Fall Home Tour 2014

I feel like the fall season is officially kicking off. Not just because it’s now officially Autumn, but because today I’m sharing my Fall Home Tour!


My thanks to Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle and Sonya from At Home with the Barkers for putting together this amazing tour.  Twenty bloggers are sharing their homes all week, and trust me, I am in great company. You will LOVE all of the fall inspiration. A full line-up of the participating blogs is at the end of this post.

Joining me today on the tour:

Our Southern Home
Petticoat Junktion
On Sutton Place


This year, I’m keeping things fairly simple and rustic.  

simple and rustic fall home tour

I’m still all about using fall colors in my decorating, even though I do love the look of the neutrals I see everywhere.  Sometimes I start out thinking I’ll go more neutral but once I get going I can’t help but start throwing color in to the mix!  

For example, here’s my foyer table.  I found some branches of cotton at the grocery store and then added my painted pumpkin and my brown owl candle.  It just didn’t look complete to me until I threw in the orange, brown and green garland.  Now it feels more like me!

fall foyer table

Just that little punch of color makes me feel better!

By the way, have you ever looked at real cotton branches up close?  It’s so neat the way the little pods pop open to produce that fluffy white cotton!


Mother nature sure is a wonder.

fall living room

I love decorating with the real thing whenever I can, but I’m not above using faux.  In fact, it’s almost essential here in the South when you start decorating in September.  Many stores aren’t even carrying pumpkins and gourds right now and our leaves aren’t turning yet.  That’s why I made these faux fall branches last year.  I pulled them out again and put them in a different vase.  I love that pop of orange next to my painted white pumpkin.

Oh, and by the way, look how the big feathers we collected at the ranch this summer fit right in.

fall living room2  Keeping with my simple mantra, my mantel decor couldn’t be easier.  I just added a faux berry garland I already had and a couple of small gourds/pumpkins.  Everything else remained pretty much the same as it looked all summer.

fall mantle

I’ll eventually trade out the white hydrangeas for some fall foliage.  The weather is still pretty hot here and flowers are still blooming, so I’m not totally ready to take them down.  

For now, I’m happy with my little touches here and there.  It’s just enough to give me that fall feeling.

fall candles

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I just finished a kitchen remodel this summer.  I was excited to see how my seasonal decorations would look in this room with the new, brighter look.

fall kitchen

I thought about going a little crazier in here than just the island center piece and a few odds and ends, but simplicity and “easy” won out.  Maybe next year I’ll add some little berry garlands to the light fixtures.  Who knows?!

mum and gourds_1

I love the look of these gorgeous real mums in the galvanized bucket next to the gourds with the great stems.

I found these adorable little real pumpkins at the grocery store and couldn’t resist.

pumpkins and chalk board

I love how they look next to my new chalkboard I made from an old cabinet door.

In the breakfast nook I added a few more small touches.  A pitcher with fall berries and a small pumpkin…or is it a gourd?!

fall breakfast nook

I realized as I was shooting these pictures that I haven’t posted this space since we re-did the kitchen.  The only things we have changed here are the wall color and the chandelier.  I am in love with my new light fixture!  Those burlap shades are my favorite!

In case you are wondering…my table and chairs are due for a makeover.  I am hoping to get it done before Thanksgiving but we’ll just have to see how it goes.

fall breakfast nook2

I don’t think I’ve shown you both of my cow giclee’s either.  You saw one of them when I revealed the kitchen, but I bought them both at the same time.  I ended up moving them both to the breakfast nook because they just seemed to belong there!

fall berries

Finally, I’m going to give you a very small sneak peek of my dining room…

fall table

I will be sharing the tablescape, the center piece and the whole room with you later this week.   And, I’m finishing up my front porch decorations so be looking for that post coming up too!

fall home tour 2014

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers on this tour.  Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in, it’s going to be fun!


At Home With The Barkers
Daisy Mae Belle
City Farmhouse
The Wood Grain Cottage
Top This Top That

Our Southern Home
Petticoat Junktion
On Sutton Place
Lilacs and Longhorns
Dimples & Tangles
Refresh Restyle
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Craftberry Bush
Liz Marie Blog
So Much Better with Age
Setting for Four
At The Picket Fence
Two Thirty Five Designs
Liz Marie Blog

<Stone Gable
My Soulful Home
The Happier Homemaker
The Golden Sycamore

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63 Responses to Fall Home Tour 2014

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  2. I love simple as well Julie! Your fall touches are perfect! ~Sonya

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  5. It all looks so beautiful! i love your pops of color! Happy Fall! Melissa

  6. Looks stunning! Beautiful!

  7. Everything looks gorgeous, Julie! Your fall touches are just perfect for this season. And Mother Nature even sent us some cool weather this morning 🙂 Love it all!
    xo, Andrea

  8. Ann says:

    Simple and rustic are perfect. All of your touches are so pretty…those pillow on the couch are my favorite. (No shock there!) Happy Fall Julie!

