September 26, 2016

Fall Home Tour 2016 - Dining Room

Happy Monday! We are finally enjoying some cooler temperatures in NJ and it has been delightful to be outside. We added some fall decor to the outside of our house and I will be sharing that later this week. Today for the fall tour, we are upstairs in the in the dining area of our home. I mentioned a few weeks back that we switched our dining and living areas around. You see, I was very anxious about my husband's upcoming surgery and moving furniture is my therapy. Fortunately, the surgery is now behind us so the rest of the house is safe...for now.
Neutral fall dining room with DIY wood box centerpiece
I like how this set-up gives us more room in the dining room at this time of year. After lots of BBQ-ing and eating outside, it is enjoyable to have a "real" meal at the table again. There's nothing like some comfort food on that first cool Sunday evening of the season when we light the candles and sit down to dinner together.
Fall dining room with rustic wood box centerpiece and large wreath in window

I brought out the wooden box that we DIY-ed several years ago as a fall centerpiece. I updated it with some new pumpkins, candles and flowers from Michaels Craft Store.

DIY rustic wooden centerpiece in fall dining room

DIY rustic wooden centerpiece in fall dining room
DIY rustic wooden centerpiece in fall dining room
Gallery wall with fall decor, numbered stairs and planked wall
Chalk painted pine farmhouse hutch in fall dining room
Neural fall decor in dining room
The striped tablecloth, plaid tablecloth draped over the chair, and the plaid throw on the bench are all recent HomeGoods finds. 
Fall decor in family room with plaid throw
Fall decor in family room with plaid throw
Fall decor in dining room with plaid throw
DIY wooden box centerpiece with flowers, pumkins and candles in fall dining room
DIY painted sign in dining room with dough bowl with neutral pumpkins and hydrangeas
Fall place setting with Target dollar spot appetizer plates
Fall table setting in dining room with neutral striped tablecloth and plaid throw
Fall dining room with DIY wood box centerpiece and faux fireplace
I tried to get a good picture of the dogs, but they were both feeling a bit camera shy this day. I guess some days, you just don't feel like having your picture taken. :)
Next up, I will be sharing some pictures of our kitchen. See you then and, as always, thanks for taking the time to stop by today.


  1. Your home looks gorgeous for fall, Courtney! Love the centerpiece on your dining room table. I'm gonna search your blog for the DIY on the wooden box. I had to chuckle on your dog hiding under the chair. My dogs do the same when I try to snap a pic on a special occasion! They have minds of there own, don't they? Can't wait to see your kitchen! Have a great week!

  2. LOL!!! Swooning over your dining room all decked out for fall. Just beautiful. Love the long wall of windows. I think that is so wonderful when you sit to eat to have all that light and scenery. Gorgeous as always my friend.

  3. I am loving your fall tour. The centerpiece is gorgeous.

  4. Your dining room looks so pretty and festive. The table is ready for Thanksgiving! Casual but beautiful. Your fireplace looks fantastic, too!


  5. Beautiful! Where did you find the "thankful and grateful" plates?

  6. Your home is so beautiful, Courtney...I could move right in! Glad your husband's surgery is behind him!

  7. I am also interested in knowing where you got your "thankful and grateful" plates as well as the plaid ones that match them.

  8. Hi Courtney, I found something to pin. I love your table and the way the centerpiece adds just enough color against the petty striped tablecloth. Love you Home Goods finds and LOVE that camera shy fur ball..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  9. All of your linens are very pretty! Love the hiding dog, too :)