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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our Fall Sitting Room ...

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Happy Tuesday, friends!

I'm continuing our Fall tour today and sharing our little sitting room, which is the first room you see when you walk through the door.  Come on in, toss the pillows off the chairs and grab a seat!

I stuck with the neutral Fall tones in here this year (like I did in our great room), and, admittedly, I like how calm, yet seasonal, I hope it feels in here.

Large ceramic acorns (from Hobby Lobby) join faux leaves and shed antlers, all tucked into a little "dough-ish" bowl:

On our mantel, I took down the blue mirror from our Summer coastal look, and replaced it with this fabulous barn print from Kirkland's ... I knew I had to have it when it was on sale for 40% off! 

The barn art helped to set the tone for the muted colors I'd surround it with ....

My apologies to the faux Fall branches that I took apart to nestle in between our white faux pumpkins.

To lend to the mandatory Fall "cozy" feel, I brought back these handsome throws from IKEA to try and suck you into to sit here for awhile ... 

This cute pumpkin from Michael's helps bring a bit of the green tones from the mantel to this side of the room ... they have the best selection this year (it helps that all of their Fall goodies 40% off, too)!

Just for fun, here's what our sitting room looked like this time last year! 

I think our son has *almost* forgiven me for not bringing back the Halloween mice and bats this year in here ... *almost* !! 

Thanks so much for stopping ... I still have more Fall to share, so I hope you'll join me in the coming days!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Our Fall Sunroom ...

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Greetings, friends!

Here we are ... already October 6th!  We'll be putting up Christmas trees before we know it ... but before that happens, I'm sharing a bit more of our Fall home.

Come on in to our little sunroom, right off of the kitchen.  I know I've said it before, but this is the room where I find myself tossing pillows from the love seat ... grabbing a magazine ... and relaxing, well, if not snoozin'.

Just for fun, let's look at where this room started the Fall we moved in two years ago ... we had painted the walls Manchester Tan and there was lots of seasonal color!

Then, the next year, the walls *magically* turned Ben Moore's Palladian Blue ... and furniture, curtains and the rug were traded for other pieces we had in other spots in our home.  I loved this wall color and will be adding it somewhere else in our house!

Then, not too long ago, the walls got a new "planked" look that were then painted White Dove, which we absolutely love and wish we'd done sooner!  At least there is one Fall "constant," and that is the pretty autumnal prints I found at Home Goods a couple of years ago.  See, I "do" keep some items!  

When I put this room back together after planking the walls and removing the bamboo shades, the window just needed "something" ... that's when our oversized clock from Kirkland's came up from the basement to become a focal point.  I like how it "balances" the Fall prints, too!

While there are a few little pieces of rust and orange, I tried to keep the soft muted seasonal tones going in here, too.

A little bit of animal print made its way in here, too ... 

It's hard to believe that in just a few weeks, these prints will come down and up will go something welcoming the "most wonderful time of the year!"  I hope you'll come back then to visit!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Autumn's In The Air Fall Tour Blog Hop

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Greetings, friends!  

I'm excited to be joining several incredibly talented ladies as they share parts of their beautiful homes dressed up for Fall!  A big welcome if you're coming over from Jennifer's gorgeous home at Grace House Interiors! 

Here in Northern Virginia, I'm a bit addicted to decorating our humble abode, especially this time of the year!  Admittedly, it felt strange adding corn stalks, leafy garland and pumpkins here to our front porch a couple of weeks ago when it was still in the upper-90's ... this milder weather is much better!

There's so much about this season that I really enjoy ... sweater weather ... comfort food ... football gatherings with friends ... and jeans!

Mother Nature's color palette is gorgeous this time of year, too, and I love bringing the outdoor colors INside, even if it's with *faux* Fall branches (tossed in with a bit of my addiction to symmetry) here in our foyer.

Have you visited Target's *Dollar Spot* section yet?  They have the best budget-friendly Fall decor (like these cute squirrels) that I couldn't pass up!

There's also something about this time of the year that makes me want to "nest!"  Drawers, cabinets and closets become victims to my madness, with a yard sale and trips to Good Will rounding out the purging fun!  Can you relate?

As much as vibrant Fall colors take over this season, I decided to try my hand at a more subdued Autumn palette in a few rooms, like here in our great room.

And, while it might not "scream" Fall, I'm hoping that the lanterns, throws, pillows, pumpkins and wheat help make it look and feel seasonally cozy!

Over on our mantel, a pretty mirror from Kirkland's takes center stage ...

well, with a little help from this gorgeous wreath that I'm sure many of you recognize (and have) from Magnolia Market! 

Annnd, a rainy day inside led to me finishing our Fall mantel by making these simple book leaf and circle garlands ... thank you Pinterest!

Our bookcases got a little dressed for the season, too ...

 again, with more natural tones, like these cute acorns ...

and inexpensive orbs with lots of cool textures.

Sharing the same space is our kitchen, where a few nods to Autumn have arrived, too!

**A bit of useless information for first time visitors ... I still can't believe that it looked like this the day we moved in a little over two years ago ... yup, my desire for white cabinets, open shelving and inexpensive "blingy" chandies took over even before we finished unpacking!**  

Now, with a bright white kitchen, seasonal decor seems to really stand out ... well, maybe not these white pumpkins, but they "did" when they were their original shade of orange.

Last week, we gave our island its second phase of a face lift by adding a butcher block countertop (from IKEA) to it ... 

I like the farmhouse feel it adds, especially this time of year ... with a bit of Fall cotton in the mix!  

These cute chairs (also from IKEA) are now draped with faux fur throw rugs to give them a bit of seasonal texture AND to hopefully make you want to sit at the table just a bit longer!

Who else loves to "EAT" this time of year?!  I can just smell the chili now ... yum!

Well, friends, that ends my little Fall tour.  I hope you'll stop back by in the coming days as I share more of our seasonal home.

And, please be sure to hop on over to Courtney's gorgeous abode (The Hamby Home), along with these other amazing bloggers' houses on the tour ... you won't want to miss their beautiful and inspiring Fall homes:

Little Vintage Nest
She Leaves a Little Sparkle
Kelley Nan
Shabby Fufu
Styled with Lace
Fox Hollow Cottage

Thanks so much for visiting!

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