My Fall Home | Seasonal Harvest Tour

Hello and welcome to Chatfield Court! I’m so thrilled to be sharing my fall home tour today as part of the Seasonal Harvest Tour hosted by Brenda from Cozy Little House! This is the second year that I’ve been a part of Brenda’s tour and I’m happy to be included again (you can check out my fall home tour from last year, here)! They’ll be tons of inspiration shared from 24 talented bloggers all week long, so make sure you visit and check out how they’ve decorated their homes for the fall season.

I’m stop #1 of the Tour, so let’s get this party started!!!


We’ve only been in our little stone cottage for 3 months so there’s still a long list of things that need to be done, but I was excited to put the to-do list aside so I could decorate for my favorite season.

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Front porch decorated for the season for my fall home tour.

Our front porch was the first space to get the fall treatment. I’ve always wanted a covered porch so that we could sit in our rockers and watch the world go by, and I got it with this house. We didn’t get the rocking chairs but we did settle on a couple of comfy outdoor chairs, from Wayfair (*affiliate link).

Front porch decorated for a fall home tour.

I built a rustic wheelbarrow for our fall front porch and filled it with lots of pretty mums, until they died…one by one…from the heat. Ah…the joys of living in the South. 😉 Right now it’s filled with faux pumpkins and pinecones, no watering necessary. You can see the step by step tutorial on how I built my wheelbarrow here.

Front porch all decorated for a fall home | Seasonal Harvest Tour.

If we’re not out on the front porch, we’re in our favorite room inside the house…the kitchen. The kitchen and dining area are open to each other and they both have 70 year old casement windows that let in tons of light and give us beautiful views of our back yard. I’m so excited to have our girls home for the holidays so we can all cook and hang out in our new favorite space.

A 3 tiered tray decorated for a fall home | Seasonal Harvest Tour.

Fall touches in the kitchen for a fall home | Seasonal Harvest Tour. I just did a little makeover on the kitchen island, it went from hunter green to this deep, rich gray, and I love how it stands out against all of the white in the kitchen. The fall decor was kept simple in here with just a little fall color, in the heirloom pumpkin, and texture, in the woven tray and rustic pumpkins on the windowsill.

Fall touches on the kitchen island for the Seasonal Harvest Tour.

I was so happy that I had a spot in the kitchen for the chalkboard that I made last year from a $10 dresser mirror. I really enjoy changing it out every month and adding seasonal touches to it.

Natural fall touches in the kitchen for a Seasonal Harvest Tour. I try to use as many natural elements as I can when I decorate for fall. I mean…Mother Nature is the best decorator, don’t you think? Her colors are always perfectly fall.

Natural fall touches with pretty hydrangeas in the kitchen for a Seasonal Harvest Tour. We’ve done so many fun things since we moved to North Carolina. A couple of weeks ago we went to an apple festival where we got a peck of apples (about 10 lbs.). I was afraid that we were going to end up throwing some away but we ate them all in about a week. So much better than the apples you buy in the store.

Using apples and other natural fall touches for a Seasonal Harvest Tour. I’m totally crushing on plaid this fall (well, every fall I love to use a bit of plaid) and these dollar store pumpkins that I transformed just make me happy.

Using plaid and other natural fall touches for a Seasonal Harvest Tour. Fall wouldn’t be complete without a trio of velvet pumpkins. I got mine a few years ago and they are always my favorite thing to pull out. I won’t let the hubs touch them so I pack them away very carefully every year to keep the stems intact. I was totally surprised when I took them out this year, after our big move from Illinois, and they were in perfect condition. Look at that crazy stem.

Pretty velvet pumpkins and other natural fall touches for a Seasonal Harvest Tour.

