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Fall Home Tour - #FabFallFest

Let me tell you...I am SO glad that it is FINALLY FALL!!

*does happy dance*

Fall for me isn't just about the change of season, it means warm tea and cocoa on a cold gloomy night, snuggles with someone you 

really

 like under your favorite furry blanket, over sized comfy sweaters and scarves, warm scented candles, tons of comfort food, I mean I could go on and on and on ha ha....

Its seriously such a nostalgic feeling to me, and this year I am super prepared because I got a Fall home tour ready for you guys!! 

The month of September has been a blast hosting the #FabFallFest with 7 other amazingly talented bloggers on Instagram. We got the chance to see and share so many beautiful spaces. For this last week of the month we thought it would be fun to bring you guys some fall home tours!

If you've stumbled across my blog before you know that Im living in the coziest little studio apartment in the heart of historic midtown Atlanta. I absolutely love it here, it's the perfect little corner for me. I have done a full

apartment tour

before as well as a walk though video with all of the details that you can watch

here

A few things have changed in my space as well as my sprinkle of Fall decor so that's what I'll be sharing today! 

So, like I said, I do live in a studio, and full room pics would just be the same photo from different angles of one big room ha ha so lets zoom in and focus on the little things!

First things first...throw pillows! I love that I can switch up the pillows on my neutral grey sofa. I stuck to my original color scheme in my home but just added warmth with texture! 

Im obsessed with my new black faux fur throw blanket from TJ Maxx. I grabbed this pink furry pillow off of my bed and tossed it between these two oldie but goodies from Target and TJ Maxx. 

At Home Stores had some of what I call "Pillow Gems"! That super snugly grey pillow reminds me of the coziest fall sweater in my closet! You can't go wrong with a plush white faux fur pillow. That velvety pink pillow is one of my faves from Cost Plus World Market. 

Now you know I couldn't forget to dress my bed with some new pillows as well! I adore my new purple pillow with gold studs from At Home as well as my new neutral fur pillow to the right. Im telling you guys, At Home really is the

goldmine

for fall pillows!

Not too much different on my bed tray except for the addition of one of my favorite fall candles Mahogany Teakwood from Bath and Body Works. I also added my new geometrical friend that I picked up at At Home simply because I love gold things way too much. 

Speaking of fall candles, At Home had a pretty good candle selection. Im addicted to this wood wick burning candle that literally sounds like a mini fireplace in my kitchen! The gold dipped candle stand and baby pumpkin are also from At Home. If there were any pumpkins that came through my door this year they were 

gonna

 be dipped in gold!!

I love rich jewel tones like purple and gold and how they make the space feel luxurious and warm. 

I added this cute little fall sketch to my chalkboard wall in my kitchen. It was super simple, the hardest part was picking out which one to add. Check out what I had to choose from 

here

.

I sprinkled a little more fall over to my purple chest under my TV. Another cute gold dipped pumpkin plus a new green friend from At Home. 

Im not in the business of keeping plants alive, even my succulents are faux and Im not ashamed! 

My Gold Ikea shelves also got a new friend! I tried out Fractureme.com and I am SO very impressed with these glass photos they create.

Lets get a close up on this beauty! Bringing family photos into a house makes it a home. This photo of my uncle, granddad, and dad is so special to me. It warms my heart to see this everyday. I did not have enough wall space for a bigger pic but I think these are the perfect size for Christmas gifts! Everyone is getting FractureMe prints this year haha!

Moving on to my bar cart... I tried to restock a bit plus add some cute new drink ware. These copper Moscow mule mugs are my fave and I've been wanting them for a while so Im glad I found a few at At Home this year!

Also, this sign from At Home is my mood for the rest of the year.. "You Cook, I'll drink wine". 

Now this has to be the biggest addition to my home since my last tour. This gorgeous piece of wall art is actually an original painting from a long time childhood friend! Trust me, I will have a separate blog post ALL about the artist and this piece...just you wait! In the meantime, check out 

Chocolate Cherri Bomb

 for some beautiful art!

