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Friday, September 29, 2017

Autumn's in the Air Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

If this is your first time here, "welcome!"  I'm Becca ... an avid, if not obsessed, decorator who lives here in Virginia with my husband and son in a house we've called "home" for the last three years.  Admittedly, this is my favorite time of year to decorate ... so I'm truly excited to be joining several amazing women for an "Autumn's in the Air" home tour, hosted by my kind and talented friend, Sheila, from Maison de Cinq.  If you're coming over from Annie's (Zevy Joy) absolutely gorgeous home, thanks for stopping by! 

When you first walk into our foyer, you might notice that I have a slight love for symmetry ... like here on our accent table.  It doesn't matter the season, this gal needs balance.


You might also notice our Fall colors are more on the muted side ... a complete opposite of how I've decorated this space in the past.  While I love the bolder tones of Fall, change can be good, right?


Over on our foyer's back wall, I filled an oversized wicker tray (Home Goods) with lots of pumpkins and leaves, and then flanked it with vases filled with faux wheat.  As much as I love real wheat, it is not fun to clean up, soooo, faux it is!  The paper leaf garland was made on a rainy day, from the pages of a book I had on hand.


These cute fabric chevron pumpkins didn't "make the cut" for filling the basket, but only because I thought they deserved to stand out on their own. 


To the left of this table, you'll see our little church bench that has made the rounds in our house, most recently landing right here in this little niche ... I'm starting to think it was meant for this spot.  I wasted no time in covering it with lots of simple Fall goodies.  I then paired this gorgeous mirror (Kirkland's) with a beautiful magnolia wreath (Magnolia Market).  It's all about layers this time of year!


Right off of our foyer is the sitting room where I continued the softer shades of the season ...


I forgot I had these dark yellow pillows in my stash ... I just *had* to add them to our chairs (IKEA) to bring a bit of Fall life to them!


On this side, our love seat (IKEA) serves as a neutral backdrop to a soft Fall throw (TJ Maxx).  Chargers (also from IKEA) and simple white plates fill the space above until I find something else ... for now, a super inexpensive way to add "art" and cool texture to your wall.


I keep saying that I'm going to enjoy a lazy Fall afternoon in here, by the roaring "faux" fire ... maybe this weekend!


When it was time to mix in a metal, I was going to add gold, but I couldn't turn my back on this cute owl when going through our Fall bins ... so mercury won!


That then led to adding mercury pumpkins (Pottery Barn) ... 


annnd a silver tray (GoodWill) to tie it all together.  

As a finishing touch, I always love adding Fall branches.  Real or faux, they look great in every home and immediately welcome the season!


Let's peek into our dining room, which I've admitted numerous times before is the most neglected room in our home. 


You would "think" that this Fall tablescape is getting ready to be messed up by a delicious family meal.  Alas, no.


I keep saying ONE of these years, we are going to "give thanks" in here!


Maybe even actually fill this soup tureen with a warm soup or chili on a crisp Fall night ...


and then enjoy it in our cute Fall bowls (Home Goods).  


Maybe ... just maybe ... we'll have to pull up this wicker chair (IKEA) to the head of the table and enjoy a small feast!


Yes, it's time these turkey plates were filled with meat and potatoes and then introduced to the dishwasher! 


Sounds good, right?

Well, friends, that ends my little tour ... I truly appreciate your taking the time to visit.  I hope you'll stop back by in the coming weeks to see more of our Fall home, including our great room.


The next stop on our Fall tour is at Styled with Lace!  I can't wait to see Kim's and Lacey's (a fabulous mother daughter team) gorgeous homes dressed up for Fall ... you won't want to miss it!

Links to all of the tours are listed below!

Have a great day,

Becca










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Monday, September 18, 2017

I've Been Spreading A Bit of Fall Around ...

Hi friends,

Can you believe we're already halfway through September?!  My favorite month of the year!  Leaves, pumpkins, football and layers!  I love this time of year because ...

roosters are making their return appearance ...


our barn print is back(!) ...


and our Fall family tree is decorated and full of lights, making our kitchen feel a little cozier!


I also love the time of year because it's fun to "gather" with friends and celebrate the season.


Annnnd, it's when I get to dress up our dining room table with candles, pumpkins, garland and shed antlers.  


I look forward to sharing more of our Fall home in the days ahead!

Thanks for stopping by!


Becca

Friday, July 7, 2017

Our Summer Home Tour, Part 2 ...

Happy Friday (and July), friends!

Thanks so much for joining me last week for the first part our Summer tour.  If you missed it, but would like to take a peek, just click HERE.

*This* week, I'm back to share a bit more of our Summer home.  So, come on into our kitchen, where (if you're coming from the dining room side) this cute chalkboard from Hobby Lobby greets you with a list of things that I don't really need.  


I kept things pretty simple in here for the season, only adding a few little splashes of color ...


whether it be faux greens, lemons or a hint of blue. 


I know many of you love dark cabinets and lots of color (I love that look, too), but, for me, especially in the Summer, I really like the simplicity and crispness of lots of white ... maybe too much, but that's okay ... right??


Speaking of white, here on our island, I was recently tempted to paint the butcher block countertop white (I know, I know) ... ONLY because the yellow undertones it had was *fighting* with our floor.  In the end, I decided to whitewash it ... quick and easy project that satisfied my need to pick up a paint brush.


We then took leftover MDF and had it cut to create a large tray on top (adding small bun feet to the bottom from Lowe's).  I'm on the hunt for cuter (thinner) feet, but these will do for now.  ;)


Also, for the Summer months, I decided to paint the kitchen doors Behr's Whipped Mint.  It's such a fun, fresh color ... admittedly, they'll probably stay that way after we say farewell to the season.


Here in our sunroom, blue and white pillows help continue the Summer look.  Recently, I painted our clock white to soften it just a bit.  I'm pretty sure there's nothing left in our house to paint!  Ha!


I've wanted to add a bar cart in here for awhile, but couldn't find what I wanted at a decent price, soooo, when I spotted this cute tray table (Kirkland's) ... on sale ... I just couldn't pass it up!



Over on this side, I added this cute metal "gather" sign above the door ... it had a galvanized look when I bought (Hobby Lobby), but it just got a bit lost on the wall ... soooo, I painted it black.


Moving on into our great room, more shades of blue welcome you. The secretary (which was once in our sitting room) now takes up space in the back corner ... let's see how many more pieces I can cram in here!


After adding the secretary to the corner, that then led to me pushing our sofa in towards the middle of the room.  Not only did it help create a cozier conversation area, it also allows this cute table (Home Goods) to not be hidden by the sofa.



Our mantel got a little bit of a Summer "refresh," too, with the help of blue and white pieces I had on hand, along with this pretty fern print (Kirkland's).



Lastly, these simple denim and grey/white checked pillows help complete our Summer look.  As a side note, let me just say that I love the pillow covers from IKEA ... they're inexpensive and they have such a great selection!  PLUS, they take up way less room than actual pillows.  I've told myself that I'm not allowed to purchase any more pillows (only covers)!  Wish me luck. 


Well, friends, if you're still with me, thank you so much for taking the time to visit our home, dressed up for Summer ... I truly appreciate it!   

Have a great day!

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