It was really fun decorating our new house for the fall season. Now we just need a bit of fall weather to go with all of this decor. I’m trying not to rush it though because, before you know it, it’ll be cold and I’ll be complaining about that. 😉 How about you…are you ready for fall?
I’m on my way to Europe today for a 2 week Mediterranean cruise with my favorite guy, no not Finn (our dog), that other guy (hubs). 😉 Anyway…I’ll be posting a couple of times while we’re gone and I’ll be on Instagram and sharing Instagram Stories at each of the 8 ports we’re visiting, if you want to follow along with us. Have you seen or used Instagram Stories at all? It’s pretty cool. 
Make sure to head on over to Debbie’s, Refresh Restyle, beautiful home next. Cristina from Remodelando la CasaKim from Savvy Southern Style and Susan from Love of Home are all sharing their gorgeous fall homes today, too. Stop by and check out all of the fall inspiration.
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67 thoughts on “My Fall Home | Seasonal Harvest Tour

  1. Pingback: Fall Decorating Ideas | Refresh Restyle

  2. Amazing how much you accomplished in such a short time. Love the hydrangeas. They are rare in this part of Florida but when I was in the North Florida area some actually grew. I am excited to follow your cruise. I did not know about Instagram stories. New to Instagram any how, I sold my condo. First viewing. Yeah! and a cash buyer! Two days later I found the perfect little house and made an offer. I am waiting to hear that they accepted. It is move in ready but I want to make a few decorating changes so I will be watching your blog for some great ideas. Have a wonderful and safe trip my friend. Debbie

    • Thanks so much!

      Oh my goodness, Debbie, I’m so happy for you!!! First viewing, that’s so awesome. Congrats and I can’t wait to hear about you new house. 🙂

  3. Oh, you’re going to have so much fun on your trip! I’m so glad we got to see fall in your new-to-you home. Looks like the dog is quite at home on the porch! You did a great job decorating, as you always do, and I’m glad you’ll have your family together to celebrate your new space in style.

    • Thanks so much, Brenda, we are really loving our new place. I appreciate you putting this all together and I’m looking forward to viewing the other fall homes. Happy Fall!!!

  4. Loved your house tour,I cannot believe you have your new home in order and it is beautiful.Thank you for the list of Home Tours,I just love looking at other peoples houses it gives you great ideas.Thank you Mary .

    • Thanks Mary. We still have a lot to do but it looks cleaned up enough to be presentable. 😉 I’m trying to take it slow so I can enjoy this process.

      I’m so glad that you are enjoying the other tours. There’s so many beautiful homes to see. Happy Fall to you!!!

  5. Lovely fall decor. The three-tier tray is perfect for fall decorating. The covered front porch is ideal for resting, gazing, reading. Thanks so much for sharing with us on this first day of the tour. Glad Brenda put this together for everyone to enjoy.


    • Thanks Mary, the tray is one of my favorite things to decorate each season. I can’t wait to see all of the other beautiful homes this week. Happy Fall!!!

  6. Hello – visiting from Brenda’s blog! Your new home looks beautiful – the stone exterior is beautiful. Looks like you’ve added some gorgeous fall touches to your home; love how you styled the tiered tray.

  7. Kristi, I think you’ve inspired me to give my kitchen island a new color, I love how yours turned out! I love all the touches of fall you’ve added throughout, the velvet and plaid pumpkins are adorable!

  8. I love your home! You’re going to love having a covered porch. Mine is in the backyard where I can enjoy the deep and other wildlife. I’m now following you on Instagram and Pinterest. Your home is decorated beautifully for fall! Love the wheel barrel you made. That’s pretty crafty! Thanks for the tour!

  9. Hi Kristi..I’m visiting from Brenda’s blog and I just have to tell you how beautiful your porch is with all of that gorgeous will look wonderful decorated for any season!

    • Awww, thank you Nancy, I appreciate you visiting and touring our fall home. The porch is our favorite place and I can’t wait to decorate it for the upcoming holiday season.

  10. It was 4 years on Oct. 1 since we moved into this house. This morning I was in the shower thinking about 4 years ago and boxes everywhere and all the unpacking. You have accomplished alot . Your tiered tray looks so pretty and I have porch envy too! I wish we had a covered porch. Our TINY deck out back has an awning now but I want a front porch! Maybe some day. Thanks so much for the tour!!!

  11. There’s so much to love – your fall decor is beautiful! I want a big tiered stand like yours. It seems like fun to decorate. Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you at this week’s party, the door is open Friday at midnight EST.

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