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.
For this year’s Finding Fall Home Tour hosted by Laura of Finding Home Farms, I’m joining 16 other bloggers and Better Homes and Gardens! There will be three tours today, starting with Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. If my post is your first stop, be sure to click back (start at the beginning here) for tons of fall decorating inspiration.
If you have been hanging around my blog for the past few weeks you know that I am in the process of moving. I almost told Laura, the tour host, that I might not be able to decorate for fall this year, but then my love of the season had me rethink my priorities. I didn’t do a lot, but did make sure as I staged the house for sale that I added fall touches to my family room.
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.
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.
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.
It always gets a choice spot every fall.
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. :-)
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.
They come in many colors, you can learn all about them, here. 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.
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. I am looking forward to sharing a lot more Fall decorating ideas with you in a new house next year. :-)
Do you decorate for Fall? Then you will love this:
BHG has joined the tour this year and are sharing their fall inspiration ideas. This year, there is a special treat for you. BHG and some of the bloggers want to see your fall decorating ideas. Follow the directions below so that you can be part of us sharing some of our favorite fall ideas this week on Instagram.
Share pictures of your fall decorating on Instagram and use the two hashtags:
#BHGCelebrate for a chance to be featured on BHG’s Instagram
#findingfallhometour for a chance to be featured by me or one of the other bloggers participating on Instagram
- Later this month, Better Homes and Gardens is planning on launching a campaign for their readers to share their fall decorating with the #BHGCelebrate hashtag. Well taken photos with that hashtag will periodically be featured on their feed. They have agreed to start the campaign on Monday to coincide with our tour and do a shoutout to follow along.