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Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Living Room Tour

After much tweaking...my living room is ready for fall! I planned on showing you the living room this weekend, but just couldn't get everything quite right. I didn't have alot of fall items and ended up making several trips to Hobby Lobby and Michael's. And now...I think I am finally done! I revised the mantle a little...it was missing a something. I added some fall leaves and smaller pumpkins to fill in and add more color. There are more pics at the end of this post.


This was the table that was giving me fits! lol...I ended up making the arrangement in the trunk for the middle of the table.

It's very simple with leaves, pumpkins and greenery.

This weekend mom and I went into a high end store we like to visit every now and then. I have never bought anything though...it's just too expensive! However it gave me the idea for the moss ball in the pot on this table. They had a moss ball the same size as this one for $35! Woah! That didn't even include the pot. I decided to make my own for about $8! I added the ribbon and bling to dress it up a little. This would probably be $100 in that store! lol...


I bought the "Thanks" sign at Hobby Lobby. I painted it and added the stones to the corners. It just didn't show up on the table the way it was.


Here is another view of the room.

Everything on this coffee table came from Hobby Lobby. I didn't mean for it to happen that way...lol. I tried so many things, but this worked the best. I love those big acorns in the basket.

Here is the other side of the room. I made the arrangement on this table...it needed some height. I also added fall popouri and pumkins to the bowl. I just had to leave out my rabbit picture!


This picture is a little dark...I brought the glass terrarium in here and added some greenery and a pumpkin along with the dogs. I wanted this table to be more simple since the others are so full.

Here is a revised picture of the mantle. You can see I added the fall leaves and smaller pumpkins. I think it really brightened it up. For those of you who don't know...I painted the picture above the mantle. Still trying to get used to it...lol.



Close-up of the mantle.




Well, that's the living room! I'm working on the dining room and I'm almost done with the kitchen! I will show you soon....


Thank you to all of you who joined my party last week! There were some great entries!!!



I hope you will join me this Thursday!




Have a great Monday!!

I am joining Carrie at Dittle Dattle for Amaze me Monday, Marty for Tabletop Tuesday , Susan for Met Monday, Kim for Wow Us Wednesday, and The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday.










60 comments:

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It's beautiful Kristen! LOVE the mantel! The colors are so warm....can't wait to see the rest ")

Lou Cinda

Janet said...

so warm and inviting. I love it and you have given me some great inspiration! Thanks!!!!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Looks so pretty, Kristen!! I love it all! I have yet to do any fall decorating. I need to get my butt going! I will this week thanks for the inspiration! :)

Liz said...

Kristen,
You have outdone yourself. I adore all your arrangements and you have displayed everything beautifully. I am so impressed, you give us all so much inspiration, thank you! Your mantle is amazing and belongs in a magazine, truly. XO ~Liz

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, everything is absolutely gorgeous. You know I love all of the warm colors!! It feels so inviting. Your mantle is spectacular! Can't wait to see the rest! Have a great day!!!

Toni said...

Kristen - It all looks wonderful. I thought your mantel looked great before, but wow, it is perfect now. It you decide you don't like the picture you painted I will GLADLY take it off your hands! Serious, you did a great job - you have much talent. Have a great week.

EliFla said...

I hope to restyle soon my house in town...so I will get season decoration too...hugs, Flavia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you've got just the right amount, Kristen! I don't go overboard with Fall; I just like little pieces here and there to give the feel of it.

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen oh my goodness gracious I am just blown away by the gorgeous fall beauty you have shown in your new decor'. It all looks incredible down to every last detail. It will be very pretty for you know what. Ha! I can't wait to see that too.

Warmly, ~Melissa

Melissa Miller said...

PS You should try displaying the photos on your blog in the X-Large size. You just right click on them and it gives you the option before you post. If you use the updated post editor it gives you the option. I'm sure you use it right?

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Kristen...your Living room is stunning...I want those acorns right off that table!!

Michele Smith said...

Gosh! its sooooo beautiful. Every little touch is perfect. I love all the colors in here too.

Not sure if I've said it already but I LOVE your drapes. I drool over them everytime I see them.
Where did you find them?

debbies said...

LOVE those acorns - must run to Hobby Lobby!

Heather's Stitches said...

Beautiful!! I Love the Fall season and miss the leaves turning this year in OH :(

Can't wait to see your Kitchen!

~Heather

Karen said...

love seeing your Living Room area the mantel is beautiful.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Your living room is so gorgeous! I love all the fall additions. What a beautiful painting. You really are so talented! Maybe that high end store would like to sell some of your creations too! :) Thanks for sharing with us!

Judi said...

Hi Kristen
Your livingroom looks grand! Love what you've done with fall in there. The bunnies in the little frame are cute...the large acorns are wonderful...the beautiful floral arrangement..the topiary. Love it. It is very cosy in there. I haven't seen the pic you made up close.
have a great day!
Judi

L said...

Kristen, everything is so pretty. Your home looks like a magazine! Love those big acorns on the coffee table. Love the pretty arrangement on the sofa table. I don't understand sometimes why things can cost so much in a store, but we can do it ourselves for much less..the moss ball is a good idea. I have a "give thanks" sign like yours it doesn't show up well on my table either. I should paint mine, too.
Thank you for sharing your lovely home. It is beautifully decorated.

Mari said...

Looks gorgeous :)
Love all the warm fall colors, ouch I have not even begun to decorate for the fall season!!!

xo~Mari

Chris said...

Oh, so beautiful. I love to visit you and your home. I just put a small wooden trunk out for the community gargae sale. I'm going to go get it. LOL
Chris

Pat said...

My favorite is your drum table decor, and the little trunk filled with greenery and fruit. What a comfortable looking house.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! So inviting and cozy! You outdid yourself! :)

Patti said...

