Welcome to the Storybook Cottage early fall home tour 2017.
I am so happy to be participating in the weeklong Fall Home Tours hosted by my dear friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. If you are stopping by after visiting Sarah’s gorgeous home at Life On Virginia Street I want to say that I am so glad that you are here.
There is no cozier place to be in the fall than in the kitchen. For our annual back to school celebration, my daughter created a charcuterie board while I designed the festive tablescape.
The flora and fauna table runner consisted of yard clippings and an autumnal colored bouquet of flowers from the grocery store.
My son had a few friends over and they said the board was the coolest and tastiest snack that they had ever experienced. These teens always bring a smile to the heart of our home.
The burgundy pears were beautiful and delicious when paired with goat cheese.
Kitchen aprons are ready for the wearing in fabulous fall colors.
Squirrels abound in our yard and also inside the home. This happy chap is paired with a favorite antique painting that features fall tones.
The Dining Room
We recently had a few houseguests during Hurricane Harvey. What a joy to provide a soothing vignette in the dining room. It became an interesting topic of conversation.
The centerpiece was inspired by the annual fall migration of several birds and butterflies that pass through Texas on their way to Mexico. I will have all the details on how easy it was to create on Wednesday.
Paper butterflies were hot glued onto mini grapevine wreaths to create a simple napkin ring.
The vintage goblets and plates were originally collected by my mother, Nadine.
More glassware is stacked over on the sideboard.
The Living Room
The living room fireplace mantle has a variety of pumpkins, candlesticks, and banners.
I like using candlesticks of various heights as pedestals.
Hand painted dollar store gourds join plush velvet pumpkins.
Opposite the fireplace is the cabinet of curiosities decked out for the fall. A collection of pieces from the Friendly Village is accented with metallic acorns, pinecones and pumpkins.
The Family Room
The family room is more of a man cave. This space is used primarily by my husband, son and their friends. So the decor in this room needs to be somewhat manly.
In the past, the couch was accented with various tartan pillows but I was ready for a change.
My dear friend Marty had gifted me the Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon fabric and just last week I finally made two pillows from it.
I also recently created a $5 knockoff of the iconic Scalamandré Leopardo pillow.
Across from the couch is the tv console.
It’s always a challenge to decorate around cords and speakers. Am I right ladies?
But the small collection of blue and white china, with a few pumpkins and acorns, does the job.
Neutrals are perfect for the fall season. I recently gathered together a few inspiring fall ideas for the bedroom.
This painting is perfect for the season and reminds Mr. Decor and me of when we lived close to the town of Strasbourg, France.
Pillow perfection. #nevertoomanypillows
This sweet settee just received a slipcover. I’ll share all the details on Friday.
I hope you have enjoyed the early fall tour of Storybook Cottage.
Please visit all of the wonderful homes on the 2017 Fall Home Tour.
I am the last tour today. Tomorrow, the Tuesday Fall Home Tour begins with Andrea at Life Love Larson.
You won’t want to miss seeing her delightful home!