Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn house tour


Finally, my house is completely decorated for Autumn. Join me for an Autumn house tour!

The softer light of Autumn makes for nice pictures, I think.  Everything feels less harsh in the Fall!
Here you can see the seating area to the right of the front door.  The front porch is one of my favorite parts of this house.
I'm always so glad to have some real pumpkins--and don't you just love the little Hubbard squash?
Autumn is my favorite time to relax on the porch--especially these last few days before the end of Daylight Savings Time.
The autumn leaf pillows were a super-simple accessory to make; you can read about those here.

And now inside, where I kept things pretty simple this year.

In years past I've done various things on the dining room table.  This year, the simplicity of the mercury glass pumpkins appealed to me.
The living room I kept pretty simple, too.  A few candles, autumn leaves, and acorns adorn the coffee table.
The jug on the coffee table is very similar in color as this tiny Hubbard squash I added to the mantel. God's the very best color designer, isn't He?

Of course the living room has plenty soft seating for Cocoa and Snickers, who think they own the place.

Just a few pumpkins and some fall flowers on my mother's dough cabinet make it feel fallish in the breakfast room.  
Adjacent to the breakfast room is the screened porch, where the fall decor goes nicely with the aqua and orange things I added back in the spring.
This harvest basket was easy to create with pine cones, acorns, berries, and fall fruits.  It sits happily on an old sugar bag.
I'm awfully glad it was easy to create, to tell the truth.  I picked it up and set it aside one night so that a group of friends could eat at this table--and I forgot all about it until the next afternoon when I heard some suspicious crunching.  Here's what I found:
Caught red-handed!  Or red-pawed.  Whatever.  Anyway, the centerpiece was easy to re-create, so no lasting harm was done.

Hope you've enjoyed this little tour.  I'm sharing it at these wonderful parties:




36 comments:

chandel314 said...

Is it a bad thing to admit that i'm just a wee bit jealous of your house? Beautiful! Love your house! Love the decor! Love the trees, Love it!!

Richella said...

You're so kind! We are blessed to have this house. I'm glad you like it!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your fall decor looks wonderful! Wonder what your dog thought he was getting to eat? I'm sure he was disappointed.

Kerry said...

So welcoming! Thanks for the tour (and please let the dogs know also!)

Stacey said...

Always love a peek at your beautiful house. You really know how to make it homey.

Shelia said...

Hi Richella! Oh, your home is so beautiful from the outside to the inside. I adore your blue dining room!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Richella, I just love seeing your beautiful home. You have such a talent for making everything feel so warm and inviting. Your fall accents are just perfect!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Nice touches of autumn! Love the little mess your dog made! How can you be angry with that cute little face? Loved touring your home again!

Tonya Diehl said...

Richella, your home is just GORGEOUS! I love your front porch! You've done a beautiful job with your fall decor, it all looks beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You have a gorgeous home dear Richella and I love how you decorated it, just enough for fallish. The mercury glass pumpkins are awesome and they look lovely in your dining table in your no less, lovely blue dining room. I love your house, outside and inside. Big hugs,
FABBY

Savvy Seasons said...

Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with your home. I love every single fall touch around your home, absolutely gorgeous. Everything is so warm, inviting, and cozy! XOXO ~Liz

debra said...

What a LOVELY home you have! I have to say that I absolutely adore that chair and ottoman in front of your fireplace!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Beautiful! Love the fact that you have created an extra space on your front porch with that cozy furniture. I thought it was your den at first! Have a great rest of the week.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Very nice, I hate clutter, so a few simple touches here and there really stand out! You have a beautiful home!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your home is lovely Richella. It has a nice warm and inviting feel to it. You have done an excellent job.

Deidre said...

What a blessing it was for me to tour your lovely home! You have a beautiful home!

Karen said...

Richella, loved taking a tour of your lovely home! The colors & your touches of fall make it so welcoming. Thank you for opening your doors & sharing with us.

Designs By Pinky said...

Richella, I have always LOVED your home and all the fall touches are perfect. Is that a Beagle? My daughter and SIL have 2 Beagles and they all lived with us for 6 months. The one would chew on ANYTHING it got it's hands/paws on! Love that jug!!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS! XO, Pinky

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

So cozy and beautiful all at the same time!

On another note, I realize that you have the same sort-of family room set-up with the TV way off to the left. That is exactly where ours is which is why I have always struggled with seating arrangement.

LOVE your porches. 2013 is going to be my year to work on ours because we have them in this house so I want to use them as much as possible!!

Donna said...

Your home is just beautiful. I love the fall details. I have a few mercury glass pieces on my dining room table, too. I love the way they sparkle. Thanks for sharing your cozy home.

At The Picket Fence said...

I always have such "porch envy" when I see yours Richella! :-) Everything looks so lovely, warm and welcoming!
Vanessa

Dear Lillie said...

Everything looks lovely, Richella. Especially love the second and third photos! Love your porch and the pumpkins and Hubbard squash...of course, I love all things Hubbard. =)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur home is gorgeous. I love the outside, so beautiful and all of your rooms and decor are stunning. Beautiful home. Hugs, marty

Linda said...

Enjoyed the online visit today Richella. Wish that someday I could visit you in "real life"!!!

Happy Autumn!

Linda

Di said...

Your home is beautiful and I am drooling over that back porch!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Richella, Your home is gorgeous in every season! I love your Autumn decor and the porch looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing your pretty home at the Open House Party.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a lovely home you have! I too would enjoy sitting on porch. It's so cozy and I'm thinking you have a beautiful view as well.

Happy Fall!!

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful, inside & out... Love the porch. Thanks for sharing,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Richella, I always love touring your gorgeous home. So welcoming and cozy. Love the fall touches.

Kim Gibson said...

I just saw a picture of your home featured on Savvy Southern Style and knew I had to ask you if you would be willing to share the paint colors you used. I love the blue, but really want to know the names of the tan colored paint in the stairway, and even the white used to paint the molding. Any chance you'd be willing to share???

Daffodil Hill said...

Your home is beautiful! Your story is too! So glad I stopped by for a visit. I'm your newest follower, btw.

Tardevil said...

Bless his heart, he was hungry. ;o) Your home is beautiful. You are so fortunate to have those porches. Love the built-in's, too!

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

Your home is so lovely! Thanks for the tour. Sure love the covered front and screened in back porches. I am missing both. They must have forgot to put those on when building my home? The built-in's are gorgeous too and I love the lighting.

Happy Fall to you (:

NanaNor's said...

Autumn greetings to you; just came to see your blog and so glad I did. I love your style and the warmth I found here so I'll be following you. Love your pups too! I can't wait to go back and see more.
Noreen

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Richella, What a treat to be given a tour of your beautiful home. Your two dogs look so very comfortable on their chosen chairs. I am so pleased to have found you via Savvy Southern Ways and enjoyed reading your blog so much that I have become a follower. I am sending you best wishes from England. Daphne

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