Fall Home Tour 2018

Can you believe the warm summer months are coming to an end? If there is one thing I love about Fall it’s the colors. I have teamed up with some amazing designers and bloggers to bring some fall inspiration. Be sure to check out the other tours linked below!

Please be sure to check out all these wonderful homes!

<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”https://balkaninablog.com/blog/2018/9/17/functional-fall-kitchen” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Balkanina</a> | <a href=”https://www.dreamingofhomemaking.com/blog/2018/9/17/mudroom-fall-tour” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Dreaming of Homemaking</a> | <a href=”http://www.blessthisnestblog.com/2018/09/18/fall-blog-hop-sidining-room-tour/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Bless This Nest</a> | <a href=”https://randilynnblog.com/home-tour/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Randi Lynn Blog</a></p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”https://shegaveitago.com/blog/2018/9/17/dining-room-fall-tour” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>She Gave It A Go</a> | <a href=”https://www.aratariathome.com/blog/cottage-farmhouse-fall-living-room” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Aratari At Home</a> | <a href=”https://thebelmontranch.com/simple-fall-decor-inspiration/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>The Belmont Ranch</a> | <a href=”https://www.thetatteredpew.com/fall-inspiration-for-your-bedroom-and-porch/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>The Tattered Pew</a></p>

<p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://lionandlantern.com/2018/09/18/fall-home-tour-entry-dining-room/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Lion and Lantern</a> | <a href=”http://www.patinagray.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Patina Gray</a> | <a href=”http://crispcollective.org/2018/09/18/fall-front-porch-and-entry” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Crisp Collective</a> | <a href=”https://joyfulderivatives.com/neutral-fall-decor-living-room-tour/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Joyful Derivatives</a></p><p style=”text-align: center;”><a href=”http://beautyforasheshome.com/fall-decor-tour-foyer-living-room” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Beauty for Ashes</a> | <a href=”http://enchantedhilllife.com/fall-home-tour/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Enchanted Hill Life</a></p>

Spring Home Tour

The fresh air, sunshine and green grass..spring has sprung! I wanted to share a few of my favorite ways to bring spring colors in the home. I’ve joined with some amazing,talented bloggers to share our Spring Home Tours. A few easy ways to freshen up a space for the season is with subtle accents … raw materials, hints of green and fresh blooms. Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the homes linked below.

I couldn’t resist the little toes in this last shot…just adding in natural elements and touches of green here and there can freshen up any space from season to season.

Be sure to check out the rest of the home tours below:

https://www.dreamingofhomemaking.com/blog/2018/5/14/spring-tour

https://shegaveitago.com/blog/early-summer-entryway-and-foyer-tour

www.thetatteredpew.com/simple-spring-porch-refresh/

https://www.aratariathome.com/blog/my-favorite-tablescape-tip

Mudrooms/Entryways

To kick off the week I wanted to share a few of my favorite mudrooms. There are a few things that I consider essential in this area of the home. Baskets or bins keep clutter to a minimum as well as hold those little lost mittens. I also like to keep one for each child or member of the household-placing next days homework, library books or bills to go out can help keep mornings moving swiftly. Another easy item to add is, decorative hooks for easy access to coats and bags. Another item I like to place in the mudroom is a central board or a calender to display the events for the week, this can keep everyone on task. placing a tray or shallow bin by the door for keys, creates a catch all for these items. I often gravitate towards vintage rugs in a home, they add a vintage and lived in feel-when selected right can be surprisingly durable. Although a natural fiber or outdoor rug can work just fine.

Image by: Pinterest

Image by: Studio Mcgee


Image by: Home Bunch


Image by: New England Home

A Few mudroom essentials:


click to shop: natural wood baskets

Click to shop: curved hook coat rack


Click to shop: antique zinc baskets


Click to shop: mushroom & moss wreath


Click to shop: black vintage persian runner


Click to shop: red vintage persian runner

Deck the Blogs: A Christmas Tour

Every year I look forward to the holidays-the togetherness of family, the hustle and bustle of shoppers, tasteful food, and of course the gathering and preparing for guests. Making a home feel festive during Christmas is one of my favorite ways to express the holiday. I’ve posted a few photos below, to show you how easy it is to add a festive touch to your existing decor. Drop by the other homes on the tour as well, simply follow the links below. So grab a cozy blanket, curl up with your favorite holiday drink and browse some beautiful homes!

Happy Holidays!

-Jessica

Arataria Home

The Tatterted Pew

Dreaming of Homemaking

Rustic Meadows Home

Crisp Collective

Allie Cecil Blog

Bless This Nest

Cali girl in a southern world

Plum Pretty Decor & Design

She gave it a Go

The Little White Farmhouse

Fireplace Trends & Inspiration 

The fireplace is often the focal point of a room. There so many different options to dress up your fireplace -whether it’s tile, stone or cement, to name a few. Below I’ve gathered a few of my favorites. Whichever you choose always keep in mind that not only can a fireplace be a conversation piece, but also a family space that you often gather around. If only I had enough rooms to place all these gorgeous fireplaces in! 

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                                       CEMENT /STONE

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                               LIMESTONE SURROUND

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Coastal Farmhouse Dining Room

Keeping things light and neutral makes a more cohesive space, and adding touches of brass warms the room up. I like to keep larger pieces such as tables and chairs traditional,while using your accents-lighting, table runners, chargers, rugs and decor to bring a modern flair to the room. All items sourced below- Click the links to shop!

