I’m so excited to be a part of the 2015 Fall Home Tours hosted by Kelly at Eclectically Vintage. Be sure to check out all of these stunning homes!
If you’re coming from the last stop at Thoughts from Alice, wasn’t that beautiful?
And now…Here we go!
Welcome! I’m so happy you stopped by. I’ve been looking forward to showing you my favorite things about fall decorating. The porch is a huge hint. Any guesses? You got it. To me, the best part of fall decor is in the simple things. Farmhouse style lends itself perfectly to this season, so it’s not about acquiring more stuff. It’s about featuring what’s going on all around us in nature, and, no surprise…for this farm girl it’s what was collected on a beautiful sunny day on the back country roads of my hometown in Oregon. So….come on in!
Ok, you got me. I miiiiight have purchased this one thing. I found this “farmer’s market” sign a few weeks back, made by my sweet and talented friend Jolia at Farm Fresh Homestead (you can find her on Instagram @farmfreshhomestead). I just about dropped my purse when I saw this beauty. And I knew it would be the perfect “fall welcome” to our home, sitting atop this perfectly chippy dresser. This whole rustic vibe? My. Thing. Beauty found in imperfection. Yes.
A quick stop in my office, just inside the front door…because this is what I’m talking about when it comes to fall decor. The rustic farmhouse pieces you already own totally set the stage for fall decor. One simple white pumpkin and a pretty fall bouquet…oh, hello fall. That was easy!
A few simple swap-outs make this built-in area autumn-ready. Some wheat, a pumpkin, old books (always my fave), and a beautiful fall sign painted by my sister, Julie Oliveros (you can find her on Instagram @signsofserendipity). So go ahead, hang up your coat, and let’s continue! Oh, while you’re taking off your coat, I’ll just mention that the “Real Estate Bargains” chalkboard is a favorite vintage piece that I got at a garage sale years ago. I was trying to decide if I really “needed” it when I overheard a lady admire it. Ummmm, sold. Nothing makes up my mind faster than someone else wanting what’s in my hand! $5 well spent.
Ohhhh well, just one more pic of this area. The closed cupboard doors conceal our kid’s “lockers”…a great place for backpacks, instruments, sweatshirts, etc. But let’s face it. Most of the aforementioned items are usually out on the bench for all to see every afternoon. But it was a great idea in theory.
The kitchen island is always one of my favorite places to display a vignette of the season. Birch logs, white pumpkins, goose neck squash, and some beautiful hops, donated by Gayle Goschie, of Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon. If you’ve never seen a hop farm, it is a sight to behold. Row after row of these beauties, strung from the ground way up into the air. They have quite a distinctive odor when fresh, but after a few days and after they’ve dried, that dissipates. You’ll see them all over our home this year. They are just so pretty. I couldn’t stop.
Ok, dining table. I’m always thinking about textures. Something living (the oregano plant, pumpkins), something wire, something rustic (uhhh, of course), something metal, something wood, something soft. Done. A little sunlight doesn’t hurt either. This combo sings to me. Like a reeeeeally good song.
While we’re at the dining table, here’s a fun idea. I set this pumpkin out on Thanksgiving last year and had all of our family jot down what they were thankful for…it was a big hit, and everyone’s little notes were so sweet, I couldn’t bare to throw it away! Would you believe this has been sitting in my garage all year? Every time I see it, I smile.
Question. Is there a rule about how long a home tour can be? Ok good. Because I’m not done yet. Need a snack break? I’m thinking a diet coke and a sleeve of ritz crackers sounds about perfect. Ya, I know, right? The crackers are not on my “healthy eating” plan, which makes them sound EVEN better.
This chippy rustic sofa table holds my FAVORITE tray-type basket from HomeGoods, some cute little succulents (should be able to keep these guys alive, I mean, they’re drought-tolerant, right?), and a few other little well-loved accessories from my stash. Simple. Rustic. Farmhouse.
