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Simple and Modern Fall Home Tour 2017

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It’s Fall Home Tour Day! I’ve been so excited all week because just I couldn’t wait for today.

Home Tours are some of my favorite posts in all of blogland. I love getting to sit down with a cup of coffee and virtually tour other blogger’s homes. There are so many creative, amazing bloggers out there. I always get so inspired!

So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to be a part of this year’s Fall Decor and Entertaining Blogger Home Tour Hop. For 5 days (Sept 18-22) you’ll get to visit 28 different blogger’s homes (virtually of course) and see them all decked out for fall! Talk about tons of fall inspiration!

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

If you’re joining me from Semigloss Design, welcome!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Christene and I’m so glad you’ve decided to stop by. Consider this your virtual welcome into my home. So step inside and grab a cup of coffee!

I’m passionate about all things home. Decorating, organizing, creating, renovating.You name it — I love it! I believe that your home should be a haven for your family. A place where everyone is comfortable and feels welcome.

My home style is what I like to call “Modern Classic.” It’s a little bit of traditional and a little bit of modern mixed together to create a fresh and casual atmosphere.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and Modern Fall Home Tour

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Even though I love the carefree days of summer, fall is my favorite season. I think it’s because the new season brings with it a feeling of a fresh start. Fall is traditionally the “back to school” season, and I’ve always associated it with getting organized and back on track

Fall is also the time of year when the temperatures start to cool off and the air is crisp. I honestly think that fall air is the best! And, cooler temperatures means dressing in layers and breaking out all the cozy things.

Basically, fall is just the best!

This year, my fall decor shifted away from the darker, more traditional colors of autumn to the lighter, brighter, and cooler tones. I was inspired by the muted blues, pinks, and purples that I was seeing in the beautiful fall florals.

It’s a very different look than I’m used to for fall, but I love how it turned out.

So, let me give you a tour of our simple and modern fall home. We’ll start in the living room.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Our living room is far from complete, but in the last few months, we’ve made some updates that are really making the room feel more put together.

The newest additions to the space are these modern accent chairs. I found them on Amazon and they have helped make the living room feel like a gathering space. It’s always helpful to have extra seating for guests.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

On our couch, I swapped out the pillows for my navy buffalo check ones. I found these at Hobby Lobby last year and I love them for fall! They also have the perfect feather fill, so they are super comfortable.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

With the new furniture arrangement, I decided to move my fiddle leaf fig (affectionately known as “Figgy”) over to the other side of the room.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I love his new spot and he looks great next to our new chairs.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

On the end tables, I created some simple fall floral arrangements using faux peonies, eucalyptus, and this gorgeous blue-green air plant.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

The flowers look great in my white ceramic pumpkin vases that I found at JoAnn fabrics a few years ago. These are my go-to fall vases.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Pink Peony || Air Plant || Eucalyptus || Air Plant

The wooden house is a clearance find from Hobby Lobby last year. I love the contrast of the light wood with the white pumpkins!

The little cement pumpkins are new this year. I found them at Hobby Lobby and I couldn’t pass them up. I think I got each one for around $2. Don’t they look so cute with their gold stems?

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with cement decor items. Or decor that resembles cement – like my geometric pumpkin by the chair. That one is from HomeGoods and is actually hollow inside.

I’m seeing lots of cement in decor right now and loving the clean, modern vibe it has. I think I’ll be incorporating it more and more into our home in the future. There’s a hurricane vase candle holder with a cement base that I have my eye on.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

My DIY gather wooden sign has taken “Figgy’s” old spot by the media center. I also brought out one of our wedding lanterns to complete the display. We got married in the fall, and these lanterns were our table centerpieces. I DIY’ed all of the centerpiece designs and we saved tons of money by using candles instead of flowers. You can see pictures of our fall wedding here.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I still love this gather sign so much and really want to create more of them for other seasons. You can find the full tutorial for the gather wooden sign here – it was so easy to make.

