Happy Friday! I have been wanting to get my fall tour up for a few weeks but alas, life has been crazy busy around here. Fall is my absolute favorite season, it’s a busy time, with back to school, football season, birthdays in our family, etc.. This year I was off to a good start, I even felt ahead, but I didn’t quite finish. I still don’t have my front porch decorated, I am holding out for pumpkins, doesn’t Mother Nature know it’s supposed to be fall? For the last few years, every fall blog post I’ve read the writer says they searched high and low for pumpkins but to no avail. Hmm maybe I’m not late after all since there wasn’t one pumpkin in any of our local stores 😉 by the time they are finally out I’ll have moved on to Christmas! Just kidding (sort of)…
If you follow me on Instagram, I shared my first touches of fall a few weeks ago.
I was feeling the need to bring some warmth into my kitchen, these mums were the perfect addition. However, they were a pain to water, I had to take the arrangement apart each time I watered for fear of ruining my doughbowl. Sometimes I think I have a fabulous idea until later I realize maybe it’s not so great. I’ve since moved on to the current (and hopefully less maintenance) decor of hydrangeas and pumpkins.
I love this dough bowl, it’s extra large at 5′ long, but that also makes it extremely difficult to fill. These hydrangeas were cut from my bushes and dry beautifully, the faux pumpkins and gourds I picked up last yr. Using what I have on hand for the win!
I tried to keep my decor simple and natural this yr, I wanted to use items that would add a touch of fall, but also be useful.
I love white kitchens, I always have, but sometimes they can feel too stark. I brought out my wood cutting boards to warm the space up a bit. This tiered tray is perfect for my kitchen, I fill it with whatever we have on hand. Some times it’s fruit, right now we have potatoes, onions and tomatoes. The tomatoes are left over from the last batch of salsa my husband canned. He loves homemade salsa, for as long as I can remember, he’s grown the ingredients and made his own salsa. I love how my house smells, it’s not fall until he’s made a batch. I’ll try not to complain that I have to scrub my stove for an hr afterword :-/
Now that you have a feel of what we have going on around here this time of yr, I’ll stop rambling and get on with the show. Grab a blanket and something hot to drink and take a tour!
See my last post for entry details and learn how I made this wreath
I bought these flowers for $1 per bunch at the grocery store today. I love them!
More ranunculus, and a gourd I found in the produce department.
I found this gigantic jug at Gordman’s for only $40, I added the crabapple branches purchased at Pottery Barn on clearance this week!
That’s pretty much it for the main level, I’m excited to show you our basement family room, I’ve haven’t posted much of it on Instagram and never on the blog! We’ve been working to get this space pulled together, it’s been pretty bare for the last year and a half. If I get something new upstairs, I move items down here to make room, so this space has been furnished almost exclusively with left overs.
I love navy blue, even more when accented with orange! I found these velvet pillows at homegoods recently and was super excited because I had actually been eyeing some from pottery barn, these were a fraction of the price. We recently finished the ship lap wall and industrial pipe shelving in the kitchenette, I’ll be blogging about that project soon!
All fall touches in this space with the exception of the new pillows, are from items I already had. You’ll see no real pumpkins down here as I would probably forget about them until they rot :-[ Behind that gorgeous barn door is our theater room, we get to have my sons whole football team over for the game review next week, just in time since this space feels so much more cozy Yay!
My friend recently purchased this card catalog chest for me in return for my services, I love it, and her, this wall was completely empty except for the smallish tv until last week. My wonderful husband took a break from work today to start my gallery wall. He who, bottles salsa, builds me my dream home, AND hangs all of my crap (his words) He puts up with a lot around here, I think I’ll keep him!
I’ve been collecting these vintage cameras in the frames for two years, I’m so happy to have them hung! I wonder what stories they would share, if only we could see what they’ve seen!
The fiddle fig leaf tree came home from the grocery store with me, after I went in for a few items, oops! I have been looking for months for a real one here in Utah, it’s not like I was going to leave it there! I had my little car with my so I had to figure out how to fit it in there, but I’m so happy I did! The slouchy basket was a clearance find at Pottery Barn, it’s such a great basket, it’d be a shame if I killed my fig tree. Pray for me that I’ll remember to water it!
Well that pretty much wraps it up for the tour. Thanks for reading along! We’ve been working on getting comments enabled on here, until then, you can reach me through email, Instagram or find me on FB @stylehouseinteriors 🙂