Fall Home Tour 2015
Good morning friends and welcome to our home! I’m thrilled to be a part of the homes featured in the 2015 Fall Home Tours hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life! I couldn’t be more excited to open up our doors to you today and to enjoy all of the other tours as well! A huge thanks to Marty for hosting such a fun event to kick off the fall decorating season!
If you are visiting from my sweet friend Shannon of Burlap and Lace, welcome! Shannon is a former Charlottean and she such great style you’ve got to check hour her entire home!
I will give you a quick background and then let you enjoy the pictures because you don’t really want to hear me talk anyway, right? As some of you know we are in the middle of a huge kitchen renovation and by huge I mean gut job. And I didn’t realize the timing would line up just as it did so to say it’s been a challenge to get motivated for fall decorating would be an understatement. But, once I pulled a few things out I got in spirit and worked with what we had! I hope you enjoy!
This is a burlap wreath I had already made and I just added some magnolia leaves spray painted gold!
This is our main living area and I added our Ikea houndstooth pillows to the mix for a fall vibe.
The dried hydrangeas are from our yard and I found the brass vase at our local Habitat store for $1.50. It was horribly dirty but my trusty Bar Keeper’s Friend cleaned it right up! Seriously if you don’t have this stuff you’ve got to get it! Check out the before and after out below!
I love mixing pillows so we tried a few different combinations. I also pulled out the faux fur throw! You can find the tutorial for my DIY faux fur coffee table here!
To add a small touch of fall in this corner I changed out the white pot for this woven basket and added some wine corks in clear vases. You can find the DIY JuJu Hat inspired wall art here.
Here is a glimpse into our dining area from the living room/entryway. Do you see the corks again? I like moving stuff around :)
And finally more pillow swapping, burlap for texture and a few of my favorite gilded pumpkins.
And, we can finally see the light at the end of the heat tunnel here in NC so we’ll be enjoying more porch dinners very soon!
Apples are one of our favorite parts of fall and since we are basically living with only a microwave and a grill right now I’ll leave you with a fun recipe you can whip up for your kiddos this weekend!
Simply, slice your apples, melt a bag of wrapped caramels with a tablespoon of water in the microwave and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the apples and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. We added a dash of coconut flakes too!
I really hope you enjoyed the tour (sans kitchen) and don’t forget to head over to Thrifty and Chic for your next stop! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Thanks again to Marty, all of the participating bloggers and you guys for reading and following along!
TOUR LINE UP:
Mon – Sept 7th
A Stroll Thru Life // Life on Virginia Street // Snazzy Little Things // 21 Rosemary Lane // Peaceful Home Decor // Claire Brody Designs
Tue – Sept 8th
Driven By Decor // Our Southern Home // Making Home Base // Hymns & Verses // Decor To Adore // Burlap and Lace
Ok I have to know where in the world you found that clear trunk you used as an end table….it’s just perfect!
Thanks so much Amanda! It was actually a local thrift store find ;)
Love it all! Where did you get the curtains in the main living room?
Thanks so much Maria! The curtains are from HomeGoods :)
I love your front door! Can I ask what color it is?
Thanks so much Jaime!! Its Spirit In The Sky by Benjamin More :)
Your fall home is so beautiful! And, those apples – my mouth is watering! I pinned it so I have it for fall gatherings!
Aww thanks so much Doreen!! xoxo
Love the magnolia wreath and all the cozy touches! Happy to be on the tour with you! xo
Thanks SO much Andrea!!
Oh my goodness, I NEED to try that on my apples!! For reals :)
I can’t get over the simplicity and beauty of your wreath. It’s just so perfect. And the rest of your house is beautiful! I have a few of those Ikea pillows and love them!!
Thank you SO much Alicia! You are so sweet! Those Ikea pillows are great!
Your home is so light and bright …..just beautiful!
Thank you so much Sherry! xoxo
Gorgeous tour! I am crazy over all the fur touches!
Thank you Jenna! I really appreciate it!
Thanks for the great tour, Summer! I love those Ikea pillows, mine go with everything!! Your apple treat looks fabulous, I’m the worst with those caramels, dangerous to have them in my house!
Thank you so much Pam! Those pillows are the best! I avoid the sweets most of the time but it is hard for sure!
Summer, I love your simple fall style and am totally smitten by your faux fur coffee table. Good luck with the kitchen reno – can’t wait to see it!
Thanks so much Kris!! We are so close yet still so far lol but I can’t wait to be finished too!
I want to see right around that corner into the kitchen!!!!
I’m trying to stay patient too! Soon enough…
I adore your color palette, dear one!!!
The DIY mirror is such a stunning decor piece!!!
The apples are perfect for the Season!!!
Thank you for inviting me into your lovely home for 2015’s Fall Homes Tour!!!
Wow, thank you so much Pat for the kind words! I really appreciate you following along! Have a great day!
I adore your front door color and the laurel wreath is fabulous!
Thanks so much Laura!!! xoxo
Love the coziness Summer :) And the corks…you are my kind of girl! We’ll have to get one from NYC fun ;) xo
Thanks Kristin! Totally!!
Beautiful, Summer, kitchen or no kitchen! I love that shot of your living room and sofa… so chic! Thanks for the fun snack idea, my kids will love it!
Thanks so much Jennifer! They should love it and it’s so easy!
Love your style and your home, that brass chest end table is fabulous and wow, the apple recipe. I definitely need to try that one.
Thanks so much Marty! :)
your home looks perfect! i just love that eating nook so much, and love the simple wreath!
Thanks Cassie! You’re the best!
Summer your home looks so pretty!! I love your calm color palette and all those little touches….the bits of metallic here and there (your kitchen table base – I love that) and the cozy elements like the throw and furry coffee table, such a beautiful space to call home!
Lisa you’re too kind! Thank you SO much friend!!