Fall Home Tour
Happy Labor Day! First off, one of my favorite bloggers precedes me on this tour, so I’d like to thank Sarah from Life on Virginia Street – she’s a sweet gal and I actually got to meet her in person at the Haven bloggers’ conference in Atlanta. If this is your first time here, welcome! I’m so excited to have you here and I’d also like to thank Marty from A Stroll Thru Life who once again, invited me to join her blogger home tour series! Be sure to stop by all week to visit all 30 of us, our full tour schedule is listed at the bottom of this page.
We upgraded our interior from builders grade to a more classic style, with industrial accents mixed in. We installed wainscot throughout the house. A family photo wall is definitely going to be added to my DIY to-do list this year.
A painted, decoupage pumpkin greets you at the front door. This is my favorite fall DIY.
How to make your own decoupage pumpkin.
The office is where you’ll find me most days. I’m a software sales executive by day, DIY blogger by night. These branches are up year-round.
Vintage postcards serve as DIY art. I collect cards representing places I’ve visited.
Enter the Family Room
Large, open spaces are beautiful, but I’ve learned they can be a challenge to decorate. Here you’ll find our “one room cabin” including the family room, kitchen, dining room and sunroom. Since I lack wall space, I have to get creative with what I have. This time of year I bring in more blues, greens and purples. But my husband challenged me to add red, (and I did try–see if you can spot my feeble attempts). I shot the picture below in the morning sunlight. According to Feng Shui, our black door facing east should strengthen the energy in our home. Let’s just say on a good day…that’s great…but…. ;-)
Our family room, with salvaged branches from my tree that we recently cut down. I love the height that it added to the wall space, plus we get to honor our beloved tree that we planted 10 years ago. This room was inspired by my love for Restoration Hardware, but also Chip & JoAnna from “Fixer Upper”. I kept asking myself as we designed this space..what would THEY do?
You can read about all of the projects that make up our family room refresh here:
DIY Industrial Tables | Family Room Refresh | Restoration Hardware Knock Off Art
Free “Autumn” Printable
I’d love to invite you to become a subscriber, once you do, you’ll have instant access to free printables, like the “Autumn” printable above.
Our fall mantel…with repurposed art that I found at a garage sale (I loved the frame). Here is the DIY tutorial “3 Easy Steps to Repurposing Wall Art”. Here you can see the “before” picture, too. I made the wreath from greenery found at Walmart.
Fall mantel source list (Affiliate links included)
Wreath, handmade from Walmart | White pitcher from Walmart | Candlesticks from Homegoods | Faux wood paper on Amazon | Pumpkin is a DIY
Our deck has been a major DIY for us this summer…here is a glance. See the full before & after here. Warm weather lingers a bit until the end of September, so we plan to soak up the sun for a few more weeks before the snow flies.
My Craigslist salvaged table below with a driftwood finish. You can read more about this pretty table here. See what treatment I gave to it to survive the elements outdoors.
Our potting bench filled this empty space on our deck nicely – my talented husband built it this summer.
Potting bench plans & tutorial
Thanks so much for coming to visit. Be sure to visit each of these bloggers and their beautiful home tours this week!
“2015 Fall Home Tour Line Up”
Thurs – Sept 10th
A Thoughtful Place
Rain On A Tin Roof
Style Your Senses
Remodelando La Casa
Dimples & Tangles
Fri – Sept 11th
No Minimalist Here
Design Post Interiors
Designing On The Side
Life Love Larson
Tidbits & Twine
What fantastic fall vignettes. I adore your potting bench.
Laura, thank you so much. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love that bench too, my husband did such a nice job.
Jeanette, everything is just beautiful. I love that touch of red, how fun is that. Your mix of industrial and farmhouse is fabulous.
Marty thanks so much for hosting. Yes, I honored my husband’s request, that’s just enough red for me in a home with cool hues. Thanks for stopping by to comment!
Love everything, Jeanette! Your deck is gorgeous – what a perfect space to enjoy fall :)
Chelsea, thanks so much…we enjoy the deck as much as we can before it’s time to cover everything up for winter. Happy fall!
Your home is lovely, dear one!!!
I immensely enjoyed seeing the inclusion of children’s schedule!!!
There’s a certain warmth that children provide to a space that is liken no other, e v e r!!!
Thank you for inviting me into your home. . .filled with inspiring ideas!!!
Happy Labor Day!!!
Pat, thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to comment. This house was built with my kids (and better schools) in mind…so there are quite a few “kid friendly” arrangements here. I haven’t even begun to show the upstairs loft area, too. So happy you enjoyed the tour.
Gorgeous tour Jeanette! And it makes it all the more fun that we finally got to meet in person! I’m loving your chalkboard art and all the pretty, natural touches you’ve added to your home.
Sarah, thank you…and it was great meeting you at Haven. Chalkboards are probably here to stay even if they go out of style…I still love them! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Your whole home is wonderfully warm and cozy. I especially love your mantel – it’s so beautiful!
Thank you Kris, the mantel turned out to be my fall focal point. Normally my front porch is but I’m still working on that :) Happy fall to you and I LOVE your blog. So honored to be in this round up with you.
Summer thank you…I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment :)
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. I love the Barnwood mantle vignette. So elegantly simple! Thanks again, Sandi
Sandra, thank you. And that artwork only took me about 1/2 hour to make. Simple is always better I think…thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
Jeanette, What a pretty home and you have decorated it beautifully for Fall! Your husband did a wonderful job on the potting bench…love it.
Sherry, thank you! Just a few touches here and there since it’s still almost 90 degrees…but my decor will keep evolving until the snow flies. Time to focus on the front porch next :)
What a beautiful home you’ve created Jeanette! I love all your pretty touches throughout, and that potting bench is fabulous!
Your home is lovely! I especially like the photo looking back towards the front door.
Good Morning and what inspiration for me! Even more so because we are building our dream home which is French Country Farmhouse style-love each and every detail of your muted colors mixed with pumpkins, lavender and a touch of industrial. Thank you for inviting us to your home.
Jemma, your new home sounds fabulous! I have walked through some model homes and noticed that they are all decorating French Farmhouse as well. So happy you enjoyed the tour…thanks for taking the time to comment.
What a beautiful home! I love the neutral colors you used throughout. Your mantel display is simply gorgeous.
Cristina, thank you so much…I’m so happy to be on this tour with you talented ladies. Happy Fall!
Your home is beautiful, Jeanette! Love all of the neutral fall accents! Perfection!
Erin, thanks so much, it feels good to have a jump on my seasonal decorating. So glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for taking the time to comment.
Love your mantel! Beautiful home!
Laura Jo – thank you! My mantel hasn’t been featured much in the past, but now I have the perfect art that I can play with each season. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment.
I just love your style! Your home looks so inviting and beautiful!
OMG! I love the gold leaf pumpkin and the decoupage one. They are awesome. I may attempt to make one myself.
Everything looks so beautiful…love your style Jeanette! Hope you are having a great week!
Such pretty details! Love your style!
Thanks so mucyh Shelley!! Happy fall! (Almost!)
You have such a beautiful home, Jeanette!
I love all the details! Just beautiful!
Thanks so much Maria!
What a beautiful home – love your style! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Your home feel collected and warm! Gorgeous! Happy to be on the tour with you!
Thanks Andrea, wonderful to meet you too! This tour was amazing..thanks for stopping by to comment!
Your fall home is gorgeous, Jeanette! I love the shades of plum here and there – stunning!
Doreen – likewise, love all of your projects!! Thanks for stopping by to comment!