  9. martina says:

    Absolutely beautiful Julie…I kept scrolling up and down to make sure I didn’t miss anything!!

  10. Linda says:

    I love your new light fixture over your table! I have been looking for a new light, may I ask where you bought it? Love your home!

  11. Kim says:

    Beautifully done and I love that kitchen shot.

  12. what a happy beautiful place to be. I have always wanted to get some cotton and use it, Is it like a cotton ball? I hope the weather gets a bit cooler , what maybe like 89.9 so you can truly feel fall! 🙂

    • Julie Julie says:

      Yes, the cotton is like a cotton ball…they’re really cool! The weather is finally a little cooler here and I am loving it!
      Happy Fall to you, Laura! Thanks for stopping by and saying “hi”! 🙂

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  14. Vicki Crowe says:

    Where did the pillows with the pictorial scenes on you couch come from? My couch is the same material/color and i would like to find some. Beautiful home!

  15. Sitting here with the cool air blowing through my window and looking at your beautiful house. 🙂

    Love all the little berry garlands and things you added to make it feel fallish. Your white pumpkins are pretty too. Did you paint those? There’s so much to love…the little cow glicees are perfect for your decor. I love your blues mixed with all the colors.

    Have I ever mentioned that you and I have the same pillows on the couch? I don’t have ticking but do have bosporus and the PB pillows.

    • Julie Julie says:

      Thanks, Stacey! You’re the sweetest!
      I had forgotten that you have bosporous too — great minds think alike! 🙂
      Have a great day — hope you’re enjoying this glorious weather!

  16. Peggy says:

    Your kitchen is just beautiful. Thank you for the tour. Can’t wait to see your dining room. The burlap shades and cows in the breakfast nook are delightful!

  17. Your home looks beautiful Julie! I was checking out your beautiful new kitchen! Everything looks inviting and cozy!

  18. Trudy says:

    This is my first visit to your Blog via the Fall Tour! I am in love with your house! I am a “blue”person and I love the blue touches throughout your home and how you combined the Fall colors with blue! Thank you allowing me to visit. ( hope it was ok but I sat down for my visit with a cup of coffee– not tea! Please don’t tell my NC sister in law!)

  19. pauline cordery says:

    Looks SO good, Julie. The colours are lovely.

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  21. Julie, your home looks just like YOU! Beautiful, fresh, classic and upscale. And it does fall so so well! The glimpses of the table makes me want to see more!!!!

  22. So so pretty! I love your home!! Thank you for inspiring us:). Happy Fall! Jen

  23. Julie,
    I think your tour is my favorite!!! Your kitchen is to die for!!! Stunning! ~Christy

  24. You have a beautiful home Julie. I love the natural elements you used in your decor…especially the cotton bolls.

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  26. Debbie says:

    Your home is beautiful! I see so much that is so me! Love it!

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  29. Susan says:

    Your home is beautifully decorated for fall with all the splashes of nature everywhere!

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  31. Lauren says:

    What a beautiful fall home tour Julie! I just love all the pops of color and the natural elements that you used. Your kitchen is amazing and so is your breakfast area, the chandelier with the burlap shades is soooo pretty!


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  34. Jamie says:

    So pretty! I love every detail.
    Hugs, Jamie

  35. You did an amazing job!! Now where is my stadium blanket and a cup of hot chocolate?

  36. Kelly says:

    Julie…your home looks so beautiful! Love the cotton branches especially.

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  40. Vanessa says:

    Julie everything looks GORGEOUS!! Love all of your beautiful fall touches!

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  47. This is my third trip to this post, Julie! Your fall home is beautiful and warm and cozy! I would love to get my hands on some cotton… it really works with fall decor! So much fun being a part of this home tour!

  48. What a beautiful home you have Julie! I love all the textiles and patterns you’ve decorated your home with! Those cow art pieces are so fun! Happy Fall!

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  50. Ann P. says:

    Love your home decor! Where did you
    Get your pretty pillows ?

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