Thursday, October 3, 2013

Modern & Fresh Fall Home Tour

I truly love warm weather and sandy beaches, but when fall rolls around, my heart swells.  There is just something about the crisp air and pumpkin-apple-cinnamon-scented-everything that makes me crave a warm and cozy home.

I have always equated fall with a certain color palette…orange, amber, yellow, red and brown.  This year I wanted to push myself outside of that traditional take on fall and come up with a new scheme that still felt “fall” to me.  The Modern & Fresh Fall series that Lindsay and Kristen created gave me the perfect opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. 

I found my inspiration in fabric.  I was drawn to a combination of rich colors…dark teal, plum, mustard yellow, charcoal gray and black.  And since every girl needs a little sparkle in her life, I knew I’d be adding some metallics into the mix, as well. ;)

I used my inspiration fabrics and ribbon to DIY new curtains {which, forgive me, are still not hemmed because I am installing new curtain rods in the very near future}, new table runners and envelope pillow covers.  Then I brought in a bunch of décor that screams fall to me…lots of candles, snuggly blankets and textured pillows.  I painted pumpkins, acorns and branches…and added some peacock feathers and pine cones, too.

So, enough with all the words…time for some pictures!!













I hope you guys enjoyed taking a peak into our Modern & Fresh Fall home!  I really enjoyed the challenge, and am so grateful that I could be a part of such a talent-filled series!

Don’t forget to check out Lindsay, Kristen and Sarah’s homes from days 1 and 2 of the tour.  You won't want to miss any of their awesomeness.


And head on over to Brittany from Brittany Makes tomorrow to see her fantastic home and style!

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Full Tour Schedule
1 – Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. and Kristen from KFD Designs
2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs 
3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno 
4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes
5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble
6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design
7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home
8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home
9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore
10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House
11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior
12 – Anneke from This That & Life 
13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog
14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper
15 – Ally from From the Right Bank
16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs
17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things
18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home
19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline
21 – Kelly from View Along the Way
22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen
23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog
24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold
25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors
26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles
27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile
28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence
29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog
30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color and Whitney from The Curtis Casa
31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three and Jennifer from Brave New Home

66 comments:

  1. I love the colors you've chosen! Your home looks beautiful :)

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  2. You rocked it Gabbi! I love that you picked untraditional fall colors and added them to your decor. It looks so stylish and your house looks gorgeous my friend!

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  3. Beautiful, Gabbi! I love your fresh mix of colors! I will say those painted acorns look dangerously close to peanut M&Ms. :) And, I'm DYING over that antler magnifying glass...where in the world did you find that?

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    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer! You aren't the only one to comment about those looking edible hehe. I actually found it at Home Goods....FOR UNDER $10!!! I'm obsessed with it. :)

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  4. I'm not sure why you were nervous because your house is kind of fantastic. I wish my rug wasn't so colorful because I want some of that plum color in my life. Nice work friend!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Michelle! Means a lot!! I was sweating bullets over this one. So many talented ladies!

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  5. I love that teal and plum combo for Fall decorations!

    I never realized the Fall palette could be so vivid until I moved to Oregon. I have some trees and bushes that get a vivid red/port color and some of my grasses have this beautiful Williamsburg blue going on. It's like a last burst of color before everything mellows to the heathery palette of Winter.

    I love Fall!

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    1. Thank you! That sounds absolutely beautiful...I bet it's breathtaking!

      Me too!! :)

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  6. Looooove it all! You have a real touch with styling, girl. I especially love the out-of-the-box fall colors. Just so pretty and totally you.

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    1. Kim, thank you so much! Really means a lot!! :)

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  7. i just love it Gabbi. gorgeous as usual. I need more snuggly blankets i feel like in my life!

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    1. Thanks so much, Trina! You totally do. You can NEVER have enough snuggly blankets in your house. {At least that's my motto and I'm sticking to it.}

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  8. Pretty! I love the jewel tones. The new curtains are beautiful!!

