping by. 
If you'd like to keep up with the never ending projects over here I'd love you to 
follow along:

Next up on the tour is the lovely Sherry @ No Minimalist Here, I can't wait to see
 her beautiful home decked out for us. 

If you'd like to catch up here is the tour line up for the week.


Cassie Bustamante said...

well if you hadn't told is we never would have known! everything looks awesome- and those chairs.... WOW! they look perfect with the white campaign piece. and LOVE the pillow mix, too!

Mrs. Holmes said...

I'm always happy to see what you have moved, added, changed, thrifted. Everything looks beautiful. I live in a 1940 house that looks much like yours, with the original windows. What are you having done to yours that requires sanding? I thought replacing mine was the only option.

Dana Frieling said...

You are such a champ! To live through the dust and still pull off gorgeous pictures...I'm impressed. I totally agree with Cassie, the bamboo chairs look like they were made to go with their white surroundings. So pretty!

Unknown said...

So beautiful Pam! I adore the tablescape and how you brought in natural elements and made it so gorgeous!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Beautiful home, Pam. Will you fly to Mass. and arrange my bookcases? Yours look magazine worthy. Enjoy your weekend.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Ha ha there are stories going around your town about the crazy blogger lady :) It all looks gorgeous and I love the bookshelves!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word Pam, you are fabulous. I love your home and your stunning fall with an ethnic influence and to do all this in the middle of a remodel too. Amazing. Great tour.

Anonymous said...

What a stunning home. Loved everything about it! Best, Silvana

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Pam, Your home is just beautiful! I especially love the bamboo chairs and the way you styled the bookcase is wonderful. I know exactly the frustration of blogging during construction. Our kitchen is a disaster right now.

Decor To Adore said...

Those bamboo chairs! Be still my heart. A truly fall fabulous tour.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, cozy and magazine-worthy. I love the rug, pillows, use of nature, and bookcase. As always, you are the Queen of vignettes and styling. I'm studying how you always exercise "designer/crazy blogger lady restraint" with accessories to achieve a high-end, soothing look rather than too busy and overdone. I'm learning to edit! And, of course, Rio is the best accessory!

Julie said...

Pam, as usual your home looks just beautiful. I am loving your simple approach to Fall decor. And I'm especially loving the traditional art pieces mixed in with the more contemporary. That hunting dog piece is great.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love your beautiful "cottage". It's fabulous, every inch of it!

Cristina Garay said...

Hehe The life of a crazy lady that happens to be a blogger! :) Your home is gorgeous. I love the way you styled the bookcases and the dining room, beautiful.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

If you don't want those awesome wing back chairs any more I'd be happy to give them a home! I think I'm in love....

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Well that was a feast for the eyes!! I love how you kept certain elements neutral and let the warm fall colors really pop, the pillows on the couch, the art and the greenery! You are the master of changing up a space with the styling and as usual I'm blown away by your ability to completely reinvent a space by moving things from one room to another! Those chairs in your living room are SO amazing by the way, I love them in the window!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home my beautiful friend, it was so much fun to take the tour!!

Unknown said...

Pam, this looks SO great! I love the simplistic approach you took towards your decor! I'm the same, trying to savor every bit of Summer I can! I am so impressed by you!

Leslie Harris said...

Love your taste, those pillows really pop. No signs of Fall yet here in SoCal so I can relate to your easing into the season. Also--is your white sectional Ikea? If so I was wanting your opinion on it.

My Little Bungalow said...

Simply beautiful, Pam! And so welcoming. I love all the care you put into the details. And Rio, what a sweetheart she is. I could give her a big kiss!! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Kathy Olson said...

I always love your home tour. Your style is so elegant and crisp, but comfortable, too. I love it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

It looks so so pretty and I truly want those bamboo chairs. I can only imagine how stressful that was when they were working on those windows and you had to wait.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Your home looks very pretty!

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

Your home looks beautiful with the perfect touches of pre-fall! And I love your books! That's my go-to way to display them too :)

Unknown said...

Your house is gorgeous! I absolutely love that campaign chest and the brass lamp...pure perfection. I'll be stopping by your blog on the regular now. So lovely to meet you. We need to thank Marty for bringing all of us together on these tours. xoxo!


Unknown said...

You blow me away every. single. time. LOVE all of your fall touches! I could stare at those bamboo chairs for hours - wow! And of course all of your styling is impeccable!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Beautiful Pam! Love the dining room table! All so welcoming.

Andrea @ Life Love Larson said...

Love the eclectic feel of your home…especially all the touches of greenery, the styled bookshelves, your rugs, and those calligraphy brushes!! Happy to be on the tour with you!!

Vel Criste said...

Your home is always brimming with inspiration Pam!!!! Love it! I have yet to start on mine, hopefully soon!

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