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2017 Fall Home Tour – Tidbits&Twine

Welcome to my 2017 Fall Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life!  If you’re here visiting from Haneen’s Haven, thank you for popping over!  I’m Kim!

I believe your home should reflect your personality and be filled with things you love.  My personal style is a curated look with a French influence…but truth be told, I change things around quite a bit in my home so every week is something different.  This year, I decided to take a non-traditional approach to decorating for Fall.  Typical Fall colors aren’t my favorite to decorate with in my home, so this year I decided to use sage, white, and pink.  Why not, right?!  Come on in!

 

 

I updated my twig wreath with seeded eucalyptus branches and pinecones for a soft, natural look.  I use the same twig wreath year-round and just add different elements to it in order to give it a different look.  For a full tutorial on this wreath, or any of its other looks, click HERE.

diy fall wreath

 

I don’t really have much of an entryway, as my front door opens into a wall.  To bring a bit more light to the space, I’ve added an oversized mirror.  There’s also a bench to assist those guests that prefer to take their shoes off.  A simple wicker tray with more eucalyptus branches, pumpkins, and antlers completes the Fall look.

French farmhouse foyer decorated for Fall

 

The entryway is also where I currently keep my ever-growing vintage cane collection.  I have no idea why these canes appeal to me so much, but I love them!

French Farmhouse Foyer with Mirror and Bench Decorated for Fall

 

From here, let’s move into my dining room!

French Farmhouse Dining Room decorated for Fall

 

Here I’ve used a wooden box filled with flowers and eucalyptus to create a centerpiece that extends along the length of the table.  The table is set with a mix of pink Arcoroc and Limoges dishes, along with Moscow Mule mugs.

Fall dining room tablescape with copper accents

 

Even my dining chairs got a Fall update with this sweet vinyl decal from Stone Creek Wall Decals.

French linen dining chairs with monogram on back

 

Now, of course I don’t keep my dining table set and ready for guests at all times, so here’s a look at my everyday dining room decor.  Those Moscow Mule mugs have moved up to the wall-mounted cup rack and the fresh flowers have been replaced with a mix of pumpkins and dried hydrangea.  A large round vintage bread board helps to add a bit of “oomph” to the centerpiece, which would otherwise look a bit small on the table.

French farmhouse fall dining room

 

For more photos and details about my Fall dining room, please visit the full dining tour HERE!

 

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Now onto the last stop of our tour, my kitchen!

French farmhouse kitchen white cabinets and travertine tiles

 

My 3-tiered tray from Mothology is a staple in my kitchen.  For Fall, it’s decked out with eucalyptus and copper accents.

3 tier wooden tray decorated for Fall with copper and eucalyptus French farmhouse style

Farmhouse tray decorated for fall with eucalyptus and copper accents

 

And for the first time ever, our pear tree produced quite a crop this year!

French farmhouse fall kitchen vignette

 

More green, white, and copper accents sit beside the sink and I like that the eucalyptus adds an organic texture that breaks up the lines of the cabinets and tile.

Farmhouse kitchen sink decorated for fall

 

Wooden utensils are corralled in a white pitcher, which give me the perfect excuse to display my grandma’s rolling pin.

Farmhouse kitchen wooden utensil display vignette

 

And that’s my  Fall kitchen tour!  Simple and organic and in keeping with the style of the kitchen.

French farmhouse kitchen decorated for fall

 

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Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to visit April at House by Hoff to tour her beautiful dining room!

 

 

 

 

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Tidbits&Twine Fall Home Tour 2017

2017 Fall Dining Room Tour

*Post may contain affiliate links*

As you might know, this week I’m participating in the Fall 2017 Home Tour along with 29 other bloggers.  My full home tour will be live on Friday, but today, I wanted to kick off my home tour with a look at my dining room in order to give you some ideas and inspiration for non-traditional Fall decorating!

 

 

This year for my Fall dining room tablescape, I had my heart set on copper Moscow Mule mugs.  I have no idea why but it just seemed like a beautiful element for a Fall tablescape and one I hadn’t used before!  From there, I decided I needed other shades of pink, contrasted with the silvery sage of seeded Eucalyptus leaves.  And so, my plan for the Fall dining room slowly came together.

 

For those of you that have been readers for a while, you might notice a few minor changes in this room.  At one time, I added crystals to my chandelier to give it more of a French look.  Not long ago, I decided to swap out the crystals for beads in order to give it more of a Farmhouse look {in keeping with the current trend.  More on trends HERE.}  I also swapped out my Target rug for this one from HomeGoods, which is almost the same except that it has more of a gray-blue instead of a green-blue.

 

Lastly, I changed out the design on the backs of my chairs to this design with the letter “M’ for our last name.  These decals were purchased from Stone Creek Wall Decals and were an inexpensive and easy way to change the look of the chairs!

 

Now, back to the tablescape. I started with the most wonderful white, ruffled linen tablecloth from Miss Hettie.  From there, I used a simple wooden box to hold a vase full of roses, hydrangea, lilies, and eucalyptus, along with some faux white pumpkins and extra beads leftover from the chandelier project.  I used several branches of eucalyptus along the table to act as a table runner, mixed in with more pumpkins and some copper-colored votive holders.

