Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall Blog Home Tour At Our Cottage


(This is our front door, but it was originally the back door. We added the porch and walkway.)  

Brenda from Cozy Little House asked me if I wanted to be in her Fall Blog tour, and of course I was honored. I am a rookie at doing a Blog Tour, but welcome to my home.  

(Worn front steps with touches of fall)
I live in a 100+ year old farmhouse/cottage in California with my husband, daughter and our dog Hudson. Our home is small and cozy and has lots of natural light and windows. We have slowly updated the farmhouse over the years.  


Oddly enough, you enter our home right into our kitchen, which is not very common. 



Here is a large buffet that I refinished and now use for storage in our small kitchen. 


Rusty crusty oyster basket 



Felt pumpkin garland 


I have always wanted a fireplace in our home, so I bought and painted a mantle, which will have to satisfy me for now!  




The Hydrangeas came from my neighbors backyard 

When you walk through the kitchen you enter a large living/dining room. 


I had a farm table built many years ago and I painted the legs with MMS milk paint. 





A galvanized tray is filled with all things fall. I love to add hydrangeas for extra color and texture.



To separate the dining space from our living space, I refinished a wooden console table that we have had since we were first married (about 20 years ago).  


Here is our living space, an eclectic room filled with treasures I love.


To the side of the living room is a sun room, which is actually a converted front porch. This is one of my favorite spaces in our home.  



The room has many windows, and it is where my family and I  love to relax and read. 



My dad gave the piano to my daughter on her first birthday so she would always have a love of music. 


This is the other side of the living room, which has another couch.  


My FIL built the frame behind the couch for me out of old wood I found at the salvage yard. 









Here I have a smattering of fall decor, fresh flowers and an asparagus fern. Mixing nature in all its forms.




Across from the couch is our TV. An oil  painting of the sea that I found at the Flea Market is hung on the wall just above it.
I bought the chair on CL and had it reupholstered 

We recently went through a remodel/addition to create a new master suite and to add a new bathroom.  




I bought a buffet from CL, added appliqués, and painted it with MMS milk paint.  

I designed the shower using shiplap and subway tile. 



Here is our new master bedroom. The new headboard is made from 100 year planks saved from the demolition of the house. 





More Fall around the house. 





I hope you have enjoyed this tour of my home.  

Please go check out Kristi at Chatfieldcourt and the rest of the bloggers.  

(Instagram-dd_cottage_and_design ) 

Come see the rest of the beautiful homes! 



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95 comments:

  1. Beautiful, my friend. I love fall but I usually don't decorate for it. So I love looking at other people's homes. lol

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I just decorate a bit and try to keep in simple. I like looking at other people's homes too!

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  2. I just love your cozy little farmhouse and all your fall touches! Thanks so much for the amazing inspiration! So happy to be sharing our fall homes today! :) Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love our cozy farmhouse too and happy to be sharing tours with you too!

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  3. OH my! I LOVE everything about your beautiful home!

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    1. Thank you Linda-so sweet of you to say!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-the last few days I have felt a little Fall so the decorating seems right now!

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  5. Love, love, love! I just really admire the way you mix beautiful feminine details with rustic. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I have neevr thought of it that way, but I like that description-feminine with rustic!

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  6. Your home is just beautiful, no matter what the season!

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  7. Darrielle, I LOVE your home...and all of those beautiful pieces of furniture you've loved to new life!!! Oh wait, I was supposed to be looking at all the fall decor...I got distracted! ;-) Seriously, I love the fall touches all through your home...everything is simply beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I do love painting furniture and I switch pieces out during the year as I find new ones! Looking forward to seeing your new home in its Fall decor!

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  8. Hello, I am visiting from the tour! Your farmhouse is absolutely charming! LOVE the felted pumpkin garland :) Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thank you Cecilia-I found the felted pumpkins at Marshall's! Looking forward to seeing your home!