While we’re talking tables, let’s look at the coffee table. I got this galvanized tray at a sale for a few bucks months ago, and I intended to make a sign out of it. I might still do that, but for now, it makes a great coffee table tray. And my favorites reappear…white pumpkins and hops. So simple, so beautiful. These are some of the pumpkins I got to pick myself, thanks to Barbara Bauman at Bauman’s Farm in Gervais, Oregon. She and I took a fun little spur-of-the-moment farm- vehicle ride out to the pumpkin patch one sunny Saturday and picked the most beautiful white pumpkins you ever saw. Oh the memories. On the farm where I grew up, we had an “Apple Festival” on the 3rd weekend of October every year. Our little fruit stand would be jam-packed with families standing in line for our fresh apple cider, caramel apples, hay rides, and pumpkin painting contests. The whole family would work together to pull this day off…including friends, boyfriends, whoever was around at the time! And at the end of the day, when our muscles were so tired we could barely move, we’d get to order a pizza and sit around and talk about the day. What worked, what went wrong, how many times we had to drive that long trailer full of people around the farm while drinking in the glorious tractor fumes…priceless. All of it.
And this. These hops are the crowning glory to my old hutch. I mean, stop it. So good.
The mantel is the focal point of our home, and for sure my favorite thing to style. I was going for fresh, tonal, rustic, restful. Once again, texture plays a huge role. It’s all in the mix. And remix. And remix again. Until you get it just like you want it. I feel like this vignette sums me up. Everything I love. The humble. The time-worn. The weathered. With just a little sparkle. Carefully curated to evoke a casual, welcoming atmosphere. And memories. Lots of memories of life on the farm.
Thank you so much for dropping by. Thanks for letting me share my farm-girl-cozy-fall home with you. I must admit, while preparing for this tour, a few times I started thinking about the AMAZING other women who will be on the tour. And then I started feeling inadequate. Because I’m just ME! Little Janna from Oregon! (My sisters and I always joke that when we go into nice stores we fear the salespeople will be able to see the imaginary Charlie Brown “PigPen” cloud of dust all around us…the dead giveaway that we are just farm girls, and have no business in “fancy” places! Hey, once a farm girl, always a farm girl!) Well, I think we women often do this to ourselves. Comparison is the stealer of joy, am I right? And it’s so foolish to compare. God gave us each unique giftings. I’m so thrilled to be a part of Eclectically Vintage’s Fall Home Tour this year, and to present the “Yellow Prairie Interior Design” take on fall. Blessings to you, sweet friends!
Bonus: a few little vignettes featuring hops. Because. They. Are. Just. So. Pretty.
Be sure to hit the next stop on the tour tomorrow, Brooklyn Limestone. You won’t want to miss it!
Good Housekeeping is featuring all of these homes this week so you’ll want to pop over there for lots more inspiration!
Jessie Doneth - Jana, I love how I feel like I’m sitting at Starbucks talking to you as we tour through your stunning home!!! The way you make imperfect things look beautiful is a true gift of yours. BEAUTIFUL is an understatement friend! Both you and your house!
yellowprairieint - Awww Jessie, you made my day! Thank you so much sweet friend!
Deb McK - Just lovely! So glad to have found you through the fall tour.
yellowprairieint - I’m so glad you stopped by Deb! Have a wonderful day.
cassie @ primitive & proper - your home is stunning! i LOVE the entry especially- bright and cozy and welcoming!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Cassie! Can’t wait to see your home on the tour tomorrow!
Daniela - What a gorgeous welcoming home you have. So loved your commentating, I honestly felt like I was over visiting with you ( love your sense of humor) So sad it had to end. Thank you, so much. Lots of inspiration found.
yellowprairieint - Wow, Daniela! Thank you for your sweet words. I loved having you here! 😉
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage - WOW! Your home is beautiful! Love how you brought nature inside. We started making thankful pumpkins a couple of years ago – such a fun idea! Thanks so much for being part of the tour this year!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Kelly! It was an honor to be included on your beautiful tour…love all of you girls!
liz - Fantastic tour and absolutely beautiful home!!! This is my first time visiting your blog – how did I not know about you?? I have been slowly changing my decor style, but could never find a home to show my dh exactly the look I am aiming for. Your home is EXACTLY the look I want for my home and dh loved it too. So very, very happy you are on the tour!
yellowprairieint - Oh thank you so much Liz! I love it when that happens, and I’m so glad we could connect! 🙂
Melissa - Um, your house is gorgeous! Can you tell me your paint color for your walls?
yellowprairieint - Thanks Melissa! Yes, the wall color is Valspar “Coconut Milk”, color-matched at Sherwin Williams.
