I love Fall Home Tour day!

Actually, I love spring/summer/Christmas home tour day as well.

I just love home tours… stalking people’s living spaces is one of my top 5 favourite things to do.

And the best part of prepping for my own Fall Home Tour, is that for a glorious few hours (or maybe few minutes) after I take my pictures everything in our house looks beautiful.

Perfectly in place.

And I soak it in like a desert cactus after the rain.

Because it won’t last long.

But as least I have the pictures to remember it by.

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This week I am part of a group of 15 of my favourite bloggers sharing their Autumn Home Tours – five per day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.

We’d love to have you join us on Instagram as well – just share your pictures using the hashtag #Fallintofall and we will be sharing our favourites with our own Instagram followers!

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There have been some pretty exciting changes around here in the past few weeks.

Mainly…. the Ektorp.

I can’t tell you how giddy I am about this couch.  My excitement level  definitely passes over the line into downright ridiculous.

I’ve wanted one of these babies since we first shopped at Ikea for a sofa right after our honeymoon!  And 14 years later I have finally won this battle!

See – a true testament to the power of determination.

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So the Ektorp meant a new seating arrangement with the other chairs… as well as a few changes to the gallery wall behind it.  I bought the painting above the sofa from Urban Barn, and added to my collection of A’s with some additional cuties that I found at Home Sense.

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The fabric on that corner cushion is one of my all time faves – I ordered it from Online Fabric Store.

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The plaid pillows were made using my DIY envelope pillow tutorial with some gorgeous purple and coral coloured plaid that I got on a huge sale at my local Fabricland.  I’m talking 3 yards for $14!.  Seriously.  It was buy one get two free.  Gotta love that…

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My thrift store lamp makeover always feels like it fits so perfectly in Fall, because it pretty much resembles all the ceramic pumpkins I have hanging out all over…
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I’ve had this rustic little side table for a few seasons now… it’s actually a chunk of wood that my husband had set aside as firewood but I brought it indoors instead.  It’s the perfect size to hold my mug of tea.

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Ahhh… isn’t she perfect? #ilovemyektorp

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My other favourite pillow fabric this season is this Neo Toile in Coral from Tonic Living.  I love the colours in it- and I guess it was just absolute serendipity that the coral in it matches perfectly with the coral in the plaid.

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The other side of the living room has stayed pretty much the same – aside from a new lamp and some new accessories that I collected at Home Sense.  The feature is still my giant DIY sign made from reclaimed wood.

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Now let’s head on into the Dining Room (well, it’s really the same room as the living room, but we can call it the dining room anyhow just so it sounds more impressive).

The pew, which was gifted to use by a good friend, is still my favourite feature in this space.  It pops so nicely against our DIY board and batten and the series of oil paintings above were collected from thrift stores and garage sales and unified by painting the frames all in white.

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I’m still working on the idea of building a new table- I would love something longer in order to accomodate more guests for dinner.  It’s just that we’ve been a little pre-occupied with ridiculously large renovations this year (like the kitchen and our first investment house and the second investment house)… so we haven’t quite gotten around to building a table.

Maybe soon?

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I picked the three colours of tiny mums up from my local floral shop and I love how hardy they are.  I know they will last for a few weeks – and since I only buy myself flowers a few times a year, the ‘lasting factor’ is pretty key.

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From the dining room you can see our faux mantel (done up in turquoise and coral tones for fall) and then you get a glimpse into our newly renovated kitchen

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Want to see a little more of the kitchen?!

I JUST shared the REVEAL last week!!  Head over here to see it!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s tour!

I can’t wait to head over and check out how these amazing bloggers have decorated for Fall this year…

A little more inspiration

2015 Fall Tour Collage

Monday
Maison de Pax | Everyday Enchanting | Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Happy House | Finding Silver Pennies

Tuesday
Blesser House | Migonis Home | Cherished Bliss | The Woodgrain Cottage | Design, Dining and Diapers

Wednesday
Rooms for Rent | Shades of Blue Interiors | House by Hoff | The Sunny Side Up Blog | The Blissful Bee

Don’t forget to  join us on Instagram!

Share your pictures using the hashtag #Fallintofall and we will be sharing our favourites this week on our own  Instagram accounts!

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I may link up at some of these fabulous places below, for more info check out housie parties: Monday Funday , Inspiration Monday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Project Inspire{d} , Inspire Me Tuesday, The Scoop, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Wow Me Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday , From Dream to Reality, The Inspiration Exchange, Wow Us Wednesday, Live Laugh Rowe Live Laugh Linky, Thursdays Are Your Days, Inspire Me Please, Catch as Catch Can, Fabulously Creative Friday, Party Junk, Pinworthy Projects , Link Party Palooza,, Weekend Bloggy Reading, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Spotlight Saturday, Suburbs Mama , That DIY Party

This is an excerpt from the article Welcome to my Fall Home Tour! which originally appeared on http://thehappyhousie.com/.