Today I’m thrilled to join my talented friends at bHOME for our LOVE TO bHOME FALL TOUR. I’m so excited you are here with me today because

  • bHome bloggers are all so inspirational, these girls set the bar high – these tours will be fabulous!
  • we are giving away a gorgeous array of velvet pumpkins thanks to our generous sponsor.
  • and I’m showing you my home decorated for fall – hands down my favorite season!

WELCOME!  If you came over from Yvonne at StoneGable, I’m so glad you are here! I’m sure she has inspired you with her fabulous ideas, she is the best!


Before fall really hit its stride here, I decorated the living room mostly with neutrals, see the photo below, as you might have seen in this post from the Welcoming Fall Home Tour.



Now that crisp, autumn days are here, I’m slowly changing over to the deeper, jewel-like colors I love so very much. I relish this glorious season by decorating with the exuberant colors and luscious textures of fall. Do you love fall?  Then embrace the beauty of this new season in your home’s décor, with the many irresistible colors, textures and patterns to choose from.

Here are a few designer tips to add subtle touches of fall to your home so that you will LOVE to be HOME in FALL too!



One of the most powerful places where you can make a fall statement is your mantel. It can be big, or just whisper a tribute to this gorgeous season. Often we don’t think to add many seasonal decorations to our mantel unless it’s at holiday time. But decorating your mantel for fall with a glorious treatment is a sure way to draw attention to this focal point in your living room.

In the living room, I changed out the mantel to go deep into the rich colors of autumn.


Thread the beauty of fall through your home’s décor with this very easy mantel decoration.  You can use the antique pieces you already own, and just embellish them for the season. On my mantel, an antique French apothecary jar provides a sturdy container for a clutch of branches, both real an “faux”, while a trio of velvet pumpkins perch on antique books.


French Apothecary Jars

These pumpkins from PlushPumpkin are truly heirloom quality. You will be able to enjoy them, and hand them down to your children, they are so well made. They are the pièce de résistance in any room in your home, I am always so excited to bring them out each fall, they are the perfect starting point for gorgeous displays.


Instead of having to buy a fussy garland, I layered seeded eucalyptus branches from the tree in front of our house on the mantel. When they dry, they have that gorgeous grey-green color that looks amazing with the color of our walls. See how easy that was?



Autumn hues warm up your home at the time of year when the weather gets chilly and everything {and everyone} moves inside.  Deeper, luscious colors of green, orange, red and gold reflect the beauty of the season.

Adding them to your home in small doses is just enough to spread the warmth.  Our home is decorated mostly with neutrals of white, cream, grey, gold and a natural linen color, little pops of autumnal colors warm it up!

I bought twin wooly blanket throws last year {see that fall tour here} and while one creates plush comfort in front of the fireplace, the other is folded on one side of the sofa, ready to use while reading a favorite book.



The antique Biedermeier chair has a new slipcover of leopard fabric for fall. Leopard is classic, elegant and stylish, and it’s my favorite “go to” fabric in upholstery and clothing!



For an easy focal point on our coffee table, the large Italian Florentine tray is layered with some of my favorite French Country Design books {Charles Faudree…is there anyone more fabulous?} an antique French canning jar filled with fresh flowers, a few velvet pumpkins, and a pretend antler.

There is nothing quite like the warm glow of candlelight to welcome fall.  Our FrenchGardenHouse luxury candle, in Currant Verte, is my favorite scent right now.


French Canning Jar | French Luxury Candle


What can compare to our unhurried hours at home during the fall?  There is such a delight in spending time at home during this time of year, isn’t there?



One of the best & easiest places in your home to showcase the beauty of autumn is on your kitchen or dining table. I am such a believer that hours spent around the table with people you love builds memories to cherish for a lifetime.

In the other fall tour, I showed you how I set up this simple centerpiece with a French bowl filled with apples, a French Bonbonne {the wicker encased bottle} a small stack of my new favorite equestrian napkins, and a few ironstone cups.



Often I stack some small plates and forks and spoons on the French Boulangerie Board too, so that I can invite friends and neighbors over for a cup of coffee or hot apple cider at a moments notice, most everything is already set up!



When it’s time to serve dinner, I easily lift the whole arrangement onto one of the counters so I can set the table.  Fall is a favorite time to have long, lingering dinners here in the kitchen.

There is something intimate and cozy about gathering people we love around this table as the afternoon fades into evening in the fall.

I set our farm table for a casual dinner with friends.  Often, I serve soup with crusty bread, salad, and dessert for a meal like this so that it’s not too fussy – everyone is comfortable, and laughter rings around our table.


