Saturday, September 15, 2018

2018 Fall Home Tour - My Home

I am thrilled to be starting off the 
2018 Fall Home Tours.
  Over the next 5 days - 30 of your favorite bloggers will open their doors to share their Fall Decor with you.  

Today I am first, but be sure to check out the end of this post to visit the other 5 beautiful homes on the tour today.

Welcome to my home.  I am busy making a few changes as usual.  If you are new here, we have been in our home a little over 18 months and things keep changing all the time.  Finding the right furniture arrangements and accessories has been trial and error for sure.  
Some things that worked beautifully in the last house just don't work in this new one.  There have been several layouts for this house so far and today I want to share the latest.  (Now this is still a work in progress, so stay tuned.  Everything is subject to change.)

Welcome -  Just inside the front door is a library table that serves as our Entrance Table.  When you enter our home you step right into the living/dining area, so I love having this table as a place to drop my keys, packages, purse and shoes.  I am a barefoot gal, so off come the shoes first haha 

This area recently got a makeover.  I replaced a painting with this mirror and added some new fall accessories.  I love grasses and these had such pretty fall colors.  I love the pretty wicker vase I found at Home Goods too.  I am loving adding in a little wicker throughout the house this season. 

The living room got the biggest change this last week.
 We've had a huge mirror on the wall in this room ever since we moved in.  It was a huge mirror and one that always created a lot of conversation.  Some liked it and some really hated it.  Since I had been using it in the last two houses, I finally decided it was time for it to go.  Here is the before - --

And The After 
  Wow, I couldn't believe how big a two story blank wall can look.  My daughter came to the rescue by loaning me a couple of paintings until I decide what I am going to do with it.  (This is a really hard area to photograph, the colors just seem washed out)

This is a pair of paintings that she had in her previous home.  They are in shades of soft cocoa/gold & cream. 

 I used pillows in the same shades of coca brown as the art work.

I kept the wicker tray, but changed out all the accessories to a more eclectic mix.   I am shopping for a new coffee table, but still haven't found what I want.

It will be fun to decide what is going to take the place of the mirror permanently.  Hopefully we will have some great changes in the near future. 

The dining area got a new centerpiece and place settings.  I kept the wicker chargers because they just speak rustic fall to me and I wanted to keep the table casual.

Layering two napkins always looks interesting.

Just a sinple pot of ivy and two candlesticks is all it takes to create an inviting and interesting table.

The kitchen is my favorite room in the house.  I love how our remodel turned out.

If you missed the before you can see the complete makeover here. 

The breakfast area is where we seem to gather when the family is here.  It can seat 8, so that usually works. 

 I have it set for a Farmhouse Sunday Morning Breakfast.

Wheat, checks and burlap are some of my favorite things. 

The breakfast area, kitchen and family room take up the back of the house so naturally this where I am most of the time.

Family Room.  Like all the other rooms, this one is a work in progress too.

My beloved Horse painting is the main focal point.  I love how this room is beginning to come together with the painting, cowhide rug and round coffee table.  I am still working on chairs for this room, but in due time it will come together (I hope).

You will usually find all of us hanging out here watching TV or grabbing a snack from the kitchen.  This is where we "live".

Thanks so much for the visit.  I always love having company.  Now be sure to check out the other 5 homes on the tour today.

NestingWith Grace  - Brooke always has something new, fresh and inspiring to copy.  

Pink Peppermint Design - Tammy has been remodeling her 80's Fixer Upper and you won't believe how gorgeous it is.

Southern Hospitality - Rhoda and her new hubby have been busy remodeling and fluffing their new home.  Tons of great DIY Projects and decor to check out.

Decor To Adore  - Laura has a knack for creating the most interesting and inspiring vignettes.  I love the simplicity of this one.

Cuckoo4Design  - Julia does black and white to perfection.  Tons of texture makes her home so interesting and inviting.

Tuesday's lineup is one you don't want to miss so be sure to stop by tomorrow.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
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  1. It's beautiful Marty. I love your new kitchen!! And the horse picture in the family room is perfect. You have a great eye. Thanks for the tour.

