Fall Home Tour 2017, The Farmhouse Harvest
Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your fall so far. I know we sure are, and this cooler weather has been very much appreciated over here at the Gainer household. Our rule of thumb the colder the weather the better….hahaha.
Well, as the sign on my front door says “Welcome to Our Home”. We are really excited to host our first fall home tour on the blog. I will be joining a talented group of home decor and design bloggers to bring you a link party home tour so you can get the full fall experience.
We can start at my front door arrangement, which consist of multi colored leaves, wheat and rye. The grapevine basket is an item I have had for years. I found it on a girls day out adventure, purchased from a cute little floral shop located in Senoia, GA. Incidentally that is where they film the Walking Dead, if you are fan. I scored this cute welcome sign at Hobby Lobby, as it was the last one at my local store……. of course did not have a price tag…… which could only mean one thing, it had to be mine, lol. When I was originally planning the harvest decor for the front porch I was thinking that I would put a more colorful pillows out for the fall, but I just loved the saying on these cute pillow covers. I also picked up a half dozen of these pretty merlot plaid throw blankets, so you will see them everywhere, specifically for outdoor use, since the price was right, at 40% off, wink wink.
My dear, sweet, husband hand built all the apple crates and this beautiful wheelbarrow for me, at my request. Why because he is awesome, but mainly because I could not find the size, shape or style wheelbarrow that I wanted. For those of you that may not know my husband had shoulder surgery on August 11th for a Labral tear. So, he was actually building this 4 weeks after his shoulder surgery, and he literally built them while still in a sling, with his non-dominate, left arm. I am telling you the man has skills……..mad crazy skills. Upon entering my home feel free to drop off your coat, hat or bag while you enjoy the rest of my home tour. This is our lovely DIY Shiplap Drop Zone also built by my super talented husband. I really love that I can use it as a decorating vignette for the season, and it is also a functional space, since our coat closet is near our garage door not the front entry.
Directly across from the drop zone is our dining room. This year I decided not to put any orange on my table, because I was using the milk glass as a focal. I chose to keep with a white, sage and ivory color theme to keep the table very classic looking. I mean why does fall have to be orange, red and yellow? Here is GA everything is still green…LOL. I will be posting an article in early October on how to easily convert your for seasons called a Table 3 Ways, for The Busy Holiday Season. Be sure to check back to see how I will transform this autumn table to a spooky Halloween table then into a festive Thanksgiving Day table for your family gathering.I figured out of all my pretty tablescape pictures, I just had to use the one with, my cat, Ralphy in the window. This will truly give you a sense of my home, in a nutshell. You see I have so many cats, I actually decorate with them, lol. At least he is not on the table this time….. guess there were to many candles for him, he though it would be a fire hazard. This table was inspired by an beautiful entry I received on my weekly hashtag I host on my Instagram, #farmhousedesignrules. The picture was a beautiful antique vanity with pillar candles in milk glass vases. When I saw it over the summer I knew that would be my fall tablescape, add in some green moss, fresh cotton, and pale colored pumpkins. Over on the buffet, I have a second set of galvanized pumpkins flanking my pheasant feather designed cornucopia. This cornucopia arrangement is made with silk magnolias, cotton, mercury balls and pheasant feathers. Just the perfect touch for fall and keeping with the neutral tablescape . Meanwhile another one of my felines, Khaleesi, has decided to”gather” herself in a sunny spot on one of my, pull to the table, dining chairs. You know it is hard work living in the Gainer house, I tell you…..lol. I will let her snooze but she was just too cute not to take a picture and add her to the post. Moving on, across from the dining room is our living room. I have decide to keep this are very simple just added a few fall colored leaves to a glass jar. Which match my favorite throw from Scotland tucked over an old rustic ladder. I added small stem of fresh picked cotton in the corner vases to carry the fall harvest theme though out the house. As we head back into the great room I have relocated the decorative birch logs to a pretty basket by the fireplace, to make room for the seasoned firewood which will be put to use, as soon as it cold enough.I carried stems of the same type of leaves into the great room too, along with some great new plum throws and cuddly gray pillows of varying fur varieties. Nothing say fall quite like snuggly soft pillows and throws.
This Mongolian fur pillow may be my absolute favorite out of the whole bunch. It soft and fuzzy like a small animal, but unlike my felines I can pet it when ever I want too. (lol that was a cat joke, for all my cat people out there)
Now let’s head on upstairs to our humble abode, the master bedroom. Again I kept things super simple just adding in some more of those fall colored leaves and merlot throws, blankets and quilts. We recently changed out our bedding to an all white quilt and comforter set which makes seasonal changes so quick and easy to implement. I also purchased a new heating blanket for the foot of the bed in a beautiful charcoal gray. Not only does it keep our feet warm, but the cats love it too, especially our 18 year old that hates how cold we keep the house. So with 20 settings and a, keep on feature, she never has a day that she can’t find a warm place to curl up and sleep in the house. I also added some fall feather to an existing floral piece. Sometimes the easiest way to dress up area for the season is to shop your home. Just add season pick to existing pieces already in your home, and now you have a brand new seasonal item. It gives the space a more organic feel since it is something that normally lives in that space. This is our quilt basket that normally stays on the Sleeping Porch, located off of our master bedroom. I always make sure to have plenty of soft weather proof blankets and throws along with the latest and greatest reading materials for the season.This is one of our two guest rooms. It was designed for the children, of our guests, so it has twin beds to allow for extra sleeping capacity. I always keep soft chunky faux fur blankets at the foot of the beds, great for story time or sipping a cup of cocoa before bed time. Keeping that in mind we might be having younger guests, I like to add fun little touches like a stuff owl, our Harry Potter Books and a trick or treat jar on the night stand full of candies.A few fall leaves added to an existing floral arrangement gives the room that easy farmhouse fall feeling. This guest room carries a gray and orange color story so the rustic orange leaves that we did not use anywhere else, were perfect for this room.
This is the final room inside the house, which is a second guest bedroom. This room is normally a gray and yellow color story, so the merlot plaid with the touches of yellow work perfectly in this room and really make those fun pillows pop. I added a few dried autumn hydrangea to the night stand just to make it homey and inviting. Check out these fun antique 1970’s Avon after shave bottles, they make a conversation starter in this room. I really love to use the quail and goose bottles in the fall. A fun story about these bottles, they belonged to my husband, given to him as a childhood Christmas gift, from long ago, these bottles are over 30 years old, and (unfortunately) still house the original Wild Country and Windjammer fragrances. Guess they were not his signature scent, lol. Notice I said last room inside the house, now we can head out to back yard. Of course I had to add a cozy blanket and pillows to the truck bench, which is by far one of our favorite places to cuddle. It’s close enough to the outdoor fireplace but yet it is still in a covered porch area. This is our outdoor living space and fireplace. Yes, I even decorated my outdoor fireplace. I added a few fall colored leaves surely some will be showing up soon. I have a feeling we will spend a lot of time out here this fall as the weather get cooler. Last weekend we had a few Caramel Apple Toddy’s by the fire and it was marvelous. Check out the link to get the recipe, I promise you will love it.I hope you enjoyed my leg of The 2017 Fall Home Tour. Be sure to check out all of our participating home decor bloggers at the link below. I promise you won’t want to miss out on these talented ladies.
FALL DECOR LINK-UP PARTY!
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