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sources for hall, living, kitchen + extras

Did you enjoy the week of fantastic home tours? Thoroughly inspired to bring a little fall into your home? We had dinner with my sister this weekend and she said she was inspired to finally take down her 4th of july stuff and replace it with leaves, pumpkins and cozy textures. Her house always looks great and I’m excited to see what she has done with it now.

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So let’s talk about some of the items seen in the second half of our house tour (first half, click here. And for sources, here.) Most of the furniture and accessories are not new which means they are not always still available for purchase, but I’ll share links where applicable.

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wall // I double-stick taped pages from a french book to the wall about 7 years ago. They’re getting a little tattered, but I still love the texture it brings.

seats // we found these old theater seats at our favorite local salvage shop called Second Use in Seattle. They came from a high school and I think we paid about $15 for the group.

banner // this was a diy done a few years ago. I’ll post a tutorial shortly with templates.

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stag // he’s heavy and modern, but still quirky and a little traditional. I love the simplicity of having nothing on the mantle and the stag as the focal point.

bow pillow // a pillow I made last fall that I’ll post a tutorial for. It’s made of a subtle plaid menswear-like fabric.

sofa // I’m still loving our linen couch. It has held up well (we don’t let the kids eat on it and I’m slightly protective) and is super comfy.

buck pillow // you can’t see it in the above photo, but it’s a pretty watercolor deer printed on canvas. All of the artwork that lucy does is beautiful.

tray // not finding this one online, and maybe it’s no longer available because I’ve had it for several months. Trays are great for corralling items on a coffee table.

coffee table // no longer available from wisteria (which is a bummer, because it’s heavy and really well-made) but here is a similar look from World Market.

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shelves + brackets // We still love the look of the open shelves and industrial brackets. Here’s a more detailed post about why we love them and how to keep them clean.

rug // another discontinued item (why would you discontinue a striped rug? I do not know). You can get almost the same thing from here.

silver // pretty much all of the silver pieces in our home came from my mother-in-law who finds them at the thrift store. And then she passes them on to me (lucky girl). I shine it maybe once every two years? Maybe? I actually prefer the tarnished look.

stools // we replaced our bar stools last christmas when these were on a really good sale and it makes a big difference visually to not have backs. (you can see our old stools here).

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pom throw // inspired by this beauty, I decided to try a diy version. It turned out really well and a tutorial is upcoming.

candle // I’ll be honest – scented candles give me a headache. Most of them, at least. But I love the cozy lighting and the gentle smell when it’s gentle and not overpowering. I found this one at target and mostly like it for it’s packaging, but the smell is good too. I’m not finding it online, but it’s the Shades of Glass wild mint + verbena.

dishes // perhaps my most beloved christmas gifts ever – these dishes are stored away until the fall and they are for sure a seasonal favorite.

chalkboard // such an easy diy project! And I especially like it with the Seahawks schedule #gohawks

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Did I miss anything? Please let me know if you have any other source questions … I’m always happy to share!

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fall house tour: living, hall & kitchen

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Welcome to the second half of our fall house tour. We started last week with the front of the house: the entry, small bath, office, dining room and piano nook and today we’ll keep making our way through the main living areas.

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If you’re coming from DesignPostInteriors, welcome! A little about me: I love neutrals. Get ready for a house tour void of color, but full of texture. Also, you might not be able to tell from the photos, but we have four kids and a dog and things don’t always look so fluffed and tidy. I try, but in real life you’ll probably see remote control helicopters and lego ships on the coffee table and art supplies covering the kitchen table, random shoes littering the floor and dog toys everywhere you look. I like things picked up, but we also do life here and sometimes that looks a little messy. I’m guessing you can relate.  I love how our house looks in the photos and I do my best to keep things nice around here, but really what we’re going for is a home that is welcoming and grace-filled and warm.

Okay, so let’s start the tour!

// H A L L W A Y //

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We have this little hallway on the side of the stairs. I papered the walls with french book pages eight years ago (it’s looking a little worse for wear!) and a set salvaged school theater seats have a nice place against the wall.

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Looking to the side is my beloved wall of L’s (for our last name – Jones is my maiden name). It does a nice job of hiding the light switches and thermostat, and I also love the look. Even when the frames are crooked.

// L I V I N G   R O O M //

This is the room we spend the most time in (well, maybe tied with the kitchen). We entertain in here, watch tv, fly helicopters and snuggle on that comfy couch.

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A little over a year ago, we updated the fireplace – adding shingles to the top portion, stone to the bottom and a chunky mantle tied in to the built-ins on either side. The faux stag makes a handsome focal point.

