Our entryway and foyer area are connected to our living room, but I aim to keep them separated. I have designed them to be two different spaces that have a nice flow. One space leads seamlessly into the next.
Fall Decor Tour
Welcome to our 2018 Fall Decor Home Tour! We have gathered three of our creative friends not only for a tour of their gorgeous homes, but to give us all some advice and tips on how to decorate. Join along as they go into detail of how to dress up each space for Fall. Make sure to check out each of their Instagram pages for more stunning inspiration and farmhouse decor.
@SheGaveItAGo – Brendt
She Gave It A Go is a dream of mine. It is a platform where I can empower and encourage the She Gave It A Go community with insights about faith, family, and farmhouse decor. I am a mom to four beautiful children and wife to a wonderful husband. I enjoy spending time with them in our home, volunteering at our church, and helping others by encouraging them to “give it a go” and chase their dreams in life.
Happy fall! I’m so happy to have you join me on this part of the Sinkology Fall Home Tour. I cannot wait to take you through four spaces of our home that are decorated for fall.
I chose to decorate with neutrals such as creams, browns, whites, and grays. I also incorporated multiple textures and layers including metals, woods, fur, and wool. I did all of this with the goal of creating a timeworn and tattered look that is signature farmhouse style.
Come on in! Let’s get started.
The white chest was a family heirloom that we chalk-painted. I enjoy swapping out the vignettes that I set up on top of it to reflect the changing seasons. For fall, I crafted this specific vignette with an oversized sign featuring a fall-inspired quote, and mixed in white pumpkins and greenery. The various textures (wood, metal, and terra cotta pots) create a dynamic visual effect.
I try to incorporate candles in my décor no matter the season, and these battery-powered ones, encased in the glass cloche, give the perfect glow on fall evenings
This chippy table is one of my favorite pieces. It adds a one-of-a-kind element to this space. I mix the new (the mirror, galvanized tins with faux greenery) with the old (chippy table and corbel).
Our own little pumpkin patch adorns this table. I took brown paper pumpkins and painted them white to align with my other white pumpkins. You probably already picked up on my love for words in décor too! What better word than “GATHER” for this thankful time of year.
As we move into the living room, you can see how the jute runner helps ground the entryway/foyer area, while the gray and white floral rug defines the living room space. Rugs are a great way to separate spaces in open floor concepts.
This fireplace area holds some of my favorite decor items, including the eucalyptus garland, candle pillars I found at my favorite pickin’ event, a cozy blanket, and a corrugated table. Each piece adds great texture while keeping in line with the neutral fall color palette. Placing pumpkins atop the candle pillars reminds one that an item can have more than one use!
I do love collections, and this collection goes hand in hand with a farmhouse style. My Rae Dunn pottery collection has taken me a while to put together. It is displayed in this antique hutch that has been passed down to us from my great, great grandmother.
From this view you can see how a scroll prompts our family and friends alike to keep those words in mind throughout the season. Just as I did on the entryway table, I started with a large piece to anchor the space
Let’s move into the dining room area now. My husband and I found this table at an antique show years ago and it’s served us for many different uses. This has been my favorite, as it serves to hold this crock collection, and can double as a buffet table. Simply adding pumpkins and fall florals creates an instant fall table.
Our dining room table is a place where friends and family join us for meals, especially when it is a special holiday like Christmas morning. In these times, our family laughs, recalls memories, and just spends overall quality time together. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it is fun to prepare the table with a simple yet rustic tablescape featuring pumpkins and greenery atop each plate. The candles seem to remind us to slow down and be present with those you love.
We have recently updated our bedroom and chose a neutral palette here as well to provide an easy foundation to add seasonal changes too. The removable wallpaper is one of my favorite parts of the update. Adding an accent wall to any room adds interest and dimension.
Adding just a few steel pumpkins and splashes of darker colored neutral blankets and pillows, brings fall into our bedroom.
Another space we have updated recently is our kitchen. My husband was the DIYer behind the cabinet overhaul, which transformed this space from a dark room to one that is now light and bright. The color in the rug is the perfect contrast against the dark floors and white cabinets.
I’ve saved my favorite update to our kitchen for last. I had long dreamed of having a farmhouse sink to replace our outdated stainless steel sink. Those wishes were exceeded with this awesome sink from Sinkology. The aesthetic appeal it adds to our kitchen (as well as how well it functions) has been a win-win. Our Pfister faucet is beautiful and makes washing dishes a breeze.
I hope you all have enjoyed touring our fall home; we loved having you. Reflecting on those things you are thankful for is a wonderful way to ensure a happy and meaningful fall in your home.
@FarmhouseRedefinded Kristan Allen
Kristan Allen is the writer and stylist behind FarmhouseRedefined.com, a blog focused on modern farmhouse life and style. Living on her 7th-generation family farm, she always looks for ways to incorporate a vintage-modern feel into her interiors. For her, perfection exists right where style, function and personality collide: “Home design is an amazing opportunity to tell a story. When someone visits our home, I want them to leave knowing a little bit about the five quirky and fun personalities that live here.”
