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Welcome to my Fall Home Tour!

Today I’m sharing my fall home tour with some beautiful inspiration for the coming season.

I love Fall Home Tour day!

Actually, I love spring/summer/Christmas home tour day as well.

I just love home tours… stalking people’s living spaces is one of my top 5 favourite things to do.

And the best part of prepping for my own Fall Home Tour, is that for a glorious few hours (or maybe few minutes) after I take my pictures everything in our house looks beautiful.

Perfectly in place.

And I soak it in like a desert cactus after the rain.

Because it won’t last long.

But as least I have the pictures to remember it by.

I love this fresh and colourful fall home tour at thehappyhousie.com poster.

This week I am part of a group of 15 of my favourite bloggers sharing their Autumn Home Tours – five per day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.

We’d love to have you join us on Instagram as well – just share your pictures using the hashtag #Fallintofall and we will be sharing our favourites with our own Instagram followers!

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There have been some pretty exciting changes around here in the past few weeks.

Mainly…. the Ektorp from Ikea.

I can’t tell you how giddy I am about this couch. My excitement level  definitely passes over the line into downright ridiculous.

I’ve wanted one of these babies since we first shopped at Ikea for a sofa right after our honeymoon! And 14 years later I have finally won this battle!

See – a true testament to the power of determination.

A look into the living room with white furniture and blue accents.

White couches and armchairs in the living room.

So the Ektorp meant a new seating arrangement with the other chairs… as well as a few changes to the gallery wall behind it. I bought the painting above the sofa from Urban Barn, and added to my collection of A’s with some additional cuties that I found at Home Sense.

A light blue octqgon table in the living room.

A Lakeview picture on the wall above the couch.

The beautiful fabric on that corner cushion is one of my all time faves – I ordered it from Online Fabric Store.

Throw pillow that say home in light blue.

Turquoise, orange and white pillows on the couch.

The plaid pillows were made using my DIY envelope pillow tutorial with some gorgeous purple and coral coloured plaid that I got on a huge sale at my local Fabricland. I’m talking 3 yards for $14!. Seriously. It was buy one get two free. Gotta love that…

There are the letters A and a paddle on the wall.

Bright reads and blues in the pillows on the couch.

Multi coloured A's on the wall beside a turquoise paddle.

My thrift store lamp makeover always feels like it fits so perfectly in Fall, because it pretty much resembles all the ceramic pumpkins I have hanging out all over…
White pumpkins on the side table beside the lamp.

I’ve had this rustic little wooden side table for a few seasons now… it’s actually a chunk of wood that my husband had set aside as firewood but I brought it indoors instead. It’s the perfect size to hold my mug of tea.

A small tree stump by the armchair.

Ahhh… isn’t she perfect? #ilovemyektorp

The white couch, turquoise coffee table and basket underneath the coffee table.

My other favourite pillow fabric this season is this Neo Toile in Coral from Tonic Living. I love the colours in it- and I guess it was just absolute serendipity that the coral in it matches perfectly with the coral in the plaid.

Colourful pillows on the couch in the living room.

There is a blue vase with fall leaves in it.

The other side of the living room has stayed pretty much the same – aside from a new lamp and some new accessories that I collected at Home Sense. The feature is still my giant DIY sign made from reclaimed wood.

A brown leather armchair is in the corner of the room.

A sign that says lakeshore cottages is above the TV stand.

A metallic lamp is on the TV stand.

Two white armchairs with blue and white throw pillows on them.

Now let’s head on into the Dining Room (well, it’s really the same room as the living room, but we can call it the dining room anyhow just so it sounds more impressive).

The pew, which was gifted to use by a good friend, is still my favourite feature in this space. It pops so nicely against our DIY board and batten and the series of oil paintings above were collected from thrift stores and garage sales and unified by painting the frames all in white. Plus it has that vintage cool aesthetic!

A wooden bench is beside the dining room table.

A wooden table with white chairs that have rivets on the side of them.

Throw pillows are on the wooden bench.

I’m still working on the idea of building a new table- I would love something longer in order to accomodate more guests for dinner. It’s just that we’ve been a little pre-occupied with ridiculously large renovations this year (like the kitchen and our first investment house and the second investment house)… so we haven’t quite gotten around to building a table.

Maybe soon?

Mason jars that are filled with wildflowers are on the table.

There are pictures in the dining room.