Melissa - Thanks for the reply, I asked on another post too so just disregard?
Vanessa - Jana everything is GORGEOUS!!! So fun that we both have our fall tour up today and I truly do feel like I was invited inside your beautiful home and given the warmest of welcomes. You definitely have a gift!
P.S. I’m totally coveting those hops!!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Vanessa. Your home was STUNNING on the tour this am! Loved it!
Jo - I absolutely love your style of décor. What a lovely home you have!!!
Wendy Jo Trigsted - Your home is beautiful! What a wonderful tour…loved the “thankful pumpkin” and especially love how you always point readers back to the Lord. Happy Fall to you!
yellowprairieint - And to you too, Wendy! You are always such a great encourager. I appreciate you!
Shelly - I’m dying to know what color your walls are!!!
yellowprairieint - Hi Shelly,
The wall color is Valspar “Coconut Milk” 🙂
Chrissy - Lovely home! Would you mind sharing where I could find the house plan? I love the layout of the downstairs!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Chrissy! Our home was designed and built by Andre Makarenko of Comfort Homes, LLC. You can contact him for the plans through his website, http://www.comforthomesllc.net
Marsha Wyatt - This is the first time I have ever commented on a blog, I had to tell you just how much I enjoyed your home tour. Every room was wonderful! I do also follow you on IG! I enjoy all your posts! Oh, and I’m a Farmgirl also!
yellowprairieint - Well thank you for the kinds words, my fellow farm girl! 😉 Hope you have a wonderful day!
Alena - By far, my favorite home tour! Love everything. ?
yellowprairieint - Wow, thank you Alena! You’re so sweet. Have a great weekend!
Elizabeth@ Rustic Maple - So enjoyed the Fall tour of your home. The hops are a great addition to your seasonal decor, and very interesting as I do not recall seeing them before. What great memories you must have of your family’s farm stand days. Your sister’s signs are lovely. Thanks for the tour!
yellowprairieint - Thanks so much for stopping by, Elizabeth! And I’ll pass that on to my sis. Have a great weekend!
Jane - Oh, Janna—I’m simply in love with your home. So welcoming and pretty. I think you did a wonderful job with decorating for fall, subtle but creative. Love your writing style, too. You are candid and fun. By the way, I have the same rug you have in your family room!
You definitely have a blog I want to follow!
yellowprairieint - Jane! You’re so sweet and your comments made my day. Plus, you MUST have the BEST taste, considering your choice of a living room rug! 😉 Have a great weekend.
Diane Turner - Because I have rediscovered the power of white in decorating, finding you on instagram has been so fun! Your pictures are so inspiring! We have a farmette so incorporating the farm style has been such a natural. It is great to find others who share similar interests!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Diane! Your “farmette” sounds lovely. Have a wonderful evening!
Jennifer - Just started following your blog and really love it.. Your home is beautiful and absolutely love your style.. Your posts are wonderful and have such a meaningful message..
yellowprairieint - Oh thank you Jennifer. I’m so glad you stopped by and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. It means a lot!
Andrea - I love the rug and the room! Can you share where the rug is from? Thank you!
yellowprairieint - Hi Andrea! Yes, the rug is from Ethan Allen. Have a great night!
Linda - Janna, I enjoyed touring your lovely farmhouse styled home! ………. I would like to know some information about your gas kitchen range: brand and size. ………. And info about your floors: brand, type of flooring, color. ………. Thanks! Linda
yellowprairieint - Thank you Linda! The range is an Electrolux, and it’s approx 31.75″ wide. The lower portion can be used as a second oven or a warming drawer. We love it! The floors are hardwood maple, and I believe the color is called “Taupe”, although our particular floors have been discontinued. Hope that helps!
