Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017 Fall Home Tour - My Home

I am thrilled to be kicking off the 2017 Fall Home Tours.  We are starting off today with 6 gorgeous homes and 6 more each day this week. 30 of the most beautiful homes in blogland will be opening their doors to share their Fall decor.   You will definitely want to mark your calendars so you don't miss a single one.

Come on in so let me show you around.

  In the 8 months that we've lived here, I have tried several different furniture arrangements in the living room.  I think I finally have the one that works best for this space.  It is just a matter of trial and error and sometimes taking away furniture to finally get it right.  So come on into the living room, I can't wait to show you around.  I have been adding some of my favorite fall colors to the house.

 The living room got a few touches of orange and leopard.    I think orange is such a bright happy color. It always reminds me of the changing leaves on all the trees every fall and who doesn't love leopard.

One of my favorite things about this house are the huge windows and all the wonderful light that streams in.  (After the drape major fail - I am definitely keeping these fabulous windows bare.  Shutters are all they need)

The coffee table is usually set up for a game of chess.  That is my hubby and grandson's favorite way to spend time together.   An orange candle and pretty hurricane carry on my color scheme.

(Be sure to check out World Market for some super velvet pillows in such great colors.  The price is fabulous too.)

This little floral arrangement got a fresh makeover with a few feathers ~~~

and I couldn't resist this shell from Home Goods when I saw it - you know how much I love cloches.

The dining area looks so bright with it's orange napkins too.

I moved the wine rack to this corner for a change.  So far I like it.  (I think we need to buy more wine, it's looking a little empty.)

Adding feathers to any bouquet gives it a little bit of sass.

I'm working on a new furniture layout for the family room - so here is a little sneak peak.  (New to me sofa, coffee table & chairs coming - oh and bamboo blinds too)

Since the kitchen adjoins the family room, let's take a look at it next.  (You can see my full kitchen makeover here)

It's still hard for me to realize it looked like this when we bought the house.  Such a huge transformation on a really small budget.

OK, back to the tour - - - -

I pulled out a few of my antiques for Fall.  I love this coffee grinder and I actually use it.  Makes great coffee.   Two of my favorites - a butter platter and a cloche.

The breakfast table is set with ivy, wheat, and a gold gourd - nice and simple for everyday.

In the corner of the breakfast room, I brought my antique Butter Churn out of storage.  I love this piece.  I found it when I lived in Oregon 34 years ago.  The stenciling is so pretty ~~~~and isn't this crank handle just amazing.  There are big paddles inside to turn the cream and make butter.
I found this hand carved rooster in Fredricksburg Texas years ago.  I love this piece too and I think he looks so grand sitting on the butter churn.

I have so much fun cooking and decorating my new kitchen.  

This is my favorite spot in the house.  This is one of my favorite views, looking back into the kitchen and breakfast area from the family room.  (On a side note, our NuCore waterproof floors from Floor & Decor are one of my favorite things too.  I get a ton of questions about them all the time.  All I do is vacuum and mop, so easy and they look fabulous)

The master bedroom got a little fall decor too with some fur and glitz.

I love having room to have a really comfy chair to sit in.

Fur, velvet and glitz.  What else could you want?

Of course I have to share a pic of the backyard.   My biggest wish in the new house was a pool.   Ours was finished in June and I have loved it every single day all summer.   We have a long way to go with landscaping, but it will get there. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I love sharing our new home with you.  Still tons to do, but we are having fun.

Now let's take a look at the other 5 homes on the tour today.

Inspiration For Moms Laura's style is a beautiful mix and so well done.  She definitely proves style is not about budget with her wonderful DIY projects.  Just look at this kitchen, isn't it a dream

Cuckoo4Design - Julia's style is definitely Contemporary Chic with a bit of Boho thrown in for good measure. 

Clean & Scentsible -  Jenn's style is an updated version of Farmhouse chic.  I love how she pays attention to every detail.

Life On Virginia Street -  Sarah has the magic touch of taking eclectic to the next step.  Casual Contemporary best describes her style.  Love how she mixes colors.

Decor To Adore - Laura's style is traditional with a touch of old world glam.  She pays attention to every detail and creates the most amazing vignettes and spaces. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next 6 homes.  They are all stunning and you will find lots of inspiration and ideas.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting again Marty. I love what you have done. The added touch of leopard is always one of my favorites and I'm loving that you are keeping the windows bare. Have a great fall season

  2. Your home is beautiful. Elegant and simple. Your sense of style is beautiful. I have been following your blog for several months and I enjoy the sense of trepidation with which you approach your decorating. Everything is well thought out. I am a florist and I appreciate the sense of importance that you attach to the smallest items. Thank you for the encouragement and support that you afford me. I always feel encouraged after I read your blog. Thank you! Your home is beautiful(love your kitchen re-do and the pool area).