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  10. Can I just say, I ADORE your home!!! You have filled your charming cottage with your stamp of creativity, warmth, and beauty! What a treat to be invited in for a wonderful tour!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-it is a cozy small cottage and we love it! Glad you visited!

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  11. Your home looks so beautiful! I love your mantle! Everything looks gorgeous.

    Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy-it has been so hot here and there are no pumpkins so apples is was for my mantle!

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  12. You have such a beautiful little cottage. I love your style of decorating, simple and welcoming. The master bath sink is to die for...♥♥♥ it! Thanks for sharing your home, Darrielle.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I try to keep it simple and welcoming-I am too busy painting! ha ha ha

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  13. WOW, DD- you have an amazing house all perfectly dolled up for autumn! Thanks for the tour - glad she asked you to be part of it! It's awesome!

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    1. Thank you Michele-I am glad Brenda asked me too!

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  14. I love your farm house and the way you have decorated for fall !

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-I went for a simple and cozy look for Fall!

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  15. I love what you have done with your house, it looks so peaceful and pretty. Also it's fun to see an old California house.

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    1. Thank you-I think it is peaceful too and oldish!

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  16. Every room is gorgeous, but my favorite piece is that buffet. You did a great job decorating it.

    I didn't realize you were also a California girl and I am curious about why your back door is now your front door. That is our story also. There used to be sidewalks down the front of the houses to the beach that were closed off. That's why the back of our house is now the entrance.

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    1. Thank you Carol-our back door is our front because our house use to be the farm house for a dairy farm and the neighborhood with all the newer homes was not here then. The real front door leads into our sunroom, but you can not park on the street that is outside due to the newer sidewalks. Our driveway is by the back door and so it is now our front door that opens into the kitchen! We built the porch to make it more inviting when we moved in. I live in Santa Cruz, CA. How about yours?

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  17. Everything looks awesome Darrielle! I still have to say the milk paint buffet bathroom vanity is still my absolute favorite!

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  18. Love your farmhouse Darrielle and all of your fall touches. I too want a fireplace so I'm loving your mantel. I just wish I had a spot to put one.

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    1. Thank you Kristi--some day I hope to have a real fireplace and I hope you find a mantle and a spot for one!

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  19. Warm and cozy Darielle and you did a great job with your first blog tour post!

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    1. Thank you Janet-nice compliment coming from a real pro like you!

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  20. I love your home, our daughter is living in a 1950's California home and they too have made it their own.
    Your furniture pieces are incredibly lovely and the pumpkins on the mantle are too wonderful. Every detail sings of Fall!
    A gorgeous home that is so loved:)
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you Jemma-our old house is well worn and loved and it is nice to decorate for Fall!

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  21. OMGoodness, I love your home! We have some things in common... I grew up in California, also live in a farmhouse and have a son (not dog :) named Hudson. Some of my favorites in your home are that bathroom, your use of grain sack and your chippy white furniture. You fall decor is charming too. Thank you for the tour! Xo, ~julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-we do have some things in common! Where in CA? I love my new bathroom too!

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  22. I loved your tour, all of your spaces, that beautiful piano.....and that squirrel by the pumpkin! He is just adorable : ) All of your decorations are lovely, but as a squirrel lover...they are always getting peanuts here...I got a kick out of him.

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    1. Thanks Deb-the squirrel is a a cutie and the piano gets played fairly often around here!

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  23. I love the colors in your living room. What a cozy home all dressed for Fall :)

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    1. Thank you Julie-I like bright light and some color in my home!

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  24. Very beautiful home! Funny, our front door opens up to the kitchen also. Guess I'm not alone, lol. Nice to know! Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you-I am so use to the walking into the kitchen, but it is a little strange at time!

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  25. Pretty tour, Darielle. Fun seeing more of your cute home.

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    1. Thank you Kim-I don't show my house very much, so this was a nice change for me!

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  26. I love your beautiful Fall touches, but I especially love your furniture! The buffet is to die for! You really know how to work a paintbrush :).

