Brilliant Colors Of Fall - Home Tour
Happy first few days of fall! Is it really September already? Well the leaves are starting to turn color and the air is a bit crisp, so it must be true! I'm glad you are joining me for my first ever Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour! I'm excited to be showcasing my home for fall along with several of my talented and inspiring friends! I hope you will take some time to enjoy the blogs and ideas from all of their homes - I have linked everyone to the bottom of this post.
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If you are joining me from Shawna at Willow Bloom Home, welcome! I'm thrilled that you are here! The tour I am about to take you on is a bit of a long one, so pour yourself a cup of hot coffee, tea or apple cider and let's get started on the Brilliant Colors Of Fall Home Tour.
If you have joined me on my summer home tour (linked here), you know I always like to start with my front porch, and fall is no exception. I have never actually decorated my porch for fall before, so this year I totally jumped on the mum, pumpkin and fall wreath bandwagon with full excitement.
If you ask my husband, he thinks I went overboard (what does he know anyways?) but I just couldn't hold back when I saw the gorgeous baby pink and deep purple mums. I thought they would look amazing in my all white pots.
I scored these fantasy white pumpkins from Trader Joe's and I'm thrilled at how they look stacked next to the potted mums. A nursery down the street from me was giving away extra orders of ornamental kale, and again, they fit perfectly with the plum/pink theme of my porch. I love their extravagant ruffled leaves and their eggplant hues are just splendid!
No fall porch is complete without a welcome mat - am I right? I have had the same one for the past two seasons now - I love the classic look! I decided to forgo a seasonal fall door mat this year, although there are a ton of funny and whimsical ones!
Who says peonies are not a fall flower? I certainly think they can work in any season, and you will see peonies in various shapes and colors throughout my fall tour. I received this darling peony and greenery fall wreath from my friend Hida at Wreath Designs Art (the link to her Etsy shop is here), and I thought it was the perfect fall greeting. The arch design is really unique and the wreath brings a pop of freshness and contrast to my front door. I'm very impressed by the high quality of her work - I highly recommend you check out her Etsy shop for much more!
To the right of our entry is our home office/study, and I kept the decor to a minimum here. Considering that this is where we do most of our work, I wanted to keep the accessories to the slightest, without compromising the look of fall. In front of our travel gallery wall, I swapped out the gladioli stems for a few dusky rose deconstructed hydrangeas. Throughout the rest of our study, I sprinkled a few faux pumpkins, added a pops of plum eucalyptus, and blush/copper tone stems and called it done! To add a touch of cozy, I brought out a throw and a few favorite candles that I will certainly be lighting in the cooler months ahead.
I always get a lot of questions on my travel gallery wall. You can find more details on how I did it here.
As we head into my foyer, I went with a similar color palette. I added the same faux plum eucalyptus to several magnolia stems and taupe colored peonies. You will notice that my fall colors this year are quite rich. The trick to varying the look of each arrangement is to mix in different colors, but use one or two consistent stems (in this year's case - faux plum eucalyptus). I would like to thank Afloral for their generous sponsorship of this home tour. All of their products are great quality and look very much like the real thing! Check them out here.
"Sprinkling in a few pumpkins" is also a theme this year! I decided to mix all my pumpkins together to create mini pumpkin patches around the home - faux with real, color with neutral and glass with velvet. The velvet pumpkins (and mini acorns!) you see here are from my friend Marjorie's Etsy shop (Millcreek Cottages). She makes each and every pumpkin and acorn by hand and I have to say they are absolutely luxe and beautiful! They come in several different colors, so no matter your decor, she's got a pumpkin for you. I urge you to visit her shop if you can - it's an absolute delight!
As I take you into my great room, you will see that I have kept my DIY olive tree for the past three seasons. I love it's presence and being able to see it from almost every angle of my home. I cannot believe that pretty soon, I will have to replace it with a Christmas Tree! Next, let's head on over to the great room.
I kept the decor in my great room consistent with the rest of the main floor. I went with plum and blush pink throw pillows, but I used several different textures including velvet and linen to add a bit of interest. I also pulled out a chunky knit throw - it may still be 100 degrees out, but I will definitely be curling up in it as the temperature drops. You may recognize the blush pink fawn throw pillow covers - I reused these covers from my summer home tour. They are from the Pillow Cover Store (linked here).