Leslie - Janna, I loved your beautiful home tour! Your style really speaks to me. I feel like we are just hanging out talking on your beautiful sofas! I too grew up on a farm and couldn’t get to the city fast enough. Now that I am older I yearn for the simplicity of the farm and live in a farmhouse surrounded with what my farmer family members call junk! Never feel inadequate because you truly have a gift!
yellowprairieint - Leslie, thank you for this beautiful comment! That’s exactly the feeling I was hoping would “get across”…to make it feel as if we were just chatting on the sofa. 🙂 I had to laugh about your “junk” comment, my Dad thinks it’s so funny that the junk we had all over our barn when I was a kid is what I TREASURE these days! Your farmhouse sounds just perfect!
Kathy Colby - I have really enjoyed following you on Instagram and now discovered your blog. Love your home and just really like your style! I have very similar taste but not the home to showcase it in lol. Thanks for sharing….great photos also!!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Kathy! You’re so sweet. Have a great weekend!
Kelly - I just love love love your home. I feel at home just looking at it. I would absolutely love to know what color and type of counters you have. And also if you have a recommendation for restaining red oak floors to have a similar color to your floors (I know wood gives differect colors so hoping you have a tip up your sleeve). (Dishwasher leak and we are having the toughest time figuring out what color to restain when the patch gets done!) Ps if youd travel to Wisconsin I’d hire you to come in and revamp my home!
yellowprairieint - Hi Kelly! Our counters are “River White” granite. Bummer about your dishwasher leak! Could be interesting getting the color you want on your floors. I would recommend getting a great hardwood refinisher and asking them to do several test spots in various stains stains after the floor is sanded. You’re right, different woods show color very differently! Experimenting is always the best bet. And yes, I would travel to Wisconsin! Sounds like a fun adventure.:) Someone else from Wisconsin was just asking me about that…you two should split the cost! 😉
Allie - Too much goodness in one post! The chippy dresser, the coffee table tray for a couple bucks, the thankful pumpkin….thanks for giving me eye candy tonight!:) I am inspired! Thanks Janna!!
yellowprairieint - Ummm, you made my DAY, Allie! I adore your style! Have a great Sunday, friend.
Sarah Van Matre - I’ve never commented to someone I don’t know, but I just can’t help myself. You’re home is beautiful!! My husband and I are in the beginning stages of building a home, after “roughing it” in his bachelor pad for 3 years. Two babies, one closet (in the whole house), and no dishwasher. Needless to say, I’m thrilled! You’re kitchen is very much like what I have in mind. I look at your home and it feels like “home”! Clean, farmhouse, open, light, inviting, natural elements. I could go on and on. Two things: bless you for opening up your home and sharing. Community is one of the best platforms for loving others and you’ve “opened the door” to lead to beautiful conversations. Number two, what kind backsplash is in your kitchen?
yellowprairieint - Congratulations on your new build, Sarah! That’s so exciting. Our backsplash is a white crackle subway tile. I wanted something a little different than the traditional subway tile, and the texture added by the crackle finish is just what I was looking for! Best of luck to you and your sweet family.
Errolyn - This is my first visit to your blog and I am in love with your decorating style! Its the perfect mix of gorgeous yet cozy. Thanks for sharing a peek inside your home; you’ve done a simply amazing job!!
yellowprairieint - Thank you Errolyn! You are so sweet!
Terry - I’m just discovering your blog and love it. (Hmmmm, I might be getting addicted to blogs since retiring from teaching.) I, too, live in Oregon and am thankful to call it home. If I may ask, in what part of Oregon do you live? Thank you for sharing.
yellowprairieint - We are in Salem. How about you? Isn’t Oregon the best? Have a great weekend!
Krystal - Love!! Would love to see the floor plans of your beautiful home!
