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Fall Home Tour

September 24, 2014
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Good Morning!  I’m so excited to be a part of a huge Fall Home Tour Blog Hop this week with more than 35 other bloggers!  We’re each opening up our doors and giving you a quick tour of our homes and our Fall Decor this season!

Now … I signed up for this tour about 3 months ago, and thought to myself,  “Oh, I’ll have plenty of time to get my house decorated for Fall”.  I had tons of great ideas in my head.  Lots of cute DIY projects I wanted to finish, but … as always seems to happen around here lately …. I kinda ran out of time (where did those 3 months go?!?)!  We did get plenty of Fall ‘decorating’ done, but there’s always more I’d like to do!  This is also my first official ‘home tour’, so bear with me here!

If you’re visiting for the first time … Welcome!!  I hope you take a little time to look around!

Fall Home Tour  |  View From The Fridge

For Fall this year, I wanted something more neutral and more subtle than the traditional orange, red, yellow, etc.  I’m not a huge fan of redecorating everything for the seasons (except maybe for Christmas where the whole house seems to be overtaken).  I’m also not a huge fan of ‘stuff’ (i.e. clutter).  I tried hard to keep most of the decor neutral with just a few pops of orange and turquoise, and also not to go too overboard with the Fall ‘trinkets’ (know what I mean??).

What did I end up with?  Lots of mums on the front porch (I got a great deal last week), lots of hydrangeas inside, quite a few faux wheat stems, a little burlap, and several white pumpkins.  I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking …

So … let me be the first to WELCOME you TO OUR HOME!!

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I have a thing for front porches.  I love them.  I have always dreamed of having one.  And on my front porch that I dreamed of, there were two white rocking chairs.  Well … this past month I found these two rocking chairs at Menard’s for $50 each (on clearance).   It was too good of deal to pass up, so they came home with me that day (we’ll see how well they hold up).

I’m really not a huge fan of those pillows on the rocking chairs, but they work for now.  I’m pretty sure they were a clearance buy at Target several years back.  I did, however, find these cute burlap wraps for them:

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These wraps would be an awesome DIY project (and SO easy)!  You could stencil on any saying, put some velcro on the back, and instantly give your throw pillows a ‘seasonal’ makeover!  I however, bought mine (at Bachman’s if there are any local Twin Cities readers around).  In theory … you could keep your same throw pillows out all year round and switch out the ‘wrap’ for the seasons!

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I like ’em … my husband tells me, however, that they’re a bit too ‘old lady’ for him.  What do you think??

Also on the front porch, this rustic wood pumpkin with a cute corrugated metal stem:

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I would be very excited to tell you how I made that pumpkin myself, but I didn’t.  Bought it from Mama’s Happy (again, if you’re local).  It would be easy to DIY, though!!

I found a great deal on Mums this year, too!  3 large plants for $18 (Dundee Nursery … ).  Because of this deal, I went a bit crazy with the mums:

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Mums are great, amiright???  Just might be my favorite part of Fall!

Moving on … I made this wreath for the front door, and it seriously took 5 minutes or less!

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As you open that door, you will be greeted by Ms. Molly … and a large red barn door.

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Hello red!!  The entryway has no fall decor (as we’re in the process of painting it something other than red), so let’s keep moving.

To the right of this hallway, is our dining room / living room.  Let’s take a peek:

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The Fall Decor in here is pretty subtle.  Hydrangeas, wheat stems, plus a couple faux and real pumpkins.

I made this Be Grateful Pallet Art for our mantel in the neutral grey/white color scheme I am going for with a little turquoise:

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Our coffee table decor (which may not last too long, as Charlie thinks those pumpkins are ‘balls’ and has already tried throwing them around):

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Miss Molly has claimed our chair by the window and insists on sitting right on top of the back pillow.  It does drive me a little crazy … it’s a good thing she’s cute (but also wouldn’t move for my picture!!):

Fall Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I added a pitcher full of hydrangeas in here … because fresh flowers make everything better:

Fall Home Tour | View From The Fridge

I updated our throw pillows with some pops of color.  I bought the grey/orange pillows at Home Goods, and made the elephant pillow covers using this envelope method (recognize that elephant fabric?  I used it to make a reversible table runner here).

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Now, if you’ve been here before, you will notice we finally got some new dining room furniture!  Up until about a month ago, this room was empty (it did, however, make a great soccer field for the boys).  We found this Jonathan Adler table at JC Penny on clearance for $200 (90% off)!!  Let me repeat … $200!  And it’s huge!  It was the floor model, but it’s in pretty good shape!  Now, we need chairs!  For the purposes of this picture, I stole our kitchen table chairs.  I also bought that ‘unique’ console table on the left below from Mama’s Happy this month.  It’s made from an old door!  I love it, but need to find some storage bins/ottomans to put underneath.

Anyway, here’s the dining room (note the half painted trim …. We’re in the middle of a million project, and that just happens to be one of them. Anyone volunteer to finish painting the trim for me?!?! Soooo sick of it!!):

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On the table, I have more hydrangeas and pumpkins.  I made that color dipped twig vase a couple days ago, and it works perfect on the table!

