Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Come on in! We can all squeeze in my kitchen, right? Sure we can, just squish on in :). We’re all friends here.

This is my very first fall season in my kitchen. I’ve been SO looking forward to experiencing what it feels like in here this time of year.

Yes, I do ponder things like that. Perhaps more than I should.

Speaking of the start of the season, I don’t know what it is about the week of Labor Day, but it’s always a crazy week for our family. Skipping Monday sounds like such a great idea (who needs Mondays?) until you realize you also lost 24 hours somewhere, ha. I’ve had a zillion deadlines lately so I need allllll the hours I can get.

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Wall Light // Buffalo Check Towel // Black Knobs // Black Bar

My son headed back to school today so I definitely will be on a fall schedule now! That first morning back is always a bit of a shock to the system, isn’t it? No more sleeping in or lazy mornings. And I realized this morning that I should have gone grocery shopping so we have lunches on hand and easy to grab breakfasts in the house. Whoops!

Gratefully his school serves a welcome back lunch to students the first day. I think they must figure that mamas would need a grace day. :)

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Wood Tablet Holder (similar) // Copper French Press

Anyway, I am so glad you came by today, welcome to my kitchen!

If you are new around here or missed our kitchen remodel posts, you can catch up on all the details in the reveal here.

As I mentioned, this is our first fall in our kitchen so it will be very special to me!

I love fall.

And I love kitchens!

We actually began our remodel around the beginning of October last year and it was finished just after the start of the year. We were able to prepare our first meal in our oven on Christmas! Awww, memories. Light the corners of my mind. Misty water colored memories. (ANYONE KNOW WHAT THAT IS FROM? Dated myself, I’m sure. In all fairness, it was my parents’ music, not mine.).

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Brass Faucet // Water Faucet //  Farmhouse Sink // Runner // Wall Light // Refrigerator

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Black Knobs // Cutting Board

I thought lot about how this space would feel in ALL the seasons when I was designing my kitchen (because that’s just how I roll).

Evolving my home through each season brings me a lot of joy. You might have noticed that I’m not really into buying a lot of the latest seasonal accessories or crafty decor. It’s just not my thing, but it is for sure one fun way to add fall decor to your home.

We don’t have real pumpkins around here until mid-October, but there are lots of other ways I bring the season to my home.

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Evolving the Kitchen for FallCrock // Wood Spoons

Tomorrow I’ll share about the gorgeous wood spoons from Polders’ Old World Market (use code INSPIRED25 for 25% off sitewide!), and some of the other lovely things I collect to use year round or to enjoy in certain seasons.

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Oh, I picked up a cozy new fall runner recently. You can find it here.

The colors are so pretty in person and the forgiving pattern is perfect for messy cooks :).

I just knew I’d have a lot of fun changing out runners in here for the seasons!

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall

Shop my kitchen sources with the thumbnails and arrows below!

Evolving the Kitchen for Fall


See all my kitchen sources, FAQ and details here.

Shiplap Walls Behind Stove & Sink

Where we got the Dutch Doors

Kitchen Remodel: Four Design Tips

How we choose our kitchen appliances

How we mixed and matched our kitchen hardware

Tomorrow we’ll still be in my kitchen (I mean, you can go home in between or just stay here, either way, ha!). I’ll be sharing more about things I love to collect for the kitchen and tips for bringing a warm fall ambience to yours! UPDATE: Check out part two of this kitchen post here

I’m just so excited to chat about all these fun nesting things :).

Be sure to catch up and follow all of the fall nesting posts here!

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print


It’s here, the nesting season so many of us look forward to!

Perhaps some of you remember what this series all about, but we might as well start at the beginning.

What is fall nesting?

It is a season that reflects an inner mindset.

It doesn’t have to begin when a calendar tells us it should or when the temperate is just right.

By welcoming the fall nesting mindset, we are not rushing away the days or too quickly saying goodbye to summer. Not at all.

In fact, as I’ve always felt, fall isn’t about rushing at all. It’s slow and mindful. Purposeful and intentional.

Fall embodies a natural evolution to all things homey.

Of course, a home should be a sanctuary in all seasons.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Come in and Cozy Up Doormat // Black and White Mat // Cotton Wreath (similar)

But in this particular season, we naturally begin to sense the time has come to turn our heart inward.

This is what our Fall Nesting series is all about.

It’s remembering and practicing those familiar and comforting nesting rituals. 

It’s all the ways we can nurture and gather the people we love in our home.

It’s the gentle art of preparing our nest so it’s as cozy and inviting as it can be.

It’s finding ways to awaken our senses so we can fully savor the place we call home.

It’s expressing gratitude for the season we are in.

I can’t wait to share my own home and the ways I’m making it cozier, too!

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

FREE GIFT! You Get Me, Autumn!

We are so excited to kick off the official start to the Fall Nesting series with a fun free gift for you!

Our friend Lynette from Lynette Nicole Creative has generously offered each of you following along with this series a free and custom printable artwork called “You Get Me, Autumn.”

SO CUTE, right?

Click to download and then hang this print as a reminder and inspiration for the gifts found in this cozy season.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Download your art print via the link below (and pin this post to save it for later or share with others!)

>> Download the “You Get Me, Autumn” print HERE! <<

And guess what?! Lynette is also offering The Inspired Room readers 25% OFF any print or card order this month! Just use the code is INSPIRED25 when you place an order anytime before the 1st of October.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Lynette is also offering to send a tiny free print to EVERYONE that signs up for her newsletter this month (September!). YAY! Sign up for her newsletter here. You will LOVE following her on Instagram, so be sure to follow her here. She creates the most adorable and hilarious hand lettered artwork!

Download the “You Get Me, Autumn” print HERE!

Now only is it the first day of Fall Nesting, but it’s also the exciting launch day for So Close to Amazing, my friend KariAnne’s (Thistlewood Farms) very first book! I’m SO darn proud of this girl, writing and launching a book is no easy task.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

What better way to kick off fall nesting than to curl up on the sofa with a good book? You’ll love KariAnne’s hysterical and heart-warming tales about finding the beauty in every imperfection, so pick up a copy here!

OK, just a few last things before I send you off to start nesting. 

I set up a “series start page” for our Fall Nesting posts right here. I’ll be adding a link to each new post in the series so any time you want to catch up with what has been posted so far (or come back to it once it’s over!) you’ll be able to find the links there plus watch our sweet Fall Nesting video!

When you download your art print or cozy up your home, use the #fallnesting hashtag on social media so we can see your fall spaces!

Alrighty, friends. I would LOVE it if you left a comment today to let us know you’re following along and tell us what you are most excited about in the season ahead?

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few ways I’ve added some “Autumn vibes” to my own kitchen, so I’ll see you back here! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print