So pretty....I love seeing how you decorate your coffee table (I have the same one) because it gives me new ideas!! Love your whole room!

Sandy said...

Beautiful room Kristen. Everything in the room flows so well, great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Sandy said...

Very nice! I love the moss thing you made and I want to try that too. Love the large acorns!

Really love the floral scene with the apples too! Love it all really!

A Hint of Home said...

I love it all, Kristen! You do an amazing job! I really like the acorns and the moss ball!

Kimberly said...

just beautiful. I love the big acorns.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Everything looks just lovely!

You did a fabulous job. Gotta add some stuff to my mantel now. (lol)
Yours looks so full and rich!

Great job!
Kathy

At The Picket Fence said...

So, so gorgeous! There is so much eye candy in this space I had to scroll up and down a few times just to take it all in. :-) I used wheat in urns on my mantel too and just love it. Yours looks stunning and I absolutely love all of the colors in this space!
Vanessa

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, it's beautiful. So warm and rich looking. hugs ~lynne~

Becca said...

GORGEOUS, Fall living room, Kristen! Where do I even begin ... I love the arrangement you created in the trunk ... the moss ball is fabulous (I recently scored a pack of two at HomeGoods for only $14, I was shocked at how inexpensive!), and I love how you added the smaller pumpkins and leaves into your Fall mantelscape. The HL finds are awesome, as is the arrangement you created for the side table (love that you kept the bunny picture, too). Look forward to seeing more!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a gorgeous room! Love those warm fall colours. Fantastic autumn decor.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Marianne said...

It all looks so beautiful Kristen. I just love your home and your mantel is gorgeous, such lovely inspiration. And I've seen those moss balls in the high end stores before and yours looks like it came from a high end store. Your home should be in a magazine!
Marianne :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi Kristen, your living room is beautiful, perfect for autumn, all beautifuly done. I love the pheasent and the mantel is gorgeous! I am your newest follower, hope you can come over and follow too. Hugs, FABBY

Miss Janice said...

Everything looks gorgeous. That mantle is stunning!

Scribbler said...

You are certainly a gifted floral designer. Your home reflects your creativity and it is beautiful.

Shelia said...

Hi Most Talented Little Kristin! Oh, your living room is so beautiful! I love everything. Your mantle is so pretty and I love the fullness of it! Every single arrangement on all your tables are just perfect! You have such style! :) Can't wait to see your dining room.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Kristen...This was a visual treat! You have such good taste...and your living room is beautiful! Love all of the Fall decorations!

Linda @ Truthful Tibits

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Beautiful job Kristen, love your painting!
have a great day,
Regina

Anonymous said...

Anytime of year Kristen your home reflects such warmth....love all your touches...

I am just starting mine too, I happen to LOVE the color orange, funny too that I don't have any of that color except for when I decorate for the Harvest season.

Happy Fall,
Kathy :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Just gorgeous Kristen. Your home is already so warm and then add these Fall touches and I feel even more cozy looking around.

Susan said...

Hi Kristen, I found your site from Denise's Den. I am having a My Memories giveaway now. Please come by and visit if you would like another try for the free drawing.
You have a beautiful home!

Susan said...

Hi Kristen!! LOVE your style!! Do you mind sharing where you got your living room curtains from? (And the color??) THANKS!! I have added your blog as a favorite:)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Oh my goodness, it looks fantastic!! The mantel is beautiful! This has me excited to get my stuff out! :)

once in a blue moon said...

what a beautiful home~

Connie said...

What a fabulous room. The prettiest I seen in blog land in a long time.
You have an "eye" for color coordinates and style.

Suzy said...

Everything is just beautiful Kristen! Very inviting and inspirational. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Kristen, your home is always a show stopper! And your mantle is magazine worthy!!! So many great inspiration. I adore the pot moss sphere.... I think I need to add one to my home, too. lol

Rachel said...

Beautiful! Please tell me where you found your drapes in the living room!!!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! Please share where you found your drapes in the living room!!!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Your room and mantle are gorgeous! What great colors and warmth that room has! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!
Have a great day!
-Shelley

White Whimsy said...

Your home is beautiful. I love the way you have decorated for Fall. Your living room looks so warm and cozy.

At The Picket Fence said...

Still takes my breath away even seeing it for the second time! We are so thrilled you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday this week Kristen! :-)
Vanessa

Pamela said...

Soooo pretty Kristen!! I always love stopping by to see all of your beautiful holiday decorating!

Cindy said...

This is amazing! Your home looks beautiful and I am in love with your mantle! Great job! Thanks for sharing!
Cindy

Odd Chick said...

Sent your link to my Mom. I enjoyed the tour!

Carol said...

I love those large acorns too! Everything looks so warm and welcoming!

Smiles,
Carol

NanaDiana said...

Hi Kristin-

I have to tell you that I usually just scroll down when I visit a blog that has a linky party and then make a comment at the end to the host. HOWEVER-As I was scrolling down I saw YOUR little icon entry and thought- WOW- Okay I HAVE to go see this gal's blog. So...here I am- and I am smitten! I am signing up as your newest follower. I am probably your Mom's age, or older, so I love that you do things with your Mom.

You did a wonderful, wonderful job of "fallifying" everything. You are my kinda gal!

Pop by later if you get a chance-I am more about smiles than decorating-and maybe you'll find on there! Hugs- Diana

CAS said...

Wow, everything looks just beautiful, Kristen! I really like the arrangement in the trunk -- a very clever idea. The mantel looks great. I'm so impressed that you did the painting -- so pretty!
:) CAS

Janet said...

Your living room is so gorgeous! I love all the fall additions. What a beautiful painting. You really are so talented! Maybe that high end store would like to sell some of your creations too! :) Thanks for sharing with us!

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