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.


Those beams?

Those shiplap walls?

That flooring?

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.

And then?

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.

This kitchen.

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.

And now?

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.

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  1. Image for Jenn Jenn

    What a fun and fulfilling opportunity! The house is lovely! I really like the built in bench, so cozy and functional! The island is huge and who can complain about the light pouring in? The winter look is my favorite! Nice work!

  2. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Can you furnish details on the flooring? Manufacturer? Name? Where to purchase? thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home with us

  3. Image for MaryPat Purcell MaryPat Purcell

    Love the house and love your additions, but I have one question. The eating area looks s bit cold and sterile to me. What about adding a rug to bring a bit of warmth and color to the area? The flooring would still shine brightly.

  4. Image for Madonnna Madonnna

    Hi, it is easy to recognize your design. It is so clean and organic and warm. I love those elements in almost every frame. I would hire if only I weren't a billion states away. I like the wood house, the basket with greenery, the green winter elements and the use of white, gray, warm woods. I seem to declutter my home, esp. after a paint job and gradually build it back with less. I am curious if you have a friend that helps with such a big project. . . . . . and you ordered all the furniture too. Oh, and the abacus hung on the wall. . . . .love it. . . . . .almost as much as that last office you did for your SIL. I am so glad your thiistlekeeping returned this week, have missed it. . Thank you. And thanks for not going so commercial on your blog, some folks seem so anxious to sell us stuff, the blog loses some appeal that way.

  5. Image for Denise Cox Denise Cox

    Oh my goodness!! Those beams and flooring and all the wood detailing!!! Oh how I wish I could have had my dream farmhouse, but at least I get to live it through YOU!! AND, I notice there is even a tad bit of 'decor clutter'... Lol.. Thank - you for that. 😘😘

  6. Image for Kathryn Kathryn

    Modular houses have come a long way. If you hadn’t said it was a Clayton Build I would think it was a stick built. Always nice to show options that can have the look and feel of something more expensive that are often on blogs and in magazines, but attainable. It sure not the old wood panel look. I like your farmhouse style in everything you do and your diy tips to get the look. I do appreciate knowing where you buy some of the things, living in Montana we don’t have many choices of big stores and use on line a lot. Can you you tell me where the tan garland of leaves on the mantel came from? I’ve seen then a few times but have been unable to find them on line. I read. You in the morning with my coffee and it’s just so enjoyable. Thanks for all you do.


    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Amazing design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can not believe that is a modular home, Such a beautiful job making it shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Great job- LOVE all your photos and it made me feel "at home" too! I think my favorite item is the wood ball with peace on it♥ And of course the trees!

  9. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Love what you did, KariAnne! Looks lovely! Love all the fall accents. And soooo love the carmel-ish paper orb in a sticks container and the ivory-ish pumpkin one. Wheeeere did they come from? Sooo cute! :D ❤

  10. Image for Kristin Kristin

    It's all so beautiful! I love how you decorated it for Fall and for Christmas! The beams and the floors are so gorgeous in this home. Your styling made it stunning!

  11. Image for PJ PJ

    Yellow...Hooray! My very favorite color is not often used. It looks fabulous paired with teal blue. Both your fall and winter decor is wonderful, reflecting the seasons without being overdone. Great job, KariAnne!

  12. Image for Cindy Lyon Cindy Lyon

    Well done! I like both the fall and the winter decor. And I 💗 that it is WINTER rather than Christmas. Could you please share info on that dining room table? I think that combo of wood and black would work well in my home. Thanks!

  13. Image for Deedra Deedra

    I love the farmhouse style of this modular home!! They have really come a long way over the years and you did a beautiful job of decorating it.

  14. Image for Deedra Deedra

    I love the farmhouse style of this modular home!! They have really come a long way over the years and you did a beautiful job of decorating it.

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