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Finding Fall Home Tour

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Welcome to Fall at In My Own Style.

Come fall, I am always ready!  It is my favorite time of year. It is the season that brings life back inside and for celebrating the cozy comforts of home that nurture, inspire, and envelope us.

I like to enjoy every second and not miss anything… the chill in the air that requires you to grab a hoodie before you leave the house, football games, pumpkins ( big orange ones), mums, and especially that nesting feeling that comes along when the calendar page turns to Autumn.


I used mostly what I had to decorate since I didn’t want anything new that would soon have to be packed into a box. Instead I went to my yard to get the last of the hydrangeas. I massed them into a Costco size jar I turned into a vase.

I made the coffee table this summer by repurposing an old mirror.


To warm it up for the season, I placed an empty gold frame on top and then set the flowers and books inside it.  It looks like a big tray.

I made the leopard pillow covers to add a bit of chic to the mix. I love leopard and this fabric has a soft brushed feel that feels as good as it looks.

decorating with white for fall

This is the view I get of my family room when I am sitting at my desk. I love the light bright openness and pops of color.


The leopard fabric is called Jamil from Lewis and Sheron Textiles. The fuchsia velvet is from Sy Fabrics.


My mom made this ceramic pumpkin when I was growing up. The antler is a Christmas ornament from Pier One. I removed the hook to use it as a table decoration.


It always gets a choice spot every fall.


On the side table I poured a layer of dried berries on a square plate and then placed a candle in the middle.  


I can never have too many candles. This double wicked one is from HomeGoods.


One of my absolute favorite things about fall is knowing that Spiced Wafers hit the supermarket shelves.


There is nothing as delish on a crisp autumn day as to come home to find an orange box of Spiced Wafers in the pantry to dip or dunk into hot tea or coffee.


They are one very crisp cookie…a Philadelphia original made with ginger and molasses, perfect for dunking.  Yum!

I made the oak leaf fabric pillow using two dishtowels. No-sew tutorial coming soon. :-)

Fall Decorating ideas on a budget

Another reason I didn’t have time to get more decorating done this year is that I have been sidelined by an ankle injury.

While sitting on the sofa with my foot on a pillow, I got the idea to have some fun and use chalk markers in fall colors on the mirror of the coffee table.


Chalk Markers come in many colors. When you tire of your art or words, the ink wipes right off with water and a paper towel.


I used the quote from the stack of books I posted about in my Fall Home Tour last year to go around the table.


We have a gas fireplace, but these birch logs add just the right color and texture for my home’s color scheme and style.

Fall home Decorating ideas

Purple asters are one of my fall faves. I love the way the color pairs with orange.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated my family room.

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  1. Gorgeous! I too have those same purple towels with leaves you made into a pillow. I used it for a table runner :-) It’s great color and pattern.

    I’m especially glad to see you’ve staged your home with your own style. I mean after all, when a house is lived in and it’s as beautiful as yours is, I’d rather see that than something rather non-descript when touring homes for sale. (With our home too on the market, and still being lived-in, I too have staged in my own style.) :-D

    Lovely work as always Diane! Best wishes on your sale.

  2. Leopard and hot pink!? Count. me. in!!! Oh, Diane. You know I love you and your style. This is just great. I just want to come over for coffee and chat and chat and chat. Hope you are well! :)

    xo Michael