I didn't want to leave the ottoman bare - so I came up with a "foraged" fall centerpiece. In literally ten minutes, I threw together some pinecones, faux pumpkins and faux floral stems in a large dough bowl. The centerpiece is much more rustic than I am used to, but I think it looks lovely with the colors in the room.
Before I take you into my dining room, I want to show off this stunning wreath I received from The Virginia Artisans. The colors and textures in this wreath are just incredible and I love the mix of faux greens, eucalyptus, berries and neutral wheat grass. The modern hoop is also totally up my alley, so you know exactly why I fell for it! They carry much more than just wreaths - you can visit their Etsy shop here.
Let's head on over to my dining room. Again, you will find lots of plums and pinks - but this time, the table has a bit of a twist!
I'm sure you guessed it from that sneak peak! I have styled many tablescapes this season and you can find those posts here and here. I wanted to do something a little different for the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour - so I skipped the floral garland and added a silk scarf as a table runner. I have used this fabric before in my Valentine's day post (which you can find here). I think the ombre scarf gives the centerpiece a floating look and again the colors are rich and intense and consistent with the rest of my fall theme. When it comes to decor, don't be afraid to use things you have at home. You don't need to break the bank with decor items each season, and repurposing and re-styling old items can give you a fresh and unique look.
As with the rest of my tour, I included peonies in this arrangement. I think the different sizes, textures and colors of these flowers add interest and dimension to the table.
Since I had already put together five other tablescapes this season (you can see more here and here), I decided to make things less formal for the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour, and went for a "deconstructed" look. I arranged these darling ombre grey-gold bowls, with stemless wine glasses and added my favorite gold cutlery. I kept things simple with a few rose gold candlesticks on the other side of the table.
Again, I sprinkled in a few blush pink velvet pumpkins from Marjorie's Etsy shop. The real pumpkin stems and their unique shape add a whimsical touch to the table.
No matter the season, I love changing out the wall planters to give the dining room a quick refresh. This year, I opted for wispy pink feathered grass and a few berry stems to add the perfect amount of fancy to these planters.
No home tour is complete without a few delicious goodies! As the fall season rolls around, I look forward to the wafting smell of cinnamon and desserts that contain of any kind of apple or pumpkin! I filled this bar cart with exactly that! The cinnamon crescent rolls and pumpkin spice brownie bites looked delicious and these beautiful ombre bowls filled with fall produce finished off the look.
As we wrap up this home tour, I have one more room to show you, and that is my master bedroom upstairs. For you readers that have been with me over the past year, you know that this bedroom makeover was a total labor of love. I made it over for the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge, and you can read all about it in the reveal here. I am also thrilled to say that this master bedroom was featured in Apartment Therapy here!
The most challenging (albeit fun!) part of this makeover was the accent wall. For less than two hundred dollars, I was able to take this master bedroom from drab to fab! The accent wall never gets old and I just love the sneak peek every time I walk up the stairs.
Since the master bedroom is our nightly retreat, I kept the decor in this room to a minimum. I didn't want a lot of color, pomp or circumstance, so I opted for neutral eucalyptus stems, white faux pumpkins and these embroidered linen throw pillows. To complement the embroidered pillows, I used a faux leather one in a lovely caramel tone.
I brought out my favorite tall lantern, a few throws and this thrifted pillow (the only bit of color in this room) to add a cozy touch to this space.
We have yet to mount our TV to the wall, but I wanted to add some fall decor to our bare-looking floating media credenza. Keeping with the neutral theme of this room, I added modern wooden candlesticks, a few white pumpkins, a eucalyptus garland and this beautiful neutral wreath from The Virginia Artisans.
Thank you all so much for stopping in and visiting me on the Brilliant Colors Of Fall Home Tour! I had a lot of fun putting this together and there are more fun ideas and projects on the way, so be sure to subscribe to my site to be the first to know! If you noticed something on today's tour that you are curious about, or if you want to know more, I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below or email me. Feel free to share this tour on Pinterest by pinning any of the images in this post or come say hello on Instagram @thisissimplicite.
Next up on the Brilliant Colors Of Fall Home Tour is DASH Lifestyles. Be sure to stop by her fall home tour - you don't want to miss it! You can find everyone else on this fall home tour linked below!