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My 2018 Fall Home Tour

My 2018 Fall Home Tour

What does a basic, white girl do when she needs to decorate her home for fall, but just can’t get into the spirit? She lights a Pumpkin Latte candle and allows the fumes to go straight to her brain,  my friends. That’s what she freakin’ does.

And thanks to that Pumpkin Latte candle, this basic white girl was finally able to get her act together – concocting her own interpretation of autumnal decor- all for your viewing pleasure.(Okay, let me stop referring to myself in the third person. I know it’s probably getting confusing).

Anyhow…today I am sharing my Modern Farmhouse meets Boho Chic Fall home tour…
modern boho fall decor ideas

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Starting in the foyer, all I really did here was add some heirloom pumpkins and decorative wood beads.

boho modern fall vignette decor

I found the chunky, wood beads in the fall section at Hobby Lobby for less than $5. I love  the texture and subtle interest that they add to the vignette.

neutral modern fall decor ideas

Before we move on to the living room, I just want to point out the obvious theme of this year’s fall tour: Basically… when in doubt, add some damn pumpkins to your life!

modern fall living room decor

And where pumpkins may not suffice, you can certainly toss in some comfy throw blankets or copper mugs. (Might I even suggest huffing Pumpkin Latte fumes? It worked for me. )

boho modern fall decor in the living room

I was particulrly enamored with this pumpkin I found at the grocery store….

fall living room decor

Not sure if it has some rare disease or if it is truly some obscure gourd/pumpkin, but I loved  its texture which reminds me of rattan.

boho modern living room

Surprise …surprise! Another fall vignette complete with pumpkins!…..

modern fall vignette

neutral fall vignette

neutral fall decor ideas

And I finally scraped up enough change to buy some designer pillows (Yeah…some women buy designer bags. I buy designer pillows!)

modern farmhouse living room

The teal one is a Danielle Oakey pillow made from vintage fabric and the leather one is from Stitched by Grace. I love how the leather adds some warmth to the space…making it seasonally appropriate. Danielle Oakey’s pillows have that perfect, modern blend of boho meets farmhouse vibes, and if I could afford it, I would wallow in her pillows all day long.

coastal boho modern fall vignette

Here on my newly re-styled bookshelves, I incorporated some cute, mini pumpkins.

boho fall decorating

And while I didn’t do any seasonal styling in my bedroom, I just wanted to show it off to those of you who may have missed last week’s reveal (which you can read about here).

modern farmhouse bedroom decor ideas

And yes….there’s that gorgeous leather pillow again. When I find something I love, I have the tendency to sometimes over do it (ya know…chocolate, wine, leather pillows-it’s all pretty comparable).

boho modern farmhouse bedroom

As far as the kitchen is concerned, I kept my fall styling pretty minimal.


modern farmhouse fall kitchen decor

I cut some magnolia branches from my front yard and placed them in a glass vase. I also added some pears to my fruit bowl and then lit my Pumpkin Latte candle (which smells freakin’ amazing). Side note: I actually found my pumpkin candle at TJ Maxx for $5 and it smells just as amazing as those expensive Bath and Body Works candles.

modern farmhouse fall kitchen decor

And while I was pretty disappointed in Target’s fall decor selection this year, I did happen to find this cute, “Hello Fall” hand towel for $3.


fall kitchen decor ideas

modern farmhouse fall decor

In my newly-designed dining room (which you can read about here), I decided to go crazy with the pumpkins yet again. After all, I did practice great restraint in the kitchen.

modern farmhouse fall decor

I warned you earlier, friends. This year’s fall decor formula is pretty simple….

neutral farmhouse fall table decor

Pumpkins + copper + cozy throw blankets = fail-proof fall vibes.

neutral fall decor for table

Speaking of cozy throw blankets, the flannel throw is actually a scarf I found at Hobby Lobby for $5. I definitely let my inner farmhouse-lover run wild in this space.

farmhouse fall dining room decor ideas

And while I conjured much of  my autumnal spirit from a pumpkin candle, I may have also indulged in a few pumpkin beers during the decorating process.

So perhaps my surge in seasonal-inspired creativity was truly a  a blend of pumpkin beer and candle fumes.

boho fall decor on bar cart

Just imagine this comical scene..

It’s 90 degrees outside and I am running frantically through the grocery store with a shopping cart full of  heirloom pumpkins, gourds, mums and pumpkin beer. If that doesn’t scream basic, white girl, I don’t know what does. (Life of a blogger, I suppose!)


farmhouse fall decor

Last but not least is the mudroom- where I really played up the kitsch with a “fall” burlap banner I got at Hobby Lobby and a metal bucket (also purchased at Hobby Lobby) full of mums. And there you have it, my friends. This is my interpretation of fall.

Hopefully my tour gave you a a bit of fall decor inspiration. At the very least, maybe it inspired you to go huff some pumpkin-scented candles.

Now get out there and design some good vibes. Please also be sure to spread the love by Pinning…

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

Mary Stevens

Monday 24th of September 2018

Erica I have a granddaughter named Erica and she is a lot like you and her sister loves everything pumpkin this time of year!! I'm going to see if she knows about the pumpkin beer!!! Your decorating style is a little modern for me but I love your blog! You say it like it is!!!!

Designing Vibes

Monday 24th of September 2018

haha! I am all about some pumpkins this time of year. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and taking the time to say hi, Mary. Cheers!

Mary-The Boondocks Blog

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

Erica I had no idea there was such a thing as pumpkin beer. Well that does it! I would prefer pumpkin wine, do they even make that? I am so behind on these trends. Your home looks great with just the right amount of pumpkin and I am certain it must smell amazing. We just got some pumpkin spice and add it to our coffee in the morning. My favorites are your green pumpkins in the dining room.

Designing Vibes

Monday 24th of September 2018

haha! I am not sure that pumpkin wine is a thing, but it totally should be. I bet it would be delish.

cassie bustamante

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

erika, i love the new direction you've taken and i feel like i am sorta going the same in my home. a little mix of both farmhouse and boho... it's so cozy and feels so inviting!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

I have always noticed that beautiful blend in your aesthetic, Cassie. You are the queen of boho farmhouse. ;)

Julie S

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Bahaha! Extra funny today, Erica. Yes. So far in my home for fall I have added 1 white mini pumkin (in a bowl on the top of our piano which is in the middle of our open floor plan so it's highly visible lol) and it is surprisingly effective in evoking the change of season! I plan to add a candle on a side table and an extra couple of textured, or fur, throws. And switch out one of my art pieces for something more fallish. That'll do me! Truly, all you need is a suggestion of fall, not dozens of dust collecting objects on every surface.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Preach, friend! I am totally with you on that. Plus...I don't have the storage space for a bunch of "seasonal junk". I am sure your home looks gorgeous. Happy fall.

Alison Carter

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you for designing on an average persons budget! Many bloggers post the most expensive items (which are spectacular...but) and it is frustrating because your average person can't afford it. I love following you!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

I totally understand the struggle, my friend. Even if I did have hundreds to spend on seasonal decor, I just don't think it makes much sense. Thank you so much for the kind truly means the world to me. xoxo