Fall Home Tour

Well now that it’s officially fall, how about starting off the season with a Fall Home Tour?  I’m kind of excited and kind of nervous.  Why? 1. I’ve never thought our house was decorated to my liking because I have to decorate around the ugly pale mustardy yellow wall color.  2. I am casual and simple and all over the board when it comes to a decorating style and calling it eclectic doesn’t even cover it.  3. This house isn’t even close to being finished.  But is any house ever really finished?

It was fine years ago when I was going through my red phase but now that I’m over that, we’ve started painting some of the rooms.  Okay, just one so far but now the house is going through a midlife crisis.  Is the house old enough that it needs a full on surgical lift and tuck or just a bit of lipstick and rouge?  Do people even say rouge anymore?  What I do know is that we are passed the point of just buying a convertible and calling it a day.

But, I am always changing and decorating and fluffing and primping and sprucing and playing and have decided it is what it is and I’m going to share it anyway.

Maybe we should call this post How to decorate for fall when you have to live with a man that doesn’t want to paint or buy a sofa”. 😉

The Family Room

Fall Home Tour by CountyRoad407.com

I know it’s not hideous and I should be (and I am) grateful to live in a nice house with furniture and electricity and fall decor etc.  It’s just that I think the house would be so much prettier with soft taupe walls.  Okay and a slip covered sofa and a nice big wooden mantel.  Don’t you?  Seriously though, I can barely get anything to stay up on that uneven rock mantel.  Jeez Louise – I have to add folded up cardboard to keep things propped evenly.  Sorry, I digress/tangent over.

Family Room fall tour with an orange and blue color scheme

 

I chose blue and orange which you’ll understand when you see the kitchen.  Inspiration happened when I saw the picture of the old truck full of pumpkins at Kirkland’s.  Thankfully, it still works with the gold walls but I think it’s more than that.  I believe you need to spread the color combination around the room for it to look good.

It’s like Horace Vandergelder says  “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow”.  That’s the same when you decorate for fall!  LOL, is that a stretch?  I love that movie (Hello Dolly) and that’s what came to mind when I said “spread it around”.  Ha!

 

Blue and Orange Fall color scheme by countyroad407.com

Orange and blue fall color scheme by countyroad407.com

Pumpkin sign from Pier 1 for fall mantel decor from Countyroad407.com

 

Fall accessories don’t have to be pumpkins and gourds.  Here is a vintage cabinet door to bring that blue/green color around the room.  You could also use books, candles, ribbon, fruit, or plants in the same fall colors.

 

Vintage cabinet door pulls this fall vignette together. CountyRoad407.com

 

The Kitchen

 

Blue kitchen with fall accents from CountyRoad407.com Fall Home Tour

 

This kitchen use to be dark rusty red but with the cream cabinets I couldn’t go with white walls and I’ve decided that since the rest of the house is going to be soft taupe/khaki, I should have some color.  Boy oh boy is it full of color.  It took a couple of weeks to get use to but I really like how the orange accents pop against the blue and cream.

 

Fall Home Tour by CountyRoad407.com

 

I use candle rings to add small touches of color in different places.  You can use napkin rings too.  Oh and a quick fix – I didn’t like the container to the topiary tree so I just dropped it inside a brown paper bag.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

 

Kitchen and Fall Home Tour from CountyRoad407.com

 

The Breakfast Room

 

Breakfast Room fall tour by CountyRoad407.com

 

Since the Breakfast Room has so much blue and the chair cushions and curtains are multicolored, I chose to stay pretty neutral.

 

Breakfast Room in blue and white. Fall Home Tour by CountyRoad407.com

 

If you’d like to see how to make the vintage looking pumpkins, you can see that post here.  If you’d like to make a chicken wire cloche, you can check it out in this post.  Both are easy to do and a quick way to impress your visitors.

For the table, I wanted a simple natural centerpiece so I hopped over to Whole Foods and got mini pumpkins and fresh kale.  I love the deep rich green and purple of the kale and think it brightens the pumpkins even more.  Truth be told, I could either spend the $16 on greenery stems at Hobby Lobby (they weren’t on sale) or spend the $1 on kale.  Kale won plus I can feed it to the rabbit later!

If you’d like to see another centerpiece idea with fall dishes, you can see that simple tablescape here.

 

White pumpkins for an easy and natural fall table centerpiece. Fall Home Tour for CountyRoad407.com

There’s my Fall Home Tour – well, at least 3 rooms.  Do you feel sorry for me now?  Sorry enough to come over and paint the ugly pale mustardy yellow walls?  Pretty please?  You’ll need to bring scaffolding for the entry (main reason we haven’t painted).

And in my defense, the Mister did say when we moved in that we could paint the walls.  I guess I should have asked what decade.  🙁



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34 Comments

  1. October 3, 2017 / 8:02 am

    So cute. My husband hates painting so I pretty much do it all myself. Your house is darling. I love the pops of orange in that kitchen too. Thanks for being a stop on our tour.

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you Katie! I hate to paint just like the hubby. Wish I had your fondness of it. 😉

  2. October 3, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Cindy, great job decorating your home for fall. I love your rock mantle with the Austin field stone, but I understand about things not being level. Using a brown paper bag for a planter is a super idea.You have lots of nice farmhouse touches. Happy to be on the fall tour with you.

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you Carol for the kind words! It makes my whole day.

  3. October 3, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Your kitchen!! I love it! Those blue walls are gorgeous. I love the way you added pops of orange with the blue. What a great complementary combination. You have neat little spots of pretty all over the place. The artwork that you got at Kirkland’s might be by Roxanne Spradlin….I think. If so, she’s a fellow Texan. 🙂

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Wow, thanks Stacey! That’s high praises coming from you. I feel the same about YOUR kitchen. I’ll have to check the artwork – I had no idea. That would be fun to know!