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  9. I love your house to begin with but I absolutely love this fall tour. So many of them are full of things I'd never in my life even want to buy, let alone fill my house with (while sometimes still looking great in their house so don't get me wrong) but I'd take everything you have in a heartbeat. I love peacock feathers so much that I made my daughter a peacock for Halloween a couple years ago (back before she could really fight me over that or being a princess) and now I have peacocks on the brain. The bright plum is such a fun, unexpected color that looks great. I saw a set of mums the other day that were almost that color and it's beautiful.

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    1. Aw, thank you so very much, Megan! Such a wonderful compliment!! :)

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  10. Digging those painted acorns! Nice updates : ]

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  11. Beautiful, Gabbi! I love all the jewel tones. Such a rich, luxe take on fall.

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  12. Love all of the jewel tones Gabbi! Where is your dining room rug from?

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenn! It's from RugsUSA. :)

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  13. Gorgeous Gabbi! You knocked it out of the park! LOVE the jewel tones you used along with all of your DIY projects! I'm assuming (really, really hoping) we'll be hearing about those soon? ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, Caitlin!! Yup, that DIY acorn post is up! I'm glad you love them as much as I do. :)

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  14. Where is the black and white geometric fabric coming from for the throw pillow on your sectional? I've seen this now 3 time in the last two days. Love it!

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    1. That's the only pillow I didn't make. That pillow cover is from Ikea....super inexpensive, so you get a huge impact for little money. I love it! :)

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  15. Gabbi!!!!!!! i totally rocks! i am in love wit your rug and all the color and textile choices! beautiful!

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  16. Yaaaaay Gabbi!! This is so awesome! I love it. The colors are gorgeous and make we please have a moment of silence for that fantastic overdyed rug!! Seriously..why do I have to be one of the last tours?! Major pressure you just put on me chica. I adore all the natural elements you added in a fun fresh way. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Shavonda! Hahaha, yes, we can! I'm in love with our new rugs...they are perfect. I'm glad you enjoy them too!!

      Ha, no pressure from me!! You are going to do fan-freakin-tastic! I can't wait to see your post! :)

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  17. LOVE those acorns and all the fun colors you used!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  18. Everything looks great! I love that you brought teal into the Fall - the color combo is so unexpected!!

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  19. Looks great Gabbi! Love the color scheme and how you carried it through the room. Am really loving your new rug! The panels looks awesome too!!

    Laura
    House Envy

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  20. Gabbi...I love your home and love the color scheme you took! And my curtains that I may have made over two years ago...yep they stiiiiiiiiiill might not be hemmed! lol. Love the fabric you choose...it looks so good with the pop of teal in your rug. And those acorns are the cutest! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Jesse!! Ahhh, I'm glad I'm not the only one! ;)

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  21. Where did you get the teal rug? Love it!

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  22. I looovveee all the different colors!!! Very warm and fall-ish :-)

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  23. Love your use of color! Totally my style!

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  24. Such a lovely home and so welcoming! I love the infusion of turquoise and that you are not quite sticking only to traditional fall colors.

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  25. Gorgeous fall decorating! Normal Fall colors don't rock my boat so I love your take on it. So glad I found your blog- your home looks great!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelci! So glad you found me! :)

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  26. It is gorgeous! Very fall, AND very you. Perfection. :)

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  27. Love this layout and paint colors, also your fall decor. Hopin our next army home can look something like this!!

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  28. Love the colors you brought in and the acorns. I think the acorns are my favorite! xo Kristin

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  29. The jewel tones look very pretty! A few of the same colors will be popping up in my home tour! :)

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  30. I love your home...it feels so refreshed! That rug you have in your living room is STUNNING!

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  31. LOVE your beautiful home, Gabbi! So inspiring! I adore that blue buffet table! Oh, and the pillows and the ....well, just everything, really!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Virginia

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    1. Thank you very much, Virginia!! That buffet was one of my first furniture makeovers, and totally got me hooked!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour! :)

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  32. Love your paint color. What is the name of it and where did you get it from? Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Jordan! Our wall paint color is Behr's Gentle Rain. Hope that helps! :)

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