Fall Farmhouse Entry & Living Room Tour

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In my last post I shared how I styled my front porch for fall on a tight budget. This week I want to give you a peek inside the farmhouse to see how I use those same principles in my entry and living room. Come on in and enjoy this cozy space…

Side Note: If you follow Bryarton Farm on Instagram you might have seen the post I wrote on the history of double front doors. If you missed it {Click Here} to find out what we uncovered in our research about why Victorian era farmhouses sport two front entries.

In my last blog post I only had a wreath on the left door, so I am including the living room door in the tour to showcase the fact that I was finally able to purchase it’s mate! Soon we will be adding a matching antique storm door too.

   

I am a bit sad about covering up this beautiful turquoise door, but it gets very cold in Kansas plus the barn cats like to climb up on the little shelf under the oval glass to peek in at us. They have already scratched it up a bit and I just finished restoring this old girl! I need to protect her delicate face.

Anyway, come on in…

 

Once inside we have a small landing space behind the door for keys, mail, and a chalkboard to jot down what we need to pick up the next time we go to town. The entry is a place particularly helpful to my hubby. He was forever loosing his keys and forgetting what we needed from the grocery store. Now there is a designated spot for Michael to set his keys and a giant list he can’t possibly miss! He or I can simply snap a pic of the list with our phones on the way out the door to ensure we get everything we need in one trip.

  

I found this gorgeous arched antique mirror at a flea market for $5! It was missing the glass, so I used chalkboard paint to convert it into a stylish message board for our entry.

 

Just like the front porch, I decorated my entry using farm fresh touches. With the exception of the pumpkins my girls picked out at a market, all the fall decor in the farmhouse is from the pastures and gardens of our own Bryarton Farm! We love going for family walks to gather bouquets together this time of year, and collecting vibrantly colored leaves is fun too!

 

Fall weather means warm afternoons and chilly evenings here in Kansas, so it’s time to bring the fuzzy throw blankets out. I keep one hand-knit throw on the back of the couch and the rest I stuff in a basket within arm’s reach. Now we are ready for snuggling by the fire and reading a book together. Right now we are reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the girls love it!

  

Speaking of the fireplace, I kept it super simple on the mantle as well. An ironstone pitcher filled with homegrown-from-seed-marigolds and a few baby pumpkins added just the right touch of fall color to the living room. Rufus the bull, in my painting above, looks especially happy surrounded by pumpkins! The golden orange really pops and compliments my turquoise accents. You can learn how to make these buffalo check pillows yourself by reading my tutorial {Click Here}.

 

I get a lot of questions on Instagram about the sources for my home decor. I honestly hand make or repurpose a lot of it. The rest is usually from local thrift shops, flea markets, or antique stores making it difficult for me to give you simple links for how you can buy the exact pieces. Instead I hope to inspire you to go beyond the beaten path of the big box stores and curate your own more authentic take on farmhouse style.

I also write tutorials to help those of you on a similar budget make what you see in my home. You can search “Tutorials” in our search bar to see a list of them all. You can also purchase my artwork or commission me to paint a custom piece for you by visiting our shop. {Click Here}

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