Hi again, Guys! I know, a blog post two days in row. This is a record for me! I shared a fall living room reveal for a wonderful client of mine yesterday, and today, it’s my turn to share our home, all cozy and decorated for the cool weather that’s just around the corner.
If you’re here visiting for the first time, or have popped over from Rooms for Rent, welcome! Bre has such an amazing style and I always adore her house tours!
I’m Laura, and I live in Massachusetts with my husband and four daughters ranging in age from (almost) 11 to 20 months, in an old farmhouse that we’re continuously renovating. I’m an interior designer and I believe that we should all love the place we call home, no matter how grand or humble our means may be.
Here, you’ll find everything from higher end client reveals, as well as some tips and tricks that I use in my own home to get a high end feel on a budget. I’m going to share a few of those tips with you today, so stay tuned!
All this week, over 35 amazing bloggers have been sharing their homes decorated for fall as part of The Happy Housie’s Seasonal Simplicity House Tour Hop! If you missed the tours on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, make sure you check them out. I have them all linked below, and let me tell you, they’ve all been jaw dropping-ly gorgeous.
Today, I’m sharing my home along with these amazing ladies… I can’t wait to pop over and see how they’ve decorated their homes for fall this year too!
Welcome to our living room!
I was craving soft, calming colors for fall this year. Last year’s fall decor was much more colorful and energetic, but this year I needed a quieter space to unwind in. I’m still thinking of adding some Bumblejax acrylic prints to the room nearer winter time, just to add some more color to the room.
I embraced lots of peaches and greens and purples this year, punctuated by soft, cozy neutrals.
And candlelight, of course. Is there anything better than candles when the days get shorter and the weather turns cold?
To be honest though, the candles don’t get lit as often as I’d like around here! But I have to say, when I do take the time to actually light them on the rare occasion that the kids aren’t playing in here, or at night when they’re in bed, ordinary moments really do feel a little bit more special.
And I think that’s the magic of decorating. Taking the ordinary experience of being home, and making it feel special. A place of rest. A sanctuary.
And you don’t always have to spend a lot of money to do this. You can shop at discount stores and find beautiful things. Do you see the amber colored vase up there?
Christmas Tree Shop. $6.99!
It had a gaudy copper collar around the neck when I bought it. I pulled it off, and I love it now.
A little secret when shopping vintage or discount. Simpler is always better. I find that it tends to be easy to spot a cheap piece when it has an elaborate pattern or design on it.
And then spend a little more money on your more elaborate or patterned pieces, and it will elevate the whole room.
The pillow cover you see below is fairly high end, but the sofa is Ikea (see my Farlov sofa review here). And do you see how simple that sofa fabric is? It’s all about balance, and keeping the cheaper elements as clean and simple looking as possible. If you are interested in a way to keep your sofa cushions clean, you might want to visit somewhere like https://www.bissell.com/blog/how-to-clean-couch-cushions-like-the-pros for more information.
And when it comes to seasonal decorating, I try to add a few subtle touches that ‘feel’ like whichever season we’re in, instead of overtly stating it, if that makes sense.
Wheat bundles, candles, lots of warm, rich textures. When people walk through my door, I don’t want them to feel clobbered by seasonal decor, so I try to keep things subtle.
A few pumpkins are always must for me in the fall…
Along with cozy blankets…
And cozy pillows…
And that’s really all that I do!
Well, Guys, I debated on whether or not to share my kitchen in this post, but seeing as I’m already sharing way too many photos, I guess I’m going to hold off and share it separately. I’m also planning on doing some home improvements in the kitchen because it’s not looking exactly how I want it to at the minute. I read an article about some of the reasons for choosing french doors and it inspired me to get some quotes from local builders. I’ve called a few builders in and it looks like we could do it under budget so we’ll have to see what happens! I think they’d look great though.
My husband was traveling last week, and let’s be real though. Things were crazy and there was no way that I was taking photos of the kitchen, but I’ll try to get a few posted soon!
Here’s one from a couple of years ago in the meantime…
Don’t forget check out all of the other bloggers sharing tours this week down below, and be sure to head on over to Deeply Southern Home next! Leslie’s home is always so beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what she’s sharing!
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