Fall Home Tour 2016

irisnacole-com-fall-home-tourI wait for it each year.  That feeling I get as summer is on its way out and fall is slowly creeping into our lives.  It’s not a matter of a cool breeze blowing in, or anything like that really, it’s just this feeling I get, and I finally got it a couple of weeks ago and I’m so excited about it!

Despite my being in tune with the season change, around here in Texas it’s still blazing hot, and the only sign of fall is in the stores.  I’m waiting for that cool breeze to come so I can finally enjoy going outdoors again.  You might know, I hate being outside during the summer, unless I’m around a body of water that is.  I just don’t fair well in the heat, which is why I plan to take full advantage of our fire pit and our newly made over backyard once it starts to cool down.

Until then, you and I can enjoy my fall decor on my porch, and inside the house via this home tour.  Before we start, I’d like to thank Meg, of Green With Decor, for hosting this tour.  I have visited all of the homes so far, and I can say, with all of the different styles being shown, I think there is something for everyone.  Be sure to check the bottom of the page for links to all of the tours!

Let’s start out on the porch shall we?  Normally I go all out, buying a ton of pumpkins, decorating with hay, and all sorts of farm-like decor.  This year, I wanted the outside to reflect as closely as it could to the inside, which is why I chose a basic wreath, plants with fall colored leaves, and mums in terracotta pots.

My ultimate decorating goal this season is that you will see my home without too much going on in it.  I must have overdone it last year from season to season, because simple is all I seem to desire these days.  Just my home, as I like it, but with touches of the season sprinkled throughout.

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Let’s move on inside the house now.  Our entryway has gone through a small makeover in the last few months.  Some of you may remember the changes from my summer home tour, but if you missed it you’ll see that I moved my large foyer table out, and moved this little beauty in.  Hands down, it is one of my favorite furniture finds, and decorating it has been so enjoyable in comparison to the larger table.

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I love collecting crystals, so when I ran across these two they were immediately added to the ever growing collection.  I read today that crystals should be put away with your summer decor, but I have to argue against that point. I mean, when has a crystal belonged only to one season?  Anyhow, I won’t be following that advice, and I urge you to also go against the grain if you really love something, especially if it involves your home.  Make yourself and your family happy, and don’t worry about what’s “in” and “out”.  Rant over now.  Let’s talk about those beautiful bleached peacock feathers!  You can imagine my surprise when I saw them in my local craft store on sale for less than 40 cents each.  Let’s just say I didn’t argue with the price, and depleted their inventory pretty quickly.  Haha!

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The rest of the space is pretty simple.  I added this adorable metal wreath to my niche, and added a faux fur pillow to the bench to make it a bit more cozy.  I also added a new runner to the space, which has been such a nice change.

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Let’s move on into the living room.  I had this image of a moody space, with dark pillows and floral accents. Lots of brass too.  For one reason or another I just couldn’t make it come to life this season, and I’m not all that bothered by it.  I guess I wasn’t all that into the idea anyways, because instead of dark and moody I gravitated towards feathers, macrame, bold pops of color, and a light and bright pallet.  Isn’t it funny how that works?

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I managed to get the look by using a mix of old, new, and thrifted decor.  I’d like to say it’s a bit eclectic, which is where I feel like my decor compass is pointing right now.

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Notice my “Inspired By DIY” art up on the wall?  It worked out perfectly that I managed to get the second one finished just in time for me to photograph the tour.

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And finally, our family room.  We spend a lot of family time in this space, so it has to be comfortable for us.  We recently made some necessary changes to the space that I love.  For one, we got rid of our large coffee table, which had no business being in a space where a child like mine runs around and around and around, non-stop in the evenings.  The smaller round table makes for a much easier obstacle, though I’m not 100% sure that we’ll be keeping it, since it came damaged.  We will see!  We also moved our larger chairs out, and replaced them with these rattan armchairs, which I’m in love with!  To make the space cozier, I added faux sheep skins to the chairs, and we added a gorgeous rug layered onto our jute rug.  I switched up the decor on the shelves with some existing pieces to freshen up the space as well.

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The neutral, leather, sweater, and faux suede/fur pillows are so comfortable.  Granted we kick most of them off the couch before we sit down, but the ones that remain are cushy and enjoyable to sit with.

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Oh and you’ll see that I purchased a desk for this space too.  Before we had a bench that didn’t get much use, but this desk has proven to be useful in blogging.  I can sit here and type away, or complete a craft project while the rest of the family is in here, instead of holing myself up in my office.  It’s so nice!

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That’s all I’ve gotten around to decorating for this tour.  Our kitchen will be painted in the coming week, and our dining room should be finished in the month, so hopefully I’ll have those spaces to share with you all around Halloween.  Oh yeah, didn’t you know?  I am a Halloween decorating freak!  I’ll be “spookifying’ our home very soon to prepare, and I can’t wait to share it with y’all!  Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting!