I picked the three colours of tiny mums up from my local floral shop and I love how hardy they are. I know they will last for a few weeks – and since I only buy myself flowers a few times a year, the ‘lasting factor’ is pretty key.

Flowers are on the table.

There is clear green glass on the table.

Pink, red and coral flowers on the table.

Blue plates with a sprig of fall leaves.

From the dining room you can see our faux mantel (done up in turquoise and coral tones for fall) and then you get a glimpse into our newly renovated kitchen

There is a white sideboard just off the dining room.

There is a squirrel on the mantel.

A white vase is filled with leaves.

Want to see a little more of the kitchen?!

I JUST shared the REVEAL last week!! Head over here to see it!

A white kitchen with flowers in it.

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 I hope you enjoyed today’s tour!

I can’t wait to head over and check out how these amazing bloggers have decorated for Fall this year…

 

A little more inspiration

2015 Fall Tour Collage.

Monday
Maison de Pax | Everyday Enchanting | Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Happy House | Finding Silver Pennies

Tuesday
Blesser House | Migonis Home | Cherished Bliss | The Woodgrain Cottage | Design, Dining and Diapers

Wednesday
Rooms for Rent | Shades of Blue Interiors | House by Hoff | The Sunny Side Up Blog | The Blissful Bee

Don’t forget to  join us on Instagram!

Share your pictures using the hashtag #Fallintofall and we will be sharing our favourites this week on our own  Instagram accounts!

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I may link up at some of these fabulous places below, for more info check out housie parties: Monday Funday , Inspiration Monday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Project Inspire{d} , Inspire Me Tuesday, The Scoop, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Wow Me Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday , From Dream to Reality, The Inspiration Exchange, Wow Us Wednesday, Live Laugh Rowe Live Laugh Linky, Thursdays Are Your Days, Inspire Me Please, Catch as Catch Can, Fabulously Creative Friday, Party Junk, Pinworthy Projects , Link Party Palooza,, Weekend Bloggy Reading, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Spotlight Saturday, Suburbs Mama , That DIY Party

 

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29 Comments

  1. Hey Krista can you tell me what type of paint and colour you used to refinish your octogon teal colour coffee table? Love it, looking for a similar colour and having a tough time. Love all your decorating ideas, beautiful home 🙂

    1. Hi Leah,
      I used Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore in an oil based paint – it’s a gloss finish. I actually used the same paint on our front door and then used it again on the coffee table. The colour one down on the paint chip is called Colorado Gray (and we painted our foyer and hallway that colour). I hope that helps!

  2. Hi, can you tell me where you found the painting displayed right above the couch, I believe there are birds flying. I really am in love with it and it would go perfect in my living room. Can you please share where I can find one?

    1. Hello Sandy – it is from Urban Barn (are you in Canada? It’s a Canadian home decor store). Hope that helps!

  3. Love love love the paint color in your living room! Can you please tell me what it’s called – it’s the perfect aqua shade! Thanks!

    1. Hello Aileen! Funny – I was just thinking about how I should really write a post about the paint colours in our house! The living/dining/kitchen are painted Whispering Spring by Benjamin Moore.

  4. I absolutely love your entire home, but especially the living room, it is so cozy and colorful. One of my accent colors is also turquoise, aqua and blues, so uplifting. Happy New Year.

  5. I love the idea of decorating your house with lamps and pillows! It makes everything very exotic and cozy. I’m looking for ideas to refresh my house, and this webpage is an excellent source of inspiration. Thanks for the helpful tips!

  6. Hi Krista, wow your place looks amazing! Your photos capture it perfectly and I bow down to your styling skills. Looks just spectacular! I have been seeing glimpses of it on social media so I had to come and see it all.:)

  7. Krista, your home is absolutely the most beautiful, colorful, cheerfully decorated place on the planet! I love the fall decor you’ve added, everything just looks perfect. 🙂

  8. LOVE all the colors! Your housie is happy for sure, Krista! You are so good at mixing patterns. It’s the perfect transition between summer and fall. By the way, I’m so ready to ditch our sofa for the Ektorp too. Putting your rec in the pile to convince my hubby that we need one. 😉

  9. I love all of the gorgeous colors you used for fall, Krista! Seriously, so stunning! And I hear you about the EKTORP– we have the sofa version, and I love it! (And it’s so easy to change the cover color on a whim! Yippee!) Thanks for the beautiful tour! Have a wonderful Monday!

    ~Abby =)

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