I fashioned an easy fall centerpiece with some of my Plush Pumpkins in an antique French footed stand layered with eucalyptus.  I love the texture of the silk velvet with the natural material, the silver tray, the semi-precious “gems” and pheasant feathers.  I’ll be sharing this table setting later on in a separate post.



Whether you want to dress your home to the max or just add a few small touches of fall, I hope you are inspired today to create a beautiful home for yourself and those you love.

It doesn’t really take that much effort to welcome this season with effortless grace.

Now, I have something exciting to share:  our sponsor, PLUSHPUMPKIN, graciously offered to gift this beautiful collection of velvet pumpkins to one lucky winner.

WE HAVE A WINNER! It’s Joanne Boulter. The Give-Away is closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. I know Joanne is over the moon thrilled to be the winner!


Velvet Pumpkins from PlushPumpkin are hand made of silk velvet, for a luxurious accent to your home, right here in the USA. I adore the ones we have here, they are so beautiful!


Please visit www.plushpumpkin to view these heirloom pumpkins.


If you want to see more of me and French Country decorating, antiques, and inspiration-please sign up to receive FrenchGardenHouse in your email. That little box is on the upper right!


Thank you so much for joining me and all the other bHOME bloggers for our Love to bHOME Fall Tour.  Please visit all the other fabulous ladies on the tour, you can find their links below. Make sure to visit my friend Cindy of Edith & Evelyn, she has such beauty to share. Click on her image below to visit her.


All of today’s posts are here:

Thursday 9/21



Edith & Evelyn




See you next time, when I’ll show you the fall table setting from this post.

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86 thoughts on “LOVE TO bHOME in FALL HOME TOUR”

  1. Your house is gorgeous! I pinned the pumpkins to enter the give away!

  2. Shirley Hansen

    I did go to that site on pintrist and pinned several pictures but that particular picture was not on their pintrist site. So enjoy your blog and love the pumpkins. Have tried to make the velvet pumpkins but they are never as beautiful as the pumpkins on this pintrist site.

  3. Fall is definitely in the air at the gorgeous French Garden House. French Garden House truly depicts life in a most charming and exquisite home in the countryside of France. Your rooms are impeccably styled with the most gorgeous, gorgeous details of Fall. Thanks so much for your labor of love . . . being our most wonderful coordinator/leader of the bHome Fall Tour!!! Happy Fall to you and Mr. French Garden House!

  4. I pinned your beautiful pumpkins. Love the colors that this company uses!

  5. Jean Tucker

    Your Fall decor is lovely and I adore the plush pumpkins and pinned them to my Fall board.

  6. Everything looks just gorgeous. I so love your decorating style, and you have thought of every perfect detail. You have such a beautiful home. Thanks so much for the tour! Happy Fall!

  7. Jane Kirkpatrick

    Your home is just lovely in every way, I really enjoyed your fall decor! I visited Plush Pumpkins and think they are gorgeous, thank you for the opportunity to win a set! Now I’m going back there to pin them to my Pinterest board.

  8. I pinned it and would love some plush pumpkins to add to my collection. Loved your mantel by the way….

  9. Deborah Hunter

    Love your ideas. I need to redo my mantle and want to thank you for your suggestions. The Plush Pumpkins are beautiful also. Fall is a wonderful time of the year.

  10. Lidy, I love being invited into your stunning home! I savor every detail…all perfectly placed! Your touches of autumn are so welcoming and warm! Thank you for sharing your inspiring and classic French style!

  11. Evelyn Pintor

    I visited Plush Pumpkins site and I fell in love with the new mushrooms and acorns! Oh my gosh!!
    I pinned the image!!! Beautiful tour too, love your home and your style.

  12. Pam, you are so welcome to visit anytime! It would be such fun to actually have you here, with coffee (or tea) and some French pastries so we could settle in for a long heart to heart! Happy Fall!

  13. Cassandra e

    I love your eat in kitchen. I think that’s what it’s called. It’s so wam and inviting. It’s also beautiful. I actually spent an hour one day scrolling through previous posts looking for a kitchen image to pin! I pinned plush pumpkins too. Love them.

    1. Thank you Cassandra, I love it too. It’s cozy to eat there, the only thing I have to watch is not to make too much of a mess when we have guests! Happy Fall!

  14. I visited Plush Pumpkins site and think they are beautiful, Thank you for the opportunity to win a set.

  15. Debbie Walker

    So much beauty from your home!
    I visited plush pumpkins…love,love the beach colored one!

  16. Jethelyn Gregory

    I love the velvet pumpkins. I went to their site and loved all the lucious colors

  17. Ginger Valdes

    I’ve visited, I’ve pinned, and I’ve coveted! Your home looks amazing, Lidy! I really like the brown transferware dishes with the animal print glasses. And with those velvet pumpkins, well, you’ve got it goin’ on, girl!

