Monday, October 7, 2013

Modern and Fresh Fall Home Tour

Good Monday morning!

I want to thank Kristen and Lindsay for inviting me to be part of their Fall Home Tour series. So many inspiring bloggers are part of this series, so be sure to check them out. Yesterday, Julia knocked it out of the park with her creative and creepy Halloween decor.

I love Fall and everything associated with it... jeans and boots, a crackling fire, the smell of cinnamon, a cozy throw, football, soup, hayrides, pumpkin farms, apple picking, cool air and changing colors.

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up our home by adding some elements from Mother Nature.

Pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, a painted gourd and some birch logs add texture around the fireplace.

I love clipping branches from the yard and bringing them inside.

In the living room, I simply added cable-knit pillows, some stacked books and more pumpkins.

Thank goodness for small, white pumpkins. They go with any decor and can be stashed anywhere.

Thanks to its earth tones, our side entry lends itself well to Fall decor.

I keep it pretty inexpensive and uncomplicated using pumpkins and branches again.

Since we're talking about "fresh" Fall decorating, I thought I'd take advantage of Fall's fresh air and create an outdoor gathering space to enjoy a glass of wine with friends.

I simply gathered some items from around the house and brought them outdoors to create a cozy, comfortable, alfresco Fall table.

An old rug was the perfect size for a tablecloth, and gives off a boho chic vibe.

You can't go wrong decorating with nature.

"Shut the Box"... my kids' favorite after-dinner game :)

In case anyone wants to do a little light reading about hunting... ha! :)

Lindsay and Kristen... did you notice I have a glass of wine waiting for you? Cheers to you for coordinating this fun series, and allowing me to share how I cozy up our home for Fall.

I hope you all will visit Jennifer at The Chronicles of Home tomorrow to see what fabulous Fall ideas she has in store for you.

The line-up for the month of October ...

1 – Kristen and Lindsay 

2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno

4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes

5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble

6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design

7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home

8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home

9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore

10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House

11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior

12 – Annekke from This That & Life 

13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog

14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper

15 – Ally from From the Right Bank

16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs

17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things

18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home

19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline

21 – Kelly from View Along the Way

22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen

23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog

24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold

25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors

26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles

27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile

28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence

29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog

30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color and Whitney from The Curtis Casa 

31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three and Jennifer from Brave New Home


  1. CAROLYN!!! I am just dying over your fall home tour! I love everything. It is so cozy and beautiful. But I am DYING over that rug you used as a tablecloth. What an amazing idea?! It adds such personality and color, very boho chic as you intended. And I must say, I love that you've invited me over for a glass of wine! I'm sure you have another friend named Lindsay, but I had to imagine that glass of wine labeled Lindsay in the photo is waiting for me :) I'll be over around 6? Seriously, though, everything is wonderful!

  2. Thanks for the shout out!
    Your tour is amazing my favorite part has to be the table with the rug on it. My parents used to do that and it makes me think of home. It looks gorgeous.

  3. It all looks wonderful, Carolyn. I love your cozy outdoor space.

  4. I love absolutely everything! Love the idea of the rug xo

  5. I absolutely LOOOVVVEEEE the cable knit pillows!!! Where did you get them??? Everything is beautiful :-)

  6. What a fun series! Your outdoor space looks so inviting even if it's chilly out! I love your idea of a rug as a table cloth, definitely warms the area up!

  7. it all looks SO good! the blue and white hutch is my favorite-so soft and pretty and unexpected!!!

  8. It looks great! I especially love the outdoor styling. Makes me want to pour myself a cup of cocoa, grab a blanket, and take a seat!

  9. I'm a new to your blog but boy have I been missing out. I love your home and I loooove that you used a rug as a tablecloth for your outdoor space. It's perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us today.

  10. Your home is so beautiful and your fall touches are perfect! :)

  11. I love that you have kept it so natural and understated. You see so many OTT decorations around that make my teeth curl! x Sharon

  12. I love everything! amazing home tour, puts my one room tour to shame lol.

  13. Your house is SO homey and perfect for fall! I love how you put the birch in the rain boots! That outdoor space is super cute too! Looks like a great place to entertain!!

  14. What a beautiful home...I absolutely LOVE your styling! :) Thanks for sharing!

  15. Everything looks great, Carolyn! I'm with you on the pumpkins and branches, they're always my favorite to use!

  16. Carolyn, your home is absolutely beautiful! I love the cable knit pillows and love the birch in the rain boots. And your outdoor area...perfection. So smart using that rug! ;)

  17. I'll take a glass of wine, too. Or maybe a couple! Tell the truth....did you buy the hunting book just for that great plaid cover? Love the Maritetta blanket, too, my friend!

  18. How fun is your outdoor set-up? I love all of your natural touches, and I do believe I need to get some tiny white pumpkins. :)

  19. What a beautiful home. It is just gorgeous and I love the rug as a tablecloth. Great feature!!!! I could feel right at home or no wine! xo Diana

  20. Gorgeous! I cannot even pick a favorite part. Everything is so well thought out and put together!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  21. Love your pretty blue colors with the white pumpkins...

  22. Loving your deck! It looks so cozy with all the plaid!

  23. So jealous of everyone's amazing homes! Your outdoor space is amazing!

  24. Your outdoor space is perfect! Great tour! :)

  25. I love the rug on the table! What a great look.

  26. Thanks for sharing all of your fall touches with us Carolyn! Enjoyed the tour:)