Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour

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Welcome to our brilliant colors of Fall home tour where you’ll find colorful and eclectic seasonal decor with touches of autumn.

Doesn’t the change of season excite you? It is always so fun to anticipate and prepare for new decor, activities, and weather. I’m excited to be joining the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour blog hop hosted by This is Simplicite and The Tattered Pew. If you are coming from my friend Casa Watkins Living, welcome! I just love her kitchen tour.

We are a newish retired military family living in a “new to us” house in Fort Worth Texas. You’ll see tons of antique and vintage finds in our home but also a lot of Asian pieces from when we lived overseas.

Fall Outdoor Wreaths
DIY Fall Outdoor Wreath

Our single-story ranch style home has an open layout. I absolutely adore styling it for the seasons and holidays and often change the everyday decor while I’m at it.

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Fall Entryway

The front door is to the right in the above picture. I placed the aloe plant in the chinoiserie bowl that I bought in Japan and added brass cranes (well actually my daughter put them there!) and Japanese pottery holds DIY gilded mini pumpkins and gourds and a few Japanese wooden pumpkins.

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Bowl of Pumpkins and Gourds

The campaign chest below replaced a bar cart so I could make room for a desk in the living area for my daughter’s remote learning.

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Fall Foyer

Just to the left are the hallway gallery wall and living room. I did a faux german smear on our fireplace stone and recently added the arch mirror on the mantel. I like the cottage vibe mixed in with global glam. I so struggle with describing my style! My friend says its Haute Bohemian. I’ll take it.

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Open Layout Living

This week wrapped up an autumn series on IGTV where I gave all of the details on my fireplace, coffee table, dining table decor, and a video tutorial of the front door wreath. I have since redecorated the builtin bookcase which started a whirlwind of rearranging in the entire house!

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The Living Area

Our family collects art so I am super lucky to have some amazing pieces in our house. The fruit painting in the corner is by an artist that I used to attend church with nicknamed Alaska.

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Living Room Corner

There are lots of blues and greens in our home so I like to display art that has those colors in them.

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Fall Bar Cart Styling

I had fun decorating the bar cart in its new home under the painting with DIY gilded pumpkins, velvet pumpkins, and stems. For once, I used traditional seasonal colors! That is not always the case but this year I’m loving them!

The pumpkins on my fireplace were painted last year to look like heirloom pumpkins. I glued real pumpkin stems to them and I love how they turned out!

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Fall Mantel and Hearth

I really wasn’t planning going straight on pumpkins and gourds so early but I think, like a lot of us, I was really looking forward to the seasonal change after such a long-challenging year. Don’t hate me, but I already have my Christmas decor planned too.

Okay, so these Fall cloches are probably my favorite DIY Fall decor this year. I was inspired by Anthropologie’s version and already had everything I needed for them on hand. Aren’t they cute?

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Coffee Table with Fall Curiosity Cloches
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DIY Fall Cloche

I did a lot of house projects during “self- quarantine” this summer like painting the walls a bright white and slowly changing the dining room which is really the breakfast area directly behind the green sofa. I bought new chairs to compliment the vintage Romeo Rega table.

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Dining Room

And divided the living and dining areas with a tall IKEA cabinet which I updated with caning behind the glass doors and bespoke gold pulls from an Etsy shop. I adore it! And it houses all of my extra decor and books that I rotate through.

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IKEA Cabinet with Caning and Gold Pulls

The beautiful black and white art was painted by George Grammer, a wonderful artist who was also a good family friend.

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IKEA Cabinet Update

To the left of the living and dining areas is my daughter’s new school area. I LOVE that desk but not in this spot. I might repaint it but it is a temporary solution for remote learning. The desk and art were both estate sale finds in Fort Worth and my grandpa insisted on getting both for me.

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Bird Art above Desk

The bird painting next to my office is one of my favorite views. And of course, my windowless office is a dream come true.

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View into Office

I added a few of my velvet pumpkins to my office shelves and restyled them while I was at it. (And then styled them again after I took these pictures…)

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Floating Shelves in the Office
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Small Velvet Pumpkins in Office

On the other side of the open layout is my piano studio. It is probably the traditional dining area but we use the breakfast area for that. There is definitely not a single wasted square inch in our house. We use ALL of it daily!

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Sitting Area Behind Piano
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View into Office

I had fun putting out a Fall candle and more velvet pumpkins in a thrifted gold acorn dish on the marble table. But I have actually already changed it since then! Seriously, I can’t stop myself. The pumpkins are now in my bedroom.

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Sitting Area with My Grandmother’s Portrait

And that brings us around to the left of the piano and back to the foyer. The gray cabinet was my grandfather’s and houses most of my piano music. The large wall hanging is my husband’s 20-year career in the Marine Corps in a box. Guess what? I’ve added more decor to this cabinet too. I’m telling you, I have a problem. lol

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Music Cabinet

Right above the pumpkin is a new family portrait of us. I won a fine-art portrait sitting in a Facebook contest! Isn’t it beautiful? I love that you can see the Asian wall hangings in the background.

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Family Portrait

And that my friend is our Fall home. At least it was a week ago since I keep changing everything. I can’t wait to show our dining room reveal soon!! If you want to see more of my Fall and Thanksgiving decor check out these 50+ ideas with free Fall printables.

Make sure to head to Simply Styled Inspo next on the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour hop! I’ll see you over there.

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22 Comments

  1. I love the Asian influence you have carried throughout your decor… even when you aren’t overseas anymore! And I think it’s wonderful how well you use your space… it’s inspiring to this wee-house-dweller! I pinned several of your photo to different boards because it was so inspiring! πŸ˜‰ Love that bowl with the pumpkins… so pretty… and your cloches are lovely, too! Also pinned your heirloom pumpkin post! Love doing this hop with you, Kathy!

  2. I am drooling over all your artwork!!! My word! Its beautiful! I just picked up my first 2 pieces this summer, and I have a feeling I need a many as you!! PS I love Chai tea too!! Such a gorgeous tour!!!

  3. I have been looking forward to your fall tour and you didn’t disappoint. It is a breath of fresh air to see color used so beautifully in a home. I so much enjoyed every single picture that you shared. Thank you to you and your husband for serving our country!

  4. Kathy your fall home tour was so inspiring! I love all of your color (especially the greens and blues) and how you use every inch of your home! Your fall touches were just the right amount! I just redid a cabinet with cane doors (but no glass) yours is stunning! Thanks for sharing this week!!

  5. Looks like you have settled in well. Your art collection is lovely. Does it hold lots of memories of many moves and travels. I like how you displayed all the career awards, guidons and flogs.

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