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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
towel // these soft hand towels are my favorite.
stool // such a great basic that can be stained or painted any color.
wallpaper // the world’s most time-intensive diy, but totally and completely worth it. 4 years later, it’s still my fave.
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 …)
desk // salvaged door + ikea table legs + ribbon + nailhead tacks.
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.
So there you have it – all the sources. As always, let me know if you have any other questions!