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Rustic Fall Home Tour

Fall Home Tour: With a nod to science this botanical scientific vintage decor brings the outdoors in, with lots of neutrals and mustard yellow.

Fall Home Tour: With a nod to science this botanical scientific vintage decor brings the outdoors in, with lots of neutrals and mustard yellow.I think fall is my favourite.  It just has so much going for it.  Fresh apples, pumpkin spice everything, cooler temperatures, and the best decor. 😉  Today I’m taking part in the Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour, hosted by my friends Shannon from Home Made Lovely and Christina from The DIY Mommy.  Be sure to check out all the other amazing home tours at the end of the post.

Botanical Scientific Decor

On fall weekends one of my favourite things to do is go for a walk in the woods with my family.  Like a kid, I love finding treasures like pinecones, and acorns and colourful leaves.  I think it’s these fall walks in the woods that inspired my fall vintage scientific botanical decor theme.  I love to decorate by bringing the outdoors in.  Last year I was inspired by the idea of a botanist finding all kinds of seeds, plants, and treasures and bringing them home to study them.  Check out last years fall home tour here. I loved it so much that this year, I kept the story going.

I had so much fun looking for cool vintage decor pieces that helped tell the story of a romantic plant loving botanist who spends her days studying the plants she loves.  I’ve sprinkled little bits of science and lots of plants and seeds, and treasures found in nature throughout my decor.

neutral fall entry way

The Dining Room

Let’s start at the front door, with the console table.  Our botanist has been working away here on her typewriter, and left her spectacles behind.

neutral fall decorvintage spectacles glasses

Over on the dining room table, I wanted it to look like she’s been working away, and pushed everything into the middle so she could eat at the table.

fall dining room decorI used this pretty vintage lace tablecloth in mustard yellow as a runner.  This neutral loving girl decided to add in a little of this  fall’s it colour  -mustard yellow.  I’ve sprinkled little bits of it all over the main floor.  And I love it.

vintage botanical scientific decorThe table is almost a cabinet of curiosities.  There are lots of treasures for studying.  Oak leaves, and acorns which always make me think of fall right away, and a collection of mushrooms and fungi.  There’s also antlers, feathers, and pretty pressed fall leaves.

rustic fall decornature inspired fall decorOne of my favourites on the table is this vintage microscope, found on kijiji by my sweet sister who knew I was looking for one to add to my science vibe last year.

vintage botanical scientific decor

botanical scientific decorAnd a new addition to the collection -this old notebook.  I found it in an old box at an antique fair this weekend -you might have seen it in my Instagram Stories (follow along there if you love behind the scenes and sneak peeks).

fall decor inspirationvintage magnifying glassI think she’s been examining leaves and seeds with her magnifying glass, and measuring them with her little fold away ruler. 😉

vintage botanical decorLeaf Specimen Wall

She’s been collecting lots of fall leaves, and my buffalo check wall -see how to create it here, has become a catalogue display.

fall leaf backdropThese pretty leaves are taped up with little washi tape and the heavier ones have a straight pin holding them up.

fall leaf decorI love how it turned out.

how to decorate with fall leavesAmber Glass Collection

And on the buffet, one of my favourite new collections of amber glass.

pressed fall leaves

I’ve been picking them up at second hand stores as I see them, and the antique fair on the weekend.  I saw the pretty beads at a display of costume jewelry  there too, and thought they’d be a pretty addition to the display.

amber glass collectionFall Bar Cart

And one more fun area of the dining room, a bar cart all ready for fall entertaining.

fall bar cartI added a little more mustard yellow with these pretty amber glasses.  And on the lower shelf, there’s a whole collection of vintage glasses.

fall bar cart ideasI thought it would be fun to add in some special drinks for fall.

fall drink ideas

I found some pumpkin beer and thought it would be fun to try with friends.  Cider is a favourite of ours so I got some of it as well.

pumpkin beerhow to style a bar cart for fallAnd just because cool fall nights might need a little warming up, a selection of whiskey too.

fall bar cartFrom the dining room we head into the living room.

fall home tourThe Stairs

This year I decorated the stairs for fall with a collection of pumpkins.

pumpkins on stairsAt the bottom of the stairs, a spot for a little table and a bowl of mini pumpkins and gourds. “Hello Gourd-geous” indeed.

hello gorgeous

The Living Room

Into the living room, and more pops of mustard yellow.

fall home tourIt really doesn’t take too much of an accent colour to make a big impact.  I made the tassel swag that I hung over the banister with some wool and some large wooden beads, and I love the pop of yellow and the boho vibe.

neutral pumpkins on stairsAnd another really easy, inexpensive way to add an accent colour for fall was painting the bottom of this pumpkin with some mustard yellow craft paint.

paint dipped pumpkinFall Fireplace Mantel

The fireplace mantel is a real favourite this year too.  I continued the science botanist theme here as well.

neutral fall fireplace mantel

This vintage portable desk is an old find.  I think my botanist has had it out in the field to keep track of her papers, books,sketches, and water colours.

vintage botanical scientific mantel decorThe scientific glass is a mixture of new and vintage, and works perfectly as a vase.

fall mantel decorhow to decorate your fireplace mantel for fallI added lots of seeds and nuts to the display too.

vintage botanical scientific decorThe macrame swag is a DIY project from a few years ago, check out the post about how I made it here.

neutral autumn fireplace mantelMustard Yellow Accent Colour

The pretty pillows on the couch are where the whole idea of adding a little yellow started.

fall home tourMy favourite is the beautiful mud cloth pillow from Dwellissimo.