    We have something in common...my grands call me DD ;)

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    1. Thanks DD-I do have a tendency to use my paintbrush a lot-glad to meet another DD!

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  27. Love your home for fall Darielle. So pretty. Your home is so cute.
    Kris

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  28. Your home is beautiful and very interesting. I love the color green and love that shade in your living room. You master bath is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tour. I'm a follower of your blog and love seeing all of your projects!

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    1. Thank you Sandy-I love the color green (as you can tell) and I love my new bathroom too!

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  29. dd, your home was meant for fall! so beautiful and cozy! love it all!

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    1. Thank you Cassie-Fall is my favorite season, but living by the beach we do not get much of a change in the season.

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  30. LOVED the tour Darrielle...you know how much I LOVE your style!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-what a sweet thing to say!

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  31. Love the tour, I love your cottage and the decoration!
    so cozy and cute I loved
    have blessing day
    Isora

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    1. Thank yo Izora-we do live in a small cozy cottage by the sea!

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  32. What a wonderful home - warm and inviting and your touches of fall are amazing. Now, I definitely need to get my home ready for cooler weather!

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    1. Thank you --finally the last 2 days have cooled down a bit and I feel the beginnings of Fall!

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  33. Your home looks BEAUTIFUL all dressed up for Fall! I have a little squirrel like yours too :-) I like how every room has a little touch of Fall!

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    1. Thank you Angelina-it was fun getting it dressed up for Fall!

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  34. You're place! Oh MY!!!!!! I'm drooling over the sink and mirror in your bathroom. It's to die for!

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    1. Thank you -I enjoyed touring your home too!

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  35. You know I absolutely adore your home ;)

    I can't believe you're a virgin to blog hopping... I would have figured you'd been asked hundreds of times. You did an excellent job. Perfect Fall touches, my friend :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you Rue-Rookie blog hopping and still sort of newish to the blog thing. It was fun getting my house decorated!

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  36. Hello there - I'm new to your blog! I came over from Brenda's to check out your house tour. Your house is just beautiful, especially with all your lovely touches of fall. :-)

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    1. Thank you Melanie-thanks for hopping over and checking me out!

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  37. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your style, Darrielle! Pinned it and just shared it on my Facebook page!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer-I love your style too and loved touring your home!

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  38. Your home is just beautiful, thank you for the tour!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania-I am happy with my Fall look too!

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  39. Your home is just beautiful, thank you for the tour!

    Tania

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  40. Your home is designed to perfection, Darrielle! It's stunning and practical. There is so much inspiration in every room..Thank you for inviting us in!
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin-I think my home is practical and cozy too!

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  41. love your wonderful farmhouse! your personality and talented creativity shine!

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  42. How pretty the house looks, you thought out every detail. Thanks for the tour.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I am not sure I thought it all out, more like a made scramble! Ha ha ha

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  43. Your home is beautiful Darrielle! How fabulous to live in a 100-year-old farmhouse with loads of character. I saw lots of pieces in this tour you've blogged about. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love my old farmhouse!

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    1. Thank you Trish-I love a good cozy home!

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  45. Your decor is so lovely and warm and I love your porch. I love lots of texture and rustic touches and you have done such a great job. So fun to be on this tour with you.

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    1. Thank you for coming on the tour and I love me some rustic touches!

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  46. Thank you for the tour of your stunning home. You have given your home so much character and charm. So many beautiful details to look at!!
    xo
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

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    1. Thank you Julie-I love filing my home with my vintage finds!

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  47. Your home tour is gorgeous. We love all of the special touches and pieces of furniture you have lovingly placed in your home! Well done! Super cute cottage!
    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thank you Vicki and Jenn-I do love the paint and redo furniture and you can see lots of my projects around my home.

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  48. Your whole house is a dream! Just stunning.

    Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home

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  49. Darrielle, I love your blog and all the beautiful pieces you paint. I always wandered how your house looked like. So I really enjoyed this post. I absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for the tour.

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