A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings and Romantic Homes Magazine

A French Country Fall Home Tour with Soft Surroundings

and Romantic Homes Magazine

is happening both today and tomorrow

with a most fabulous group of French Country bloggers.

I am presenting my Great Room today with the star of the room . . .

my new chair.

The Helena Chair from Soft Surroundings.

Fall Great Room - Helena Chair - Soft Surroundings Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

As soon as I saw this beautiful chair

on the Soft Surroundings website/catalog

I knew that it would be perfect for my Great Room.

After receiving a swatch of the fabric,

it was certain . . . the perfect chair!

Helena Chair - Great Room - Soft Surroundings Fall Home Tour - Housepitality Designs

Love the beautiful wood frame of this chair

and the soft linen fabric.

Helena Chair - Soft Surroundings - French Country Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

In my quest for a more neutral palette I was searching for a chair

to coordinate with my existing chair on the other side of the room.

Great Room - Soft Surroundings Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

The animal print fabric was my inspiration for my Fall decor

in the Great Room this year.

Great Room - Soft Surroundings French Country Fall Home Tour - Housepitality Designs

The Leopard print velvet pumpkin along with the other velvet pumpkins

seemed to be perfect accessories for the room.

Leopard Pillow - Velvet leopard pumkin - Velvet Pumpkins - Housepitality Designs

Velvet Pumpkins - Housepitality Designs

And a pumpkin of twisted iron.

Twisted Iron Pumpkin - Housepitality Designs

A tortoise vase, an ironstone bowl filled with beautiful green apples,

a vintage French book and French lavender sit upon a breadboard.

Great Room - Soft Surroundings French Country Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

Great Room Fall Vignette - French Country - Housepitality Designs

More breadboards

Mantel - Breadboards - Housepitality Designs

Great Room - French Country - Fall Home Tour - Housepitality Designs

Great Room - Soft Surroundings French Country Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

Pillows of blues, brown, greens and gold give the sofa it’s Fall look

without the usual images of pumpkins and fall leaves.

Great Room Fall Pillows - French Country - Housepitality Designs

Great Room - Dining Room - Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs

Pheasants remind me of the days of when we lived in Iowa

and my dad would bring home the bounty of his hunting trip.

I prefer seeing them live or on a pillow ūüôā … and not on a plate!

Vintage Bench - French Country - Housepitality Designs

I love the Fall and love to decorate my home in warm colors

yet love the softer colors incorporated in my decor too.

I want to take this time to thank the incredible Soft Surroundings for sponsoring

our French Country Fall Blog Tour.

Great Room - Fall - Fall Tour - Housepitality Designs

Also, many thanks to Romantic Homes Magazine  for promoting our French Country Fall Blog Tour

on their social media of Facebook and Instagram.

Romantic Homes Magazine - Housepitality Designs

And while I am on the subject of my gratefulness and sincere thanks,

I want to thank our wonderful leader and coordinator of this French Country Fall Blog Tour,

the talented Janet of Shabbyfufu. She is amazing!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to visit the beautiful French Country Fall Tours

that are listed below occurring today and tomorrow.

Tours of fabulous French Country bloggers presenting their Fall decor.

















Please note: My glorious reviews of my chair from our sponsor, Soft Surroundings,

are happily and joyfully my own!!!


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  1. Shirley I just ADORE this room!! Its gorgeous!! I love your fall touches, the mums on the hearth got me. So beautiful, I pinned quite a few of these images to save in my Autumn Inspiration file. Your new chair balances out the old one so nicely.

  2. You have such a warm and inviting home, Shirley. I love all the fall touches and that huge bundle of lavender, too ūüôā
    Anne’s recent post…House Tour 2016 – Cottage BungalowMy Profile

  3. Your home is the coziest and it’s no wonder that all of your many friends want to party with you in person! I love the chair…looks great.
    Janet’s recent post…French Modern Fall Home TourMy Profile

  4. Shirley, that chair is perfection in that room and goes perfectly with the other chair. Love when that happens. The whole room is perfectly styled and cozy.
    Kim’s recent post…A French Country Fall TourMy Profile

  5. Shirley, I love your new chair from Soft Surroundings! It’s gorgeous and fits perfectly in your beautiful decor. Your Fall decorating is always so lovely! Enjoyed the tour!
    Cindy’s recent post…A Favorite New FindMy Profile

  6. Beautiful room, Shirley. Loving your new chair that fits perfectly here. Everything looks lovely.
    Mary Alice
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  7. This room looks incredible! The new Helena chair is amazing. I love how you pulled fall into the room and kept it so warm and comfortable.
    Nancy @ Slightly Coastal’s recent post…French Country Fall Blog Tour Day 1My Profile

  8. Your living room looks absolutely beautiful! I love your new chair! How pretty! I hope that you have a wonderful first day of Fall!!!
    Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors’s recent post…A PUMPKIN INSPIRED TABLESCAPEMy Profile

  9. Shirley, I love your new chair…so perfect in your space. Every detail and vignette speaks welcome and is so autumn appropriate. As always, everything you touch is breathtaking! Happy fall, Pam
    Pam Richardson’s recent post…Dressed In Autumn FineryMy Profile

  10. As always, Shirley, your spaces are so tastefully done and beautiful. Love the leopard print pumpkin! And that chair! Is it as comfortable as it looks? Gorgeous as well! I always enjoy looking around your beautiful home.
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  11. It’s all so beautiful, Shirley! But your mantel and those velvet pumpkins have my heart… Simply stunning! xx

  12. I love your new chair, Shirley! It’s perfect for your beautiful home! Enjoying being on the tour with you! Hugs…Debbie

  13. Shirley it is so pretty. All your little touches make it so homey. Looks like the perfect room to sit back and relax in!!

