Happy Thursday Everyone. Today I am joining Annie, and Mary Ann and a great group of home decor bloggers for our fall cozy home tour. Come join me for my Natural Collected Fall Home Tour.
There is no need to go out and purchase a bunch of decor that is holiday specific. Try and repurpose what you have. Try to look at your existing decor with a new eye. We have a lot of antique and vintage items. They can be easily repurposed and reused for a unique “new” look. I added a few new pillow covers, some sunflowers, refreshed an old wreath with new moss, and purchased pumpkins. I always try to add natural elements to what I have for a unique collected look. I wanted a muted color theme of browns, creams and rusts for an earthy, organic vibe.
NATURAL COLLECTED FALL HOME TOUR
In California, fall is kind of non-existent. Any eastern trees that we have don’t turn until about Christmas, so we have what I call fake fall. The flowers are still blooming and we drag out the pumpkins. So here you see our bougainvillea in bloom.
I added a wreath that we had on our lake house door for almost 10 years. This door has a lot going on so I wanted the wreath to be simple and not overwhelm the door. I linked a couple of similar at the bottom of the picture with supplies so you can craft your own. I also linked a couple of new ones if you prefer not to make your own. I freshened mine up with some new moss and added three mini pumpkins with the glue gun. All I did was add some gathered twigs, two different kinds of moss, the three mini pumpkins (with the glue gun), and some raffia tendrils. This is a simple craft project anyone can do. I am happy with it and I didn’t have to buy a new wreath.
CRAFT YOUR OWN TWIG WREATH OR PURCHASE SIMILAR
The pots already had the chartreuse & purple potato vines. I took out the begonias and substituted mums & pansies from Home Depot, and Coleus from my favorite nursery Bokay in Salinas. This will last until Christmas. All of the pumpkins came from Borchard Farms in Salinas. If you are local they have the best variety.
Come on in! The living/family everything room is on the left. This is our simple entry. The fixture is original. We are still debating if we should keep it. It is kind of small. We might move it outside (that one is awful) and get something new here.
Since we moved from a much larger home, I have a lot of accessories available to exchange in and out, and pillow covers from years past. You can check out my post Fixer Upper Living Room Before & After here. to see what the living room looked like before. I wanted a cozy, natural collected look without having to change much.
I began by restyling the coffee table. The large black tray was hanging on the wall in one of our guestrooms previously. The antique breadboard was purchased @patine several years ago and travels around the house. The coffee table is modern and I like the juxtaposition of something old to tone down the newness of the coffee table. The vintage blue box was purchased at Round Top several years ago to house the tv remotes. The dried sea urchin and dried cholla add texture and a touch of nature, as does the naturally shed cow horn.
I switched the pillow covers out for some new kuba cloth pillows from Etsy.
The pillow on the chair in the background is from one of my favorite Etsy sellers Krinto. I have purchased many pillows from her and am always happy with the quality and her service. The curtains and rods are from Pottery Barn. I will link them below.
More pillow goodness the cowrie shell pillow was an Etsy find several years ago and was most recently in the entry of my former home. The beautiful brown and white block print pillow as I stated above if s from Krinto on Etsy. The Libeco throws were the splurge, and yes they were worth it. They came from Bloomist and are linked at the bottom of the post. Heavy but soft high-quality linen. Love them! All will be linked at SHOP THE POST at the bottom of the page.
I don’t usually decorate for Halloween but this year I thought I would “pseudo” decorate for Halloween. I dragged out a few of my vintage and antique accessories could appear to have a spooky vibe.
This antique sign (that we have owned for years resided in our upstairs hallway in our former home) isn’t particularly spooky but when combined with my spooky-looking bust from Round Top (that everyone hates except me) it makes for a Halloween-ish vignette.
I love this “teddy” pillow from Pottery Barn. They are soft as silk. They also have throws. I think I am going to order one I combined it with a block print pillow from Breccia on Etsy.
I love this rust stripe pillow from Erin at Homegirl Collection. I have been buying pillows from Erin for years. I combined it with a Kelly Wearstler pillow from years past. I have linked both at the bottom of the post.
Lastly, I restyled the mantle. We inherited the spooky ancestor painting from Steve’s parents. He gives me the creeps but I kind of like him with the wood forms, and the vintage lawn bowling pins from Roundtop. This was my first version. I changed out the coral in the bowl fror pumpkins. Everything used here I already own. The sunflowers were purchased from our local flower market Matranga. The fire screen is from Pottery Barn (highly recommend if you are in the market). You can see how I used these panels in my former home in the post Collected Fall Mantle Four Ways.
I decided that I preferred the bowl of pumpkins in the window
I restyled the coffee table as an afterthought as described above.
Here is the sofa styled with a mix of new and old pillows. You can read more about the thinking behind my selections in my post Fall Pillow Refresh and Favorite Sources here.
SHOP MY NATURAL COLLECTED HOME
If you haven’t yet decorated your home for fall, look at what you have and how you can repurpose it for a fresh new look.As always, thank you for reading my Natural Collected Fall Home Tour. We are loving the warm, earthy vibe for fall. Now let’s go visit the other talented ladies for their tours. Please click on the links below the graphic for some fall magic.