Cozy. Safe. Relaxed. Happy. These are the words that I hope come to mind when people enter our home. I feel like the job of making our home into a safe haven for my husband, my children and our guests is an important one. As I slowly configure and reconfigure all of the rooms in our house to create this cozy and happy retreat for my little family, I am thankful for every square inch of home that we have. I'm thankful for three girls to fill this home with. I'm so very thankful for my husband who convinced me to buy this plot of land exactly 10 years ago and live in a garage until we could build our little dream home.
This is one of the many reasons I adore Fall. The season of Thanksgiving reminds me to simply breathe in the stage we are currently at in our life and enjoy everything that we have been given. It's SO very easy to continually be looking forward to what the next stage of life might be, or striving for the next goal, and forget to stop and enjoy all of the moments we're experiencing right now.
(Read more about our Fall porch decor here.)
Today I have the pleasure of sharing our Fall home tour with you. I'm hosting and participating in the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour again this season, so please make sure to visit all of the homes that are involved in the tour this week by clicking on the links at the end of this post.
In case you are new here, hello! My name is Christina and I'm a DIY and decor blogger who lives with my 3 kids, husband, and 2 dogs on the Alberta prairies. We built our home from the basement up in 2013 after 7 years of living in a garage on our dream acreage. You can read more about that here.
(Read more about our front door decor here.)
Pumpkins: Superstore | Bowl: Vintage | Vase: Homesense
We have a 2200 square foot home on 3 acres. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Since we built it on our own, we're still working on finishing a lot of the details like the boring stuff (caulking and painting the trim) and the more luxurious stuff (the master bathroom). It's a work in progress, but we really love it and it feels so very much like home.
Our entryway is always filled with bags and boots. In Fall it's at its worse because we're wearing anything from sandals to snow boots depending on the day!
Sectional: The Brick | Coffee Table: The Brick | Rug: Rugs USA
We recently rearranged our living room after we sent the TV down to the basement.
Read more about our living room here.
Some faux pumpkins and limelight hydrangeas from our garden give our living room such a lovely but simple Fall feel.
Silver Pumpkin: Homesense | Books: Vintage | Dresser: The Brick, refinished
I moved my vintage reupholstered cane chairs from our other room to here, and I'm loving how they look in this room!
Fluffy dried hydrangeas on the mantel contrast the industrial look of my DIY clock. Plus, garden flowers are such an inexpensive way to decorate for the season!
As we turn the corner to the kitchen, you might notice that we have a new dining table and hutch. I've had my eye on these for a while, and in preparation for the holiday season it was finally time to say goodbye to the old table we previously had here.
As much as we loved the old set, it was getting incredibly rickety and worn. Plus, the chairs and the table were quite small and the scale just wasn't quite right for this space and for larger gatherings. The Hancock Park table and chairs dining set from The Brick was the perfect replacement for our family. It has the traditional farmhouse look that I love, but the quality is far superior to what we had here before.
(Read more about my jewel toned floral Fall tablescape here.)
There's even a leaf that slips into the center of the table so that the table can extend to 90 inches long! This will be perfect for the dinners we have planned this year.
I also fell in love with the matching Hancock Park buffet & hutch. It has the same soft white finish with slight distressing as the table and chairs, and the trim detailing on this piece is gorgeous.
Custom Art: Jibe Prints
I've styled the hutch with some simple plates, bowls and flowers that I had on hand, but eventually I'd love to collect a whole lot of vintage milk glass to display here.
Blanket Scarf: Simons
More dried hydrangeas and faux pumpkins give the rest of the kitchen an inexpensive, but relaxed and cozy fall look.
As we take time this season to stop, take a breath, and enjoy good food and company with our family and friends my hope is that everyone who leaves our home will have felt cozy, safe, relaxed and happy. I simply cannot wait for our next big gathering this coming month!
Want to see the rest of the rooms in our home? Check out my full home tour from this past summer.
Thank you so much for popping by to see our home in the Fall! Now, let's get some more Fall decor inspo from some of my favourite blogging friends.
I'm taking part in the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour this week! Each day, a new group of Canadian bloggers will be sharing their Fall decor. Visit each home tour by following the links on the days below.
Northern Style Exposure
Clean and Scentsible
Amidst the Chaos
Heather In Heels
The Happy Housie
Satori Design for Living
Love Create Celebrate
A Pop of Pretty
PMQ for Two
Brooklyn Berry Designs
Kim Power Style
The DIY Mommy
Home To Heather
Life is a Party
A Pretty Life
This Little Estate
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the ideas and opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself.
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
Absolutely a gorgeous tour, your home is so welcoming and filled with beautiful vignettes. I can totally see family and friends standing around your island waiting for the feast that I am sure is about to happen... the laughter, love and smells of a holiday are simply the best! This is such a beautiful home you have created Christina!
I am loving that hutch as well! I love all the small touches that make this feel safe, cozy, relaxed and warm! Great job, as always!
p.s I love that your main colours are blue!
Christina, this is stunning! That opening shot with your baby in her little costume and the low sun is killer! House looks perfectly cozy for fall!
Jen @ Fresh Crush
Your home is so cozy! I love it. All the blue that carries throughout your space is perfection. And that new dining furniture is on point -- like it was made for your room! As always, it's impeccable!
Christina, there's something about your home that's so welcoming! I can tell it's a labour of love by every detail you put in to each and every space. Lovely!
The new dining room table is just awesome! I love how much it can be extended too:)!
I'm so in love with everything you do! That wreath on your front door is stunning. I love that it's slender and sleek but still full of character. Nice job!
Wow! I cannot tell you how beautifully styled and cozy your home looks! I've done an amazing job and it's obvious you have put your heart into every nook of each of the spaces. Wish you all the best of this Fall season!!!
Elizabeth @ Rustic Maple
You always bring us so many great homes. As a Canadian blogger, I always look forward to these Canadian seasonal home tours. Your home is beautifully decorated for the season from the lovely fireplace area to the pretty tablescape and cute little row of boots in the front entry. Thanks for the tour!
I love your home! It was definitely worth the wait, living in a garage for 7 years. I love all the pops of blue (my favourite colour!).
Christina, your home is beautiful! I love it all, especially your porch...and that picture of your daughter in the sunset...gorgeous!
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca
Everything looks amazing! Love the new table and hutch. Perfect spot for future milk glass indeed. Such a beautiful fall tour!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
Absolutely beautiful Christina! I just love how you create a welcoming home with beautiful layers and fall accents. Loving your tablescape!!! Side note:totally notice the difference with the camera. Its spectacular. Looks like I'll be adding it to my Christmas list. lol.
Beautiful! I love that you make the fall decor work with your year-round decor seamlessly.
Such a beautiful home Christina! From the front porch with your little munchkin to your lovely new table and hutch in the dining room simply gorgeous and layered with fall coziness to perfection. Thanks for the tour!
I've already told you that I love your tablescape, but I have to say it again! It's gorgeous! Your home is so cozy and beautiful, Christina! Thank you for putting this tour together!
Such a lovely, open and inviting space! Must be really wonderful for having friends and family over to visit.
Absolutely gorgeous, Christina!! I love all your new furniture pieces and your rearranged living room. Stunning!! So cozy and warm for fall- beautiful colours popping on your neutral backdrop. My fave!!
I love this Christina! You blended beautiful colours and fabrics together so perfectly. Love your little ladybug photo bomber too 🙂
Thank you for the information.