  4. October 3, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Beautiful home! I love the white pumpkins nestled into the kale!

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks Jill. Beautiful and edible – LOL. Thanks for stopping by today.

  5. October 3, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Your tour is simply lovely! I think we all have those places in our home that challenge us to get creative which can be a blessing in disguise 😉 I love your mantel and the pumpkins tucked into the kale(?) I’m excited to be participating tomorrow. Pinned & tweeted! Blessings, Cecilia

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Cecelia – pinned AND tweeted, thank you! You just made my day. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s tours! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. October 3, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I enjoyed my tour of your three rooms! You have so many cute Fall decorations spread throughout your lovely home. I love your cheery kitchen color so very much. You must love working in there. My sewing room is painted that color and I always love walking in there. Thanks for sharing your home with us! Happy Fall!

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      Oh Kitty, I bet your sewing room is delightful and so happy! Thank you for the sweet words. It encourages me more than you know.

  7. October 3, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Hi, I’m bj from Sweet Nothings blog and I think this may be my first time here.
    You have such a pretty house…so warm and inviting. I really enjoyed your Fall Tour. Please come by sometime for a visit.

    • October 3, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Hi BJ from Sweet Nothings! I’ll definitely pop over for a visit! Thank you for stopping by and the kinds words. I truly appreciate them.

  8. October 3, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    OH Cindy…your home was delightful…I loved everything! You have a knack for collecting and placing things just so! I am so very glad you shared your home and I can tell you how fun and refreshing it has been to meet a new blogging friend…love the blue in your kitchen! Happy fall!

    • October 3, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Awww, Betsy that is so sweet of you to say – Thank you! I am looking forward to meeting new Texas Bloggers! Thanks for stopping by today.

  9. October 3, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I so feel you. Our house has glazed gold walls and my husband doesn’t see a problem with that. They continue upstairs. I have already painted all the rooms that are “separate.” Maybe we can start a group “Wives who want to paint the walls.” Anyway, your fall decor is lovely.

    • October 3, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Yes! We need a support group and a painting party! Thanks for stopping by today and the kind words. ❤️

  10. October 3, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Well, you added some fun fall touches. We need to paint here as well, but seems to be all talk and no action. I’m always amazed at these bloggers that paint a room or a piece of furniture on a whim. Bam, just like that it’s done!
    Thanks for taking us on a tour. You have a lovely home!

    • October 5, 2017 / 9:53 am

      I know right?! It’s like they live all the HGTV shows that can flip a house in an hour. Thank you for visiting and the kinds words. 🙂

  11. October 4, 2017 / 5:43 am

    Your sweet touches of fall make me feel so happy and cozy. That blue sweater pumpkin has my heart.

    • October 4, 2017 / 8:11 am

      Yes, that blue sweater pumpkin is a fave of mine. As soon as I saw it at Homegoods I didn’t even look at the price, I had to have it! Thanks for stopping by and the kind words. That means a lot. Happy Fall!

  12. October 4, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Cindy, your home looks beautiful with all the Fall touches. Love your mantle and your kitchen is so pretty! Take care, Maria

    • October 4, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Thank you Maria! Your sweet words are truly appreciated.

  13. Gale Nagy
    October 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Glad to see someone else “make do” with what you have and to make it look good as possible! So many people think they have to have the best and right now!I Your place looks great! BTW: I have the same Harvest Blessings sign but use mine outside on a grapevine wreath hung on a decorative fence section. Love all your pics!

    • October 4, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Gale! I’d love to see your wreath with the Harvest Blessings sign! Thank you for making me smile today!

  14. October 5, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Cindy, your home is so warm & inviting! I Love all of your Fall touches! Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Fall! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. October 5, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Cindy,
    No,no house is ever finished. Just when you think you have everything completed, something breaks, leaks, or tears which leads to repairs and upkeep.

    I am lover of Texas limestone and love your fireplace. Nonetheless, I hear you about having a mantel that needs a little help. Have you thought about buying a piece of lumber from Home Depot/Lowes and getting them to cut it the correct length? I love my mantel, but it is a little too narrow. I have a plan to buy a THICK pine board and get Home Depot to cut it to the size that will fit over my existing mantel. Before putting the new board in place I am going to whitewash it and wax it to knock the new look off it and hope to get it to blend with my existing natural, white-washed mantel. If I find my router bit that makes a cove design, I’m going to try to get the handyman to route the bottom edge’s perimeter to get it to blend in more with my existing mantel. Then I plan to fit over top my mantel without nailing it. This may be a big FLOP, but watch for the reveal on the blog if it works.

    Judith

    • October 5, 2017 / 11:46 pm

      Yes, the hubby and I have thought about different ways to add a wooden mantel. I’d like a chunky piece of wood to just fit over the existing stone but we havne’t settled on where to find such chunky piece. I didn’t know Home Depot or Lowe’s would cut it for me. I’ll check that out. Sounds like your plan will be successful. I’m definitely watching for the reveal!

  16. Brenda Richter
    October 6, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Cindy I LOVE all that you have done. It is beautiful! Is this the Navasota house? I never got to go there so I never saw it. I love the candle rings, so smart! Love, love the sweater & fabric pumpkins. My pumpkin decorations are the pumpkins from our garden, so I’ll cook them when fall is over and have pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread.

    • October 6, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Brenda! Hope you are well. No, this isn’t the house in Navasota, it’s our home in Highland Village. Glad you like it. Real pumpkin pie and bread – yes please! Feel free to mail us some. :0

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