#FabFallFest: Fall Home Tour 2016

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Hi Friends!  It's now officially fall and I am so glad to have joined up with my amazing #FabFallFest cohosts to bring to you the Fab Fall Fest home tours.  8 bloggers and 8 awesome home tours!  So without further adieu I welcome you into our home:

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My living room recently underwent a change which included a new paint color, which we are really happy with, however, we haven't really decided what direction we are going with decor wise, so my living room area is a hodge-podge of sorts, but I still feel like it's cozy.




My original plan was to go simple and neutral with my decor, but that changed really quickly!  Fall is my FAV so it was hard for me not to succumb to the traditional fall colors that embody the season!  Creams, browns, oranges and black with some pops of yellow in the form of fresh flowers are with this tour is made of.  I really hope you enjoy!  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Should you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. 

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>You may remember my Easy Pine Cone Wall Hanging tutorial from this post.
I decided on a wall hanging for the front door as an alternative to a traditional wreath because every now and then I like to shake things up.  I love it so much, and I think it could easily transition to winter decor.

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I borrowed my large jute rug from my Master Bedroom for fall, and I really love it in this space, I may layer another rug on top for added texture and warmth, but haven't found one I love, quite yet.

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We bought our home in the fall, so I tend to think my feelings towards decorating are definitely influenced by that excitement and nostalgia of that time and being a first time homeowner.



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>Here you see one of my favorite fall blanket scarves tucked into the basket, click here to see where you can get this exact one for cheap!

I adore hyacinth baskets and I'm pretty sure you will find at least 2 in every space of my home, they provide such a pretty storage solution.

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I brought in some texture through pillows and throws.  Give me all the tassssssells!  If I had more time I probably would have be-tassled everything :D I clipped some fresh branches from my crab apple tree to make a larger, unexpected centerpiece for the coffee table . . . I'm just waiting for Kyle to take a bite out of one of those mini apples, boy would he be in for a surprise!

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I kept the living room decor fairly simple because I didn't want it to be too busy with the gallery wall and all.

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I couldn't resist having one furry pillow, and my kids can't resist it either, they love cuddling up with it! I may have to buy 3 more!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember me expressing my excitement over Happy Mail over the weekend, well here they are friends, these Ah-Mazing prints from Fracture.  They are my photos printed in vivid color, directly on glass!  There are several different options to choose from as far as shape and size for a great price and would definitely make a very special and unique gift option (Christmas is right around the corner, lol!)

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I hung them directly on the wall and just placed a frame around them, since I chose smaller fractures.  The larger frame, even in white, makes the fracture gallery seem a little more substantial.

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I chose a stand for this fracture, I just love this picture of my family, (and in case you are wondering where the baby is, he was in my belly at this time :)).  Every year I set up my tripod under this tree and we take family pictures in the fall, it's become a tradition that I cherish.  No need to spend hundreds on family pictures, read a few Pinterest articles and you'll be a semi-pro photographer in no time! (and you'll feel better that you did it yourself!)

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>Here I show you how to create these cute lil inexpensive arrangements, with some simple tips

I went ahead and created another fat lil arrangement in an even smaller glass bowl from Dollar Tree, I can't get enough of those little glass bowls/vases!

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I can't say enough about this rug and it's ability to conceal "mishaps", with a toddler running around I don't have to worry too much about him staining it. On the other hand, though, it tends to shed/leave dust quite a bit and it's impossible to stay on top of, but I'd rather live with a little dust than have to worry about every little move my little (and big guys) make in the living room.

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As I mentioned, my living room is a little hodge-podgey at the moment, let's call it eclectic!  However, using graphic black and white tends to ground the space a bit, I think, anyway, lol.

 To the left of this chair is our hallway and then you basically walk directly into the kitchen/dining area.  Here, a sweet treat is set up for my kiddos to enjoy after school.

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We don't do a lot of formal entertaining, however, in our next place a formal dining room is definitely on my "must-have" list!  I dream of the day that I can host a large family holiday.

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I shared on Instagram earlier this week how adding that vintage oil painting above the stove was my 3rd attempt at decorating the venthood.  


I tried a grapevine wreath, the bright colored wreath that is now in the window and settled on the simplicity of the thrift store oil painting . . . I think I paid $1 for it.

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This runner!!!!  I asked friends to weigh in this past week on two runner options for my kitchen from Rugs USA and the majority voted for this rug and I can't even tell you how much I love it!  When it arrived yesterday I was so thrilled! The first thing my husband said was "It seems like a good quality," before even un-packaging it!  Unfortunately, in my haste to get it in time for the tour, I didn't measure - - - it's about 2 feet too long, >insert monkey covering eyes emoji here< I know, how did I mess that up???  


Oh well, I think it works fine at this anlel too, and now I get to enjoy it's vibrant colors from the living room :)  But seriously, it is so soft and pretty---I came into the kitchen with my two oldest (teenagers, mind you), they were sprawled on the floor saying they just wanted "to take a nap there," lol.

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>Similar sign can be found here
I bought this sign for $40 many years ago at Pier One, it was a huge splurge for me considering I probably could have made something similar myself, but it's held up well over the years and is now a staple in my fall decor. 

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My kitchen open shelving didn't get too much decor . . . some little pumpkins, or as Kyle calls them "Pumpies," adorn the counter on the left of the sink . . .