  14. Shirley, It’s all so gorgeous. I love your new chair – those stripes are amazing!! I too think an animal print is the perfect starting point for fall d√©cor. Oh, and I love all your pumpkins too. ūüôā

  15. Gorgeous chair Shirley! I love the contrasting striped fabric on the side panels! Your animal print accents are wonderful for fall.
    Mary’s recent post…Welcome Fall: DIY Wreath with Natural Elements!My Profile

  16. Beautiful! And I agree. The new chair is perfect. Love it!

  17. Shirley your chair is just perfect! Your whole space is gorgeous and the chair is the cherry on top!
    Lisa’s recent post…Southern FurnitureMy Profile

  18. The chair is a beautiful addition to your room. I wish I could visit you in person, I think we could be instant best friends. Thank you for the beautiful fall inspiration.

  19. Your home is beautiful!! I just love every detail! Thank you so much for all of the great inspiration!

  20. I LOOOVE your great room, Shirley. The new chair is perfect!!!!! Of course I also love all the animal print. Especially the vase. Wonderful tour, have a beautiful day!
    Pinky’s recent post…Fall on the Mantle and HearthMy Profile

  21. Your new chair is amazing! Love the striped fabric on the sides and the subtle distressing on the wood. Just gorgeous!

  22. I adore your new chair! Love love love it. And your fall decorating is just perfect. Leopard pillows, lovely. And your leopard shoes…I want! ? Sheila
    Sheila’s recent post…Styling My Tiered Tray for FallMy Profile

  23. The new chair is gorgeous, Shirley! I know you are so “Over The Moon” about it! Your Fall decorating is so pretty and cohesive!

  24. Stunning Shirley – and warm and welcoming ! Pinned & shared. xx

  25. I absolutely love leopard print! Your space is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us all.

  26. It’s so beautiful Shirley!!! I love the entire room, but that chair is stunning!! Wow!!! Your house is amazing!!!
    Anita Joyce’s recent post…French Country Fall Home TourMy Profile

  27. Marty Oravetz says

    Your home is always stunning. I love seeing how you change things up.

  28. What a wonderful chair! Your rooms looks so lovely decorated for fall.
    Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things’s recent post…Fall MantelMy Profile

  29. Shirley, your great room is looking absolutely beautiful!! The new chair is perfect with your look and the details are so charming! I love the velvet pumpkins working with your color palette, as well… ūüôā

  30. Looks fabulous Shirley. The chair is stunning, and I love your bread boards on the mantel.
    Lauren@simplylkj’s recent post…A Perfect Fall Recipe~Balsamic Roasted Pork ChopsMy Profile

  31. This is just gorgeous, Shirley! I love all your fall details. So wonderful being on this tour with you!
    Hugs, Jamie

  32. Shirley, your tour was the perfect ending to my day! I love all of your fall touches. Your vignettes are always just beautiful. And I love your new chair! What a lovely space to enjoy this new season!
    Shenita’s recent post…~ Fall Mantel~My Profile

  33. Shirley! what a gorgeous home! Thank you for sharing it with us, your readers! I love all of your fall touches. So lovely. See you tomorrow! xox, Emily

  34. Wow! Your great room looks fabulous! Love the new chair and the animal print pillow. The new chair goes perfectly with your other chair. All the details of the room look wonderful!

  35. So pretty Shirley, love Soft Surroundings. I have my eye one a chair or two. Hoping to update our family room furniture slowly. Love all of your touches

    Cindy’s recent post…More Character AddedMy Profile

  36. That chair is gorgeous Shirley! Everything looks so pretty.
    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge’s recent post…9 inspiring ways to make your fireplace cozy for fallMy Profile

  37. You house looks LOVELY! The chair is lovely and I love all the pumpkins!

  38. LOVE the chair!!! Love Soft Surroundings, how much fun to work with them. Your home looks fabulous with all the subtle fall touches!
    Jenna’s recent post…Fearless Friday, Lobster Buoy LoveMy Profile

  39. Shirley, Everything is beautiful and I love the chair!

  40. Jeanne Deshazer says

    I really loved this room! It is so much the look I’m trying to achieve in my new great room. I’m really intrigued with your rug. Would you mind telling me where you got it? It is exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks.

  41. Sooo beautiful…that chair is striking!I look forward to your blog every day-and then usually go and rearrange/move/redocorate something!

  42. Can you share the wall color? I absolutely love it…

  43. Probably the most important component of rustic style is the raw natural materials used in architecture and décor alike. The more natural these elements appear to be, the easier it is to find and maintain a cohesive contemporary rustic style throughout the entire space.
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