  3. Love your home, Marty! You can never go wrong with a little fur and glitz! Beautiful...thank you so much for having me. :)

  4. Very pretty!! I love your touches of orange through out.... with classy elegance.

  5. Marty your home is so gorgeous! I love all of your subtle fall touches with pops of orange, fur and a little bling! Thanks so much for inviting me to your tour to check out more fall inspiration!
    XO Barbara

  6. Marty I am in love with your kitchen. It is so cozy yet classy. I too added a bit of leopard. Great minds...

  7. I still can't believe you've only lived here for 8 months Marty! Your house is so cozy and put-together already! I love the touches of feather in your floral decor and the animal prints all around. I also love the carpet in your living room! Fantastic tour as always and so honored to be included in your Fall home tour line up!!!! Thank you so very much!

  8. i love how consistent your color scheme is in your home. i know i've commented on the kitchen makeover, but this looks extra spectacular, somehow. i love the hardware and that hanging fixture!

  9. I just love your new home, Marty! You have made it so cozy. The light coming in the windows: just love that. You really have out done yourself!

  10. Marty, I love your home! The added elements for the fall season are perfect. Totally agree with the no drapes in the living room. The sunlight is too pretty to cover in any way.
    Another thing, I just noticed you have a new profile picture. It may have been there a while but new to me. Nice picture! xoxo

  11. Marty, you have really done an amazing job on your new home. Everything is perfect. Love the Fall colors they look great.

    The tour is wonderful - great job and looking forward to seeing Tuesday's Fall Home Tours.


  12. Your home is so lovely I am not sure what I have enjoyed more. The autumn accents are just right! Loved the tour!

  13. Oh Marty! Everything looks wonderful and so warm and welcoming. I love the colors, the pillows and even though we're talking about Fall, I am in love with your pool too! Thanks so much for hosting :) XO, Amy

  14. Oh Marty! Your home is looking so beautiful! I love how airy and soft everything looks along with your gorgeous pops
    of colour! I like the feathers in your bouquet! Perfect for fall! Beautiful! Happy Fall! 🍂🍁🍂

  15. Thanks so much for hosting, Marty! Your home looks lovely. I love that your husband and grandson play chess together!

  16. Your new home looks beautiful all dressed up for Fall! I love the fur and glitz in the bedroom, you gave me an idea:) The tour looks great!!! Have a terrific week, Marty!

  17. You've done such a wonderful job of making it home after just a few short months--I know from experience that it's a tough job! :) I'm also glad to see that your greek key pillow is still looking fabulous. Thanks for hosting again, Marty!

  18. Marty your new home is looking so pretty. You know I am not an orange lover but YOU my dear, made it look perfect in your home!! great job!!!

  19. I have loved watching (through your posts) as you transformed your new home and yard. Love seeing it all together today.

  20. Love all your touches of gold (especially that lamp in your master) and leopard! Love your kitchen too! You have done a lot in a short amount of time!

  21. Marti, I love your classic style, especially when you add those extra special touches to it... feathers, fur and glitz... Yes please!

  22. What a wonderful tour Marty! I love your color scheme with burnt orange and the leopard pairs so nicely. You made the right call on the windows. All that natural light is amazing!

  23. Marty your home is always gorgeous, LOVE all the pops of orange, and paired with the Leopard print pillow it's the perfect color palette for Fall!

  24. Beautiful home Marty! Loved taking the tour..:) All the little touches makes the home so special..:) Love it!

    -Priyam @

  25. Oh, Marty! Your home is so beautiful and I love everything you've done to make it yours! It's all gorgeous for fall and congratulations on your new pool. Now I'm off to visit the homes on your tour.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Love seeing all of your "tours" for each season....Your new home is so beautiful and I love the way you use animal prints in your room...How great that you use that antique coffee grinder! ... Wonderful touches of Fall in each room!

  27. Everything looks gorgeous. This fall home tour is amazing. Nice post.

  28. I love the horse picture in your family room! And your kitchen makeover is fantastic!

  29. Elegant and beautiful home Marty! Kitchen looks gorgeous, great job!

  30. Always enjoy your tours Marty. You've created a lovely, inviting home.

  31. It looks like you are doing quite a good job getting things the way you want them. It takes a while in a new place.

  32. Your "Fall" home looks beautiful, Marty! I really like that you've got such a lovely mix of neutrals and rich color throughout your home, and those pops of orange are perfect! This looks like a great tour of Fall homes, and I plan to browse at my leisure!

    Woohoo, down to double-digit temps...hope we are finished with those triples! Have a lovely and cooler weekend!

  33. Beautiful Marty! I love all of your subtle touches and your kitchen is lovely. I'm still wishing for a pool!
    Thanks so much for including me in your tours. xo

  34. Marty- you have done an amazing job turning a house into your home. So glad that you are able to start decorating it for the seasons with all you little touches. thanks for hosting the tour again this year. one of my favs.

  35. Wow! Your home is looking gorgeous for fall!

  36. Such an elegant, festive welcoming tour! And I see my favorite little pig still sitting in the kitchen! Love it all.

  37. You have such a graceful home. Love the touch of leopard pattern {a personal favorite of mine}.