    1. Thank you Ginger! I love the French brown transferware too, and well, the glasses are all keepers! Happy, happy Fall to you!

    1. Thank you so much, Leanne! I hope you are having a beautiful beginning of autumn, too!

  18. chardonnaylynn

    Tres magnifique!!! Loved each and every tour! I still think you need to write a book and one that focuses on seasonal/holiday decor would be perfect. Don’t forget to try the caramel apple martini on Pinterest. Cheers to autumnal bliss!!!

  19. Elaine O'Connell

    Hi Lidy! Love your decorating style (luscious) and the velvet pumpkins are to die for. Visited their site and would like to be in the running for the giveaway. Thank you for all your beautiful ideas.


  20. Thank you so much, Lynn! Happy Fall to you, too.

    Caramel Apple Martini? Oh, that sound dangerously good.

  21. Julie Carriere

    I always enjoy your posts and tours
    Lidy. Fall is my favourite season. The velvet pumpkins at the plush pumpkin are the best I”ve seen, even the stems are wonderful. All of you lovely ladies prove that we do dream in color! Happy Autumn to all!

    1. Thank you Julie, fall is my favorite too! Happy Autumn to you, I hope you are enjoying our favorite season!

  22. Allison (Ali) HERRON

    I love the softness of these pumpkins! It’s a nice difference from other ones, these look so elegant. and no harsh fall colors.

    1. Ali, I agree, the colors are what make the PlushPumpkins really stand out!

  23. Maritza

    Your home look absolutely gorgeous, I love the way you have incorporated those gorgeous Plush Pumkins, I have been drooling over their new pumkins, I pinned it to Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your beautiful fall home with us.


    1. Thank you so much, Maritza. The PlushPumpkins are totally drool-worthy, I agree!!

  24. KarenAnn

    Wow, I just visited he Plush Pumpkin and fell in love with the Blue Haze trio! So gorgeous.

    Love you home decorated for fall, very inspiring!

  25. Cheryl

    Thank you for the lovely scenes in your home and the very good and practical tips. A vignette arranged in a tray or on a bread board is practical when it can be moved easily without taking it apart. I am off to arrange one! I adore the plush pumpkins.

  26. Jeanie Shehab

    I love love love these plush pumpkins !!!! I pinned the pumpkins and I’m praying I entered and win the contest!!! I really like how you styled your mantle for early fall….great for those of us in California! Always enjoy your blog Lidy:)

    1. Thank you Jeanie! I love using the abundant supply of branches and other natural materials we are blessed with here in California.

  27. I B Webb

    A pleasure to view your lovely home. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. I did visit Plush Pumpkins website and admired all those gorgeous colors. Also pinned the image. Be blessed.

  28. Dianne

    I love your decor! The pumpkins are gorgeous. I visited the site and pinned it.

  29. Lidy your Fall decor is stunning! Love all your little pumpkins!! Thank you SO much for all your hard work!! xo

    1. Susan, thanks so much for stopping by! Loved your beautiful fall home…xo

  30. Plush Pumpkin has some yummy looking pumpkins in many Fall colors. Love how you chose to use them

  31. Dianne

    The pumpkins are beautiful, but your arrangements are over the top! I pinned the picture, and I am dying to win these!

  32. Mary K. Sutton

    I pinned your Velvet Pumpkins! Love your style! The Pumpkins are so original! Just Fabulous! Thanks so much, Mary

  33. Natalie in Ohio

    Beautiful! I visited Plush Pumpkin and fell in-love with their exquisite velvet pumpkins! And their natural stems ~ oh my! 🙂 I can only dream of winning/owning this gorgeous colored collection of Autumn abundance!

  34. Dorothy Wasser

    I pinned the velvet pumpkins! Will keep my fingers crossed.

  35. Dorothy, me too for you! Thank you for your visit. And Fall love.

  36. Barbara Jean Hubbard

    Reallly enjoy the fall decorating ideas. I visited the velvet pumpkin website. Thanks!

  37. Joanne Boulter

    Thank you for your inspiration, everything is just so beautiful. The PlushPumpkins on their site are amazing! Happy Fall!

  38. Cathy Mueller

    Lovely home! I visited and will take one of everything :). Thanks!

  39. Linda Kendall

    I love your style and enjoy looking at all the details.
    I pinned the gorgeous pumpkins.

  40. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the love the plush pumpkins and Love your Fall tour.