  2. Such a beautiful tour Marty! And the new artwork is stunning!

  3. Beautiful tour Marty and those large paintings are perfect. I would try to find something like those if you can't keep those.

  4. HI, Marty, thanks for taking on this tour and inviting me again! It's fun to join forces on these tours. Your home is really coming together too and it's looking so good. I love grasses too and how much texture they add. I agree that those large paintings above the sofa are perfect! Maybe you can keep them!

  5. Your home is beautifully suited for fall decorating Marty with all of your gold accents. I adore the black and white checkered napkins on your dining table. Thanks for hosting the tour again this season.

  6. Marty, your home looks beautiful. I love your daughter’s paintings, they are perfect in your space!

  7. The new paintings work perfectly in that spot! Your home looks so pretty all decorated for fall! Looking forward to checking out all the tours!

  8. Beautiful tour, Marty! I love the 2 paintings so would look for something similar! Still love that horse painting too. I am almost done decorating for Fall. I WAS done then decided to change the mantle:)

  9. Your home looks so lovely. The fall touches are so warm and welcoming.

  10. Marty, It is all just so very lovely. I adore the art from your daughter. It's perfect in the space. I really like how you used runners instead of placemats in the kitchen. So cool! What granite did you use? We are thinking of updating our island. I love It. Thanks so much for organizing another fab tour!

  11. Your home is just lovely, Marty. Isn't it amazing what a little shaft of wheat can do for a room - instant fall feeling!

  12. Marty, your home is so classic and beautiful in every season!

  13. I love your dining table, Marty, and your kitchen is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this great tour!

  14. Love all the fall touches Marty. It all looks so pretty.

  15. It is all so lovely and inviting. I too am wanting to replace my Queen Anne drop-leaf coffee table but haven't found anything I like any better. I added a link to your blog on my Wednesdays Wellness post for Fall decor ideas and the Home Tour.

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  17. Marty, I love the new mirror in your foyer, it makes that area so chic and welcoming! I love the simple touches of Fall you have added throughout you home. Oh, and I would love to join you for a Sunday breakfast on that beautiful farmhouse table!

  18. Marty as always thank you for having me on this tour with you and lovely ladies you include every season. I love your simple touches to Fall including those pretty buffalo check napkins.

  19. Oh my, I just LOVE a fall home tour. I'm loving all the texture in your fall decor; your house looks lovely. Oh, and I'm a barefoot gal, too! ;)

  20. Your home tours are always gorgeous, Marty! :) The horse painting always gives me allll the heart eyes! I love the whole tour!

  21. It all looks lovely Marty! Those paintings that your daughter loaned you work so perfectly in that space. Wishing you a wonderful fall!

  22. Marty, your home looks so warm and inviting- much like your personality! I really have loved seeing how you've made this home your own after loving your previous home so much. I adore your chic style!

  23. I typically prefer mirrors, but I am in love with your new artwork here (even if it is only temporary). So beautiful how you pulled the colors from the artwork and incorporated the scheme into your pillows. What a fabulous home!

  24. What fun! With our move and working I have been MIA for a couple of weeks. I am glad to get back just in time for you to kick off the fall tour. Love it. That horse painting has always been one of my favorite things in your home. Lovely, Marty!!!! xo Diana

  25. Love your home, Marty! Thank you so much for hosting another fabulous fall tour!

  26. Your home looks beautiful Marty! Hope you have a great weekend.

  27. Thanks so much for organizing this fabulous fall home tour, your home is beautiful as always- love all your fall touches! Have a wonderful weekend.- Kristy from Starfish Cottage

  28. Love your home tour Marty!! Your gold mirror, new art and fall table are so stunning! Love your kitchen too! Thanks for hosting this fun tour! xo Heather

  29. Marty, I love your fall tour! The new art is beautiful and you paired it so well with the rest of your accessories. Albeit, I was a fan of that large mirror too! Can't wait to see what you decide.

  30. The autumn decor is lovely throughout your home. My favorite room is the dining room as well. Love the ladderback farmhouse dining chairs and the large french country dining table. Just gorgeous!