I did however add this super cozy bench underneath to compliment my new art. At Home made it reeeally hard to choose from the multitude of fab benches they had in stock. After doing a snapchat poll, I finally picked a winner!

This black velvet tufted beauty ended up being just perfect. The acrylic legs add just enough glam. I tossed one of my coziest throw blankets across it with a cute little purple woven pillow from Cost Plus World Market. I could look at it all day... I love it that much!

...and that just about wraps up my sprinkle of Fall in my home this year guys! I'd like to say I kept it simple and cozy while sticking to my personal style. I do hope that you enjoyed it! 

*** This post was sponsored by At Home Stores and FractureMe ; all opinions are my own ***

Please don't forget to check out the 7 other gorgeous Fall Home Tours from these lovely ladies below:

Live Pretty On A Penny

Whitney J. Decor

Chippa Sunshine

Behind The Big Green Door

She Does A Bunch

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Carli

The Home I Create

Quick closet tour

I recently did a huge closet purge a few weeks ago. You know its time to clear out your closet when the bar falls to the floor for the 3rd time this year. As a result my closet space is back organized! I know I promised you guys a closet tour on my

Video Apartment Tour

, so here it is!

My inspiration for this closet was this image I pinned on my

Custom closet pinterest page

a few years ago. 

Moving into a studio loft with very minimal space forced me to turn my utility closet into a functional space for my clothing. I basically only had this one wall to work with...so I made it work!

I use the top shelf to hold my purse collection. I have just enough space for the ones I have so, before a new one can come in, an old one must go out! Key to small space living.

I love these velvet hangers for my clothes! I previously used wooden hangers and although they looked very nice, they were bulky and took up way too much space. The velvet hangers are thin and slip free, plus they come in the cutest colors!

I use the Ikea Kallax system to store some of my shoes underneath. There's space for at least four pairs of shoes in each cubbie, but I try to keep it at two to limit the shoe hoarding :)

Im pretty satisfied with this wall of my closet and can you believe that its holding all of my clothes for each season?! Yes, it surprises me too!

Now, I cant leave you guys without a few closet purging tips:

(you will need a few friends to help you through this process)

  • Remove everything out of your closet (Yes, this seems like a headache, but just leave on the hangers... it's not so bad)
  • Create specific areas for things you will KEEP, DONATE, and SELL.
  • Go through every item one by one, you will find that starting the sell and donate piles first help get the ball rolling. Your friends will be helpful in this process, they will help you "let it go" :)
  • For the sell pile: fairly new items/things with tags that have not been worn in months/years. 
  • For the donate pile: outdated, too small/big items you cant see yourself wearing again.
  • Take sell items to a consignment shop for quick cash! I utilized a store in my area called Buffalo Exchange.

I had an awesome closet purge specialist who helped me with this process! If you're in the Atlanta area and would like her info email me

here

!

Need inspiration for your closet? Check out my pinterest page for more...

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-Lisa

Loving Neutrals

'Tis the season... to redecorate!

I know, I know... it seems like when you FINALLY get your home the way you like it..you're ready for a change! Well, that's exactly what's come over me! For a while I was happy with my space ..I still am. I even stopped roaming through the home decor isles and took a Pinterest break! But, suddenly I feel inspired. I'm currently craving NEUTRALS. Luxurious neutrals. Rich leathers and soft velvets. Cozy fur and sassy prints. The E-Design above is just a taste of what I have in mind. I've been back in those home decor isles and I've spotted a few gems I really wish I could bring home!

We should all be aware of the greatness that is Nate Burkus! These goodies are apart of his Target line. Who doesn't love illuminated copper and fur poufs?!

Yes, Urban Outfitters has hip clothes, but their home decor section has some gems! Check out this leather butterfly chair. I've been secretly wanting this thing for years!

Cost Plus World Market is oozing with neutral goodness! This jute rug would look so great under a velvet sofa and I just cant get over that antelope fur pillow.. I mean c'mon! 

I could go on and on, but I think you get my drift. I'm digging neutrals this season, but for now I'll just dream about them!