  41. Why yes, I positively pinned those pretty pumpkins on Pinterest and perused the Plush Pumpkin site. Perhaps I’ll even be picked to possess them. 🙂

  42. connie sweet

    Velvet pumpkins! What could be more scrumptious to welcome in fall? Absolutely love it! Thank you for a gorgeous home tour.

  43. I do love your fall mantel. The eucalyptus leaves are so pretty combined with the leaves in the jug. I visited the site and pinned the photo to my pinterest Autumn/Thanksgiving board.

  44. You’re home is just beautiful. Loving the mantel and coffee table .
    I’ve pinned to fall and looked over the website. What a great giveaway The pumpkins are amazing Thanks

    linda m

  45. Thank you so much, Linda. I’m so happy to see you here!

  46. Regina S.

    I visited and love the Seaside set. Your fall decor is gorgeous.

  47. Edna McDonald

    Hi Lidy,

    Oops! Shriek…! My ghostly spirit is oohing and awing over those Autumn velvet pumpkins while my sneaky fingers caress those colors of Harvest, Curry, and Saffron!

    Oh my, those natural handles hovering over pumpkins are just too realistic as they slid down the pumpkin sides!

    Ah, Lidy, you have made our Halloween and Harvest time out of this world!!

    Love them all, and thank you

    Edna McDonald

  48. Wow Lady! What a gorgeous use of color! I love your home and decor. So beautiful bright with so much interest. Makes me want to visit and just take it all in. Amazing! Xo, ~julie

  49. T Elam

    Your home is lovely! Love your fall decor. I visited Plush Pumpkins,Wow! they are fabulous I loved them all. The colors and textures are wonderful.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win those beautiful plush pumpkins.

  50. Lidy,
    The patterned two-tone orange plush pumpkin is stunning! Now that is an orange pumpkin I could live with. As always your impeccable styling showcases everything to perfection. This is one of my favorite fall tours for this year.


  51. Mildred

    Love your style and seeing your lovely home.
    I visited Plush Pumpkins, drooling over the beauty and uniqueness of each one.

  52. Lidy, your home is so stunning and all decked out for fall it has that special warmth that only this season can bring!! I most love how you use French antiques mixed with new fall touches and the result is simply gorgeous!!

  53. Agree with everyone, your home is gorgeous! And I now have to redo some of my fall decor, I forgot to add my own leather books too.
    LOVE all the pumpkins too.

    And thank you for the peruse of my blog. You definitely have another new fan/follower.

  54. Thank you for sharing your elegant, cozy home and helpful tips. So inspiring! The leopard fabric covered chair is absolutely scrumptious! I enjoyed viewing the great collections of handmade pumpkins.

    1. Thank you so much Deborah. Hope you have a beautiful Fall!

  55. Joy Rheaume

    I pinned the velvet pumpkins photo to my Pinterest! They are gorgeous!

  56. Lauren

    WOW, those pumpkins are gorgeous– and so is your lovely home. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  57. Mary Christianson

    I pinned the pumpkins for the giveaway. I have never been to your blog. Your home is beautiful! Mary

  58. Thank you for your beautiful use of color. Autumn is all about rich warm hues. It certainly is refreshing to see a blog that uses color versus all the neutral sites out there. White pumpkins and mums just don’t inspire me. Give me the what the season calls for… Warm colors! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  59. I totally pinned that image even before you told me I could win a lush pumpkin. Such a beautiful vignette. Love your work.

  60. Your fall tour is lovely. Each vignette is striking and has your touch. So stunning. Plush pumpkins are so beautiful.

  61. The plush pumpkins work beautifully to incorporate into fall arrangements. I love all the colors. Thank you for the decorating tips. I always enjoy your blog posts.

    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I hope you are making fall beautiful and enjoying it in your part of the world!

  62. Elva Rood

    Where did you get your love seat? Is it white or cream? Beautiful home!

    1. Elva, thank you so much for your visit and kind compliment. I bought the love seat years ago at a designer home shop, which is no longer in business, sadly. But you can find sofas like this many places, ours is white so I had a slip cover made that can be washed.

  63. Hi Lidy, I just received my prize pumpkins today! They arrived so quickly I could hardly believe it. Plus, I was so giddy that I was shaking as I opened the box. They are beautiful and the colors are amazing. I will be posting them on my Blog, Facebook and Instagram this week. Thank you soooooo much and to Plush Pumpkins. Have an amazing week.
    xoxo Jo

    1. I am so excited that you won this give away Jo! The pumpkins are so gorgeous, I know you will love them for a long time to come.

  64. Sue Malizia

    You have such a flair for just the right amount of touches…from the mantle, coffee table, and kitchen counter. Love your Autumn looks! =)

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