22.9.14

Fall Living Room Tour

Today I am sharing our living room decorated for fall with lots of whites, neutrals and pops of turquoise.


I love texture, painted pieces and wood tones. I like a mix of styles too, including farmhouse, industrial, country, rustic, a bit vintage....I find it so hard to give my style a name.


The newest additions to our living room include the curtains, pair of slipcovered chairs, area rug and underpad. I shared the inexpensive area rug and reviewed the rug pad I received from Rug Pad USA here


After selling some painted pieces recently I was able to use the money for the rug and a pair of IKEA Ektorp slipcovered arm chairs. We love how they are big enough for my guys and I feel like I can really get comfy in them. The gray buffalo check pillow covers and inserts on the chairs are also from IKEA.


This is a great time of year for smaller craft sales and the few remaining garage sales in our area. My sister-in-law and I are really looking forward to attending the Oliver and Rust Vintage Interiors Autumn Show in Welland in a few weeks. If you are in southern Ontario (or close by) you will love it. Last year I bought the old balustrade and the chippy porch post to add to my architectural salvage collection.


Pinecones are part of our decor almost year round and especially pretty for Fall, through Christmas and into the winter months. I have large cones that I bought and many smaller pine cones that were picked up on walks.


The smaller mirror was a kijiji find and it reminds me of the Restoration Hardware Mansard Scroll but much smaller.


I added linen ribbon from Michael's to the wheat sheaf this year. Plaid blankets are a favourite and while I am still searching for more I decided to use a large Alpaca shawl handcrafted in Peru. I love the colour and texture it adds to the white slipcover.


I will be keeping an eye out for new end tables but I love the found pedestal coffee table that I painted with a mix of ASCP. I sewed the grey plaid pillow covers from napkins that I picked up at HomeSense this week.


The little white boo pumpkins are my favourite at this time of year. Stores and farmer's markets here are full of pumpkins but I will be saving the orange ones for outdoor decorating. The colourful hydrangeas are from our front garden and I love using them throughout our home. Aqua CROWN canning jars are my go to vases. 


Finally finally we have both a match stick shade and curtains on the front window. I don't know what took me so long! The grey and white stripe curtains are from IKEA. They still need ironed and hemmed but add such softness (and privacy) to our room. Can you tell I'm a bit candle crazy? I love the scents of Fall baked goods in my candles year round (maple, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin pie etc.) but we never leave them unattended. We have a chocolate Lab with a wicked strong tail and that could be a disaster.


 You might be able to see her nose prints on the window as she checks out life beyond the front porch.


The view through the parapet window is to our entry hall that is currently patched and awaiting a paint colour choice (and some extra time.) The tall black plant stand and grey plaid throw were garage sale finds. The old wood crate on the window ledge holds galvanized pots storing our eyeglass cleaners, cases, safety glasses and sunglasses. It is very handy having a dropping spot for them near the front door.


At a garage sale on Saturday I picked up this cute little science beaker. 


I like to collect and use vintage ironstone plates in our home. Some are used in vignettes on table tops and others are displayed on the wall, like these vintage black transferware platters and plates


This little white painted end table moves around our home a lot. I am currently painting a different pair that I might use in here or may sell.


I love metal locker baskets and the pair in our living room hold my magazines and on this table my Restoration Hardware catalogues. I like having them close at hand so I can go through them over and over. I love visiting the RH outlet. I can't really afford anything there but I do like studying the look.


Hydrangeas in mason jars -how I do love thee!


More texture and coziness for Autumn in our living room. The t.v.'s are in our family room and basement sitting room (and we are master bedroom t.v. people too) so this is a nice quiet room for reading, needlework and visiting. There will still be changes but I am really liking how this small room looks and functions now. Thanks for stopping by! 

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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful Elizabeth!! I love the vignette you created on that pretty antique chest!

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  2. Your living room looks so relaxing and with the perfect fall touches.

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  3. Love your fall room. So clean classy and comfortable. Keep smiling and creating. I am trying to psych myself up for a getter done before Christmas remodel.

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  4. Your living room looks so pretty and cozy! I love all of the Fall touches you've added in neutral colors. I'm a fan of that look as well. Your two new chairs make the room looks so good too. I love Ikea! It's time for another trip. I go at least once a year, and I haven't been this year yet.

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  5. Your room is perfect, Elizabeth. I like the mix of rustic and refined. You have a wonderful soft sense of color and warmth there. Beautiful. xo Diana

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  6. I just love this room, Elizabeth! Every piece is perfection.
    Debbie
    xo

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  7. Your room looks amazing! Isn't your family lucky to have such a peaceful and cozy room to snuggle up in. I love all your throw pillows.

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  8. Helle Elisabeth,
    oh how i like that style!
    Regards from France:)

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  9. Your living room has had so many changes in it recently - love them all. Is the blanket from Peru the turquoise on on the end? It looks really pretty. You have such a great collection of cushions and throws. I have to say, I didn't know there was a RH outlet near us. I take it the prices are still high from what you said. I"ll have to google where it is and go and have a look. Happy autumn!

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  10. I love the soft colors you've chosen for your room, Elizabeth! Your room looks so stylish and inviting!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall colors. Lots of blessings
    Sandra

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  12. It's all so pretty. I love a mix of styles too. You do a great job pulling it all together.

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  13. So cozy & comforting!! Hope this is finding you snuggled up as we move into full autumn//almost winter!!

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