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Welcome to our fall home tour! If you just came from Gina’s house over at the Shabby Creek Cottage, I am so excited that you are here and if you are new to our blog, we are a crew of four generations all living together under one roof. There are nine of us total and our blog is where we share our insane living arrangement, home renovation projects and anything DIY related. By the way, I am Jessica! The Finding Fall Home Tour is comprised of 16 bloggers and Better Homes and Gardens sharing fall inspiration from all over the country. I told my grandfather we would be having guests visiting today and he needed to be on his best behavior. He just stared and rolled his eyes at me when I told him you would be here virtually. He turned 84 yesterday and he hasn’t quiet grasped the concept of our blog.
Lets get started with the home tour!
We have a few exterior doors in our home and this is the one we use 99% of the time. This covered outside space is located right off the main driveway and leads to our foyer.
Welcome to our foyer. I don’t think we have ever entered through the front door! ha
We have a couple TV rooms in our house to accommodate everyone but this is our family room where me, my husband, kids and two dogs hang out.
We chose a lavender and gold color scheme for fall and I think it is my favorite room right now. Lavender and gold are not your traditional fall colors but by mixing in painted pumpkins and other fall accessories, I think it allows you to venture away from tradition. The natural tan burlap drapes are the ones I made last winter for under $7 a panel. These drapes are probably one of the best DIY projects I have ever done. They coordinate with everything!
This wood and brass lamp, compliments of Wayfair, coordinates with our existing tripod floor lamp on the other side of the room. I absolutely love how it looks next to our couch. I love that Wayfair, they send me the best stuff to display for all of you! I have a thing for dark wood paired with cream linen. I love the contrast!
I found the feather down patterned pillows in Home Goods and was so lucky to find four of the same pattern. The owl pillow is also from Home Goods and fits perfectly in our blue club chair. Don’t laugh but this chair is referred to as the “eating chair”. Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “she lets her kids in dogs in this room?” Everyone eats in this room but if it’s my son and he is having something really messy, he sits in the “eating chair”. ha. The dogs do not get on the furniture but they are obsessed with this rug and our largest dog loves to plop himself right up against the couch.
Our living room is VERY lived it. It hardly ever looks like this unless of course, you are visiting. *wink
The bookcase in this room, behind the couch displays the DIY lacquered boxes I made last week along with lavender + gold autumn accents.
I wrapped the chevron pattern paper around the shelves to add texture to the space. Decorative wrapping paper can work wonders for shelves or a hutch backdrop.
On the other side of the family room is our back door that leads to our covered porch. The space tends to be a catch-all for coats and shoes so we recently added coat hooks, a storage bench and recently turned the shelving area in to a office + storage area for school work and notices. It currently serves as my built in “office”.
Gourds are an easy and inexpensive way to add an autumn touch to a space.
Painted pumpkins are also a great way to add color to a space. We painted these with chalk paint and added a fun autumn sign to our sofa table.
Our family room is open to our mudroom area which essentially leads to our kitchen.
Our kitchen was recently taken from dreary dark cabinets from 1970’s to a modern white space. All with a little paint. These pictures are courtesy of Woman’s Day Magazine.
Would you like to see where we do homework, eat our meals and build lego’s? Our dining room is open to our kitchen and serves multiple purposes.
Our dining hutch houses all the kids craft and homework supplies. I usually have baskets inside the hutch that are visible but I decided to display the white pottery for fall and put the baskets behind the closed doors.
I decided to remove the yellow paper backing from the hutch and keep the gray and white color scheme for fall.
I swapped out the charcoal and sand stripped curtains and added these gold geometric printed curtains. I love how they coordinate with the wingback chairs.
Better Homes and Gardens is also touring with us today as well. Be sure to checkout the BHG pinterest board where all 16 of us bloggers in the tour along with the BHG team, will be pinning fall inspiration.
Thank you so much for stopping by to see our fall home tour. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you will visit again soon. The next stop on the finding fall home tour is The Old Painted Cottage.
Would you like to go together? I am headed there right now! I’ll see you over there and then after that, I’ll be headed to Karen’s at The Graphic Fairy who is also sharing her decorated fall home today. By clicking on the Fall Home Tour button below, you will be taken to the home page of the tour over at Finding Home Online where you can view the entire schedule for all the tours.
PS. Special thanks to Laura at Finding Home Online for organizing this fantabulous event and Better Homes and Gardens for joining in the fun! *New to the blog, “Our Home Tours” page. See our other seasonal home tours here:
What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.