Today I’m excited to be sharing my fall home tour as part of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour hosted by Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. I have enjoyed following Lindsay’s series for a while now, so it is really a thrill to get to participate this time around, and with so many other talented ladies.
If this is your first visit here, welcome! I’m Brittany, and I live in Springfield, Missouri, with my husband and three chihuahuas. We’ve lived in our 1921 bungalow for about a year and a half and while we still have a lot of work to do, we’ve come a long way, too. You can see the before and afters so far in our house tour. My design aesthetic is extremely eclectic. I like a bit of everything–from farmhouse to midcentury, bohemian to traditional. In short, I enjoy the art of the mix! The vast majority of stuff in my house has been thrifted (or in some cases pulled from the trash!), but if you want to know where something came from, I am happy to share.
I don’t honestly consider myself to be much of a seasonal decorator per se, but I do like to bring in simple touches to reflect the time of year. To me, fall is about richness and coziness. While I have a colorful house to begin with, this year I decided to decorate for fall with a subtle emphasis on greens, reds, and purples, with a few seasonal flowers.
I think this may be the first time I have ever shown the front of my house on the blog. We need to put some work into the exterior of our house and have not gotten around to much of it yet. However, we did recently paint our somewhat abused front porch, and I put a fresh coat of paint on the waiting-to-be-replaced door, so it seems like as good a time as any to share a bit of our outdoor space.
The potted croton is usually an indoor plant and not actually part of my fall decor, but it has done so well on the porch this summer that I’m trying to let it stay outside as long as possible. So far we’ve had warm enough weather that I’ve barely had to bring it inside at all.
These two pups are Pepper (closest to me) and Fatty.
Come in and have a look!
I wanted a simple and inexpensive wreath for the door, so made this one with a twig wreath and a few berry sprigs you can find at most craft stores. I just tucked the sprigs in between the twigs and used the wire from the berries to anchor. It took some adjusting but in the end it was a pretty easy DIY.
Those of you who are familiar with my house might notice that my white and blue dining chairs are absent from these pictures. They aren’t gone gone, just put away for now. I was craving something simpler around table, and I think these old, imperfect chairs actually fit really well for fall.
I spotted this pepper plant at my local nursery and thought it was so beautiful. My husband loves spicy things, so I thought it would be fun to use this as my fall centerpiece and then mayyybe just maybe eat some of the peppers later on. The description at the nursery said the peppers were a medium heat. Well, my younger brother was the first intrepid soul to try out one of these babies, and no sooner had he popped it into his mouth than he was running for a glass of milk…as it turns out, they are 5x hotter than jalapenos! The plant is called a Loco pepper–I guess that should have been our first clue. 🙂
After searching and searching for some old windsor chairs, I found all three of these on the same morning, in the same small town about 20 minutes away, at three different stores. Originally I thought I would paint them, but I love them just as they are. Even the chippy pink one is perfect, and not at all something I would have come up with myself.
I’ve said a number of times that I’m not exactly an avid cook, but the same doesn’t go for baking. I love to bake, probably because I love to eat baked goods. I make no secret of the fact that I baked this bread for and during the course of this shoot, or that I ate most of it single-handedly in about two days. There’s definitely something about a good fall bread that is just one of life’s simple pleasures.
Compared to other spaces in the house, our bedroom is pretty pared down and subdued (not counting the rug, of course). I typically don’t change the furnishings or decor much throughout the year. In truth, I also find the red to be a bit limiting when it comes to other color parings. Red with almost anything seems to stand for something (red+blue=America, red+green=Christmas, I could go on, trust me). Anyhow, I decided to ignore the red completely and just stick with a few simple changes in the pillows and the addition of some fall flowers.
Jellybeans is actually on the bed because she and I were in a dispute over who is the rightful owner of that green pillow, and she came to guard her territory. Shortly after this photo was taken, I tried to zhush one of the other pillows, and she ran all over everything and fully trounced the whole bed. And shortly after that, the green pillow was put in the closet, not to be heard of again for a long, long time. And the rest of us lived happily ever after.
And that’s a wrap on our fall home tour–thanks so much for coming along! To close us out, here are a couple from the blooper reel.
Continue on with the tour by heading over to check out Jennifer’s post at Dimples and Tangles. Jennifer is a color-and-pattern loving lady after my own heart, and I think you will love her home!
You can also catch up with the tours from earlier this week at the links below. Thanks so much to Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. for hosting this wonderful event!