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fall house tour: living, hall & kitchen


    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.


    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 //

    theatrer seats

    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.


    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.




    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.






    // K I T C H E N //

    Right off the living room is the open kitchen.


    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.


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


    28 thoughts on “fall house tour: living, hall & kitchen”

      1. The magazine rack is from the thrift store – My mother in law bought it for us because she is the best at finding random treasures at the thrift store. Probably an old magazine rack from a doctor’s office.

    1. Hi, I love your home especially your sofa. Do you find the sofa big enough to fit you and your family? I am interested in getting the exact same one for my family of 4 :)

    2. I have been a follower of yours for years and as usual your home is lovely. I love the throw with the poofs. If you added the poofs yourself will you do a tutorial? I know there are probably a ton of tutorials out there in blogland, but yours are always well thought out and so easy to follow.

    3. Thank you for the invitation into your lovely home. I always love peeking inside : ) You have done a wonderful job creating layers of texture – a great inspiration to a fellow neutral lover. The pillows and throws look so warm and cozy. I think I might get lost in a book or three inside your living space!

    4. Your home is so beautiful, warm, and inviting. Your sofa is still one of my favorite things in your home, every time I see it, it just looks so cozy and inviting and makes me want to crawl up in the corner with a book! The Seahawks schedule on the chalkboard is awesome, I love that! GO HAWKS!!!

    5. I love love love your home! two things I’d love to know the source of….your magazine rack and that cute candle in your living room? (yellow glass jar)..your house is a delight to look at! love this post :)

    6. Again. The antlers and animal head. Just don’t get it. Not pretty at all. Why are they everywhere? Just my opinion. My husband would think I was crazy if I did that in my home.

    7. Emily your home is beautiful! I am off to Ikea tomorrow to pick up that shelf for my bathroom! It’s just what I was looking for! It’s hard to pick a favorite on your tour but it just may be your Seahawk schedule! Go Hawks!!

    8. Hi Emily,
      Can you please tell me where you got the throw (w/ the puffy balls) that is on your sofa? Also, where did you get the deer pillow on the accent chair next to your sofa?


      Your home is beautiful!! Love seeing all the different decorating ideas that you implement…well done!


    9. Emily, I just love touring your home, as always! I’ve loved reading your blog and taking peeks inside your lovely place for years and it’s an honor to have you on the tour!

    10. I’m sure you’ll say later, but where did you get the gray drapes? They’re so elegant. Love your tours. All the different textures are so inspiring!

      1. The drapes are just rectangular pieces of menswear-like plaid fabric I bought years ago at the fabric store. I think I paid about $5 per yard! I hemmed the tops, sides and bottom (hand stitch) and clipped to rings.

    11. Very important question for you…. grey pillow on the couch with the bow and school theater seats — where did you find them? So great!! I have been a blog follower of yours for years and I adore your family and your home. Your pictures, posts, and thoughts are always so welcoming. I have a feeling that we would make great neighbors :)

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