Another big addition to the living room was our new modern media center.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

One of my favorite things about new media center is actually that I have more room to decorate! I put together this simple fall display using a combination of items I had, items I bought, and some items that I DIY’ed.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

‘Then Sings My Soul’ Canvas || Cement Pumpkin || Air Plant || Picture Frame (similar)

Again, I tried to stick with muted blues and a few metallic accents to create a bright and fresh fall display. There aren’t any oranges or reds here, but I still think it creates that cozy fall feeling that we all love.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I really wanted an abstract canvas for the media center decor but couldn’t find one that I thought would fit well. So, I decided to paint this one myself! I actually really love how it turned out and it was super budget friendly.

I’ll have a full tutorial on the blog soon so you can make your own DIY abstract canvas art.

This copper and wooden fall accent figure is actually a DIY project too!

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I bet you’d never guess that I only spent $6 to make it. You can read the full tutorial post here. This one was one of my favorite projects.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Now let’s go into the dining room.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I decided to keep things simple in this room. I brought out my pretty painted wooden arrow and placed it on top of the board and batten as an accent decoration. I think it adds a little bit of interest to the room.

On the dining room table, I swapped out my summer decorations for a white wooden pumpkin and this “Give Thanks” accent figure.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Tray || Give Thanks Accent Figure || White Wooden Pumpkin

You may recognize this accent figure from last year’s Fall Home Tour. It was actually red and orange then.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

This year, I wanted it to look a little more modern. I love the metallic accents that I have been adding into my fall decorations, so I spray painted the figure gold. I think it really gives it some new life!

Over by the stairs, I added some cozy fall accents to my console table.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Console Table || Wooden Bookend (similar) || White Wooden Pumpkin || Plaid Throw Blanket

The showstopper here is clearly the fall floral arrangement.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I did a post all about this gorgeous fall arrangement here. The colors of the florals are what inspired my home tour this year.

I added in some natural, earthy decor here with the wooden bookend (similar) and the white wooden pumpkin to balance out the display.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Underneath the console table, I tossed a cozy plaid throw blanket into a woven basket for some texture.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

The console table is one of my favorite pieces of furniture to decorate. I love how the natural wood contrasts with the white board and batten. It’s so fun to mix up my decor here for each season.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Finally, let’s stop into the kitchen – the last room on my fall home tour.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

The centerpiece of the island in our kitchen is this beautiful bunch of fresh gladiolus flowers. I found them for only $4 at Trader Joe’s and arranged them in a large, clear hurricane vase. They make me smile every time I come into the kitchen.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

This beautiful cutting board was actually made by my handy husband Ben. One of his hobbies is woodworking, and one day, he just brought this out of his workshop to me! It’s amazing and I love decorating with it.  

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Over on the stove, I had an amazing smelling cozy autumn simmer pot going. It made the entire house smell like fall. I shared all the details about this fall simmer pot in this post.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

In the corner of the kitchen, I created a cute little display of fall peaches. I like having fresh fruits out on the counter so that we can grab them as snacks.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

These peaches looked almost too good to eat!

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

The hand towel is another Hobby Lobby find. I love the neutral colors in the pattern and it added just the right amount of texture to my decor. I found the wooden berry baskets on clearance after fall last year. With all my discounts, I was able to grab 4 of them for only $2 a piece!

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

On the other side of my kitchen counter, I set up a small apple cider station. I gathered a few supplies and decorations and corralled them in this pretty metallic tray.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Apple cider is a classic fall drink and I think it tastes even better in a cute copper mug. Throw in a cinnamon stick for some extra flavor and you have the perfect way to warm up on a crisp fall morning.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

The kitchen is one of the main gathering spots in our home. I know that I’ll be spending a lot of time in there this fall cooking up cozy meals and baking sweet treats.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

Simple and modern fall home tour. Get inspired to decorate your home for the autumn season by touring this fresh and bright home.

I hope you enjoyed my simple and modern fall home tour. Don’t forget to hop over to the other amazing blogs to see their fall homes too. There are so many different styles and ideas, you are bound to find some inspiration for your home.

Your next home tour stop today is Reinvented Collection.

Thank you again for stopping by! I hope that you have a great week!

