As much as I moaned the ENTIRE SUMMER about how rubbish the weather was here (I know, I’m sick of hearing myself say that as much as you’re sick of hearing me talk about it), I’m actually feeling really happy it’s Autumn. I feel like I’ve finally shaken off the idea that the weather should be perfectly hot because well, it’s practically October – the expectations are totally different and it’s been SUNNY ALL WEEK. WHAT. The back door has been left open to let the mild weather in, I’ve been doing laundry like a mad woman and I’ve just basically been embracing it.
Here’s a little tidbit of information. Ya know the term ‘Indian Summer’? I had to look it up because I’m thinking, ‘is that an offensive term?’ You just never really know these days. Well, it could be but there is apparently conflicting theories on where the term actually came from and some of those theories are pretty derogatory so I’d prefer not to use it just in case. However, I also learned that in the UK the period of unexpectedly pleasant weather in October is referred to as ‘St. Luke’s Little Summer’. I mean, how cute is that? I might just call it that from now on.
So anyway, as you may know, on Friday I joined 29 other bloggers in the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour for Fall sharing the little changes I’ve made in my home for Autumn. Well with so many homes and so many blogs to discover, you may not have had the chance to see them all – so today, I’ve done some of the hard work for you.
It’s actually not a huge surprise that the favourite Fall tours I’m sharing today were also some of my favourite bloggers as well because obviously while I’m a blogger, I’m also a blog reader and I love being inspired by other people’s homes and what they do in terms of their own décor.
One of the things that surprised me is how many of us on the tour (me included) didn’t go all ‘hardcore pumpkin’ on the decor. Americans are pretty well known for going all out with their seasonal decorating and yes, there were some shown that did the full on Autumn look (nothing at all wrong with that if you love it, of course) but there were plenty that didn’t. And that’s kind of cool – seasonal changes should be a reflection of what you’re comfortable doing. So if it means just adding some nice cosy throws and calling it done, well, there’s absolutely no pressure to decorate in a certain way and I like that individual expression that was shown on this tour.
Just remember to pin from the original sites, okay? We want them to get their full just due here so I turned off the pinning mechanism for these ones and if you click on any of the captions in my post, it will take you straight to their blog post!
So I’m going to start with Albertina of Mimosa Lane. This lady has such an incredible eclectic style and her use of colour in this image gives me ALL the heart-eyed emojis.
Darlene of Fieldstone Hill Design just has an incredible house. You know how much I love my old houses and Darlene’s home, in Pennsylvania is so beautiful. They’ve lovingly restored it so respectfully, it made my heart warm just looking at it.
Kristin from Bliss at Home is not only incredibly talented but she’s also just a generally wonderful person. She’s also my ‘Style Sister’ due to a mutual love of all things bold, brass and leopard print and of course, because I love every freakin’ square inch of her living room. Here’s just a taster but you really need to pop on to her blog to check it all out.
I also totally fell head over heels for Claire Brody’s stunning dining room. That mural!! Wow. And the combination of two colours I’ve been considering for my own dining room – dark cranberry and emerald green. Can I just have this one please?
Over on Desert Domicile, it was another dining room I loved – specifically the use of an incredible piece of artwork to lift the entire space. Caitlin is a master of DIY and vintage finds.
I loved this textural vignette over on A Place of My Taste. Aniko loves colour and is just a fantastic stylist. Her home is so warm and inviting and I loved this little nook in her kitchen.
Another one of my favourites is Gwen from The Makerista. I’ve been a fan of her blog for quite a long time for very good reason – she’s got incredible style and just a fearless attitude when it comes to decorating her home. She went for a Halloween vibe in her dining room and if that’s not the sexiest spookiest table setting ever, well, I don’t know what is. Also another mural. Now I think I want a mural in my dining room.
And last, but certainly by no means least, is another one of my blogging soul sisters, Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design. I’ll be talking about her on the blog soon so this is just a teaser. I adored the succulent arrangement she created for her coffee table but you really just need to check out her home. It’s just a wonderful mix of glamour and eclecticism.
I so wish I could have included everyone from the tour in here but that would have been a little crazy! But I hope you can see how much inspiration there really was on the tour with so many different wonderful styles and everyone’s individual take on what Autumn in the home means for them.
Which is your favourite? I can’t possibly choose!!