Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall Home Tour 2016

October is here, the weather is (somewhat) cooling off, and pumpkins are everywhere.  It’s easily one of my favorite months of the year.   

Our house is decked for fall and ready to share, so come on in!

This year I let the kids choose the color for the mums and they wanted the burgundy ones.  However, as soon as we got home, I realized that they just weren’t going to have the same effect as the yellow ones, since the walls behind them are dark red brick.  Next year, we will definitely stick with yellow so we can have that pop of color against the house!  









Last year, for the mantle, I went against everything that I stand for (dramatic, I know), and I decided to do a neutral (and somewhat untraditional colored) mantle.  You can see the pics here.  Personally, while it was nice to do something different for a change, I just didn’t love it.  Neutral is SO not me, and honestly, it didn’t even feel very fall-ish around our house as the fall décor pretty much just blended in with the everyday decor. 

When I think of fall, I think of the time of year when all of God’s creations are showing off their brilliant colors – bright orange pumpkins, deep red apples, golden sunflowers, and beautiful fall foliage in yellow and red and orange and green.  Simply put, fall to me means color, so this year I went back to my roots if you will, and I adorned the mantle in as much color as I could get my hands on.  Most of the items I’ve had for a while, but I did pick up a new fall swag, the marquee pumpkin, and the football pumpkin… because who can resist a football pumpkin?!  Hobby Lobby, on point.












The seasonal book crate that I made for the kiddos is now stuffed full of their favorite fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving books, so they have festive books at their fingertips at all times.  You can see more details about it here.





The kids play on our coffee table a lot, so I can’t put anything elaborate on it, but I do have another swag of fall leaves around a basket of pinecones (not sharp) as well as a mini fall candle from Bath and Body Works.  We don’t light that one for obvious reasons, but I love that it gives off a faint aroma anyway.




I didn’t change anything on the kitchen table from last year… a bouquet of fall flowers, and my cute little fall leaf placemats still have my heart.  And this year’s fall chalkboard design is one of my favorites, but I never took the time to finish it, so it doesn’t look as great as it should… you get the point, though.







I paired a couple of different pumpkins with our candy basket (that is currently holding veggies) for the kitchen island décor, and I kept my trusty rusty Bath & Body Works candle holder complete with a Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle in its usual spot there as well.









Since I had a handful of neutral pumpkins from last year, I sprinkled them on the buffet table in the kitchen and then I added a couple of them to the formal dining room as well.  We rarely use that room, so there was no reason to go all out in there, but I love that it has its own festive touches.









Well, that about wraps it up!  I hope you enjoyed the tour!  And I’ll be back in December for another home tour... Christmas edition… my favorite!  And boy, do we go all out!

Happy Tuesday, friends!


*Linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls for Tuesday Talk.



26 comments:

  1. Your home looks so festive and cozy! I love each area and bet it makes you feel so happy when you are home. I agree that your mantle looks better this way. It really pops. I love what all you did on your mantle. I did a little bit to ours, but since our tv is above the mantle there's only so much I can do. :(

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  2. So pretty! I love your mantle - definitely very festive and those two orange pumpkins are my favorite. Your chalkboard looks so awesome - I don't think it's missing anything!

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  3. Your house looks great! I love your front porch! And that football pumpkin is awesome. I think I need one of those for our house!

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  4. It looks so good!! I love all the pumpkins and even recognize that we have some of the same! Hobby lobby is always my go to! You did such s good job. I can only imagine what your house looks like at Christmas!

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  5. Beautiful! I like everything.

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  6. Decorations for my favorite season!

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  7. Oh goodness I just love it all! I have been waiting for peek inside since you mentioned it last week. It looks like perfection if you ask me.

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  8. I'm not a neutral person either but everytime I see it, I love it! But I love color a little more :) Your house looks amazing!! Love the pumpkins n the island!

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  9. I love it all...top to bottom! Where is the football pumpkin from? Andy would love that! Great job Linds!

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  10. Your house is gorgeous. Loving your chalkboard and the marquee pumpkin.. is that what you would call it? Idk add lights to any shape and I am in.

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  11. Your home is beautiful and I love the fall décor! And I really need to make a seasonal book crate. We love stocking up on seasonal books each year! Your chalkboard is adorable. Thank you for linking up with us!

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  12. It's all about doing what makes you happy girl, I'm neutral all the way, but sure love color every now and then, especially during the fall months! Everything looks great! Awesome job!

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    1. And Laurie, you know your neutrals make me drool! For some reason I always adore neutrals in other people's houses, but I always want color in mine! Haha. So strange.

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  13. I love your mantle. You did such a great job with it. I can't wait to go to Hobby Lobby Friday (I know, I am late) and get more decorations. My girls are getting into everything so I have to be careful of what I get.

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  15. I LOVE it all, especially the mantle and the glittery pumpkins! Great job!

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  16. I love all of your fall decorations. I feel like I need to go buy more decorations now!! Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! If you have a Hobby Lobby close, you should check them out! Their fall decor is the best!

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  17. I LOVED this so much Lindsay!! We have that same football pumpkin and then I realized we have the same starburst mirror too! Your touches are so sweet and your home is so cozy and inviting!! I just love being surrounded by my Fall decor and I know you put your whole heart in decorating! Beautiful!!

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    1. Hobby Lobby for the win! One of my favorite stores of all time! The majority of our house is decorated with stuff from there. And thank you for your sweet comments as always, Andrea!

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  18. I absolutely love your fall decor! I personally also prefer the fall colors over the neutrals, but I did love the banner of photos you had on your mantle last year. Your home is so cozy and looks like its filled with love. I would have loved making one of those book crates when my kids were younger. Great idea. Stopping by from Tuesday Talk. Tanya The Other Side of the Road

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  19. I love your decor! Your front porch looks so wonderful with the pumpkins and mums in the urns....I need to get 2 urns!! I really love how you decorated your island, too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  20. I love the touches of Fall throughout your home. Mostly, I'm envious of your mantle. I miss having one to decorate.

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  21. Beautiful! We have similar taste ;) I see some Hobby Lobby pieces that I have too. I love the mantle and table decor.

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