Missy Malacarne - I love your home! We just put in granite countertops and are trying to decide on a back splash and grout color. Our granite is very similar to yours. Would you mind sharing the color names of your back splash and grout and where you purchased them? Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration!
yellowprairieint - Hi Missy! Our granite was sourced through our builder, but it’s a standard color: “River White”. The backsplash is a 3×6 shiny crackle subway tile. I believe the grout was called Snow White. Hope that helps! 🙂
Missy Malacarne - Thank you!
Katie J - Everything is so lovely! Would you mind sharing where you purchased your beautiful sofas? And maybe the brand/model too? Thanks!!
Lesley S. - Janna,
I wish you were in PA! Wow, I have been following you for a long while now on FB and IG. I am in the market for a new front door- can you give me any details on the maker or supplier? Thank you!!
yellowprairieint - Hi Lesley! The door was ordered through Cascade Door & Millwork in Salem, Oregon. Good luck with your project! 🙂
Lyndsey - Love your beautiful home! We just moved into a new house and I am starting to slowly transition our decor to a similar style. I have been on the hunt for the perfect counter height bar stools exactly like yours! Where did you find those?
yellowprairieint - Thank you Lyndsey! The counter stools are from Pier 1.?
Lyndsey - Awesome! Thank you!
Julia - Love the pendants lights!!! Where did you get them?? Gorgeous home all around.
yellowprairieint - Lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Or?
Sabrina - I love your style! Beautiful home! We just built and I’m looking for a few furnishings. Would you mind sharing where you found your kitchen island stools? Thanks!
yellowprairieint - Hi Sabrina! Yes, the counter stools are from Pier 1. Have a great Monday!
Kelly - Your home is so beautiful! I love your kitchen cabinets. Do you by chance know the paint color? I am looking at painting mine and love the color you have.
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Jean - Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us! We will soon be doing a kitchen remodel on our 100 year old farmhouse, and your pics are a welcome idea board that is exactly my taste. Could you share info on your island pendants? Thanks again!
yellowprairieint - Hi Jean! The pendants over the island are from http://www.kellyslighting.com. Have a great week!
Lauren - LOVE everything!! Where did you purchase the table runner and bar stools??
yellowprairieint - Hi Lauren! The runner is from Marshall’s and the counter stools are from Pier 1. 😊
Lindsee - I love your blog and your beautiful home! We are in the market of purchasing our first home, and your stunning, clean, bright, whimsical, farm country deliciousness makes me so excited I can’t even see straight!!
I was hoping you wouldn’t mind sharing where I could find the perfect arm chairs in your living room. I am in love with their charm! Thank you in advance!
yellowprairieint - Hi Lindsee! You are the sweetest. 🙂 The chairs are from Ethan Allen. Have a great evening!
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MD Kawsar - Great post. Thanks for sharing.
Sophie - Hi,
I love your home. It’s beautiful!! I was thinking of buying the same counter stools from Pier1 but was unsure how well they would hold up to daily use. Can you tell me how long you have owned them and how well they are holding up to regular use?
yellowprairieint - We’ve had them about 3 years, and they’re holding up well! 🙂
Blake - In love with your home decoration ideas. Thanks for showing it to us.
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Lisa Reagan - Hi Janna!
I have really enjoyed viewing photos of your home showing your great design style. I have one particular question regarding where you may have purchased the metal cylinder cage with the lid on top of your coffee table? My client pinned this photo and I’d love to emulate your style for her.
Nicely Done! Thanks in advance!
yellowprairieint - Hi there! That piece came from Real Deals in Salem, Or. Have a great evening!
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Melisa - I am obsessed with the thankful pumpkin and can’t wait to make one. Thanks for the idea!
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Jennifer Isenhart - Love your home!!! Inspired! Can I ask what color stain you used for your pantry door?
yellowprairieint - Hi Jennifer! The barn door was built with locally salvaged barn wood, used in its found condition. Have a great weekend!
Abhishek Kumar - Your house is so amazing, especially the color combination. Also, the chairs look awesome.
Varun Sharma - Lovely and beautiful interior decorator.