I know that everyone in blog world is jumping into Christmas mode (I’ve got my own little Christmas craft coming this week!), and as much as I adore the Christmas season, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I am in no way ready to rush past it and head into winter. With that in mind, several friends of mine and I are sharing our homes this week, filled with ideas on what to do in your home after Halloween passes and before Christmas season arrives. Our home’s seasonal touches are simple, and all about hygge. Today I am excited to share our cozy modern late fall tour with you, filled with neutrals and a blend of masculine and feminine styles. Before I go on, I want to also say a huge thank you to our country’s veterans who have served. I understand that I have free will in great thanks to you, and I do my best to honor what you have fought for. Now, after you check out my home, I invite you to visit the others sharing today and the rest of this week, as I know you will be inspired. (You will find all of their links at the bottom of this post as well as a shoppable gallery from our home. This post contains affiliate links.) Welcome to our 1966 rancher! Our little budget porch makeover is still one of my favorite updates that I’ve done on this house (but if you really look closely you can see we need to clean the roof… yikes!). After I cleared away all of our Halloween decor, I kept the porch really simple. I tend to go a little crazy with Halloween decor, and Christmas is often the same way (though having a toddler around has changed that for me because he is into everything he can reach!), so I find that during the time in between I like to keep my decor pretty simple and clutter-free.
This time of year is when the days start to get shorter, fall sports have wrapped up, and we’re all spending more time together inside these walls. I want our home to be inviting, cozy, but clear of clutter so that we can all keep clear minds as well. On the porch that translates to just a few pumpkins, and some cabbage, all from my local farmer’s market.
My poor cabbage had its first freeze the night before I took these photos, so it’s a little wilted. Oops.
Let’s head inside, shall we?
As you can see in the background here, our kitchen is still a work in progress, but the entry is complete! I painted and stenciled the walls a while ago, and still love them today. Now that our new wood flooring is in, I love how the wood really warms up our black and white space.
I moved this vintage rug remnant to our entry for the time being… I just love the rose tones in it with our door.
Speaking of this rug, my friend Ed who I got it from has an entire shop section dedicated to rug remnants and they’re a great way to get a quirky vintage rug for a steal! He also offers you a 15% off discount with code Cassie15! You can check out all of his remnants here. This piece usually sits in front of our sink, so now I think I might need to nap a second! I love the unique vibe these remnants bring.
Also, here’s a note of truth for you…. I staged this bench with my hat, scarf, and boots, but you might see it in the background of my living room photos with the hat on top, and a load of ugly sneakers. 😉 Keeping it real. Speaking of the living room, let’s head there next. It’s been a long time since I’ve shared this space with you because it has been a hot mess of boxes, trim pieces, and more with our kitchen renovation overflow.
We’ve made a few changes since you last saw it. First of all, we changed out the coffee table with our downstairs family room. I absolutely loved the vintage glass waterfall table up here, but a couple things played into that change… First of all, Sawyer kept putting his feet on the table that is now here and rocking it, which was not good for those legs. Secondly, I was nervous about a toddler running around the glass table. We made a switcheroo, and I am still happy because I love both tables, and I am digging this one here more than I thought I would.
On top of the table, I added an acrylic tray with a disco ball, antlers I painted years ago, local magazines, and a candle Emmy made at our favorite local spot.
In addition to swapping tables, we also just hung these gorgeous bamboo blinds from Blindster. They make such an incredible difference as they suit my style. Formerly we had hung curtains on a nickel rod left behind by the previous owners. In full disclosure, I edited out the holes left behind from their hardware and added “paint living room” to our ever growing to do list.
The side of the living room that houses are TV still needs a lot of work. Perhaps this room will be my Spring One Room Challenge… who knows! It needs some attention for sure!
On the dresser I added some simple fall touches including my DIY candlesticks.
While I don’t love that TV wall, I do love how the colors in this space play perfectly with the colors in our new dining room I shared last week as my fall One Room Challenge.
Also in our living room is my work space. I love that I have a designated space, but sometimes more privacy would be nice. I am hoping to invest in a new laptop at some time in the near future. For now, this space works well enough for me. And can you see that gorgeous dining room mural in the mirror?Speaking of our dining room, I know I just shared our reveal with you, but I did restyle it a bit with different tabletop decor. 😉 Plus, I just love it so much that I wanted to share it again!
Also, this time Catcher decided to make an appearance in my photos.
Not to be outdone, Snowball had to join in the action, too. In reality, ,they love sitting in this little nook, so I felt it was perfect to share. I think they love the thought that food might drop, but I like to think they also dig its coziness. (BTW- I am thinking of painting that back door pink like the front door- what do you think?)
On top of the table, I have a copper tray, complete with copper mugs that were party favors at an epic Day of the Dead party we attended thrown by the company who made my brass kitchen sink.
As you can see, there’s another candle (another that Emmy made!) from our favorite spot, some white pumpkins, and homemade pumpkin bread. This time of year, I make that bread on repeat. It’s a paleo recipe from Brooke at Nesting with Grace and it is divine!
I’ve just got one more space I want to share with you today and that is our master bedroom, a space which feels to me like it was made for fall. And I am not ashamed to admit that with the shorter days, I spend more time in this room. I went to bed at 8:15 the other night, and I am not mad about it!
I painted the color block wall earlier this year, and I couldn’t wait for this season when I knew it would really feel perfect. I recently got this blanket from Wakened Apparel (which is an amazing company that gives back!)
The colors in it are just perfect with our bedroom, and we keep it at the foot of the bed to protect our duvet cover from our dogs, who like to sleep on the floor in front of our bed. Actually, they have a blanket to protect our rug, too, but I did you a solid and removed that ratty thing for photos. 😉
I really didn’t do much else aside from the blanket in our bedroom, but my nightstand is full of my current inspirational projects. As you might know, I am doing the Last 90 Days with Rachel Hollis, and some of the things that entails are daily gratitude journaling, and drinking loads and loads of water. I keep this gorgeous mug to refill on my nightstand. It was a birthday gift from my friend Kristin, and she sells them in her beautifully curated shop, The Garage Collective. The navy constellation journal was a gift from my friends at Sherwin Williams to help celebrate their color of the year, and I use it to write down 10 things each day for which I am grateful. Lastly, I’ve also got The Desire Map accessible, which is a text and workbook to help navigate life goals. This book was a gift from my friend Tracey, who I met through instagram. She makes me laugh and think, and we love to talk books and podcasts. Also, I am a pretty lucky girl to have received all of these gifts.
On my dresser not much has changed, but tis the season for candles! I’ve got one of my favorites from Whiskey Bottom Candles, Stillhouse. By the way, it’s half off right now, and makes a great Christmas gift for guys and girls alike.
I wasn’t paid to tell you about that candle, I just really love it! You can find it here. Also, do you like I clearly dusted around my things? My mother would be so ashamed of me.Thank you so much for coming by today to take my tour. I pray that next time you come, I will have a kitchen to show you. I will be taking this candle and every other one from my tour and lighting a fire under my contractor’s rear. 😉 For now, how about that sexy refrigerator, huh?
Thank you again for stopping by today. Be sure to check out everyone else in the tour today, and as the week continues. There are so many beautiful and inspiring spaces to be seen!