Hello friends, I'm so glad you're here today! I'm delighted to be a part of the 2016 Fall Home Tours hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. If you're visiting from Setting for Four, welcome! Didn't you enjoy Heather's tour?
If you're visiting for the first time today, let me introduce myself. I'm Jennifer and I live in Edmond, Oklahoma, where my husband is a Baptist minister, and we have two teenagers, a son (dimples) and a daughter (tangles). I adore bold color and mixing patterns, get excited about a great Craigslist score, and am not afraid to get my hands dirty with a DIY project.
It is still a bit early to be fully decked out for Fall, but I added some small touches around the house to usher in the season. I wanted to keep things very simple yet interesting, so I focused on bringing in some cozy colors, accessories found in nature, texture, and mixed metals.
Since I haven't done any outside decorating yet, let's start at the Entry! The mirror and dresser were found on Craigslist and updated with paint. Here's my first example of simple and natural... just a few monstera leaves (that have lasted over a month so far!) with some little brass deer hiding out among the pinecones underneath and a chunky wood lamp.
The Dining Room is directly across from the Entry. I shopped the house last month and moved some of the wall decor and furniture around, and piled most of my blue and white pieces atop the china cabinet.
I've shared my love for mixing metals recently, and I think Fall is the absolute best time to do just that!
In all of Dining Room shuffle that I mentioned earlier, my bird prints no longer had a home, so I tried them in this spot over my curbside find vintage dresser.
$3.99 grocery store flowers look pretty good with a little bit of added greenery and my favorite filler, a bunch of $.99 kale!! Thanks to my sister for letting me borrow all of these fabulous wart-y white pumpkins that grew in her back yard for my photo shoot. They are so darling and I'm going to have a hard time giving them back! ;)
The last stop on the tour today is our kitchen. Almost 10 years ago when we bought this house it had oak cabinets and chipped formica countertops (read more here). If you're a regular follower you know that those pendants have changed as often as the seasons lately ;) . They were red until a week ago. I had been toying with the idea of possibly painting just the interior candelabra part gold and leaving the cage red, but when I saw Sita's and Courtney's gold lanterns on Instagram both in the same day, I was painting the entire fixtures before the sun went down!
Our Breakfast Nook is connected to the kitchen. The botanical gallery wall is one of my all time favorite DIYs, and the chandelier was my Craigslist find that I drove the furthest for... three hours one way, ha! The table is sentimental. My parents bought it for $5 I think at a yard sale. Dad refinished it and they sent it with my husband and me as we were newly married and moving to our first home. It was our first "real" piece of furniture 22+ years ago. Several years ago I had a carpenter add custom matching apron pieces to the leaves so we could leave them in all the time. It will always have a place in our home!
The next stop on today's tour line-up is Nesting with Grace. You will enjoy touring Brooke's darling house, and I just want to sample every recipe she shares!!
Fall Centerpiece with Untraditional Colors
Welcome Fall Home Tour