Come With Me For My 2017 Fall Home Tour…
My dear readers….I have begun the decorating for my Fall Home Tour.
I have made apple cobblers and apple grumps and apple grunts and apple buckles!
I have changed out my hot pink flip-flops which highlighted my hot pink toe nail polish…for a pair of camel colored moccassins to go with my black, yellow and camel maxi dress.
I mean I am going all out here in celebration of the upcoming Autumn.
And my home is beginning to see the turquoise coastal colors s-l-o-w-l-y being replaced by soft neutrals with a few oranges and yellows.
The only problem is I keep changing things around, so you might see a different Autumnal vignette or table setting then you did a few days ago.
I have been known to do things like that.
That and a few other oddities that I won’t go into right now.
I have a black sofa table that I have been debating (for quite a while) as to changing the color to white, with my handy dandy painting of course…
Instead, I moved a heavy mirror over it and I just may paint the mirror white instead of the table.
I placed a basket of Fall leaves, and a basket of apples along with a pretty pumpkin candle that smells sooo good. The candle is HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin.
The entry table which separates my kitchen area from the living area, also has a matching copper sphere with a few pumpkins and a cute little owl peeking around the corner.
I haven’t really shown you my IKEA hutch hack that the Captain has been working on off-and-on for the last few weeks.
It sits in the Kitchen Dining Nook.
We have had silly things like a hurricane and family visits that come before working on the hutch.
I will go into more detail at a later date, but I will say that the hutch started as 3 book open shelves. The Captain added glass doors, additional “cubbies”, crown molding, bead-board, glass shelves, knobs, lighting and baseboards to make it appear to be a custom built in piece of furniture.
I have heard many say their kitchen is the workhorse of the house and mine is no different.
My kitchen gets a lot of wear and tear and has managed to hold up well.
I placed painted pumpkins, real gourds, and pinecones with a few strategically placed eucalyptus vines in a large woven basket for a Fall vignette on one of my kitchen counters.
I have been blessed with a lot of work space which is good…but because there is a lot of surfaces, they can tend to get “cluttered” real quick.
If I had children still at home, I am sure the counters would be covered with home work, book bags and plenty of other kiddie things. 🙂 Now my counter tops have a paper towel holder, soap dispenser, and “stuff” on the window sill.
I was once told to NEVER leave a paper towel holder on the counter top for a picture on the Blog. But I like to keep it real folks. My paper towel holder sits out all the time, although I do try to be careful of the environment.
To the right of the fridge, is my bread box, Keurig coffee maker and a little coffee station that is a life saver each morning.
Usually, I head straight for the hot tea while the Captain goes for the pods of coffee.
The more formal dining room and only living room round out the other side of the large open concept of our home.
The dining table has a magnolia wreath with a copper sphere in the center. The warm light at night twinkles like little lightning bugs. So calming.
I do have two dining tables, one is white and the other is oakwood.
The white one replaced a glass round table that we used to have.
This tablescape on the Dining Room Table featured the copper sphere beneath the magnolia wreath.
The fireplace is a working fireplace which is a bit unusual for Florida and I love to decorate the mantle.
The living room went from this turquoise coastal look….
To this look!
That is why I love working with basic neutrals and adding color with accessories.
As I pointed out in my post on throw and toss pillows…I love to shop Amazon to find pillow covers and accessories that assist me with changing out the seasons.
If you are looking for a few new toss pillows or other accessories, check out Amazon on-line.
My Fall Home Tour remains a work in progress…and as you can see, there is still much to do, but I hope you see an idea or two that you would like to incorporate into your own Fall decorating.
Have a great and wonderful day.
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