This post is sponsored by Clayton.
Have you ever walked into a place and it felt like home?
It felt like it had always been there.
It felt welcoming and cozy and wonderful and you wanted to kick off your shoes and pull up a chair and a glass of sweet tea with a side of conversation.
That’s how I felt a month ago when I first opened the door to the Daisy-Mae.
It is literally one of the prettiest farmhouse style homes I’ve ever seen.
If you saw my post last year when I partnered with Clayton to showcase one of their beautiful model homes, the Amelia, then you will LOVE the home tour I’m about to take you on. I was lucky enough to get to work with them again this year on a creative and fun decorating project. The challenge? To take the Daisy-Mae home and decorate it for fall and then show you how to transition that same decor and those same rooms into winter.
Are you ready?
Are you set?
Are you sitting down?
(total aside: if you like a little farmhouse? This is the tour for you).
I can’t WAIT for you to see.
This is going to be so much fun.
This is the view that you see when you open the door.
ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL.
Those shiplap walls?
And here’s the view back to the doorway from the kitchen.
It’s such a welcoming space.
See what I mean about feeling like you have come home?
I wanted to keep most of the furniture pieces relatively neutral and add pops of color for fall, so I introduced yellow and orange and teal.
The open-concept space made it so easy to decorate. Look at how the beams bring texture and pattern to the ceiling.
When you open the front door, you see this built-in bench with shelving on top and bottom right in front of you.
Look at the detail on the back of the bench.
I just added a basket with rope and filled it with dried eucalyptus leaves. Then I added yellow and white striped pillows for color and style the top with books and pumpkins and tucked baskets into the bottom shelves.
This is the living room area directly to the left of the door.
It’s a large space—big enough to fit two couches, three chairs and an ottoman with tons of room left over.
It comes with beautiful floors and wood trim.
On the other side of the living room is this shiplap wall with this amazing built-in table made of reclaimed wood.
There is a beam in this space, too and the cutest farmhouse lights.
I added these wicker chairs and plaid pillows and wheat and vintage farmhouse accessories and more pumpkins.
On the other side of the door is this dining room area. It’s in addition to the eat-in kitchen with the giant farmhouse island.
For the table decor, I layered in a plaid runner with a farmhouse runner and a striped yellow throw.
The place settings were simple. Just jute placemats, white dishes and eucalyptus.
And here’s my favorite part of the farmhouse.
Did you see the farmhouse shelving? And it’s hard to see because of all the sunlight, but there is the cutest mason jar light over the sink. There’s an amazing kitchen island with beautiful countertops and TONS of cabinet and counter space.
It makes me want to pull up a seat and pour a cup of sweet tea.
This is the farmhouse decorated for fall. But winter is right around the corner. I kept all the furniture and most of the accessories and simply added a little winter greenery and winter decor.
The dining room looks like this.
It’s so easy to go from fall to winter without missing a beat. Want to know how I did it?
Here are 10 simple tips on how to transition your decor.
1. Greenery is your friend. I just changed out the decor in the dining room with a simple runner, kept the same white dishes and placemats and changed out the corn for a simple pine cone.
2. Shop the outside. Here I’ve made pine cones the center of this display and added a few winter branches for color.
3. Repurpose ornaments. These wood ornaments aren’t just for the tree. Take out the ribbon and tuck them next to a pine cone and white trees for an easy, simple winter decor piece.
4. Keep it simple. Most of the winter decor in the farmhouse isn’t overwhelming. It’s choosing simple greens, branches and winter textures to complete the look.
5. Add fruit. Apples are the perfect addition to a fall space and they transition well to winter, too. Fill a bowl with apples and place it on a tray on your kitchen island to add a pop of color during the winter.
6. Layer in trees. Tiny trees are your friend. They work well in a Christmas display as well as during the rest of winter. Simply remove any ribbons or ornaments and let the greenery shine.
7. Fill baskets with greenery. This same basket was filled with eucalyptus for fall. Replace fall greenery with a few winter branches to decorate through winter.
8. Make a paper garland. Here, the wood trees are draped with a paper garland to layer in texture to the display. This is a simple DIY project you can make in an afternoon.
9. Make trees from pine cones. Glue small pine cones onto a cone shape to create trees that take you from fall to winter.
10. Hang a wreath on an interior door. Wreaths were meant for more than the front door. Here, a wreath on the barn door that leads into the pantry helps decorate the space for winter. You could also add a few sprigs of fall floral to transition between the two seasons.
That’s what I felt like when I first opened the door.
Like all was calm and all was bright.
Like the world stopped for a moment and shone a little brighter.
Like I was welcome.
Like I was home.
You can learn more about this Clayton Built® home here.
You can browse more photos and take a 3-D tour of the off-site built.
Be sure to find out your farmhouse style home perfect for your seasonal decorating style.
Thank you Clayton and Clayton Homes of Denison for this incredible opportunity.
You made me feel like I was part of the family.
disclosure: This post was sponsored by Clayton.
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