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Home Tour: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

Home Tour: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

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While I wouldn’t typically describe myself as “basic”, I must admit…there is something about fall which tends to trigger  my inner “basic b*tch”.

Between the cooler mornings and the scent of pumpkin latte candles wafting thru the air, once September arrives – regardless of the fact we are still reaching nearly 100 degrees outside on a daily basis- I slowly begin to embody every comical “white girls in the fall” meme known to social media.

And because fall is now among us, I thought today would be the ideal time to share a few ways I am transitioning from summer to fall decor in my 1980’s fixer upper.

This week, I have partnered with 30 other bloggers for a fall home tour blog hop. Hosted by my fabulous friend Marty from A Stroll thru Life, there is something inspiring for everyone. I promise! (For the full line-up, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post).

If you are joining me from Life on Cedar Lane, welcome!!  I am absolutely in love with Andrea’s style.

Coming from such a gorgeous home such as Andrea’s, I am hoping you won’t find my tour anti-climatic, but this year I decided to keep the seasonal decor minimal.

fall home tour with boho modern decor

Not only were there no live pumpkins or mums to be found where I live just yet, but my house is in construction zone mode as I type this.

In fact, the wall across from this console table in my foyer was just demolished by my husband and we are still in the process of sheet-rocking the new opening.

Nonetheless, a rich kilim rug and a wooden pumpkin I found at Homegoods sufficiently greets guests with a bit of autumnal cheer (just please pay no mind to all of the drywall dust).

boho chic fall home tour

Moving on to the kitchen, I recently incorporated a beige wool runner which adds some nice warmth for the impending cooler months.

fall home tour with modern farmhouse decor

fall farmhouse home tour

And like every “basic b*tch”, what fall kitchen would be complete without a “white pumpkin” candle burning?…

neutral fall decor

While the tobacco basket over my oven is normally bare through most of the year, I came across this simple fall wreath at Homegoods and knew I had to find a home for it…

fall decor in a modern farmhouse kitchen

I love how the new addition injects a bit more texture and autumnal color.

Moving on to my living room (which is full of scaffolding and buckets of white literally as I type this post), this is the last view you will ever see of it adorned in all of it’s grey (Sherwin Williams “Passive) glory…

fall home tour featuring neutral modern decor

Before we install our new hardwood flooring , I thought it would be wise to go ahead and get all of the messy paint work out of the way.

In terms of seasonal decor, compared to previous years, I was actually pretty conservative with my use of pumpkins.

boho chic fall decor ideas

Mainly, I achieved a fall feel by my use of earthy textures and warmer textiles.

Within the past year or so, I have noticed my favorite designers using more browns, tans and beiges in their color schemes (particularly where textiles and accents are concerned).  So…I decided to give the warmer colors a try myself.

neutral modern fall decor

And of course…..I couldn’t resist another pumpkin-scented candle….

boho modern fall home tour

What can I say? The fumes create such an uplifting effect once huffed.

modern boho fall decor ideas

Striving for a boho modern farmhouse interpretation of fall? Leather and velvet textiles paired with a hand-carved wooden pumpkin (also found at Homegoods) is a super simple way to transition from summer to fall.

Be sure to create depth and further interest by adding in earthy elements (eucalyptus and wooden beads are especially fitting for fall).

neutral modern fall decorating ideas

Thank you all so much for tolerating my irreverent sense of humor.

boho fall decor in living room

Next on the blog hop is Shayna’s fabulous home. From DIY tutorials to recipes, she shares some great content on her blog The Wood Grain Cottage. Be sure to check it out.

For even more fall decor inspiration, be sure to check out all of the other homes included on this blog hop listed below….

fall home tour 2019


2019 Fall Home Tour Monday Lineup


2019 Fall Home Tour Tuesday Lineup

                               Decor To AdoreSouthern Hospitality

2019 Fall Home Tour Wednesday Lineup

2019 Fall Home Tour Thursday Lineup


2019 Fall Home Tour Friday Lineup

 Life On Cedar LaneDesigning Vibes TheWoodgrain Cottage

ThistlewoodFarmModern Glam White Arrows Home

Now get out there and design some good vibes!

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laura janning

Monday 16th of September 2019

Erica, love your humor and your beautiful home.

Designing Vibes

Monday 16th of September 2019

Thank you so much, Laura. That makes me so happy to hear. Wishing you a fabulous fall season.


Sunday 15th of September 2019

All so beautiful Erica! I'm in awe of your kitchen! I had to scroll back through and pin your photos to save the inspiration! So fun to tour with you!

Donna R

Sunday 15th of September 2019

I love your style, love your many ideas for me..thanks for sharing.

Designing Vibes

Sunday 15th of September 2019

Thank you so much, Donna. That means so much to me. I hope you have a fabulous fall.

Heather Chun

Friday 13th of September 2019

Love this! You do such a fantastic job! I cant wait to see your new floors!

Designing Vibes

Saturday 14th of September 2019

Thank you so much, my beautiful friend. I cannot wait to get these new floors installed. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

Friday 13th of September 2019

Too funny! If huffing white pumpkin is wrong, then I don't want to be right! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and great sense of humor with us, Erica!

Designing Vibes

Saturday 14th of September 2019

haha!! You just put a big smile on my face, Christy. Thank you so much for the sweet words. Have a great weekend, girl.

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