Our Fall Home~Finding Fall Home Tour With BHG




Welcome!  If this is your first time here, let me introduce myself.  My name is Sarah Macklem, I'm a wife, mother of three and professional Home Stylist from Detroit, Michigan.  Not only is "The Yellow Cape Cod" the title of my blog, it is also my home and design studio where I operate a busy online interior design business.

Enough about me, let's talk about fall decor.   If you are visiting from Laura's home or Jeanne's home you'll agree that they are tough acts to follow.  

Here goes...







 I thought I'd start my fall home tour where all our special guests are greeted, on the front porch…



























 Preparing the outside of our home for fall is all about cornstalks, pumpkins and mums.  
















On the inside, it's more about transitioning our home from a lazy summer hangout into a hub that's ready for school, sports, schedules and the best part...company.  




{Dining Room}



I'm grateful that right now, my online design business is the busiest it has ever been.   This year I won't have as much time to devote to seasonal decor as I've had in the past.   




{Chalk Tag Place Card and Thrit Store Place Setting}



When Laura invited me on this home tour, I set aside one weekend to knock out our fall decor (by the way, I had the opportunity to meet Laura this summer.  She is just as sweet and beautiful as she is talented).   I approached our decorating in a way that can easily morph from fall into halloween straight through Thanksgiving.  I concentrated on the areas that we use most for entertaining; the entry, the dining room, and powder room.







Throughout the next week I will be posting tutorials for some of these quick and easy fall projects, including my no-sew reversible table runner, simple fall centerpiece, and a breakdown on my thrifted dinnerware table setting. 




{No-Sew Reversible Table Runner}





 As Halloween approaches, I'll share how with just a few tweaks, these pretty fall decorations get freaky. 





{Click here for a tutorial on this Simple Fall Centerpiece With Yard Clippings and Grocery Store Flowers}



If you happened to see my article in this years Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas Magazine {pinch me I still can't believe that happened}, I confessed to being an early decorator.   "Obscenely early" I think I called it.  By the end of November, it will be all out Christmas up in here. 




{Thrift Store Praying Hands}




 But for now, it's warm colors, spicy candles, pumpkins, fall flowers and praying hands.
While out an a thrifting adventure earlier this year, I picked up this praying hand figure.  Every Thanksgiving scene should have praying hands, right? 







If this isn't your first time visiting my blog, you already know that I love to shop thrift stores for holiday decor and entertaining pieces. 








{Dessert Table}



Mixing and matching dishes and serving pieces to create a new look on every occasion is a slight obsession of mine.  Collecting pieces at thrift stores allows me to do this affordably. 







My buffet (a thrifted dresser that I gave a new life with black paint) is usually our holiday dessert table.  It's officially ready for some apple pies if anyone wants to bring one over to us.   








I prepared our foyer for fall by placing a gigantic clock over the front door.  
No more excuses for missing the bus. 








In the powder room, I incorporated some pretty orange towels and hydrangea from the front yard.





{Powder Room Shelves}




I recently painted this room (Garden Gate by Sherwin Williams) and installed these floating shelves during a quick powder room makeover a few weeks ago. 











I saved my favorite fall decoration for last, this tree in our front yard.  Each fall it turns vibrant orange for about two weeks.  It hasn't happened yet, I snapped this photo last fall while waiting for the school bus.  





Thank you for visiting.  I'd like to invite you to follow The Yellow Cape Cod where we dish daily design inspiration, project tutorials and exciting room makeovers.  I'd like to say thank you,  Finding Home for asking me to join this amazing tour with 16 awesome bloggers and ending with Better Homes and Gardens.

Here is the next stop…



Or, to go back to the beginning of the tour…


ENJOY!

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© Copyright 2013 The Yellow Cape Cod

59 comments:

  1. Warm and welcoming and just beautiful my friend xo

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  2. Wow, simply gorgeous! I love the colors. Happy fall!

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  3. Gorgeous Fall tour, Sarah ... your front porch is so welcoming (love the cornstalks), and the pops of orange against your black, white and grey accents are fabulous! Happy Fall!

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    1. Thanks, Becca. I have really enjoyed your fall series! Sarah

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  4. Gorgeous home!
    I absolutely love your front door all decked out for fall!

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  5. Do you sell you photos? That tree would look beautiful on canvas!