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// K I T C H E N //

Right off the living room is the open kitchen.

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After about a year of living here, we decided the builder-basic kitchen was just not our style. So we tore down the upper cabinets, painted the lowers, reconfigured the island, updated the countertops, added beadboard for the backsplash and installed open shelves. It was a fairly inexpensive kitchen remodel and made the biggest difference.

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(those donuts didn’t last long. The kids came home from school and devoured the plate. I might have helped.)

Thanks for coming by for a quick visit. Next up on the house tour is Jen Rizzo, who has a beautiful, eclectic design aesthetic. You’ll love her home all decorated for fall.

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Before you go, grab this print to add some fall to your home.

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sources for entry, office, bath & dining room

The first half of the fall tour was fun, right? I loved pulling my house together and giving it a fall look (if you missed the tour, you can see it here). There were many questions about sources for items shown and I’m all about sharing!

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Not that you are going to go out and purchase everything you see here, but hopefully it helps show what can be done without spending tons and tons on furniture and accessories.  For the fall tour, I mainly shopped my house – rearranging furniture, moving around accessories, pulling out a few fall decorations I keep stored. Like I said on the house tour, I recently quieted the house and striped it of all of it’s ‘stuff’. It was the best thing for me! I actually had a semi-difficult time putting things back out because it was just so nice to have clean surfaces, bookshelves, walls. But it was time to put things back together and I like the more edited version of our house this time around. I’m sure things will change (as they always seem to do around here), but for now, this arrangement suits us.

Okay, back to sources. Let’s start with the entry. Most of these items are new-ish because I was ready for a more simple and open entry (see the entry before here and here). This looks feels very minimal, yet practical.

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mirror // boo. I can not find it on the ikea website. But it was cheap – like $49ish – and big with clean lines.

bench // sorry, no link. Marshalls/tj maxx/homegoods are hit or miss – on one particular day, it was a hit for me when I found this sturdy bench.

hook // you can’t really tell from the photo, but this monogram letter hook is super cute. It’s an L (naturally).

scarf // if you’re looking for a perfect everyday scarf, this is it. Soft, easy to wear, a purchase with purpose.

bag // I had been eying this striped/leather bag for forever and bought it to carry my laptop to Rwanda this summer. It is perfect in style and size for my 15″ macbook and I opted for an outside zippered pocket for extra storage. I wish the stripe fabric was a little sturdier and durable, but I would still recommend it. Plus, I love that the company provides work for women who otherwise would not have a job (learn more about better life bags here).

rug // trendy? yes. But inexpensive and graphic and dark enough in the entry to hide dirt. It slips around so it needs a rug pad under to hold it in place.

There is a little welcome decal on the mirror that doesn’t show in the photo, but it is super cute and from here.

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shelf // you will never believe how inexpensive this shelf is … $49! It’s surprisingly nice for the price and keeps things modern in the bath.

frames // silver frames were all the rage years ago, but I still like them grouped with my little darlings’ photos.

mirror // from my grandmother. I love it all chippy and gold.

painting // it’s my first large-scale painting (proud moment) that I turned into prints available in the shop.

towel // these soft hand towels are my favorite.

stool // such a great basic that can be stained or painted any color.

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wallpaper // the world’s most time-intensive diy, but totally and completely worth it. 4 years later, it’s still my fave.

chair // my search for the perfect office chair led me to this handsome but too-short one, so I added casters.

rug // an oldie that is no longer available at ikea, but you can get a similar one at crate & barrel.

frame // another vintage chippy gold frame (I sense a theme …)

sconces // this whole collection of lights is so good. Especially the black & white striped cords.

desk // salvaged door + ikea table legs + ribbon + nailhead tacks. dining-room-sources

window // we found the large window at our favorite salvage store in Seattle, hung it from barn door tracks and it works as a great room divider between the entry and dining room without blocking light.

chairs // no longer available, but these are similar. I just wouldn’t recommend them for everyday use if you have kids who make crumbs.

table // no longer available (unfortunately). It’s one of the first pieces of furniture we bought as a couple. We found it at the restoration hardware outlet store for a steal. It’s super heavy and will stay with our family for a long, long time.

light // another find from the rh outlet store. Again, for a steal.

shelf // great lines, made well, fun to style. Great option if you’re looking for an affordable, but nice bookshelf.

runner // one strip of white butcher paper, a second strip of $1 target wrapping paper. I bought every roll they had in my store and wish I had 10 more. I love this paper.

pew // my favorite thing my mother-in-law ever passed down to us. She bought it years ago from an old church. It’s rickety, but so, so charming.

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So there you have it – all the sources. As always, let me know if you have any other questions!

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