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A Beautiful Colorful and Eclectic Home Tour for Fall

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Find simple decorating ideas for Fall by repurposing what you have in this colorful and eclectic home tour with maximalist style.

The first official day of Fall is just around the corner and 30+ bloggers are ready to inspire you with Fall Home Tours! A huge thanks to Marty from A Stroll Through Life for organizing and hosting! If you are coming from Whispering Pines Homestead, howdy. I love any chance to see Anita’s beautiful Victorian house and eclectic home tours. She’s also a fellow musician and military veteran!

Just in case you and I haven’t met yet, I’m Kathy! A retired military spouse, mother, piano teacher/performer, prior Army, very experienced renter, 😉 identical twin, and most relevant, complete home decor and DIY fanatic that’s obsessed with creating a globally inspired colorful, and eclectic home with family heirlooms, souvenirs, and second-hand finds.

A Colorful and Eclectic Home Tour for Fall

On that note, welcome to our Fall Home Tour!

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall Watermark 700 23 fireplace with brass screen and oil painting, coffee table with eclectic decor.
Eclectic Home Tour

I honestly thought I would have the entire house cleaned and decorated as I did for the last home tour, but I have plenty of Autumnal vibes in my living room, foyer, and dining room to share.

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall Watermark 700 wide view of living room with german wash fireplace and green furniture, white walls, gallery wall
View of Our Eclectic Home Open Layout

This is almost the full view of our house. lol It’s a single-story ranch in Fort Worth and just under 2,000 square feet. The open floor plan has been challenging but after three years, I think the design is in a good place. The white DIY cane cabinet was the finishing touch to divide the spaces and holds most of my extra decorating accessories.

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall Watermark 700  side view of green velvet sofa and a cane white cabinet with part of dining table and blue dining chairs. room divided by desk.
Dining and Living Room Combo

As with any holiday, I try to repurpose what I already have for seasonal decor. I started in the foyer by rearranging my bar cart with Fall tones and adding a few pumpkins to the entry cabinet.

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall Foyer with white walls and mahogany cabinet with art gallery above. Bar cart by front door with mirror and plants
Eclectic Fall Foyer

The watercolor landscape and ink buildings paintings are from Texas artists. The playbill was signed by Cole Porter during the opening night of Kiss Me Kate. My husband gave it to me when I finished my master’s degree.

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall Entryway Cabinet with Gallery wall , plant, brass crane, and velvet pumpkins
Gallery Wall with Texas Artists and Fall Decor

The brass feather sconce was a recent estate sale find as were the dried flowers. I’ve mixed some of my DIY mini velvet pumpkins with Japanese fishing floats in a Japanese bowl before and love the somewhat odd mix.

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall Money Tree plant, wall hangings, and bowl of velvet pumpkins and glass fishing balls
Money Tree Plant and Pumpkins

I honestly did not buy all of the Asian decor myself even though we lived there. My grandfather and his “Late in Life Campaign” are so good at finding things at Estate sales and often give pieces to the grandchildren.

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall blue and white vase with stems on top of bar cart
Fall Foliage and Chinoiserie Decor

Moving on into the living room. A few pumpkins are around the fireplace with a couple of Fall cloches I created last year (inspired by Anthropologie decor) featuring dried flowers and moss. The gold pinecones are dollar store finds (from Japan).

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall German smear fireplace with landscape and pumpkins. Peacock brass fireplace screen.
German Smear Fireplace

I’ll quickly mention that I created the German smear look on the fireplace stone for under $10 when we first moved in. Three years later and it still looks great!

Eclectic Home Tour For Fall fireplace mantel with gold pinecones and Fall dried flowers in cloches
Fall Cloches and Gold Pinecones

Two years ago, I had fun turning faux white pumpkins into heirloom ones with real stems. This one is my favorite! You can find a video on the painting technique on Instagram.

black pumpkin
Black Heirloom Pumpkin

The built-in bookcase was recently rearranged and a few new estate sale pieces complete the vignette.

Built in bookcase with colorful books, brass figures, bust, large tv, and a green chair in front.
Newly Styled Built In Bookcase
View of Fall decorated Fireplace and coffee table with colorful and eclectic decor.
Eclectic Fall Mantel and Coffee Table

The coffee table features a gilded pumpkin I did over seven years ago! I also have smaller gilded gourds and pumpkins in a thrifted brass acorn dish.

DIy gilded pumpkin on a burled wood box with books on coffee table.
DIY Gilded Pumpkin

Besides repurposing old pumpkins with new ways to display them or refresh them, I cut up an old stem of Fall leaves and tucked pieces under existing decor around the living room and foyer. This is such an easy to Autumify what you already have!

