Fall Home Tour – 2015

Welcome to this years Fall Home Tour.  Who’s ready for fall?  Warning, I went a little crazy with my new camera:).  I am really excited to show you this years fall pictures.  I finally feel like you guys can see what our house really looks like now!  I am going to be honest with you guys fall is not my favorite season ( I never really got excited about going back to school growing up :).  However, I have been truly blessed to live in Pennsylvania where we get to enjoy all 4 seasons and the fall foliage here is amazing.  I also never need an excuse to redecorate my home. 🙂

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Fall home tour / tree driveway

Coming down our driveway “aka” Lehman Lane we have this gorgeous red maple that has the most beautiful leaves.  The tree has not totally changed to red yet but below is one of it’s gorgeous leaves.

fall home tour / fall leaf

We planted a line of hydrangeas soon after we moved in.  I have loved watching them grow and can just imagine them in a few years spilling over the driveway.

Fall home tour / hydrangea border

Our farmhouse used to be the tenant farmer’s cottage of a former turkey farm that has had many additions added to it since it was built in the 1800’s.  This is the 3rd fall we will have here and we have slowly been fixing it up and making it our own one project at a time.

fall home tour / farmhouseFall home tour / fall front porch / pumpkins / oak leaf wreath

We have been working on having the front entrance stand out a little more and to do this we added a new red entryway bench and we painted the tall window red as well.

Fall home tour / entryway bench / pumpkin

All of my pumpkins are from Trader Joe’s.  They have great prices and fun pumpkins.  Noting beats the look of “real” pumpkins to decorate with for fall.

Fall home tour / pumpkin

Come on inside…I kept my fall decorating very simple this year.  As I was getting ready to decorate my house for the fall I found myself overwhelmed and stressed about getting out my fall decorations.  I had just finished reading Marie Kondo’s book, “the Life – Changing Magic of Tidying Up” *affliate link* The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing I was completely inspired to start simplifying and de-cluttering my home.

Foyer / Entryway Table / fall home tour / hunter boots

While some of her thoughts about objects and possessions are different from mine (I don’t actually think about my socks having feelings but they do look happier in my sock drawer now:) the book has inspired me to simplify what we do have and leave out more of what we love.  So goodbye went the fake light up pumpkins and silly Halloween decorations I used to display and we paired down the decorations we have and I bought in real “nature” to decorate with instead.  God really is the best decorator anyway!  We were also very much inspired to change the look and feel of our entryway since it’s the first room you enter.  Our new built in entryway table  really makes a huge difference to the feel of our foyer.  It’s the perfect spot to lay our keys and our mail when we come in and I love that it doesn’t take up too much space:).

Foyer / Entryway Table / fall home tour

Fall in our home brings football watching and cozy fires in our family room.  I also just recently spray painted our pellet stove with high heat black to make get rid of the gold accents and cover up the nicks and scrapes.

Fall Home tour / family room / fireplace / restoration hardware sofa coffee table / pottery barn pillows

We love to all pile up on this big comfy couch from Restoration Hardware.

Fall Home Tour / restoration hardware sofa coffee table / pottery barn pillow

Even Moose, our labradoodle loves it.

Fall Home Tour

I love decorating with nature, pumpkins and maple leaves are the perfect fall accents:).  Pottery barn pillows are another favorite of mine.  I bought the pumpkin pillow 75% off last spring.  You can always find great sales on seasonal decor in the off season.

Fall Home Tour / fall maple leaves

If you are wondering what the deal with that apple is, it’s one of 2 apples we have from our 2 apple trees we planted.  We ate the other one:).

Fall Home Tour / gallery wall / fall leavesFall Home Tour /leather chair8 tips to decorate for fall on a budget / leather chair, plaid throw

Back up to the steps to our living room where we love to have friends, neighbors and family over.

Fall Home Tour / living room / fireplace

Fall Home Tour / living room / fireplaceFall H ome Tour / fall mantel / fireplace

This fall I am finding that I like to display a lot under glass:).  It’s such a simple way to display nature.

Fall home tour / pine cone/ ball jar

You have to be careful bringing nature in though.

Fall Home Tour / fall mantelThere is candy corn in the pumpkin:).

fall home tour / candy corn

I try to give my maple branches a really good shake after cutting them off my trees.  Last year I accidentally brought in a cricket… a smaller version of the one we have on our living room mantel bought to bring our home good luck;).

Fall Home Tour / living room

Our lucky friend was desperately trying to finding his cricket friend in our basement.  A good week went by till we were able to reunite and relocate them outside:).  It drove Jason and I a little nutty at night.

Fall Home Tour / living room

So I tried really hard this year to keep the critters outside this year.

fall home tour / dining room / fireplace

I also baked all the pine cones I used in my decorating.  To make your pine cones critter free and have your house smell amazing click here for instructions.

dining room / pine cone / candlefall Home Tour / dining room / fireplaceFall Home Tour / white pumpkins / fall mantelFall Home Tour / dining room / fireplace

I have some of my velvet pumpkins on my dining room hutch.

8 tips to beautifully decorate your home for fall / pumpkins / fall home tour

I am only sharing our master bedroom in the fall tour because we are still very much working on the kids rooms and I don’t really decorate their rooms seasonally.  Although, Tucker (our youngest) wanted me to tell you that he has a scarecrow in his room since he was disappointed I wasn’t taking pics of his room:).

Fall Home Tour / master bedroom / fireplace / fall mantel

Fall Home Tour / maple leaves

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Every fall I look forward to turning on my oven again:).  When it’s hot in the summer I loose almost all inspiration to cook.  Anyone with me?  But I love to cook in the fall.  Soups, crock pot meals, football apps, pumpkin spice bread, apple crisp, and hot apple cider are just some of my favs:).

Fall home tour / farmhouse kitchen

Our kitchen bay window is the best spot to keep an eye on the kiddos riding bikes and playing in the yard and drawing with sidewalk chalk.

Fall home tour / farmhouse kitchen Fall home tour / farmhouse kitchen

I love changing our old chalkboard with the seasons and the kids and I try to learn different memory verses or quotes.

Fall home tour / chalk board

Our kitchen leads right onto our now private deck with our lattice fence.  We are very lucky to have this perfect shady spot to have meals and our morning coffee.

Fall home tour / outside table deckFall home tour / outside table

The kids and Moose love to run in our yard.  Believe it or not when we moved in this open area was covered with overgrown and crowded evergreens.

Fall home tour / yard

And of course one of my favorite fall things to do is to have fires in our outside fire pit.

Fall home tour / fire pit

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to see our fall home tour!  Happy Fall y’all:)

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31 thoughts on “Fall Home Tour – 2015

  1. Happy Monday Tara, your home looks amazing…the fireplace makes me feel all cozy just looking at it. Your house looks soooo huge…..not to mention your backyard space!!!! Wonderful pics, I am in luv with the paint in your dining room!!! XOXOXO

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my fall home tour Christina!!! I am still working on loving the “red” so I appreciate your sweet comments:).

  2. Your home is beautiful! I was born and raised in Southern California so I enjoy getting to see how the East Coast transitions throughout all four seasons. The history of your home and all the levels – just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Your house just looks like it was meant for Fall decor–it’s gorgeous! And yes, you are so right that God is best decorator 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at the Pretty Preppy Party!
    XO,
    Amy

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