Foraging Is What Happens When - Fall Home Tour

Life happens and you just have to forge ahead and sometimes forage when you least expect it. Sometimes my Girl Scout leader training comes in handy and I've always tried to think outside of the box in terms of decorating...so here we are in today's home tour combining those mindsets. Welcome in to my version of a Foraged French Farmhouse Fall Home Tour at the beach house, a mouthful but very easy to put together.

Foraged French Farmhouse Fall Home Tour


beach house with white pottery barn slipcovered sofa

Thank you to my friend Deb of Seeking Lavender Lane for putting this tour together and inviting me to participate. If you are coming over from Sincerely Sara D, welcome in. As you know, I don't live in a farmhouse...and this is definitely not anyone's definition of one! I do love the authentic French farmhouse style though and incorporate that into my designs. I'm still at our beach home and so very grateful to have made the right decision to head up here before Hurricane Irma. 
As blogging seasonal home tours go, this was planned awhile ago and the tour is sponsored by our friends at Kirklands. I love shopping at Kirklands and if you scroll to the end of this post they are offering a chance to win a $1,500 Gift Card to shop their stores or website. WHOOT!

pottery barn white slipcovered sofa
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But...I did not plan on being up here for so long and my own Kirklands items are waiting for me to pick up at the local store in Miami. I'll include them in another post when life gets back to normal and I can head home.  My AUTUMN DECORATING at the beach is simple this year and just accomplished with a subtle change in some colors and accessories. I'm not one to go too over the top with FALL HOME TOURS, and refined is how I roll seasonally ;-) 

beach coastal decorating

This is the beach, so my colors are the same as what you see outside. I went out to the beach after the storm and foraged for what I could find...like the seagrass in the white oversized pot. It's understated and just seems to work for any season, but I'm thinking fall and as it dries out it will get even better.

My white slipcovered sofa and loveseat are from POTTERY BARN and they have held up so well with a ton of use (and sand:-).
SHOP THE LOOK



velvet acorns and pumpkins

Soft velvet pumpkins and acorns add fall color and elegance and are set inside a giant clam shell on the seaglass coffee table. The coffee table was free from a client who was redecorating and too good to pass up on or toss.

pumpkins displayed in a giant clamshell
vintage beach cottage decorating

I love combining vintage with new, salvage with gleaming glitz and making a room more interesting without overdoing things. When you are adding in your own fall decor take a good few steps back if you like subtle decorating. Then edit...remove things and look at your composition as if it were a painting. You don't need to spend a lot or do a bunch to achieve a French farmhouse look. Much of what I've done here at the beach house is second-hand.

vintage ticking stripe pillow shabbyfufu

Vintage mattress ticking from the flea market was made into a soft sofa pillow and I love how versatile ticking can be.

pottery barn cable knit throw

A chunky sweater throw in cream is perfect to wrap up in on a cool fall evening...or in the case of Florida - an air conditioned night. With a white or neutral decor, textures are key for interest.

SHOP THE LOOK



white slipcovered sofa

I keep a vintage basket beside the sofa with some other throws for everyone to grab. The rug defines and softens up the space and because this is the beach the floors are tile.  

luxe velvet pillows

Soft velvet pillows in the colors of a cool ocean day and dark sand reflect not only the outside, but are luxurious autumn additions.  This is how we live at the beach and it's all very comfy and cozy and informal.

hurricane candles with aqua

We lost a bunch of beach from this hurricane to erosion, and the sea oats were broken off and laying on the sand to take. The roots of the seagrass are just so interesting and add movement and you can certainly do a similar look in your home with branches and dry leaves from outside.

driftwood beach table shabbyfufu

The hurricane candles sure came in handy during this hurricane as we lost power and I'm all about candles anyway, even in the best of times.

wicker hurricane lanterns

We built this table and I finished it to look like driftwood. I have a DIY TUTORIAL for you HERE

white oyster shell bottles

Old bottles that were dug up from the dirt over the years and oyster shells from the Intracoastal Waterway here in Florida...all cleaned up for a FORAGED DISPLAY. We did lose some trees in this storm and this vase is symbolic to me. 

oyster shell display

I hope that you enjoyed this FALL HOME TOUR beach house style and I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments! Next on the tour is the talented Kim of Hunt and Host, and please visit the other FALL FARMHOUSE HOME TOURS that my friends have to share! Below is the link for your chance at winning $1,500 from our generous sponsor over at Kirklands...


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