Coffee table with stacks of books and brass cranes and fall leaves
Warm Tones for Autumn
Gold Fall decor on stack of books
Acorn Dish with Faux Air Plant and Fall Leaves, Gold Pumpkins and Gourds
Coffee table top view of a stack of books with stone grapes and pink vase.
Colorful Fall Coffee Table Decor

Recently, Joanne’s gifted me a surprise box full of their top Fall floral items so I took the opportunity to create a beautiful arrangement for the sofa side table.

Faux floral arrangement with green and pink in white vase next to books and a gold pumpkin. Green velvet couch , white walls.
Joanne Faux Fall Arrangement
Pink flowers,green stems in white vase with gold pumpkin on books
Fall Flowers and Gold Pumpkin

I placed another gilded pumpkin on a rooster plate next to the flowers. The plate was given to me by a dear family friend.

close up of a rooster china plate
Decorative Rooster China Plate

Next to the built-in fireplace is a new cabinet my husband and I found second-hand recently. We’ve been looking for a way to display all of our Japanese pottery and it fit the bill. I displayed three wooden Japanese pumpkins I purchased when we lived there on top of another gifted plate from my friend.

green painting with glass and gold cabinet holding Japanese pottery next to green chair.
Our Collection of Japanese Pottery
Three wooden Japanese pumpkins on a leaf shaped plate sitting on mirrored cabinet top with gold paint
Wooden Japanese Pumpkins

Just behind the living area are my office and a bold bird painting! A gifted glass pumpkin with Fall-hued candlesticks was all I did for the season in this spot.

Bright green and blue large bird painting above a desk with brass candlesticks and bamboo chest. Green pumpkin.  ZZ plant nearby and a small chest with gold pumpkin on books.
Bold Art by Texas Artist

Head to this story to see more of my bird office which started out as a windowless box.

View into office with French doors and a grey sofa with fringe.  Zebra and sisal rug. Plant and desk
View into Office
Glass green pumpkin on blue tablecloth with brass candlesticks
Glass Pumpkin

Just to the right, behind the sofa, is our dining nook. It is such a small space that it only holds our dining table with a glass top to keep the area open. I painted a landscape mural during quarantine last year for fun. 🙂 Here’s the view of the mural and looking into the kitchen.

Small Dining area with glass top dining table and blue chairs and a landscape mural on the wall. View is into a white kitchen.
Dining Room

I created a small arrangement with more florals from Joanne and DIY velvet pumpkins in a gifted basket.

Fall table centerpiece with black round basket holding purple and orange velvet pumpkins and flowers against a mural landscape wall.
Table Floral Fall Centerpiece
Close up of basket with pumpkins and flowers against blue chairs and landscape mural.
Easy Fall Arrangement

And that wraps up the Fall decor inside so far. I’m hoping to share more seasonal updates on Instagram in the coming weeks. Make sure to visit The Stonybrook House next on the blog hop for more Fall inspiration and scroll down to find the lineup for the entire week.

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2021 Fall Home Tour

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collage of interiors for Fall
Monday Fall Home Tours

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pictures of Fall decor
Monday Fall Home Tours

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Tuesday, Sept 14

Fall decor in living rooms
Tuesday Fall Home Tours

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Tuesday Fall Home Tours

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Wednesday, Sept 15

Fall decorating collage
Wednesday Fall Home Tours

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three picture collage of interiors
Wednesday Fall Home Tours

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Thursday, Sept 16

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Thursday Fall Home Tours

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Fall decor collage in three rooms
Thursday Fall Home Tours

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Friday, Sept 17

three fall pictures of interiors
Friday Fall Home Tours

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  1. Oh my goodness Kathy, I love the thoughtfully collected, beautiful and interesting spaces you’ve created!! But the Cole Porter autographed Playbill – what an amazing treasure😮😮 Everything is beautiful☺️☺️❤️

  2. Beautiful tour Kathy! I really love the floral arrangement you created from the Michaels selection. Looks amazing.

  3. I love how you mix your collected treasures throughout your home. I am a huge fan of thrifted furniture, so I always enjoy the wonderful finds you come up with from your treasure hunts. You mix it all together with great color and texture to pull every space together beautifully. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, your home is always full of inspiration.

  4. Hi, Kathy–it’s nice to e-meet you! I had to laugh at your intro as I’m a current (30+ years!) mil spouse and also a very experienced renter. I absolutely love your style, probably because it reminds me of my own a bit. We gather things from every stop along the way and it makes for a beautifully unique house. Thanks so much for sharing yours with us. I’ll be back!

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