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>
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
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!
The Tatterted Pew
Dreaming of Homemaking
Rustic Meadows Home
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
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!
Luxe Interior Design
Donald Lococo Architects
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
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!
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.
Thanks for stopping by! Please check out these amazing homes below:
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
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
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!