Thursday, September 22, 2016

fall home tour

today marks the first day of fall and I've slowly been turning over a new fall-ish leaf (pun intended!) in our home over the past couple of days. I don't decorate in a drastic way for fall, especially since the color orange doesn't particularly fit with our color scheme of neutrals, but I couldn't resist adding some pumpkins here and there. being that this is the first fall season in our new home, I've really had to pace myself and remind myself that I can't have everything immediately. especially since creating a look that you love can take quite some time and money to get it just right.

we happened to find these sweet orange mercury glass pumpkins at... drumroll... costco! even though I'm not a lover of the color orange, they were too beautiful and well-priced to pass up.

this vintage trophy is also a new piece - I actually first found it at a little boutique home store in charleston, south carolina earlier this year but convinced myself not to buy it. of course, months later and I was still pining over that trophy. luckily, I was able to find the exact trophy on the trophy reads "best young pair" which I just thought was so adorable [and slightly cheeky] for our first home together.

I don't know about y'all but fall means candy corn to me and I love this nod toward thanksgiving by serving the fall candy in a classic gravy bowl. I've already had to refill this dish a couple of times!

we're having company over this weekend, which is when I'll really get my fall table set up with fresh blooms - another post on that to come! but this is how I've kept it set during the week, using these soft plaid napkins and white mini pumpkins. I'm hoping to find some cream colored blooms and greenery this weekend to frame the table.

last but not least, the entry way. for some reason, I had my heart set on a cornucopia. I initially wanted it on the dining room table, but our new industrial chandelier didn't work with a very traditional cornucopia. I thought about returning it until I googled 'spray painted cornucopia' and was not disappointed.

I made this monochromatic cornucopia vignette by spray painting the original dark brown cornucopia and some faux gourds. I started with a creamy color, but it was just too stark and too matchy-matchy. the silver color blends with the gray in our mirror and rug and it also elevates the look a bit to mix with our traditional-style persian red rug. 

I rarely use spray paint, but when I do, I find myself looking at everything differently for a couple of weeks. I think about pieces that I've given away and suddenly regret it - what if I would have spray painted?! HAHA!

that's all for now, friends! I still have a few projects going on here and there, like sprucing up our porch. of course, there's more to come but I hope you've enjoyed stopping by and happy fall, y'all! sources below.

mercury glass candle holders, pier 1 / see here for source
orange glass pumpkins, costco / similar
vintage trophy,
vase, homegoods
decorative sphere sticks, zgallerie / see here for source
gravy boat, homegoods / similar
tray, homegoods / see here for source
crystal bowl, tiffany
coasters, nordstrom
candle, voluspa

table, pottery barn / see here for source
chairs, restoraton hardware / see here for source
chargers, bed bath & beyond / similar
plaid napkins, homegoods / similar
glass terrarium, pike nursery
pom pillows, ballard

end table, kirkland's / see here for source
lamps, wayfair / see here for source
mirror, homegoods
cornucopia and gourds, michael's


  1. I love the trophy detail-I am always on the lookout for horseback riding trophies when I'm in antique stores, they're some of my favorite decor pieces :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

    1. I love them! I could imagine an entire mantle loaded with trophies!