Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Modern And Fresh Home Fall Tour

Hey everyone!

I am excited to be back today, sharing photos of my home, for the modern and fresh home tour series. This month, Lindsay from the White Buffalo Styling Co. and myself are hosting a blogger tour, where every day of the month of October, a new blogger will share her/his home, and their modern take on Fall-time decor! It's going to be great, and I'm really excited to finally share some good photographs for you guys, of my house. Lindsay and I will be be sharing our tours today, so head over to hers after you read this!

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As you know, I've been working hard on getting it decorated. It's by no means done, but I have made a good amount of progress since we moved in in June. I've added a little Fall decor here and there. I'm sure I'll be adding some pumpkins in the future, too, but they haven't happened yet! Fall, to me, is about the cozy feel of blankets that you need when you feel that little crisp nip in the air! Candles, smells, and textures. I've added a bit of that to my home for the season, so come on in and let me show ya what I've done...

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I got some mums for the front door; something I love to do every Fall. What about you guys? Usually I get yellow, but I bought white this year. 

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when you come in the front door, and close it, you see this:

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I added the basket to the little side table recently. I love baskets for texture, and aren't they the perfect fall accessory?! I love that this one has the painted-on stripes. I got it at HomeGoods.

anyway, if you peer to the right of that scene, you will see the living room:

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I love layered rugs, and I feel like it's such a cozy feel to create. I especially love my red-toned rug in here, which is worn and ragged. I have lots of blankets in this room, and pillows to snuggle with. The new couch is perfect for that!  (forgive the chair with the ticking stripe draped across. I'm still deciding how I want to upholster it?)

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I always love to have a candle burning in the house, but especially in the Fall and Winter. It just evokes a warm feel, and the good smells are a plus! 

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Right now, I have the an Archipelago candle that I'm burning (the red current scent). It's one of my favorite scents ever. And even though it may be tacky and cheesy, I also love Bath and Body Work's plug in's. I have the "Leaves" scent in my house right now, and it's the perfect fall scent! It's a combo of apple/cinnamon and it's such a nostalgic scent. Mmm. 

I also always have candy corn out in the fall! My friend always gives me a bag every year - it's a tradition :)  Thanks, E

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The pipe/wood bookshelves that my dad and i built in August are starting to fill in, and I love them more and more every day! (didn't know that was possible. i sound like people sound when they're talking about their kids? Those things were a labor of love :) )

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I've found i've been picking up pottery at thrift stores more and more these days (like the piece pictured on the shelves). i love the earthiness of it!

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I just bought that cute black and white Nate Berkus frame at Target. I really love it! 

And notice more pottery on this side?! :)

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that's about it for the living room. onto the kitchen! our floorplan is really open, so creating coziness and warmth is at the top of my priority list. i still need things like curtains, but we're getting there...

This is the little pass-through that leads to the kitchen from the living area:

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opposite of the kitchen cabinet area is the dining table/chairs:

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again, with the layered rugs!

The fall light bounces in this room so beautifully, and my plants love it.

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a friend made this new table that  is in the kitchen! It will be getting its own post pretty soon here. I really love it - the artistry is amazing! It was supposed to go behind the sofa, but I moved it in here until the new sofa came, and I love it here. Who knows where it will really end up. You can visit Jason's website here for info on his work! I commissioned the piece and was able to select the size/wood/etc. Pretty awesome. I feel fancy.

last, is our bedroom. it's all white, with super tall ceilings. Again, still so much to do in this room, but it is feeling way cozier with the recent addition of our old white sofa up there.

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Stay tuned, too, for a post about our new Crane & Canopy bedding which is amazing. And talk about cozy. I feel like our bed is a fancy hotel bed now. It's soooo freaking comfy! It's nuts. 

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Again, I upped the cozy fall feelings with blankets and pillows. I can't get enough of either, it seems?! 

I hope you all enjoyed my tour! Stay tuned for these ladies, starting tomorrow!

2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno
4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes
5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble
6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design
7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home
8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home
9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore
10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House
11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior
12 – Annekke from This That & Life 
13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog
14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper
15 – Ally from From the Right Bank
16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs
17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things
18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home
19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline
21 – Kelly from View Along the Way
22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen
23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog
24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold
25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors
26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles
27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile
28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence
29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog
30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color
31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three and Jennifer from Brave New Home.


  1. Wow Kristen, your house is gorgeous. I'm in awe of your kitchen, love the cabinets.
    I truly enjoyed looking at every single detail of your tour.

  2. Kristen, your house is what mine wants to be when it grows up, seriously. It is just so beautiful and well put together! You know I love all of those layered kilim rugs and those shelves!!! I really, really love your bedroom, too! I hadn't seen it yet. The layered quilt, pillows, and couch make it so cozy. And the outside of your house is still AMAZING!!!!

  3. Kristen!! I love love love it! You have some serious style :) It's so full of texture and yet has some modern glam going on. This is fab! xo Kristin

  4. Kristen...your house is absolutely beautiful! Those kitchen cabinets??? Ummm...gorgeous. I love your style and all the layered rugs with pops of color. Loved seeing your home!