1.sunburst reclaimed mirror
2.flax dining chair
3.linear pendant
4.https://www.potterybarn.com/products/tuscan-urns-cachepot-white/?pkey=e%7Cvase%7C52%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C48%7C%7C11&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH similar
5.https://www.potterybarn.com/products/pb-comfort-square-arm-slipcovered-sc-dining-chairs/?pkey=e%7Cslip%2Bcovered%2Bdining%2Bchair%7C2%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C48%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH
6.https://www.pier1.com/bradding-natural-stonewash-84%22-dining-table/2992565.html
7.https://www.potterybarn.com/products/sculpted-rug-gray/?pkey=cpremier-event%7Cpremier-event-rugs-windows&isx=0.4.78727

Fall Into Our Homes-Fall Blog Hop 2017

Can you feel the crisp air? Fall is here! This is one of my favorite times of the year, Today I have teamed up with some talented designers, and together we are sharing the -Fall Into Our Homes Blog Hop. All of the gorgeous homes are linked below, so don’t forget to tour them all. I have shared some peeks into my home for fall below.This year I’ve been keeping things neutral, adding pops of color here and there. I love the simplicity of the season. So grab a cup of warm apple cider or a latte and get lost in some beautful homes. One last thing-feel free to comment below what your favorite part of the season is! 

ENTRYWAY/SUNROOMS

I love using vintage crocks to blend new fall colors. This season is always easy to blend so many colors into your everyday decor.

PLACE SETTING- have a seat and take glance at all the warm whites of the season. Blending in greens and blues for a pop of color.

Mix in succulents and wild flowers for that fresh feel.

Change up your table setting by replacing your napkins with a pattern.

BEDROOM/GUEST ROOM

FALL SEATING/ENTRY

Thanks for stopping by! Please check out these amazing homes below: 

Patterned Tile 

 Pattern tile has become increasingly popular in homes this past year-I’ve shared a few of my favorites above. Choosing classic colors, such as black and white gives a classic look to a room. Try adding in wood tones throughout the room, such as a chandelier or a wooden stool next to a soaking tub to add warmth. Don’t just put pattern tile in your bathroom either, think of other rooms such as your laundry room, office, or a playroom. 

1. Merola Vintage Ruzafa 8.29/sq. ft http://www.homedepot.com/p/Merola-Tile-Vintage-Ruzafa-9-3-4-in-x-9-3-4-in-Porcelain-Floor-and-Wall-Tile-10-76-sq-ft-case-FCD10VTR/206406044
2.Moroccan Rissani $23.56/sq. ft https://www.wayfair.com/Moroccan-Mosaic-Rissani-8-x-8-Cement-Field-Tile-in-White-Black-MMTH1233.html
3. Lafayette $82.80/5.28 sq. ft http://www.cementtileshop.com/in-stock-encaustic-cement-tile/Lafayette.html
4. Evening Star $93.50/per sheet http://www.cementtileshop.com/in-stock-encaustic-cement-tile/Lafayette.html
5.Twenties Petal $3.59/ .42sq ft http://www.homedepot.com/p/Merola-Tile-Twenties-Petal-7-3-4-in-x-7-3-4-in-Ceramic-Floor-and-Wall-Tile-FRC8TWEP/205316714
6.Tulum $82.80/box http://www.cementtileshop.com/collection/Tulum.html
7.Merola Twenties Diamond $2.33/ per.42 sq ft http://www.homedepot.com/p/Merola-Tile-Twenties-Diamond-7-3-4-in-x-7-3-4-in-Ceramic-Floor-and-Wall-Tile-FRC8TWED/205316710
8. Evangeline Marble Tile $49.50/sheet http://www.homedepot.com/p/Merola-Tile-Twenties-Diamond-7-3-4-in-x-7-3-4-in-Ceramic-Floor-and-Wall-Tile-FRC8TWED/205316710

Brass Bathroom Faucet Picks

I have rounded up some top picks for brass faucets in the bathroom. Brass is a big trend now, mixing this metal into your bathroom can change the way the space feels dramatically.
1. Delta Cassidy Faucet https://www.efaucets.com/detail-v2.asp?product_id=3597LF-CZMPU
2. Rejuvenation West Slope Faucet https://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/collections/west-slope-faucet
3. Newport Brass https://www.build.com/newport-brass-2040-bathroom-faucet/s114277?uid=1343642
4. Delta Trinsic https://www.efaucets.com/detail-v2.asp?product_id=3559-CZMPU-DST
5. Brizo https://www.efaucets.com/detail-v2.asp?product_id=3559-CZMPU-DST
6. Delta Single Handle https://www.efaucets.com/detail-v2.asp?product_id=559LF-CZMPU
7. Tolson Wall Mount https://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/collections/tolson-wall-mount-faucet
8. Kohler Purist https://www.build.com/kohler-k-t14413-4-bathroom-faucet/s567511?uid=1561767&source=gg-gba-pla_1561767____49842551959&s_kwcid=AL!4215!3!49842551959!!!s!3

Countertops-Marble Alternatives 

When considering countertops for your kitchen or bath, consider some alternatives to carra marble. While Carrara marble adds beauty, sophistication and value to your home-it can be very pricey and high matinenace.  Let’s just be realistic for a moment-your little one spills red juice all over your beautiful marble counter tops-you rush to clean it up. Regular marble countertops need proper cleaning, polishing and sealing to protect it often. Below I have listed some beautiful, affordable and durable alternatives ( psssst check out the  new laminate calaccatta marble countertops!!! My favorite! ) 

1. Cambria Quartz Torquay 
This is a beautiful alternative to marble, but is made of quartz. 


2. Helix Silestone -quartz 


Photo cred. Silestone USA

While there are a few other Silestone counter tops- this one caught my eye the most.

3. Princess White Granite ( actually quartzite) 


Lastly my favorite and least expensive is…laminate ( yes, I really did just say laminate!) This stuff has come a long ways – and one company does a great job- 

3. Formica Calacatta Marble – you can’t even really tell its laminate until you touch it! Did I mention it’s basically maintenance free and very durable!