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I also made that book page ‘runner’ with some craft balsa wood from Michael’s.  I just used some mod podge and adhered the book pages onto it!

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Here’s a close up of the console table (and my new Nate Berkus lamp from Target … $15 for the base AND shade!!):

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Moving into the kitchen, I added a few Fall touches in here, too (very few..):

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If you look closely, I added more wheat stems to a vase on those shelves … some faux leaves in the yellow vases … and filled a large cylinder vase full of mini white pumpkins (and more hydrangeas … seriously, I think I need to plant a bunch of hydrangea bushes outside next year just so I can have fresh flowers!!):

Fall Home Tour  |  View From The Fridge

Subtle changes for Fall …

And, as for the rest of the Kitchen:

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I set the table!  I used my reversible table runner, some gold chargers, more wheat stems, and some faux fruit (that I found on clearance at Marshall’s and spray painted different shades of gold):

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I also love my new ‘Gather’ sign for the kitchen:

Fall Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Looks very Fall-ish right?  Also (I’m sad to say that I also didn’t DIY this … more from Mama’s Happy).

Well, folks … that concludes the Fall Tour!  I hope you found some inspiration or some good ideas or just got a better feel for our family and home!

Fall Home Tour | View From The Fridge

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You can see more of our home here.  We’re still finishing up the nursery and the big boys’ room (we just may be the slowest people on earth ….).

Now … if you’re looking for more inspiration, or just love touring other’s homes, there’s plenty more to go check out!

On Monday, these lovely ladies shared their home tours:

An Autumn Welcome Home Tour~ Day OneAn Autumn Welcome ~ Monday, September 22, 2014

Everyday Enchanting

Life on Virginia Street

Maison de Pax

Lovely Etc.

Tiny Sidekick

Dolen Diaries

Check out these from Tuesday:

An Autumn Welcome Home Tour 2014~ Day TwoAn Autumn Welcome ~ Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Creative Days

Paper & Fox

A Prudent Life

Addicted 2 DIY

Little House of Four

Michelle Lea Designs

The Turquoise Home

And each of these that are sharing today:

An Autumn Welcome Home Tour 2014 ~ Day ThreeAn Autumn Welcome ~ Wednesday, September, 24, 2014

House by Hoff

One Krieger Chick

Chic California

Upcycled Treasures

Sypsie Designs

Delineate Your Dwelling

View From The Fridge

And these should go live on Friday:

An Autumn Welcome Home Tour 2014 ~ Day FiveAn Autumn Welcome ~ Friday, September 26, 2014

Just a Girl and Her Blog

The Wood Grain Cottage

Town and Country Living

Southern State of Mind

Commona My House

All Things With Purpose

Crafts by Courtney

3 Little Greenwoods

Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

The Hankful House


Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope your Fall is off to a good start (all one day of it!).  What’s on your bucket list for this season?  Apple Orchards?  Hayrides?  Sampling the latest Octoberfest beers …. (hmmmm).

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61 Comments

  • Reply Lindsay Eidahl September 24, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Your home is beautiful! I love the pillows on your white rocking chairs. I LOVE that console table with the pumpkin on it. It looks like a great repurposed project! LOVE IT! You home looks fun and inviting!!!
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  • Reply Melissa @ A Prudent Life September 24, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I love it all Katie! The new Gather sign is amazing, I am hugely jealous of the porch, and now I’m craving a bright white living room!
    Melissa @ A Prudent Life recently posted…Fall Home TourMy Profile

    • Reply Katie September 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Melissa! I’m still trying to find the perfect spot for that Gather sign, but it was a good find! Also, do you want to come paint the rest of our trim to make it really a bright white living room (because I’m SOOOOO sick of it)! Thanks for stopping by!
      XO,
      Katie
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  • Reply Leslie @ House on the Way September 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Lovely fall home tour! I love the dip painted stick vase!

  • Reply Malia September 24, 2014 at 8:07 am

    How fun to see your beautiful home. I love all the touches you’ve incorporated for fall. Pinning! Visiting from Blogtalk.
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  • Reply Becki @littlemrssevenonesix September 24, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love your home…so lovely. The fall touches are perfect and Molly is adorable!
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  • Reply Ariean @OneKriegerChick September 24, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I’m in love with your home…Seriously! So many interesting architectural features. The sliding barn door is Awesome!! And your decor is darling too! :) Thanks so much for joining in this fun tour with us!
    Ariean
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  • Reply Susan September 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Your home is adorable. Love all the fall touches throughout your home.