-Iris

 

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Fall decorating ideas from 34 talented bloggers

Monday

Green With Decor

Craft and Tell

Little Bits of Home

Love & Renovations

Newly Woodwards

Simple Nature Decor

Our Crafty Mom

Tuesday

My Life From Home

House by Hoff

Wife in Progress

Knock it off Kim

Average But Inspired

Lehman Lane

Pocketful of Posies

Wednesday

My Creative Days

Sharon Joyce Interiors

2 Bees in a Pod – Vicki’s house

Iris Nacole

Up to Date Interiors

Seeking Lavender Lane

Casa Watkins Living

Thursday

The DIY Mommy

The Honeycomb Home

Two Purple Couches

2 Bees in a Pod – Jenn’s house

Go Haus Go

Love Your Abode

Live the Fancy Life

Friday

Pretty Real Blog

This is Our Bliss

Designing Vibes

Shabby Grace Blog

Southern State of Mind

Our House now a home

 

Comments

  1. says

    Wow! Just wow! Your home is gorgeous. I love the light and bright feel but it’s still so cozy. #housegoals Seriously. Will subscribe!
    Tiffany (Pretty Real)

  2. says

    I don’t even know where to start, Iris!! Your home is always so beautifully decorated and styled and the same goes for fall! I love the fresh and light vibe you have and the pops of autumn colors look stunning against your bright backdrop! Oh and if your coffee table and leather pillows go missing, you’ll know where to find them 😉 – Rachael
    Rachael @ This is our Bliss recently posted…A Casual Fall Tablescape [How to add a warm, welcoming vibe to your Fall Table]My Profile

  3. says

    Your home is so stunning! I’m with you, I always crave simple! Pinning! Your wreath makes my heart flutter! What is it made out of?

  4. says

    I have to admit, I always look forward to your home tours. Your front porch is flawless, love love! And I can’t wait to see your Halloween decor, you always rock that out!!
    Sara recently posted…Fall Home Tour 2016My Profile

  5. says

    Can I say that I have a serious crush on your foyer? Your home is just beautiful and I love all of the Fall touches!

  6. says

    Every time I visit your blog I think how talented you are! Everything is stunning and you should be a professional photographer. 🙂

    • says

      You are too kind Bre! I really enjoy learning the craft of decorating and photography, so blogging has been a wonderful experience for me take advantage of both of those arts. I secretly wish I could be both an interior designer and photographer. Maybe one day all of the practice will pay off! 🙂

    • says

      Thank you so much Tara! I really wanted to keep it simple out on the porch, so I’m glad to hear it still has some wow factor for people to enjoy. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Christina! I feel like I was in such a dark place personally last year, that all this white and bright decorating is just a representation of how great I feel today. I’m glad you enjoy it! 🙂

  7. says

    Iris

    You are loaded with style and your home reflects it, you are so talented and I love all the cool pieces in your home. The concrete side table is my favorite.
    Maria

    • says

      Thank you Amanda! My husband and I have “debate” over that door on a weekly basis. I love it, but the fact that it doesn’t have a window makes the entryway so dark. I want to replace it because of that, but he isn’t having it. I’ll let him know he has someone on his side to keep it. Haha! 😉

    • says

      Thank you Oscar! It has been my pet project of the summer. I just couldn’t find the right table until recently. Too bad it came chipped. I’m thinking I might keep it though. I mean, my son is going to mangle up anything I get for that space anyways. Might as well be a pretty table! LOL!

  8. Ardith says

    Oh, Iris, your soft boho vibe looks wonderful and make your home that much more cozy. Well done you. Cheers, Ardith

  9. says

    Iris,
    Your home is gorgeous as ever! I love all of the feathers and the simple elegance you achieved. I enjoyed the inspiration.

    Much Love,
    Erica
    Designing Vibes

  10. says

    I always enjoy seeing your gorgeous home, Iris. It looks beautiful and I know we’ll be enjoying cool weather soon–fingers crossed! I see you added the new Nate Berkus table to your living room. His table collection for fall is on point!

    • says

      Oh my gosh, I can’t wait for cooler weather! I need it, ya hear me! This heat has been terrible for some reason this past summer. Haha! I was so happy to find the table on sale a couple of weeks ago. I had been looking for a marble topped table. It came with some minor damage, so I requested a replacement. The second came with a huge crack in the top, so I had to return it. Thinking I’ll keep the first one though, since it isn’t too bad off, and I’m really loving the look. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you Michelle! I glad you liked them. I was worried I didn’t do “enough”, for the tour, but I really am enjoying it in person, and glad to hear that you like it too! 🙂

  11. says

    What a lovely home you have! Love your subtle touches for the change of seasons. I’m just loving your front door and the wreath – such a beautiful, natural statement.

    • says

      Thank you Kim! I’m so glad you liked it! Doing something different this year was a bit scary, but it seems to be working on all accounts. 🙂

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