Fall Home Tour -Part II
Fall Home Tour -Vintage fall decor, botanicals, scientific decor and lots of natural elements to bring the outdoors in and celebrate the changing season.
Welcome to my Fall Home Tour, full of vintage fall decor, botanicals, and scientific decor. Special thanks to Shannon from AKA Design and Christina from The DIY Mommy for organizing this Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour. I’m so excited to join with some of my very favourite bloggers and hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration for your own home. Please grab a coffee, and come on in.
The Dining Room
Let’s start off in the dining room, it’s the first room in our home, and I have to say that for this Fall Home Tour it’s my favourite. I’m so excited to show you my Botanical Scientific Vintage inspired Fall decor. A botanist is someone who studies plants, and I was inspired to give the room a bit of a science feel this season.
I love the outdoors, but especially this time of year. The leaves are changing colour, the pumpkins are out, and the acorns are falling. Every fall walk seems like an occasion to find some new treasure in nature. I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in and that inspired me this fall. I always decorate for fall with leaves and pumpkins, and pinecones, but this year there’s lots of other little treasures from nature and they’re all on display.
Just in the front door, on the console table I’ve used a few glass cloches to display some pinecones, acorns made from Easter eggs -see how I made them here, and there’s a magnifying glass for further inspection.
I used some scientific glass for vases. Some I picked up at an antique market, and a couple of pieces are from Michael’s Halloween section.
Shop The Look
I set the table for a fall get together. Inspired by our botanists theme, I used some more cloches as centerpieces.
I was inspired by the grey pumpkins and squash to keep the table in dark tones of grey, and black mixed with my usual whites.
I love how the greyish green of the seeded eucalyptus tied everything all together.
At each placesetting, a science inspired favour for my guests.
I picked up some test tubes at Michael’s and filled them with some candied nuts. I added some science-y looking labels and used them as placards for my guests. A feather adds to the botanist feel too.
The pretty matte black side plates helped bring the table together; I picked them up at IKEA.
The paint dipped brass candlesticks were some I made a while ago -see the tutorial here, and the little fairy lights helped add some sparkle.
In the corner of the room I have a little bar cart. It holds some of my favourite vintage glasses, ready for entertaining.
I’ve got it ready for fall with a collection of pretty pumpkins. The book page leaf garland is a simple DIY I did years ago, and love to bring out very year -see the tutorial here.
Vintage Fall Decor Display
My very favourite part of the room is the display on the buffet. I had so much fun collecting all the bits and pieces.
When I was at an antique fair a few weeks ago, I was on the look out for an old printers tray. Printers who worked with printing presses years ago used to keep all the letters in these special trays to organize them. Lots of people use them today to display little collections.
I was inspired by remembering a summer mantel that Alice from Thoughts from Alice did a few years ago, where she used a science theme and displayed rocks and shells in a printers tray. The printers tray seemed like the perfect way to display seeds and nuts for fall. I wanted to include some botanical drawings as part of this display. We made these ones, and will have a tutorial here-they were so simple and inexpensive to put together.
And then in the front a collection of more treasures from nature.
The real framed butterfly specimens and the vintage magnifying glass were picked up at the antique fair. As were the antique apothecary jars. I filled them with some acorns, chestnuts, and black-eyed peas.
The microscope was a kijiji find that my sister picked up for me. And on the table are more apothecary jars filled with seeds and some more vintage scientific glassware filled with beautiful feathers.
Adding A Little Whimsy To My Decor
This little scene was so much fun to put together. I was inspired in part by Erin of Cotton Stem. She has a beautiful blog and instagram feed and always does such fun displays seasonally. I love her style and how big and fun it is. She’s shown flowers hanging from ladders, books nailed to her walls, and this season copper kettles as pumpkins. She made me feel like I had permission to choose a fun theme and really run with it.
I know that everyone isn’t this over the top when they decorate their homes seasonally. But seeing hers, and seeing how well it’s received by others made me feel like I had permission to go crazy. Years ago my sister had the sweetest little florist and gift shop and her and I would spend hours talking about things like her new store front windows each season. Seeing Erin’s displays made me feel like I could make my own little shop window displays in my house if I wanted to. I hope I might inspire some of you to put the fun back into your decorating this season.
So that’s my fun science-y botanists dining room this fall. From the dining room, we head into the living room.
The Living Room
On this cute little table I have the sweetest “hello pumpkin” display set up.
The cute little brass deer is a thrift store find and I love it.
Black and White Fall Decor Fireplace
In the living room this fall, I continued the greys from the dining room.
The mantel was a lot of fun to put together. The grey and white colour scheme inspired me to use a collection of tarnished silver. And I used lots and lots of white pumpkins.
Another favourite from this home tour are the fun pumpkin tassels, made of yarn and wooden beads.
The “gather” sign was a real quick and easy DIY last year. I found an old and falling apart pallet on a walk in the woods, and took a piece of the wood home. I used chalk to write out the word gather and when I was happy with it , I went over it in craft paint.
You can find the tutorial of the book page flower pumpkin here.
Cozy Living Room Additions
To make everything feel cozy for fall I used lots of fur and pillows in the living room.
Perfect for curling up with some tea and tv on a cool fall evening.
And over on the other side of the room lots more elements of nature brought in -the wood stump tables, the birch poles, and a little marble bowl filled with acorns.
