Eclectically Fall Home Tour 2016 | Tour this 1980s fixer-upper, which has been transformed to a modern New England farmhouse and decorated for autumn.
Hey, friends! I can hardly believe it’s time to be sharing a fall home tour! Didn’t summer just begin? I’m wading my way into fall decorating slowly this year, but I was so excited when Kelly from Eclectically Vintage invited me to join her home Eclectically Fall Home Tour this year. It was the perfect thing to get me in gear to get ready for the season. You can start the tour on her blog here!
If you’re stopping by from Craftberry Bush, welcome! Lucy is definitely a tough act to follow, but I will do my best. :)
If this is your first time visiting, I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Nina. I live in the suburbs of Massachusetts with my DIYer husband Mack, our three children, and our golden retriever Lucy. I grew up in New Hampshire and have a love of all things New England Farmhouse- so we’re infusing our formerly builder-grade 1980s colonial with farmhouse charm.
For longtime readers, I’m so excited to decorate some of these newly renovated spaces for fall for the first time!
While I can’t bring myself to do a neutral fall this year, neither was I feeling the extremely vivid oranges and reds. My theme this year is a bit of a “desaturated autumn”. The colors are more reminiscent of the end of summer, and what’s occurring right outside my window with everything muting a bit.
The flowers were arranged from inexpensive Trader Joe’s bouquets. It still surprises me that I can fill my entire home with beautiful flowers for less than the price of a throw pillow!
Apples are a recurring theme this year. While pumpkins are nowhere to be found in my area, we have apples in abundance. I have a print, and a recipe involving apples for you later this week!
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The Pomme Basket is a reader and Instagram favorite every fall- it was from Arhaus five or six years ago and sold out. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to source one that has the wording like this. However, I did find a similar source for the burl bowl I love so much here! Mine was given to me by a family friend named Bernie who makes them as a hobby, but the source has great options.
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This tablescape is a variation of my favorite standby. This time around I added seeded eucalyptus, which seems to be abundant this year, and a kraft paper runner.
Apple orchards are a great source for deer sheds (antlers a deer drops or sheds naturally). My dad found one of these antler sheds in an orchard. The others are faux, found here.
Finally, I dreamed up this idea earlier in the summer, and I really love it for Thanksgiving and other fall gatherings. This is a simple kraft paper runner. It’s a great and simple way for guests to write down and share what they are thankful for.
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I kept things simple in the kitchen, because I really enjoy baking in the fall and don’t want to have to work around too many decorations. As the season progresses, I will probably add in the usual white and cinderella pumpkins that I love with the colors of this space.
The bowl of apples from the dining room is put to work in the kitchen and will become a delicious apple crostata later this week.
This shot was actually impromptu, as I was preparing the flowers for the breakfast nook. They just looked so beautiful in the sink and I couldn’t help but snap a photo.
Lastly, here’s our breakfast nook! The sunset light in the breakfast nook is always unreal and beautiful. It’s somewhat unfortunate that it’s rather dark and requires a light for actual “breakfast” but we use this room constantly, and it’s a dining room too.
I was mesmerized by the light in here. Later, when the leaves completely change colors, I will make sure to take some more shots and show you how this room positively glows at dusk in the autumn.
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I hope you enjoyed my tour! I will be back tomorrow with a free printable, and I will be sharing Part 2 of my tour next week, which includes the mudroom. In addition, if you haven’t already, please make sure to add your name to the list so you don’t miss anything!
The next stop tomorrow morning is Yvonne from Stone Gable! I know you won’t want to miss her always stunning home. I had the honor of meeting and learning from Yvonne at The Haven Conference, and she is such a sweet lady!
Finally, make sure to stop by Good Housekeeping, where our tours will be featured all week long!