 

I purchased a set of four Limoges plates from Rosebuds Originals on Etsy and then decided that they’d look beautiful with some pink Arcoroc accessories.   I purchased the Pink Swirl plates from Behind the Moon Antiques and layered everything on top of white and gold dinner plates that I already owned, along with my Maxfield flatware.

 

Some Pink Swirl Arcoroc wine glasses from Diane’s Stuff for You were the perfect finishing touch!

 

I didn’t do much inside the hutch, but I did add a few pumpkins and some eucalyptus.

 

Now, I obviously don’t keep the table set like this for everyday use, so Friday, I’ll also be sharing a look at what I did with the table once the place settings were removed and the flowers had died.

 

Shop the Look!

If you like this look or any of the products I’ve used in my dining room, now there’s an easy way to shop!  Simply click on any of the images below for direct links to the retailers.

 

 

 

 

Coming up this Friday is a tour of my entryway and kitchen!  Stay tuned!

Tween Girl’s Bedroom Makeover – REVEAL

It’s time for the big reveal!  My daughter’s little girl bedroom got a makeover perfect for a fun-loving tween and I can’t wait to share with you how it turned out!

{via Ink361}

Last week, I posted about how to create an easy, 4-step plan for approaching a makeover for a girl’s bedroom, or any room {you can read that post HERE}.  From the picture above that my daughter gave me, I knew:

  1. She likes contemporary designs
  2. She’s not afraid of bold patterns
  3. She likes a little sparkle
  4. She likes a bold look that is also glamorous
  5. She’s not afraid to have a lot going on in a small space!
  6. She likes turquoise, white, and gold {I’m putting this one last since color doesn’t convey anything about style}

We also had some functional requirements in order to ensure that the new design was actually useful:

  • Bigger bed
  • Lots of drawers for storage
  • Display areas for items as well as her artwork
  • Full-length mirror to admire outfits
  • Large work space for drawing, coloring, and sewing
  • Able to function as she grows and as her tastes change, without having to redo the entire room

 

Here’s a look at her room BEFORE {and obviously also before I learned how to use my camera!}:

French Pink Girls Room

 

And here’s the AFTER!

Tween Girls Room with White and Turquoise

 

I don’t think it looks like the same space because it looks so much bigger and brighter, but it is also so much more functional.

Gold Vinyl Polka Dot Wall Decals Tween Girl Bedroom

 

She picked out all of these pillows and I must admit, I’m a bit obsessed with the sequin one.  It’s fun to write little notes to her on the pillow.  We also picked out some fun, polka-dot sheets in hot pink to add another layer of color.

Pink and White Sequin Pillow in Tween Girl Bedroom

 

My daughter is an aspiring fashion designer, so we incorporated her designs into a gallery wall that surrounds her bed.

 

The images are simple croquis that I printed off the internet and then she draws outfits on them. {You can find a link to the images HERE.}

Fashion Sketch Croquis Gallery Wall Around Bed with Gold Frames

 

To visually connect her bed and gallery wall to her “built-ins”, we used gold, vinyl decals.  Originally, the plan was to cover the entire wall, but they took away from the gallery wall so instead, we created a random pattern that looked as if they were falling down onto her bed.  Actually, my daughter says that her piggy bank is blowing kisses on her as she sleeps.

 

Opposite her bed, we left the trim that was originally on the wall, as well as the two full-length mirrors, but I added a 4′ x 5′ ribbon memo board so that she can showcase her artwork and photos.  {I literally finished it the night before taking the photos so it’s empty in these pictures, but she’s already started to fill it!}

Oversized DIY Ribbon Memo Board in Tween Girl Bedroom

 

Her work surface is extra long so that she has plenty of space for homework, art projects and sewing.  And because I love items that can be used for more than one purpose, here an owl vase is being used as a pencil cup!

White Owl Vase as Pencil Cup in Teen Girl Bedroom

 

The original plan was to add trim to the tops of the bookcases to create a true built-in look, but in true form, we’ll never really finish the project 100%.  Instead, I used these turquoise and white pom poms to fill the space and add a bit of whimsy.

Teen Girl Bedroom with Turquoise and White Pom Poms and Ribbon Valance

 

For me, the bonus for her having white walls is that if she ever decides turquoise isn’t her favorite color, we don’t have to repaint!  {FYI the walls are Kelly Moore Swiss Coffee and so is the trim!}  And with the pops of color and gold metallic accents, her room is anything but boring and cold!  White gets a bad rap sometimes….

Teen Girl Bedroom Decorating Ideas - Contemporary with IKEA Furniture in Turquoise and White and Gold

 

So that’s it!  It will probably never be this clean again, unfortunately.  Actually, we mostly completed her room months ago but I was waiting until she spent the week at her grandma’s so that I could clean it enough to photograph!  I try not to think of her as messy, but rather creative and she always has some project or another going on in her room.

Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover in Turquoise and White and Gold

 

Below are links to sources for her room.  One of the benefits to working on this project over the course of several months is that I had the time to wait until things went on sale, and I’m always a fan of saving money!  You can scroll through the affiliate images below and click on them to be taken directly to the online retail source.

 

 

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Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover Modern Style with Built-ins Around Window in Turquoise and White

I hope you enjoyed the tour!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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