My Three Fall Nesting Essentials for the Home

My Three Fall Nesting Essentials for the Home

It’s hard to believe I’m starting my TENTH fall season as a blogger! While fall doesn’t officially begin yet according to the calendar, I’m THRILLED that it is on its way. It’s MY FAVORITE SEASON OF ALL!

Fall represents everything I love about being a homebody.

In the northwest we have beautiful weather all summer long (and into fall, too). While I love the light and warmth and beauty of summer outside, around the end of August I begin to long for those crisp fall days. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the sunshine. I do! But I love that fall signals the return to familiar routines and my favorite cozy rituals around the house.

The rain actually began to fall and the thunder rolled for a couple of days last week! I wasn’t quite prepared for a change in weather just yet, but hearing the pitter patter of rain on the roof reminded me of how much I love curling up inside on a rainy day. And just like that, I found myself fluffing up the fall pillows and bringing out the textured blankets.

My Three Fall Nesting Essentials for the Home

I keep things pretty simple so I really don’t add much in the way of “fall decorations” (especially so early in the season). But I do enjoy slowly evolving my home to have a cozier ambience by layering in my three fall essentials: organic textures, delicious seasonal scents and richer colors.

I begin to add more cozy blankets, pillows, and rugs.
I incorporate a few richer hues. A touch of rusty orange hues here and there blend beautifully with the deeper blues and grays of my year-round color scheme. Even the gorgeous pop of red in the tulips (a surprise from my hubby this week) mixed with the evergreen plants seem to be inspired by the ever-evolving fall colors, just like the changing leaves and trees outside our windows.
A mix of wood furniture and accessories, organic textures (like my baskets on the wall) and warm metals add the richness that I love in a fall home.
I fill my home with my favorite seasonal scents (I’ll share a delicious cozy home scent recipe tomorrow!). 

My Three Fall Nesting Essentials for the Home

Later this month I’ll be taking you on a fall home tour around the house, but I’ll be able to share more little corners of my home each week as we cozy things up. Our exterior brick is being painted white this week (I can already tell I’m going to love it just from seeing the primer up!) and the kitchen will be under way in just a couple of weeks, so I’ll have plenty of progress reports on bigger projects this month, too. I can’t wait!

Happy first week of September!

Have you started fall nesting?

My Three Fall Nesting Essentials for the Home

Room Sources:

Linen wingback settee

Rust pillows

Gray and white crewel pillows (HomeGoods, similar)

Rattan daybed

Coffee table

Round pedestal table (it’s a drop-leaf dining table, on sale!)

Gray nailhead wingback

Brass floor lamp

Wood mirror over fireplace

Fireplace paint details

Leather sofa

Blue and white patterned rug (more here)

Leather Moroccan pouf

Woven wood shades

Shop My House and my latest decor finds here.

Farmhouse Style – Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

For years and years when I lived in Portland (which was almost all of my life) I went to the Street of Dreams every summer. Even as a kid I LOVED that tradition. I haven’t been since we’ve lived here in Washington and I really missed going. They don’t seem to have a tour like that here (womp, womp, womp) but last week I was able to take a quick trip to revive the tradition! It was well worth it.

I took hundreds and hundreds of photos of my favorite spaces and each and every little detail that spoke to me. Even though these homes were like 8,000 square feet and far more luxurious than my little house, I still found so many inspiring ideas and takeaways.

It was extra fun touring these homes since we are gearing up to remodel our kitchen in just a few weeks, as well as dreaming of other projects around the house. The homes really confirmed what I love and want to do in my house, as well as sparked new ideas to consider!

I’ll be sharing lots of posts with ideas from these homes in the upcoming weeks, but today I thought I would start by sharing just a sampling of the images from one of my favorite houses on the tour, the Mon Coeur! This house was the closest to my own style (or at least what I dream it could be someday, shrunk down to more modest-house size, of course) so it’s definitely the one I felt the most at home in.

So, enjoy a look at some of the photos from this Hamptons inspired/modern farmhouse-style home!

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

Interior design by Colleen Mihalik, CM&D Design. Interior decorating by Tiffany Edmondson of The Urban Coop. More info about the house (including a floor plan) can be found here!

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour

My related guide on eBay: 5 Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Any House

Farmhouse Style - Street of Dreams Tour
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