fall home tour ideasThe colour is amazing, the texture adds so much, and the pattern is perfect.

fall home tour mustard yellowI kind of love it.

mustard yellow fall home tourOn the table are a few more vintage finds.  I love how much character and interest they add to the space.

vintage keys

Over in the corner I brought my faux fiddle leaf fig from Affloral downstairs and I love it.  I think it would look good anywhere.  Maybe it needs a twin. 😉

fall home tourMy side table stump tables -see how I made them here, are looking ready for fall with a little fern and squirel.

fall home tour ideasThis chair is a real favourite spot for just about everyone, including our dog Oscar.

fall home decor ideasThe Kitchen

Into the kitchen, the final room of the tour.

neutral fall kitchen decorI found this pretty knit runner at Homesense the other day.  It was still hot weather then, but I knew if I didn’t grab it I’d regret it.  I brought it home and as soon as it turned a little cooler this week, I knew it was perfect for my fall decor.

white pumpkins centrepieceI love how fluffy and cozy it looks.  It will be perfect for Christmas and winter too.

I used a selection of pumpkins on top for a simple fall display.

white pumpkin centrepiece

Fall Hot Chocolate Station

Over on the little side cabinet, I’ve set up a hot chocolate bar for fall.

fall hot chocolate stationMy girls love having a hot chocolate on fall days after school, and this little hot chocolate bar complete with sprinkles and flavoured marshmallows makes it even more fun.

fall hot chocolate stationfall hot chocolate barKitchen Shelves

Over on the other side of the kitchen, I had so much fun decorating the open shelves for fall.  We gave our kitchen a makeover last November for the One Room Challenge so this is the first time I’ve had a chance to decorate it for fall.

kitchen shelves decorated for fall

There are a few more touches of yellow.

kitchen fall home tour

open kitchen shelves fall

It was fun finding a few more vintages touches with mustard and wood tones for fall to add to the shelves.  The leaf is a pressed one found on a walk and added to a little frame.

open kitchen shelves

The golden rod is from the little meadow spot behind our house and it’s the perfect colour.

kitchen shelves with fall decor

I know winter is coming, and I will miss being able to pick flowers so easily.  Best to enjoy it while it lasts.

fall home tour

And that is my home all decorated with fall, with a little science in the mix, and the perfect amount of mustard yellow.  I hope it inspires you to bring the outdoors in, and add a few simple touches to embrace the season.  May there be many walks in the woods to collect fall treasures, and hot chocolates afterward for us all this fall.

mustard yellow fall home tour

With a home all ready for fall, life really is a party.

More Fall Home Tours

You might also like our Fall Home Tour 2019 here.

Fall Home Tour: Full of autumn decor ideas for Vintage Botanical Scientific Decor with Boho Maximalist Influence with lots of plants, insects, and pumpkins.

Also check out our 5 Ways To Make A Cozy Fall Bedroom here.

Cozy Fall Bedroom: 5 simple ways to make your bedroom cozy for fall, like candles, layers, books, natural elements, and neutral decor.

You might also enjoy our Fall Home Tour 2017 here.

Fall Home Tour -Vintage fall decor, botanicals, scientific decor and lots of natural elements to bring the outdoors in and celebrate the changing season.

Be sure to check out all the other amazing Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tours.




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Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Tour Wednesday

Home Made Lovely | Creek Line House | The Learner Observer | Northern Style Exposure | Fynes Designs


Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Tour Thursday

The DIY Mommy | PMQ for Two | Life is a Party | Clean and Scentsible | So Much Better with Age


Fall 2018 Canadian Bloggers Tour Friday

A Pretty Life | Home to Heather | This Mamas Dance | The Happy Housie


  1. Wow, what an amazing fall tour, Dannyelle! I love your leaf wall and how you decorated your mantel. Every detail is amazing! Well done.
    Hugs, Jamie

  2. Oh my! I love, love, love your home tour and the story that goes with it all!! All of the natural elements look lovely – especially your leaf wall. And I need that knit runner you have on your kitchen table. SO many beautiful ideas.

  3. Virginia, thank you so much. I remember pressing leaves in school when I was little in phone books -those skills came in handy. πŸ˜‰

  4. Oh my goodness, I could look through all those amazing vintage treasures all day long! You’ve got such a gorgeous home Danyelle and it just looks so cozy and inviting all decked out for Fall!

  5. Kristi, thank you so much. I had so much fun finding all the little vintage detail pieces! Now I need something new to hunt for. πŸ˜‰

  6. Such an amazing tour!! I love the story and thoughtfulness woven throughout your home decor- the natural elements are my favorite. So fun to stop in today! Thank you for an inspiring tour!!

  7. I’m so glad you brought the science theme back because it rocked my socks off last year and it’s rockin em again this year! So well done!

  8. Oh my Dannyelle I love your fall home SO much…all the natural touches and the botanical theme is amazing! Your leaf wall is fantastic

  9. I am madly in love with every single detail, seriously so so good!!! Oh man, I think I pinned every gorgeous image! I think the buffalo check with the leaves and washi tape stole my heart, I love the simplicity of that wall and the amber bottles, swoon!!!! <3

  10. Your Scandi take on fall is, as always, so good! I love all your natural touches, and the greenery is so beautifully woven into the scenery. Well done! I can’t wait to see what you do for Christmas.

  11. Laurie, thank you so much. And thank you for pinning too. We’ll have to go looking together for more ambler bottles. πŸ˜‰

  12. Ariel, thanks so much, so sweet of you. Yes, I’m looking forward to Christmas too -the blogger life for sure. πŸ˜‰

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