  • Reply Carmody September 24, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Katie, your home is so beautiful! Great choice for the dining room table.
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  • Reply Kristi September 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

    LOVE it all Katie! You’ve got SUCH a beautiful home! I found myself thinking “ooooo, I love that!” with each and every room! Especially crushing on that gorgeous console table! Your new lamp looks perfect on it!
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  • Reply Amy W September 24, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Love all the fun fall pops of color and every time I see your kitchen, I just die a little. Love it.
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  • Reply Breanna September 24, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Love it all! Those faux fruit place settings are so adorable! :)
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  • Reply the cape on the corner September 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    i love all your open shelving. enjoy!
    b
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  • Reply Dawn September 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I sure enjoyed the tour, you have such a charming home and all the Fall touches are beautiful. Popping in from Blogtalk :)

  • Reply Erin September 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    What a great tour, Katie! I love the elephant pillow and table runner! My favorite part of the tour was Miss Molly sitting on your couch :)
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    • Reply Katie September 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Ugh … she sits there all day long!! And she smushed the back pillow on the chair. And the entire chairs is pretty much covered in dog hair! Oh well … she’s pretty sweet and cute most of the time! Thanks for stopping by!
      XO,
      Katie
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  • Reply Nina @ Everyday Enchanting September 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Your home looks so beautiful and inviting! I absolutely love the porch! Can I come over for some coffee and sit in a rocking chair? 😉 Thank you so much for being part of the tour, Katie!

    • Reply Katie September 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Yes, we can drink a pot of coffee, rock, and discuss all things Fall! Sounds lovely! Can we also hire a sitter?!?!

      Thanks so much for organizing this, and for including me! I’m just loving seeing everyone’s homes!
      Have a great weekend!
      XO,
      Katie
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  • Reply Jennifer @ Town and Country Living September 25, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Oh, I just adore your house! The front porch, that painted brick wall … and Miss Molly!!! LOVE that picture of her. LOL.
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    • Reply Katie September 26, 2014 at 7:06 am

      Thanks so much, Jennifer! Miss Molly is SO naughty and stubborn, but also so sweet and cute … so we’ll keep her (ha!)!! Thanks for stopping by!
      XO,
      Katie

  • Reply Mandy Hank September 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Katie, your home tour is awesome! Loving all your sweet touches :)
    Mandy Hank recently posted…2014 Fall Home TourMy Profile

  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I want your house! It’s gorgeous. I love how your decorating is classy and subtle, not cheesy or overboard. Love it!
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  • Reply Vanessa September 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    You have a beautiful home. I so enjoyed seeing it. Thank you for sharing.
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    • Reply Katie September 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks, Vanessa! I’m so glad you stopped by! Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  • Reply Dagmara-GlamistaHome September 27, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Hello Katie, I absolutely loving your home. Thank you for the home tour. The porch is so inviting you just want to sit outside with a hot cup of tea and hang out with Red. :) I love the color schemes and the pops of copper and gold through your home.
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  • Reply Karen @ a house full of sunshine September 28, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Your home is so beautiful, Katie!! I love your light-filled white living room – such a calming, happy space! I’m digging your twig vase and the book-page runner, too – what a creative centrepiece, and so effective. Thanks so much for welcoming us into your home! It was my first time, too, and I can totally relate to how quickly those months flew past – and before I knew it, I was cramming 3 months worth of projects into a week and a half. 😉 But you totally nailed it! xo
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  • Reply April Hoff September 29, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Katie, your home is beautiful! I love every single one of your accessories, but that console table from an old door has my wheels turning! Such a pretty home! 😉

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  • Reply Leigh Anne October 2, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Katie, I love your home! It’s beautiful! I really like the layout of your kitchen and dining room as well. And how could I not mention Miss Molly. She is adorable :-) Thanks for sharing your tour at Think and Make Thursday :-)
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    • Reply Katie October 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks, Leigh Anne! Miss Mol is flattered, too! Thanks for a great party … I’m so excited to party with all you fun hosts every Thursday!

  • Reply Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty October 2, 2014 at 9:23 am

    You have a beautiful home, thank you for sharing it with us! I love your wreath!
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    • Reply Katie October 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      You’re so sweet, Megan! I’m so glad you stopped by!

  • Reply Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home October 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Katie, your home looks gorgeous for Fall. I loved the tour. I totally don’t think your pillows on the porch are old lady-ish at all. I also enjoyed how Molly wouldn’t move for your photos. I’m so glad you shared this at Think and Make Thursday this week. Thanks!
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    • Reply Katie October 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie! I’m glad you like my ‘old-lady’ pillows! I’m excited about your new link party … thanks for hosting!

  • Reply Allison @ The Golden Sycamore October 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Your house looks so pretty all decked out for fall, Katie! I love your book page runner! That is such a cute idea! :)
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  • Reply Krista @ the happy housie October 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Just beautiful Katie! So many pretty fall vignettes and I love your signature fresh, cute DIY style!! Gorgeous!
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  • Reply Erica October 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Your home is so gorgeous that I’m positively swooning over all of it! Especially your kitchen and dining area – ah! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Think and Make Thursday! :)
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  • Reply Mandy Hank October 19, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Katie I know I already commented on your tour but it really is lovely!! Thank you for linking up with us at Get Your DIY On! I hope you’ll join us in November with your furniture makeovers!!

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