Hey friends! And welcome to back to another fun round of Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series! I'm so thrilled to be sharing part two of my Fall Home tour with you! In case you missed part one, which I shared last week, you can find that Fall Home tour here. If you are visiting from Ashely's home, welcome! So glad you stopped by my tour today! And if you are a regular visitor here, thank you so much for joining me! I'm absolutely delighted to be joining my friends on this Fall Home tour today - there is just so much inspiration! Make sure to scroll down to the very bottom of this post to check out everyone's take on fall decorating.
If you have joined me on my past home tours, you know I always like to start with my front porch, and Fall is no exception. I just love the classic mum and pumpkin filled porch - so this year I jumped on the same "mum, pumpkin and fall wreath" bandwagon with full excitement.
In the past, I have gravitated towards plums and pinks, but this year, I took a more traditional route and opted for deep yellows and burgundy mums and I have to say I just love the look! I also love how these yellows and reddish tones are found in the leaves that are turning color for the season.
As you can see, I have a fairly small front porch with only a single step, but I do love having mums cascade down either side. The way I create a "step wise" look is to use a larger mum, followed by two smaller ones on either side of my entry. This fools everyone into thinking that my porch is larger than it actually is!
I thinks mums are most beautiful when they are studded with some blooms, some buds and a ton of lush greenery - don't you agree? In the past, I used to purchase mums that had almost completely bloomed, but I quickly learned that if you purchase ones with no blooms but tight buds, they last way longer.
Instead of using real pumpkins this year, I repurposed some foam pumpkins by painting them white and used them on my front porch. I'm so glad that this year I can avoid the squirrels eating my pumpkins and the mess of having to clean up a Fall porch. I'm looking forward to simply tucking in these pumpkins in the basement when all is said and done.
In true Simplicite fashion, I opted for a minimalist wreath for my front door this year. I used this wreath in last year's fall home tour (linked here) above my fireplace, but decided the front door would be a great spot for it too. I just love the mix of berries, greens and pinks in this wreath!
As we enter my home, you will see my guest room on the right. Now, I usually limit my seasonal decor to the main living spaces, but this year I thought it would be fun to sprinkle a bit of fall in this room as well!
I kept things fairly simple in here for the Fall season, but decided to bring on the cozy with pillows, throws and my new rug from Revival Rugs. Let me take a minute to tell you how MUCH I LOVE this new rug! The texture and quality are just fabulous! I'm so happy that I decided to go with a darker shade of black, brown and plum with this rug as it adds the perfect amount of drama in this fairly neutral space.
The weave pattern is so beautiful and I love the pretty fringe detail that wraps around this piece. If you are looking for a new rug for your home, be sure to check them out at revivalrugs.com.
I also decided to spruce this room up with some DIY art and DIY ombre vases. My goal with both of these was to repurpose what I already had at home and also to create decor pieces that I could use year round. What do you think?
As I mentioned earlier, I love pulling out all of my throw pillows and snuggly comforters for the cooler months and this year was no exception. I've decorated with a ton of new throw pillows throughout my home, and I am really loving the neutral and subtle nod to Fall that you see here. The darker pillows in this bedroom are from Apartment No3, and are absolutely stunning!
Let's take one last tour at this bedroom before we head over to the rest of our Fall Home tour.
The very last stop on today's Fall Home tour will be my dining room. Now ever since COVID19 hit, and til today, this room remains one of the hardest working spaces in my home. It only seemed appropriate to decorate this space for Fall, given how much we use it.
Perhaps it's COVID19, but this year seemed to be a lot more stressful than usual. Given how many things we are all juggling right now, there is little time to head to the store and do a full haul for Fall decorating. So for my dining room table, I simply used things that I already had at home. It felt nice to be able to shop my home, save some dollars, and create something spectacular!
This centerpiece came about after I rummaged through my kitchen and my decor collection in the basement. I pulled out a long wooden serving board, my favorite dutch oven from Staub (which I haven't used in months!), some Fall florals and filler made up of pinecones, small faux pumpkins and squash and some large mercury glass and small votive candles.
I love this arrangement, because the less perfect it is, the better! Arranging things haphazardly, adds to the whimsy and the "foraged" look. In less than 10 minutes, I had a centerpiece that looked like I had spent hours - which is a total win in my books!
I finished off this table with some simple glass plates and drinkware. These glass plates and tumblers are from Finn Style. Given how decadent the centerpiece is, I opted for simple rose gold cutlery.
Many of you all often ask me about the planters in my dining room. I've filled them with similar plum and blush pink stems for a simple and elegant Fall look.
Thank you all so much for stopping in and visiting me on the Cozy Modern Fall Home tour. I had a lot of fun putting this together and there are more fun projects on the way for fall and the holidays, 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 tour is April from House of Hoff. 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!