Fall on the Farm
This time of year, my house always looks confused. My fall décor is still out, but little hints of Christmas start to sneak in. I’m a firm believer in decorating to make yourself and your family happy. So I don’t adhere to any specific timelines when it comes to fall and Christmas décor. And while Christmas is definitely starting to sneak its way into our home, I still like to keep the pumpkins out as we head into Thanksgiving.
So I thought I’d share a glimpse of our late Fall décor with you to show how I’m making the most of this colorful and cozy season! Since this is the season for entertaining, I leave a lot of my Fall décor up in our kitchen. I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but we have several gatherings with friends and family planned leading up to Turkey Day.
Our gatherings are typically more casual…but for holidays, I like to dress things up a bit. I start with my table centerpiece! I’ve had this antique dough bowl for years…a friend of mine found it for me and I always think of her when I see it. I used some craft pumpkins and faux leaves to create this simple and festive fall centerpiece. The pumpkins came with the cement-like finish, but I painted the stems gold because metallic is always fun!
I used the same formula of “vintage + natural” to create a centerpiece for my kitchen island. I used an antique sugar mold as a pedestal for pumpkins I picked up from our local market. When it comes time to entertain, I may take a few of the pumpkins off and replace them with votive candles to add some ambience.
I tend to go crazy buying small pumpkins this time of year, so I sprinkled a few extras on my window sill and soap tray. I love how they coordinate with my copper farmhouse sink and make this area a little more special!
I’m always up for a good mix of texture…but I especially love it during the fall season! There’s something about layering several textures that evokes that homey, cozy vibe I find synonymous with fall. I kept my hearth pretty simple, playing off of the stone and barn beam mantel with ceramic stacked pumpkins and this cute sign from Charming Wood Home on Etsy.
From the end of August through the end of December, give me allllll the plaid! I bought this plaid indoor/outdoor runner and cut it to fit both my front door and side door. Custom door mats that are affordable and festive! I added some mums to my stacking planter and finished my side porch with a fall wreath. I usually go through two or three rounds of mums depending on how early I buy them, so I keep them in the containers they came in and just pop them right into the planter. I arrange some burlap around them to hide the containers.
@MaisondeMings – Amy Mings
Amy Mings, an entrepreneur and former accounting professional, is an Illinois native and co-founder of Maison de Mings, a lifestyle brand. Maison de Mings is a retailer of Vintage Paint by Jeanne d’Arc Living, a European luxury brand, and offers a collection of handmade items for the home. Mings is the designer and creative force behind Maison’s designs and French-inspired style. An accountant by training, her keen eye for detail and unique ability to bring order and lightness to any design allows Maison to truly maximize the space in which it works.
Mings offers chalk paint workshops regionally and also blogs at www.maisondemings.com. Past collaborations have included the likes of Pré de Provence, HomeRight, Sinkology, Fanimation and more.
With the majority of our family working within the farming industry, harvest is a truly special time of year. I was so excited when Sinkology asked for us for us to participate in their Fall Home Tour. We love Fall and this year decided to style our home with pumpkins and decor that will work from early September all the way through Thanksgiving.
Many of you know, but we recently purchased and completely remodeled our 1970’s home. I’m already finding there are a few areas that are my favorite to style for each season. The first is our breezeway as it is where most friends and family enter our home. I added this adorable sign from Homespun Splinters (link) and love how it works from early September all the way into Thanksgiving. The handmade vintage chenille pumpkins from Flax & Willow (link) are another small shop favorite that we have kept out for months.
I love that Fall decor doesn’t have to be over the top – it can be simple and just enough to welcome the new season.
Our family gathering spot (the kitchen) is another place I like to add touches of Fall. To me, it’s all about incorporating cozy and natural elements. I added some wood tones to this space as well as fresh flowers.
I had always dreamed of a farmhouse sink and is there really anything better than a beautiful white sink from Sinkology full of fresh flowers?
A Fall favorite activity is making pretty pies with my girls. They love helping (and eating cinnamon- sugary apples). Trust me, the pies are easier than they look. I just use seasonal cookie cutters and whatever cake plunger cutter molds I have on hand. Here’s a pretty pie secret for you too — bake in a brown paper bag! It sounds strange, but makes all the difference. You’ll have a beautiful golden pie EVERY TIME!
Another area of our home I love to style for Fall is the dining room. For the tablescape, I wanted to create an effortless, yet elegant look so I paired my vintage china and ironstone with a DIY tablecloth and pumpkins from the Target dollar spot. I also added a few cloth pumpkins to our mantle and created a “pumpkin cake” with faux pumpkins for a pretty vignette (thanks for the tip Erin at Cotton Stem). Another Fall touch I added this year were the adorable Pumpkin Spice Everything cups from Natalie Chang. They’ve been perfect for busy mornings and always brighten our guest’s day.
The final space on our Fall home tour is another room that we spend a lot of time in as a family – the girl’s playroom. I’ll admit, this room is hardly ever this tidy, but I do like to include the girls in decorating for each season. Since this is their space, I let them pick out a few pumpkins and put them anywhere they wanted. They love to set their own table and play restaurant.
We appreciate Sinklogy for including us in this year’s Fall Home Tour. I hope you found some inspiration and enjoyed seeing our home styled for this beautiful season.
As always, thanks for stopping by the blog and supporting this dream of mine!
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