 
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  1. Your home looks beautiful! Everything looks so nice and put together. Sometimes I feel like I am a walking hodge poge of stuff, lol. I smiled when I saw that we have the same twig leaf piece! I used it for the first time this year 🙂

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Brittany! That’s so sweet of you. But, you should know….when I’m doing home tour photos there’s always a pile of “stuff” just outside the frame LOL. I definitely have the same hodge poge of stuff feeling too. Someday, I want to do a “real life” home tour. You’ll see my kitchen when it’s not “styled” and actually has stuff in it 🙂 #reallife
      Oh and yes! I spotted the same twig leaf in your fall home tour. It’s super cute. I think I got it on clearance last year. That’s the story of my decor life — “I got it on clearance!” LOL
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

      >> Christene

  2. Your home looks so pretty decorated for fall. Cement pumpkins are new to me and I’m wishing that we had a Hobby Lobby in my town so that I could add one to my home. Your two flower arrangements are so pretty. There’s nothing like fresh flowers to brighten a room.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Paula! Cement pumpkins were a new find for me this year but I thought they looked too cute to pass up.
      Aww man, Hobby Lobby is such a fun store. Bummer that you don’t have one close by. They do have stuff online too!
      Thanks for visiting my home.
      >> Christene

  3. I love your modern style and all the colors you pull together for fall! Such a beautiful and bright home 🙂
    Best,
    Kelly

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Kelly! It was so fun doing this home tour hop with you 🙂

      Thanks for visitng my home.

      >> Christene

  4. Your home looks beautiful decorated for the Fall! I love that pumpkin with the pink flower. The color of the gladiolas is so beautiful for Fall!! Thanks for joining the tour!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Angelina! It was so fun being a part of this home tour with you. Thank you for putting it together for all of us.

      >> Christene

  5. Christene, I am absolutely in love with your home. Your “modern classic” style is just perfect, and your fall accents give it such a warm feel. Thanks for opening up your home to us!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Robin! I am so glad that you loved it. It was so fun to do this home tour hop with you this year.

      >> Christene

  6. Your home is so lovely! I’m loving concrete everything at the moment too. Such a warm texture for the home.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks, Emy! Concrete is such a fun and unexpected texture for decor.

      Thank you for visiting my home.

      >> Christene

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks, Wanda! I just couldn’t pass them up at Hobby Lobby. I found them one sale for like $2 a piece! Score! Thank you for visitng my home 🙂

      >> Christene

  7. Christene! It was so fun to take a peek inside your cozy fall-inspired home. I love your floral arrangements, you have a gift! Also fun to see how you cozied up your kitchen. Ours is similar in that it is very white, which I love, but mine needs some love to make it feel warmer. You did a great job!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks, Caitlin!! Aww you are so sweet. I love arranging flowers — even the fake ones — but it takes me and my perfectionist tendencies forever to get it the way I want it 🙂

      I forgot that you have a bright white kitchen too! I love decorating it but sometimes it’s REALLY white. And, for photos I normally take out all of the “real life” things that tend to make it look a little more cluttered, so that makes it look even more white HAHA.

      So glad that you enjoyed the tour.

      >> Christene

  8. Your tour is lovely, everything is so fresh and modern. Figgy looks happy in his new space. I really enjoyed looking at all the different photographs, they are all beautiful and very well done.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Leanna! HAHA yes, I think Figgy likes his new home. Thankfully he didn’t freak out and start dying on me. They can be so temperamental. Thanks for the kind words about my photos. I’m still learning a lot every time I do big house tours, but it’s fun to see the improve a little bit as I keep blogging 🙂

      >> Christene

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Denise! So glad that you enjoyed the tour 🙂

      >> Christene

  9. So sleek, Modern and Sophisticated! I love your pumpkins, especially the geodesic one. your blue and white plaid pillow is 2 die for and the tree basket is perfection! Very lovely home! I have always been drawn to Modern lines!
    Jeannee

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks so much Jeannee! You are so sweet. I love modern lines too 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my home.

      >> Christene

  10. What a beautiful fall home tour! I love all the DIY touches and am obsessed with that cement pumpkin. I would love to try to make one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you, Michelle! I’m so glad you love the cement pumpkin too! Making one would be such a fun project too — great idea.

      >> Christene

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