My Fall Home Tour

For those of you new to my blog, we just moved into this house in June. 
With the craziness of moving and now school starting I probably wouldn't have done much fall decorating this year except Michelle was nice enough to invite me to be part of her 
Home Tour blog hop. 
And I am so glad she did! I have just loved having my home all decked out for fall!

 Our last house had a beautiful stone fireplace, so at first I wasn't very inspired to decorate the mantel in the new house, but once I started playing around with it I really enjoyed putting it together.
The mantel is really long too, so I could fill it with all kinds of fall goodness.

I am definitely a neutrals girl so you won't be seeing too much color on my home tour.
On the mantel I placed some wood candlesticks I found on clearance at Target, wheat clusters, textured pumpkins from Target, some little tweed pumpkins I found at the grocery store last year and a wood leaf garland I just picked up from World Market.
 Oh and in case anyone is wondering, the mirror is from Kirkland's.

I attempted to hang a coat rack in our entry way and had visions of my thrift store market basket hanging from it. 
Instead all I managed to do was  make a bunch of holes in the wall.
 I am bad at hanging things! grrr.
 So I just put together this little arrangement instead and I am calling it a day, for now.

If you want to see a more colorful version of my fall living room you can click here.

I found a wonderful white pumpkin for the living room, and I'd hoped to find some white mums too, but there are none to be found at the moment so I used some faux flowers from Ikea instead.
 The lantern was a gift from a friend, but it is from Pottery Barn.

Do you spy the cute little Give Thanks pillow? 
I found that in the dollar spot at Target!
Who says you have to use orange for fall decorating? Why not gray and white?

Sorry for the blurry quality of my dining room pics.
 It is the sunlight coming in from a large window.

So Lisa, you plopped a pumpkin in a pedestal and you call that decorating?
Well it is decorating out of necessity, how about that!

While I've unpacked most of the boxes from our move there are still a few I haven't got to and evidently one of them holds all my table runners and cloth napkins!

I do love the green pumpkins though! So why not let this beauty shine!

I'm re-painting this room soon so for now my mirror is just propped up on a table.
 I am not looking forward to hanging that heavy thing! 
More Ikea flowers around the mirror (they come in black plastic pots, but I "re-plant "them).

Across from my dining room is a French Provincial buffet I bought off of Craigslist and lovingly made over.
 I am about to sell it though so if you are in the Austin area and are interested give me a holler.
I kept the decor on the buffet pretty simple too. I guess it goes with the minimalist dining room.

I placed two green pumpkins in a vintage crate and filled in the bare spots with some oak leaves from my back yard. 
It's my favorite thing right now!

My breakfast room is pretty simple too (are you sensing a theme here?)
If you want more info on the light fixture I made for under $10 click here.

I simply placed some mini pumpkins in a raw wood bowl and surrounded it with oak leaves.
I found the bowl at Target last year.

I haven't been able to find any white baby boo pumpkins yet, but these striped ones are pretty cute.

I had to include this little vignette in my kitchen because I just love my owl cookie jar. 
I found him at Goodwill and even though I definitely didn't need him, I couldn't pass him up!

One more kitchen vignette and that's all she wrote.
 I'm sure I'll keep tweaking things as the month goes along.
If you want to see more follow me on Instagram where I post a lot more frequently than I do
 on my blog.

If you'd like to see home tours from the last three days click here and here.
And joining me today are:


  1. Beautiful home tour! I love your mantel and I am head over heels for your dining room chicken wire light!!!

  2. Your new house looks so pretty! I couldn't wait to come running over here first thing this morning :) I know you have done a ton of work, no more red walls lol. You do neutral so well, even though our styles are so very different I am always inspired. Absolutely love your fall decor! xo, Andrea

  3. Lisa, everything looks great! My favorite look for fall is incorporating natural things and that's just what you did. You sure found some gorgeous pumpkins. That's on my agenda today. :)

    I hope you are loving your new house. It's fun to see peeks of it.

  4. Hi Lisa,
    I think your home is looking lovely. It takes time to pull everything together but I know you will have it just the way you want it soon. Love your pumpkins and that little wooden bench is so cute.


  5. Your new home looks great. I love the simplicity. It's so fun having a new home to decorate and it looks like you're off to great start. Great job on the buffet Btw

  6. I love it all! You're lucky to have oak leaves in your own backyard. They make for great fall decor! Love that little owl cookie jar too. I brought my HEB tweed pumpkins out again this year too. Love them. :) Your dining room table top is gorgeous!!!

  7. I love the natural elements and all the pretty details of your home. Your design eye is so pretty. LOVE your oak leaves-jealous over here...
    Happy Fall!

  8. that crate w/ green pumpkins and oak leaves is my fav too! Wonder how the leaves will hold up...

  9. I love all the natural elements you used to bring Fall indoors!! You have done such a wonderful job decorating your new house. I am loving watching it evolve. Thank you so much for joining the tours!! HUGS!! ;)

  10. I really enjoyed your Fall home tour! You've decorated your new home so pretty. I know you must be glad to finally feel settled in your home (despite still having things to do). Of course, that never goes away even if you've been in your home for years. I really liked your Cinderella style pumpkins.

  11. Simplicity is key to subtle beauty and you nailed it with this one !

  12. So lovely Lisa, I love your mantel - that mirror is perfect there!

  13. Your color scheme is calm and beautiful. I just love the three striped pumpkins in the dough bowl.

  14. Looks great especially considering you've lived there for such a short time! Really like those green pumpkins. Haven't had much luck finding pumpkins near us just yet!

  15. Your new home is all decked out for fall! And I love your green pumpkins, too. And you did NOT get that little pillow at the dollar spot at Target!?! It's TOO cute!! Love it all!

  16. Lisa I love how far you've come already! Just moving into a home doesn't stop you from having a beautiful fall home! Great job decking it all out. In love with all the pumpkins.

  17. Beautiful natural Fall touches. That dining table is gorgeous.

  18. Your home is styled like a pro ... very lovely!

  19. I absolutely love your fall decor! Your new house looks beautiful. I love it! Great job!

  20. Congratulations on your beautiful new home Lisa! Oh I love your mantel, those mirrors are perfect too! And your dining table...YOWZA, gorgeous!!!

  21. Lisa I love how you decorated your new home for fall using lovely pumpkins displayed with simplicity. I am in love with your mantel and the mirrors!! Thank you for sharing.

  22. Thanks for the tour. I hope you are loving your new house! I love the simplicity. Great job!

  23. lisa,

    I have to say that each home you move into is prettier than the one before! I love your fireplace and you gave it the perfect touch of fall! I saw the little pillow at Target last week and I thought it was SO tiny. My crazy little mind never thought of layering it. Grrrrr...

    I love the dough bowl with pumpkins and the oak leaves--wonderful idea.

    Great job! :)

    Jane x

  24. Your French Provincial buffet is gorgeous!!

  25. Great post dear! I love it:)