Nature Inspired Fall Home Tour
Autumn doesn’t officially begin until next week, but today I’m showing what I’ve got so far in regards to my nature inspired fall home tour. I’ll start with my cozy (i.e. small) sitting room where I swapped out one cow picture for another – and I swapped out a set of chairs, too. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Thanks to Krista at The Happie Housie for organizing this week’s Seasonal Simplicity fall tour! If you’re coming here from Kelly’s home at The Tattered Pew – welcome!
After adding a darker coffee table and new rug in the sitting room and painting the mantel black, I felt like the former painting, Tulip the cow, was too light for the space. So I moved this dark cow painting from my family room to replace Tulip.
Also new in the sitting room is a pair of matching rattan chairs. These feel more organic and nature inspired to me than the script chairs and they’re slightly smaller. I thought the script chairs, although pretty, were just a wee bit too big for this space.
The colorful pillows are from my favorite décor store – Cocoon in Geneva. They kind of have a southwestern vibe and I like the color. I have a few more in my family room in different patterns.
The zinnias in the mason jar are from my garden, along with the hyssop which are the tall spiky lavender flowers. Hyssop, by the way, attracts butterflies like no other flower in my garden. The bees love them too.
New plants came into my home this month. I found both the rubber plant (left) and the hoya (right) at Grow Geneva. The black cachepot was a sale find at Pottery Barn. There’s a book about nature decorating that I’ll feature later this week – along with a giveaway to win a copy. I think you’ll like it!
I love the crusty texture of this little terra cotta pot. Several years ago I shared a tutorial for altering garden pots to give them a worn look. By the way, rubber plants and hoya plants are super easy to grow.
Moving on to the dining room, you’ll see more nature inspired décor for the fall season.
I’m trying to decorate my nature inspired fall home in such a way that I don’t need to make huge changes from season to season, like I used to do. It’s just too much work, not to mention it can get expensive. So my dining buffet features some of my vintage amber bottles, a couple of mirrors, plants, and some pottery. Just things that I have on hand and move around.
Except for this beautiful artisan vase from Pottery Barn that caught my eye and it was one thing I did splurge on. It’s super heavy so I know it’s good quality. I’ve been on a rustic pottery kick lately.
This is a philodendron micans – another plant to add a bit of nature indoors. It has the softest, velvety leaves and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. A pair of crusty vintage mirrors create a textured backdrop.
On Monday I shared my earthy fall table setting with mushrooms in the dining room.
On the console table in the dining room, another hoya plant pairs with more wooden mushrooms for my nature inspired fall home. When you have plants, you don’t have to fuss so much with creating vignettes. Not to mention the plants help to filter your air and can lift your spirits.
Next week I’ll share more of my nature inspired fall home when I finish decorating the family room and kitchen. Next up on today’s tour is Janet at Shabbyfufu who lives in Florida and used blue in her beautiful living room. For now, enjoy the rest of this week’s bloggers participating in the Fall series of Seasonal Simplicity!
Sharing with me today…
Home Made Lovely // Craftberry Bush // The Tattered Pew
Town and Country Living // Shabbyfufu
A Pretty Life // Amber Tysl // Jenna Kate at Home
Kim Power Style // Summer Adams Designs
And sharing the rest of this week…
The Happy Housie // Modern Glam // She Gave it a Go
Inspiration for Moms // In My Own Style
Cherished Bliss // Grace in My Space
My Sweet Savannah // All Things With Purpose // Just a Girl and Her Blog
Clean & Scentsible // Two Twenty One // Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators // Life is a Party
Lemon Thistle // Cassie Bustamante // So Much Better With Age
The DIY Mommy // Taryn Whiteaker
Sincerely, Marie Designs // Shades of Blue Interiors// Rooms FOR Rent
Stacy Risenmay // Hallstrom Home
Place of My Taste // Twelve on Main // Zevy Joy // The Turquoise Home // Doreen Corrigan
I really like the dark, vintage amber bottles! There is something very cool about them. Your wooden mushrooms are also very nice!
Thank you, Christian! The amber bottles are a favorite of mine.
Love that Pottery barn vase…have to see if i can findit here. I too love the mushrooms john made me a couple on the lathe. Great artwork bty
Lovely fall home. Dee
How lucky you are to have mushrooms made for you! I bought my hubby a whittling book because I want him to carve spoons and bowls for me. LOL. I’ll have to add mushrooms to the list! Glad you like the artwork!!
Your new rattan chairs are perfect for that area. A little pricey for my budget, but the inspiration is there. Your home is looking so amazing and you’ve nailed the nature inspired look for sure.
Thank you, Pat!
Luckily the chairs were on sale when I bought them – otherwise I probably would’ve passed on them and looked for something else. 🙂
It all looks so lovely! I’m in love with the cow picture. Would you please tell me where it came from.
Hi Suzanne! I think I found that cow picture at The Antique Farmhouse. Their stock constantly rotates so you’d have to sign up for their emails to see when the cow is offered again. https://www.antiquefarmhouse.com/
I love your warm and cozy look, Jennifer! All the mushrooms are beautiful. As always, you did a great job. Beautiful photos.
Thanks so much, Christine! I’m glad I went from a lot of white to warmer tones. Especially when winter rolls around and I want to feel like I’m in some place warm and snug,
that tablescape is awesome! I love the mushrooms!
Thanks Cassie! I’m glad someone appreciates my mushroom fetish! 🙂
You never disappoint, i love what you have done it is so beautiful, chairs, paintings and plants, just raps you in fall. Am excited to see the rest.
Thanks Marlene! Hopefully I’ll have family room pics ready next week. The kitchen might be the week after that, unless I get really ambitious this weekend! 🙂
Very lovely, enjoyed every bit and your bull/cow lamp captured my attention for sure. I too have many plants and it says everything nature and good. I also loved the cow picture it is very dramatic looking. Can’t wait to see the rest of what you do. I am a bit curious as I noticed you said that you moved things around a bit and used also what you have on hand where you actually store things once seasons are over. I know that you have a small but very cozy home but storage must be an issue. I know in my home it is so honestly don’t decorate the seasons except christmas of course.
Thank you, Kim! Storage is definitely an issue in our house. We do have decent attic space, but I also rent a storage unit in town. It holds my Christmas trees and seasonal decor, along with some furniture I moved out of the house but wasn’t ready to let it go. Funny you should ask about this because I’ve been seriously considering selling or donating most of what’s in storage. I just want to throw open the storage doors and tell people to have at it. Ha! I don’t want to bother with selling stuff.
All so lovely! Love the wall decor!
You have such a beautiful home Jennifer, and it’s perfectly decorated for fall…I love the nature theme! Those wooden mushrooms are awesome!
I love all the natural touches, especially your flowers, and those cow pictures are so fun! Thank you for sharing your home on the fall home tour.
The colors and textures create such a warm and inviting home, Jennifer!
Are the plants that you have listed here ok to have with cats and dogs? I know some plants are toxic.
Also, I love the mushrooms. Can you share where you got them?
Hi Penelope (I love your name!),
Some of my plants are toxic to animals, some are not. I do have cats and find that they don’t bother the toxic plants at all. They do however, chew on the safe ones so I need to keep those out of their reach so they don’t destroy them. The best way to check if a plant is toxic to animals is to Google it. 🙂
I found the mushrooms at a local store and they do sell them online! You’ll find them here: https://www.cocoononline.com/collections/home-decor I’ve not seen them anywhere else.
Where did you get the four lovely feather pictures? I love you decorating style!
Where did you purchase the wood mushrooms?