Last week I shared some pics from the kitchen -you can see it all here. It’s pretty neutral too, but with some hits of copper and rose gold.
I’m so glad you stopped by and I hope you’re feeling inspired to bring some of the outdoors in this fall.
With the house all decorated with vintage fall decor for fall, life really is a party!
More Fall Inspiration
You might also like Fall Home Tour 2019 here.
Also check out our Fall Home Tour 2018 here.
You might also enjoy our 5 Ways To Make A Cozy Fall Bedroom here.
Be sure to check out some of the other Canadian Blogger’s Fall Home Tours happening all week.
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Love Create Celebrate
So Much Better With Age
The Learner Observer
Woman in Real Life
Life is a Party
Clean and Scentsible
Satori Design for Living
The Happy Housie
The Sweetest Digs
The DIY Mommy
Home To Heather
A Pretty Life
Kim Power Style
PMQ for two
The Creek Line House
Sustain My Craft Habit
northern style exposure
My friend, I don’t even know where to begin, I want to drive right over and touch everything!!!!! As your biggest fan I must say you’ve made it very hard for me to pick a favourite feature this year!!! I’ll try though… the apothecary jars filled with seeds, brilliant! I’m tucking that idea away! The adorable test tubes filled with nuts, OMG – stealing that! All of the textures and soft subtle colours are perfectly paired! The white pumpkins perched on top of the perfectly patinaed silver, gasp! NOT an exaggeration, literally gasped! Those beautiful prints over your console table, where did you get those… okay, I’m sure you’ve gathered (no pun intended) by now that you struck a nerve with this tour! WOW! <3
Laurie, you are truly the sweetest, kindest, most encouraging lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I’m so glad you like it. Lots of little vintage pieces and fun vinyets for my vinyet loving friend. Wish you were close enough to come by and see it in real life.
It looks so, so , so good D…..and you were right, I LOVE the botanical display. You’re so creative, you blow my mind…xo
Everything is decorated so beautifully Dannyelle! I love the botonist theme. It’s so original and in keeping with the season.
Lucy, you’re so, so sweet! Thanks for all your encouragement my friend.
It’s been a lot of fun finding all the fun treasures in nature -even if I do have a little bout of poison ivy to show for it, haha.
I love the black and grey colour scheme for the tablescape. And your botany theme is so creative and inspiring. The living room is cozy and inviting. With all of your lovely treasures, such as your garland made from book pages, I’m wondering how you organize your decor items? I have so many vintage dishes and glasses, along with garlands and crafts and so on, that I’m always looking for new solutions.
Loving all the pieces that made up your botanical theme and how it all came together. It turned out beautifully!
You seriously blow my mind lady! When I saw your Instastory I couldn’t believe what you’ve done. That botany theme? GENIUS.
Joann thanks so much! I have a messy and not so pretty system in the basement for storing everything. I have lots of shelves, and I try to keep like things together in terms of glass, metal, wicker, enamelware, milk glass, on and on it goes. I also store seasonal stuff in large bins. And then I use some plastic drawers for a lot of the party supplies. I’m not that organized and it kind of drives my husband crazy, but it mostly works for me. 😉 Oh and the million pillows? My husband got tired of them being everywhere last spring, bought some clear garbage bags and hung them from the rafters in the basement. I guess that’s the life of a blogger, haha.
Thanks so much. It was fun to do…accept that I got poison ivy finding some of the branches. Oh well. 😉
Thanks so much. So glad you like the theme, it was fun to get creative.
Oh my gosh. THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. I love all your touches and you know I have a soft spot for neutrals. You totally outdid yourself, my dear friend!!!
Shannon thanks so much, that means a lot coming form you. Thanks for always being such a kind and encouraging friend!
What a great idea for a decorating theme in your dining area…I love everything about botany!! Your home looks so lovely and cozy Dannyelle! Happy fall to you!
I love the botanicals! And that cute little raccoon! Your fall home is truly beautiful, such fabulous styling throughout!!
Oh my word! Every where you turn is another stunning vignette! I am in LOVE with all the eucalyptus… and antlers… and that adorable racoon print. Did I mention that macrame! It’s all so good!
Thanks Jo-Anna! And happy fall to you too.
Thanks so much, you’re so sweet.
Colleen, Thanks so much. We both definitely love a good fall branch…and all things outside in. 😉
OK, I think you officially win for most creative fall decor theme ever! I’m obsessed with you science decor!!
This is beautiful, Dannyelle! I love the theme you’ve chose and how you’ve ran with it. So cozy, so much unique detail!
OH My Word! That raccoon print…ahhhh! Where in the world did you find that? Such an inspiring room. This is the first time I’ve been to your blog, but it won’t be the last!
Love all the Fall pieces you added to your space! It’s all so elegant and there’s so much good stuff to take in. Beautifully arranged, Dannyelle!
Thanks so much Courtenay!
Thanks so much, and thanks for visiting!
Thanks so much. You can find a link to the raccoon art on this post https://www.lifeisaparty.ca/2016/rustic-scandinavian-dining-room-reveal-one-room-challenge/ So glad you stopped by today, and so glad you’ll be back. 😉
Thanks so much. Isn’t fall the best? Until it’s time for Christmas that is. 😉
As always, a beautiful series of spaces! You tie them all together beautifully my friend! I love your wreaths and pops of colour.
lovely , natural and inviting