Good morning and Happy Fall! I’m so excited to be a part of this big group of Canadian Bloggers that are sharing how they’ve styled their homes for the Fall season. Autumn is my favourite time of year and it’s fun to bring a little inside. For me, Fall always marks the time of year for new beginnings, and a time to freshen my mind with new goals for the future — it’s also the perfect time to freshen up the house with a new look, so I hope you’ll take my Room Tour and get inspired to tackle your own space, and have a little fun! #CBHomeTour.
Let’s start with the Dining Room Tour. After our big home renovation, it was so fun to style this space for the first time — and imagine the big family dinners we’ll be able to have here. It is definitely a place to gather together.
This pretty wooden pot holder was a find from HomeSense, and I added the “gather” text using a custom vinyl cut-out. I love the pop of red — a subtle theme for the dining room.
I also sewed up a quick table runner using the same fabric I used for the underside of my thrifted dining pendant light. (Can you believe that sucker was eight dollars? A little black spray paint and buffalo check fabric fixed it right up). I love love love the hit of red zig-zag thread on my new table runner for Fall!
The black buffalo check fabric, black pendant lighting, and my DIY black oversized canvas painting really play off each other in the best way. The hits of red really pop!
Gifted napkin holders in various shades of red, orange and yellow give that Autumn vibe. Simple but lush linen napkins add that touch of easy-going class, perfect for a big turkey dinner.
I love the gold wire-framed hurricane candle. It adds some height and dimension to the table setting without taking up too much square footage. And, gold is always a favourite of mine for any holiday setting.
My simple but pretty china pattern plays off the greys and blacks perfectly and allows all the red and extra colour to shine.
Apples are just the most perfect and easy way to add a fast splash of colour where you need it, and there’s a good chance you have some in the fridge already for that centre-piece in a pinch! Just grab your prettiest bowl and fill it up with those luscious apples. Super easy!
I found some laser-cut, black vinyl placemats at one of my favourite local gems, Chintz and Company. I just couldn’t leave them behind — they are the perfect counter-part to our custom iron hand-rail.
Just beyond the dining area, at the top of the stairs you are greeted with our sideboard. This piece of furniture has been with us for our entire marriage, and was one of the first large pieces of furniture we ever bought together… for ten dollars at a garage sale! You can see it’s makeover here in one of my very first blog posts ever!
I brought out our old Backgammon board that we bought during a trip to Turkey. The mother of pearl inlay and the dark wood add an instant warmth. I like the play against the vibrancy of my Christmas cactus plant.
A free trip to the backyard produced some pretty birch tree branches. ALWAYS visit your backyard for Fall decorations, you’d be surprised what you have hiding back there.
Of course my favourite white ceramic hen needed to make an appearance. The side board cabinet was the perfect spot.
It such a welcoming moment at the top of the stairs. The oversized wooden framed mirror has always been a bit of a statement piece and pairs perfectly with just about anything I throw at it.
I kept it simple in the kitchen. A tea towel switcheroo is a must! And I found these acorn tea towels at HomeSense for around $6.99 for a pair. I think its good to toss in a couple fun elements that just make you happy when you touch them!
And, wouldn’t you know it. The acorn became a bit of a theme in the kitchen. This little white acorn container was calling my name!
That adorable little acorn sits atop our island with the most perfectly teal table runner. A few gourds and fall bits and bobs are contained in a simple wooden tray. The perfect touch of Autumn without getting in the way of our serious kitchen business.
It’s funny how you can be attracted to the same colour palette over and over again without really planning it. Can you spy my perfectly matched dishes on the shelf on our kitchen island? This was totally unplanned but a nice surprise.
That precious little jar isn’t just for looks. I like to keep things functional, especially in the kitchen. I’m currently hiding my peppermint tea inside. A Fall-time staple, and it gives off the most amazing scent every time I open that adorable acorn!
There you have it — my touches of Fall Room Tour! A nice switch for the season without being overly complicated. A room tour with a little colour and a little function — and a lot of fun for me!
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I’m taking part in the Canadian Bloggers Home Room Tour this week! Each day, a new group of Canadian bloggers will be sharing their Fall decor. Visit each home room tour by following the links on the days below.