  5. I've been a follower for quite some time, but not sure if I've commented or not. Seriously in love with all your choices. The kitchen and dining room are my favorites!

  6. I absolutely love your home! You've done an amazing job putting everything together. I cannot get over your shelving in the living room....it's to die for!!

  7. Gorgeous job girl! SO crisp and cozy!

  8. New reader and LOVE it and your home! Great job!


  9. Love all the fall touches! It was nice having a little tour of your home. Can I ask where you got your acrylic (or lucite) coffee table? I've been on the hunt for one for some time now. Thanks!

    1. Thank you everyone!! I love all the positive feedback. It's far from done, but it's had some progress, at least!

      The coffee table is from CB2!

  10. I love it all! So so much. It's really inspiring!

  11. Your home is beautiful Kristen! I love all of the light it gets and how pulled together it feels. I never would have guessed you just moved in in June!

  12. New reader here too, love your bar stools and color...Love your bedding too!

  13. Your house is beautiful, Kristen, and great way to kick things off! Your cozy touches are all perfect, but what I'm loving the most are all those black doors and window sashes!

  14. I love your tour!! Your kitchen is gorgeous, your cabinets are fabulous. And those amazing shelves are styled so beautifully. All the fall additions work perfectly with your home! :-) I'm so happy to be included in this lovely group of ladies for the tour!!

  15. You have an amazing home Kristen! I'm really loving the layered rug look popping up all over. Where did you get those amazing large jute type rugs? They're fab!

    1. Thank you!! The rugs are from overstock.com! It's my go-to for large jute rugs.

      And actally - that's where i uuuusually get them, but I actually got lucky and found the one in the living room from Ross for only $90! Usually I get them for around $300 on overstock. but you have to jump once you find it the first time, because the prices start jumping after you have gone back and looked at them a few times :(

  16. You have a great taste in rugs! Your house looks so cozy! Thanks for hosting!

  17. Okay, I am dying to know more about your WE couch. I am thinking of getting the same one, but I am looking for some honest feedback. Is it truly comfortable? Do feathers poke your back or butt? Could you fall asleep on it? Can the cushions be fluffed to have the fabric look more taut or does it always remain relaxed looking?

    1. oo! i'm excited about this, because it took forever for me to decide which one i wanted. we JUST got it in last week. so far, i love it. i was also a little worried about the feathers coming out, like a pillow, but they don't. at least not yet. definitely could sleep on it. my husbands only complaint is it's not super soft,but i like the texture of it. i got the stock color, gravel, but we got the extra long length, so it took TEN weeks to come in. super annoying! as for fluffing, i think it kind of re-stuffs itself after you get up. i have noticed that the long pillow that you sit on sometimes needs a little fluffing in the middle, but it's fine. it does, however, always look pretty "relaxed" but that's the nature of this sofa, and i like that about it :) so far I LOVE IT. i was really stressed about it being perfect, and i love it so far. :)

  18. You have a beautiful home! I just hopped over from Jennifer's blog to follow your series. This is going to be such a fun month :) BTW totally drooling over your bedding.

  19. Loved having a look around your house! It is so cozy and I love your rugs!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  20. Totally love everything! Seriously, your home decor is so well thought out! Love the pops of color and the homey-ness of it (I know I made up that word!).

  21. Wow this is gorgeous! Im so happy to have been introduced to you by Lindsay. Your home is beautiful. I love all the amazing rugs and texture in your spaces. You can see that each and every piece that makes it into your home is purposeful. I love the mix of modern and eclectic and your kitchen and art pieces are to die for. So excited to be a new follower.

  22. Oh and fall to me too is about textures, smells, and throws. Also forgot to mention I love that you've layered rugs in your spaces.

  23. New reader, here! Loved your tour - especially the LR rugs!

  24. Kristen! I can't believe how much you've done in such a short time! It seems like just the other day you were telling us you bought a house! Anyway, it looks fantastic - especially those shelves! So. Good. xo

  25. Can you give a source for your orange stools, orange entry rug and light fixture over your dining table?

  26. Beautiful home. Your style is so warm and eclectic and I love that you mix colors, patterns, textures. The console table is stunning! I need to get one.

  27. Your home is beautiful! I love that you can pull off the white walls. Not many spaces can do that effectively without looking plain and bare. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Kristen your home is so darn cute...love all the artistic touches:) I was collecting pottery also at GW and such...guess you are getting there before me cause I have not seen any lately!

  29. Hi Kristen,

    I love your home! I'm making lots of notes for my own home! Would you mind sharing where you got the marble & wood cutting board (or is it a tray) in your kitchen? I've stalked the internet trying to find something just like that. It's a must need in my life. :)

  30. Hi Kristen! I absolutely adore your home! So beautiful...every little detail has me inspired! Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. The living room looks incredible. I love the framed prints and the quirky mix-and-matched chairs. I also like the layered rugs. It makes for a cool blend of textures and colors. Not to mention it makes the worn red rug pop out more with the lighter tan rug bordering it.

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