    Katie

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    1. Katie, thanks for the great idea. I never thought about putting that photo on canvas. Sarah

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  6. Beautiful! I love the way you decorated for fall. And that photo of your tree is breathtaking! I'll have my Finding Fall post up tonight -- thanks for the shout-out, Sarah! :)

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I can't wait to see what you have done! Xo Sarah

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  7. my line of decorating,with simple color,and a little nature for the season,so inviting

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  8. Beautiful home! I love how easily you can incorporate the different seasonal colours into your home with ease! Debbie

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    1. Debbie, thank you. It is fun to decorate for the seasons. Happy fall, Sarah

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  9. I love it! So simple and classy... so beautiful!
    Congrats on the BHG thing too! ;)
    Holly

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  10. That last photo with your gorgeous fall colors and the fog is stunning! I love, love, love your front porch! What a beautiful welcome to your home. Everything looks so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I absolutely adore your home and your fall decor is just gorgeous. What a fun week this will be! xoxo Sarah

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  11. It's lovely! And your front porch is to die for!!! Love the cornstalks and all the flowers!
    Jen

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  12. As ALWAYS I love your eye for design! Happy Fall! :)

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  13. BEAUTIFUL! Wow! I love your home and how you've decorated it for Fall! The splashes of orange are gorgeous! So inspiring. Now....for some Fall weather...still waiting. ;-)

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  14. so lovely! I;m so jeaulous I don't have Fall down in South FL,( but I do enjoy the sunshine year long :))

    Love all the decorations! Will have to copy some of them ;)
    Thank you for sharing,
    Enjoy your fall!

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    1. Lilian,
      Sunshine all year is a nice trade off. :) I do love fall in Michigan though…thanks for stopping by and your kind words. Sarah

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  15. You have a fresh, crisp way of decorating that I really like! It's all so pretty. I also enjoyed your article in the BHG Christmas magazine.

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    1. Kathy, thank you. How fun that you saw my BHG article:) It was a really neat experience. Best, Sarah

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  16. I found you on the Fall Home Tour - I am a new facebook and pinterest follower! LOVE your home!

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    1. Welcome. Thanks for following Cheryl! Happy fall! Sarah

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  17. Your home was lovely as always. I just had to let you know I think the most beautiful part of your post was the gorgeous orange tree in the fog. PERFECTION !

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    1. Hi Anna, I have to agree. The orange tree is my favorite fall decoration also. Thank you, Sarah

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  18. I love, love, love your dining room! I am in the middle of redecorating mine (before my mother comes to visit for thanksgiving.) and you gave me some great ideas. Great style.

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    1. Wonderful, Susie! Thank you for saying that. Glad I could help :) Best, Sarah

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  19. LOVE the black and white rooms with the burst of persimmon in them!!! WOW - they look amazing...such an inspiration for Fall...thank you!!

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  20. Gorgeous...love your home. Can you tell me where the mirror came from?

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    1. Thank you! The mirror is by Cooper Classics, it's called the Kirsten Arch Mirror. Happy fall! Sarah

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  21. So, so beautiful!! I love all of the simple ways you've added touches of fall for big impact. We're thrilled to be apart of the Finding Fall home tours with you! :-)
    Vanessa

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  22. That picture of your front tree has to be the best picture I have ever seen! LOVE it :) Your home looks super inviting and so pretty :)

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  23. Everything looks fabulous Sarah! I love the contrast of the bright pops of color against the black. And your front door/porch could not be any more perfect!! Gorgeous!!!

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  24. Sarah I am not an orange gal, BUT you do it very well my dear! Wonderful Fall touches,
    Kathysue

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  25. ABSOLUTELY breathtaking. I too live in the Midwest and adore the fall season. We live in the country and I love to decorate with all that nature gives us. Thank you for welcoming us into your home.

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  26. So pretty! Especially that last photo of the tree in the fog. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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  27. Hi Sarah! These are fabulous ideas! Love that you are going to show how to "morph" through the Fall. I am following you by email now so I can see more of your projects. I enjoyed your seminar at Haven so much (and we were sitting at the same table at the Annie Sloan painting seminar). Your home is just beautiful.

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  28. Your home is beautiful decorated. I love it. And that tree! Nothing like Nature's Beauty to take your breath away. I live in a newer neighbourhood so we are waiting for our baby trees to mature.

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  29. I love reading your blog and get so much inspiration from it! Can you share where you got the fabric for the table runner? Thank you!

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  30. I really enjoyed the tour of your home! So beautifully decorated!

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  31. New follower, I really enjoyed your Fall tour of your home! Your home is absolutely beautiful! I was wondering where you got the clock in your foyer?

    Thanks,
    Katie

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us Sarah - your style is so welcoming and i am so thankful you are part of the tour! Take care, Laura

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  33. Very inspiring - I think you have convinced me to decorate for fall. Thanks!

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  34. Beautiful fall décor! Great tour! I love the green cornstalks on the front porch!

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  35. Great tour! Love the last photo! Like your new paint color in the bathroom & the orange towels rock! You've got great style!

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  36. Loved it! And that whole early Christmas decorator...well, you just may be my new favorite blogger! #keepitrealsister Looking forward to seeing more from you here! Glad to have found you through Finding Home!

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  37. Love these fall porch inspirations! I used a couple to create my own :)
    http://dilettantedoyenne.blogspot.com/2013/10/happy-fall-yall-ii.html

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