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 Responses to fall house tour: living, hall & kitchen

  1. nicole pretorius November 21, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Can you please tell me where you got the magazine rack in the living room

    • emily November 24, 2014 at 9:58 am #

      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.

  2. Heather November 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    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 :)

    • emily November 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

      We don’t all fit on the sofa :) But a family of four would be fine. They also sell this same one in a longer version: http://www.andellahome.com/Audrey-118-Inch-Light-Beige-Linen-Tufted-Club-Sofa_p_476.html

  3. Deanna September 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Can I have your couch??!! It is gorgeous!

  4. Taylor September 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Love your home! curious to know where you found the wooden tray on your coffee table? Also, your new range looks amazing!!

    • emily September 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

      Thank you! We do love it :)

  5. Nancy September 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    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.

  6. Sarah September 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    I too must know where the throw with the poofs is from! It is gorgeous!!!

  7. Mindy September 27, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    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!

  8. Sharon B. September 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    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!!!

  9. melodee September 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    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 :)

  10. Jenna September 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    So beautiful while still being cozy! I love your book page wall with the gratitude banner!

  11. carol September 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    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.

  12. cassie September 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    just gorgeous, emily! love all the grays and the book page wall with gratitude banner is my favorite!

  13. Michelle September 26, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    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!!

  14. Susan September 26, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    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!


  15. The Fresh Plate September 26, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Oh I love the theater seats!!!!!! Now I am going to search for a few for our game room downstairs! Beautiful home. I decorate in neutrals with lots of texture as well. Have a great weekend! ~Liz

  16. Lindsay September 26, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    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!

  17. VHiggins September 26, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    I love the style but the thing that made me just grin is the Seahawks schedule on the chalkboard <3 <3 <3

  18. Lori September 26, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    I love your home, as always. Very inspiring! My favs are the gratitude/book page wall, the open shelves in your kitchen, the salvaged window as a room divider and the Seahawks schedule on your chalkboard ; )
    I just posted fall touches to my home on my blog. Check it out if you get a chance. I’d love your style input! http://www.grecodesigncompany.com/autumn/embracing-the-f-word-fall/

  19. Bethany September 26, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    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!

    • emily September 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

      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.

  20. Summer Hogan September 26, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    Lovely tour! Your wall of L’s always gets me and the shingled fireplace! Have a great weekend!

  21. Julia@Cuckoo4Design September 26, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    Everything is so so gorgeous!

  22. Jill T September 26, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    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 :)

  23. Anneke at This, That and Life September 26, 2014 at 4:39 am #

    Beautiful! Abd high fives for the Seahawks sign! :-D

  24. Lynne September 26, 2014 at 4:08 am #


    Your home!

    Delightful as always!

    My best to all of the “L’s”



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