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My vibrant wreath in the center . . .


a cute little brass jack-o-lantern, and a small willow wreath from the Dollar Store.

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A small gathering of pumpkins, a candle, an inexpensive vase of flowers and a glass owl complete the island decor.

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The plate rack wall got some simple decor:  a diy garland and I added my grandmother's framed poem that used to hang in her bedroom to be displayed.

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This pumpkin floral arrangement was picked up at the thrift store for $4.99, it was filled with tons and tons and tons of "STUFF" of every fall color imaginable!  I took it apart and only reserved the sunflowers, then added some real sticks and some Dollar Tree picks in natural colors to tone the arrangement down - - - all of that took me less than 10 minutes,  and I love the result.

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#FabFallFest:  Fall Home Tour 2016 fwmadebycarli.com

#FabFallFest:  Fall Home Tour 2016 fwmadebycarli.com

Thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you've enjoyed my fall tour, be sure to check back as I hope to also share my front porch and deck space!  Now, keep on tourin', the following ladies have some beautiful fall inspiration for you, if you haven't already, curl up and get cozy with a cup of pumpkin spice and enjoy!







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**This is a sponsored post, I received product from Fracture in exchange for this post, all thoughts and opinions stated are my own. For more information, see my disclosure page**


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36 comments

  1. Wow Carli! absolutely gorgeous! I love your photos! Your space looks so cozy, I'm moving in!

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    1. Hey Alaya! Thanks so much! I love the cozy feeling fall decor brings! when are you coming? lol

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  2. That tassel pillow tho!!! Your home looks so welcoming Carli! Those sweet treats look awesome too! Love your pics! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Those sweet treats got devoured! I can't say I didn't help though, lol.

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  3. Its all so gorgeous Carli. I love all of the mix of tones and textures. So warm and inviting. Just gorgeous! But what else should I have expected:)

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    1. Erin you're the sweetest! Thank you so much!

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  4. Carli you truly have a lovely home! When my gallery wall grows up it wants to look like yours! #goals That textured pillow gets all the heart eyes.

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    1. Aw that means a lot Darnetha, thank you! Too funny about the gallery wall, I love your gallery wall!

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  5. Carli, I really like all of your touches of fall around your house, every piece is so well thought out and makes everything look so special!

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    1. Wow, Thank you Liah for stopping by and for your kind words about my tour!

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  6. Carli, you've done it again I cant possible choose a favorite thing! I'm in love with your whole kitchen, just move to my house please! And the runner is perfect! And all those wonderful pillows and throws!!! Ok I'm on my way over LOL.

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    1. Awww, thank you Linda!!! So many sweet words, I truly appreciate it, let me know when your're coming up north, you're welcome anytime!

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  7. Carli you did such an amazing Job! Your kitchen (because it's my favorite spot) looks so warm and inviting! I love the Falls decor especially the pumpkin centerpiece.

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  8. I LOVE your work! You are so talented! Such inspiration for my home.. can you please come to Bermuda and decorate my space. Beautiful!

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    1. I would be there in a heartbeat if I could! Thanks girl!

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  9. Your home looks so inviting and you've given me so many ideas for mine!

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    1. That's awesome, thank you so much!

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  10. Oh my goodness you knocked it out the park!!! Boom💥!! Everything is beautiful, from the frige decor to the crabapple branches, just gorgeous!!

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    1. Awww your comment made me smile, thank you so much!

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  11. I wish I could blink you here to do my home.. Everything is totally Fall-bulous!! You've got one gorgeous home

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    1. Awww that is too sweet of you to say! But your'e home is Fabulous!!! Thanks Jamala!

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    1. Thanks Jessica for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

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  13. Carli, I don't know where to start because your home is all so beautiful! I love the way you framed the Fracture prints and that gallery wall is my fave!

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  14. I'm going to buy those furry pillows too, Carli. They are just stunning! Where did you buy all these beautiful decorations? The vibrant wreath, the vintage oil painting,... Everything is mixed harmonically. What a real gorgeous tour house!

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    1. Hi Jennifer! I bought the furry pillow at Homegoods, the wreath from Marshalls and I scored the vintage painting at a little thrift shop :) Thank you so much for your sweet words, I really appreciate it!

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  15. You have such a beautiful home, Carli!

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    1. Thank you Brittany! And thanks so much for stopping by!

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  16. Beautiful as always Carli !! Such great attention to detail !

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    1. Thank you Nicole! I appreciate you your sweet comments!

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  17. I bet you're a detail-oriented because everything is so great. Love all of your home. The kitchen is my favorite spot :)

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    1. Awwww, thanks so much! I think the kitchen is my fav spot at the moment too!

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  18. Wow! You have such a beautiful home. I especially love the gallery wall in your living room! I love that you stay true to your love of traditional fall colors. It's my favorite time of year and I can't help but bring some orange and yellow into our decor too! It just wouldn't be fall without it! Such great detail. I am definitely having house envy! :-)

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    1. Wow, how sweet are you? Thank you so much for your nice compliments on my home, and I couldn't agree more, n matter how hard I tried to resist it, my love for fall (and it's colors) shined through! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. What I like about your house is flower in everywhere. Your simple decoration put small and big flowers into different background, at many level, in elegant way. I love this simplicity. Idea of sign board and poem on the wall is awesome!

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