One of My Favorite Fall Home Tours

How to create Fall inspired rooms with French Country decor.

A Fall Home tour.

Hello Dear Readers!

A few years ago,

I participated in a A French Country Fall Home Tour

 presenting  my former Great Room  


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


My inspiration for this room was the leopard print pillows.


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


Or was it my leopard print shoes?!!!


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


Great Room - Soft Surroundings Fall Blog Tour - Housepitality Designs


Pottery Barn had wonderful tortoise inspired

vases and candleholders.

Tall candlesticks, Sheaves of wheat,

a trio of pumpkins and bread boards

adorn the mantel.


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


The Leopard print velvet pumpkin

from Plush 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


I so love my French Commode that I bought

on my “bloggers shopping trip”

to Normandy, France.  

That trip was so much fun!


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, green 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 🙂  

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.

We hope to get into the new house soon and decorate for Fall.


Great Room - Fall - Fall Tour - Housepitality Designs


Hope you enjoyed my “re-run” of my former Great Room 

dressed for Fall.  So dreaming of cooler temps

and the vibrant leaves of Fall.


On a personal note:

My posts will be  bit “scattered” here and there.

Working hard at taking care of details with the new house

and life’s little unexpected nuisances.  

I am great and my hubby keeps me laughing every day!  

I wish  you a most beautiful day filled with love and laughter too!



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  1. leopard for the win! a beautifully decorated fall room. can not wait to hear and see the new house. i think of you often and hope all is going according to plan. miss you!

  2. Thank you for sharing your fall decorated family room again as it is one of my favorites. Thinking of you also, as you have so much going on but much to look forward to with your new, beautiful home. And best of all a hubby to keep you laughing! ?

  3. Janie landis says

    Love your posts, such beautiful detail and inspiration – I understand when life throws you hiccups so know you’re in my thoughts and that I’m wishing you love and laughter every day!


  4. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Loves this fall room! Leopard is a favorite of mine. I know you are looking forward to settling into your new home. You have a wonderful husband. Sending hugs.

  5. I agree with Laura – leopard for the win! Always a treat to see your beautifully decorated home for fall. A great idea to share this inspirational post with your fall tour again. Thinking of you dear friend, and sending you love and hugs.

  6. Shirley, you are so gifted at making a room look picture perfect! Every little detail is always beautiful! I have so enjoyed the fall inspiration, and I’m ready for it to arrive. We have had several triple digit temperatures , and I am ready for a cool down, Take care, and enjoy your day!

  7. Thanks for the Fall inspiration Shirley. I am not trying to rush Summer but I must admit I am ready for some cooler temps so I love seeing all the early Fall decor. Love your pheasant pillow and of course everyone in my opinion should have something leopard in a each room so your pillows were perfect. I always love bringing out my vintage brass pheasants, turquoise glass pumpkins and leopard throws.

    Hope Hickory Cottage construction is going well. A friend of mine lost her VA riverfront home late last year to a gas explosion. She is lucky to be alive as she was in the home at the time of the explosion. The home had been in her family for years so it was a hard loss. However, they are building a new home and its a bit further along than yours and is going to be beautiful! They hope to be in it by November.

  8. Love the leopard! Keep letting your light shine, Shirley. You are an inspiration on so many fronts!
    Best wishes for you this week and all the decision-making you’re faced with.

  9. So pretty…you were born a decorator! I re-read many of your posts regularly for inspiration when I want to tweek a room in my home.

    I put in hardwood floors recently and have started to shop for area rugs I have been told there is no need to use a pad in an area where it is partially covered by furniture. Curious what your thoughts are.

  10. Susan Smith says

    What a delightful surprise to see your post in my email today! I really loved your old house and how you decorated it. So cozy for fall!

  11. I loved the recap Shirley and seeing your former home in her fall glory! Thinking of you in this busy, hectic time. Please know you are so admired and loved. ♥
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  12. What a great tour – it all looks so beautiful and I look forward to seeing what you do in the new home!

  13. Shirley, it was fun seeing your former home all dressed for fall and what a treat that you shared it with us again. Love and hugs during this busy time! ❤️

  14. Shirley, such a stunning look. I love the leopard print. I always enjoy a home tour. So looking forward to seeing your new home.

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