Fall Home Tour With Soft Surroundings And Romantic Homes Magazine


It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! If you are visiting from one of the other tours…welcome.  I’m so happy you’re here.  My name is Nancy and I blog from Florida where I am working on making our builder grade home more special.

French Country Fall Tour

I’m thrilled to share my fall living room as part of the French Country Fall Tour put together by the amazing photographer and blogger, Janet, from Shabbyfufu. 

French Country Fall Blog Tour

What makes this even better is it was in collaboration with Soft Surroundings.  When I heard this news…I think I screamed.  I obsess over their gorgeous catalog dreaming of all the amazing places I will go in their stylish clothes and dream about using their home décor items to decorate my home.  They were generous enough to supply me with a lovely gift card and amazing discount to shop their catalog.  Holy dream come true!


Then, as the cherry on top of the Sunday, Romantic Homes Magazine partnered up with us to feature our fall tours on their web site.  I think I fainted.  I have poured over their magazines studying all the amazing spaces for years.


I’m pretty sure I drove everyone crazy in my real life debating, discussing, and generally obsessing about what it was I wanted from Soft Surroundings.

French Country Fall Blog Tour Candlesticks

Have you ever gone shopping with an indecisive friend who just can’t make up her mind and you feel like grabbing a Salted Caramel Latte and camping out at a table until she can make a decision?  Yep.  I was that indecisive woman for about two weeks…poor family.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

When pre-football season kicked off this year, we were sitting with a group of friends talking about watching football as kids.  When I was in high school I loved Sunday afternoons in Minnesota as my parents put on the Vikings football game.  We had nowhere to go and nothing to do.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

We lived in a big two story farmhouse where the wind whipped across the barren fields making the house feel cool.  Every Sunday I would grab the afghan my mother knitted and lay down on the rug in the living room in just the right spot so the sunlight shining through the large bay window would warm me.  I would always nap like a lazy cat lying in the sun with the sounds of football and the smell of a roast in the oven wafting through the air.  It’s my memory of “home”.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

As I reflected on this memory I realized my boys never lay on the floor in this Florida home.  This home, covered in tile with a sensible yet uncomfortable outdoor rug in the living room, isn’t conducive to cozy.  I knew immediately I wanted to soften this space for them and make it feel more like a home.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

I wanted a soft rug.  I wanted a rug that would encourage lazy Sundays and found it in the Samraja Rug.  Made of wool, this dense rug has changed our lives.  As soon as I unrolled it, both boys sprawled out on it and rolled around with the dog.  Mission accomplished.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

The colors are so beautiful.  There is a lovely mix of beige and gray with a blue undertone which I adore because mixing beige and gray is one of my favorite combinations.  It has a beautiful knap that makes the rug look a darker gray one direction and a lighter gray from the other side.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

It also has beautiful accents of teal and coral.  The pattern makes it very family friendly yet it isn’t so overpowering that it takes away from the rest of the décor.  It is the perfect combination of color and pattern for my space.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

Pulling inspiration from the rug, I repainted my little thrift store French Table.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

I also repainted my shutters pulling in some of the olive color and using some of the teal to dry brush them.  You can see how they looked before HERE.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

Hubby came home the other night with these gorgeous hydrangeas and I quickly found a spot for them in this room.  Fresh flowers are such a treat.  They’re not something I always keep in the house but it feels so special when I do.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

It wouldn’t be fall if I didn’t pull out this old pumpkin.  I’ve had it for so many years that my oldest thinks it has to be some part of our decor every fall.  He is a creature of habit.

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

I’ll finish this little tour with one more picture of my beautiful hydrangeas.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit all the other stops on this amazing fall tour by clicking on the links below.  Happy fall y’all!

French Country Fall Tour | Slightly Coastal

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  3. Amy Chalmers

    September 23, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Nothing like a beautiful rug to pull a space together! It is very warm and welcoming! Happy Fall Nancy!

  4. Shirley@Housepitality Designs

    September 23, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I so love your room and that rug!!!…It is gorgeous!!…a perfect fit for your home….and now you have great comfort in watching the football games!!!…While we are on the subject of football….since you are in Florida….have you become a Gator fan? 🙂

  5. Amanda @ Dixie Delights

    September 23, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Nancy, The new rug is gorgeous and really is the perfect addition to your room. I love all of your pumpkins too. I can’t wait to see your bedding soon as well. xo

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  7. Emily of ElevenGables

    September 23, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Nancy, I absolutely agree about a wonderful, soft rug! Yours is gorgeous and I’m so happy the boys love it too!! I love how you sprinkled Fall throughout your home!! Happy Fall!! xox, Emily

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  9. Janet

    September 23, 2016 at 8:08 am

    That rug is the perfect finishing touch to your room Nancy! Happy fall…

  10. Kathy

    September 23, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I love that rug Nancy! Great choice and it really enhances the room and brings all the colors together.
    Thanks for also sharing your annual pumpkin – I have a similar tradition for fall decorating with several pumpkins that have seen many good years of use.

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  12. Kim

    September 23, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Wow, that rug! You chose well and I am sure your family is enjoying it. Beautiful tour!

  13. Cindy

    September 23, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Nancy, that rug is stunning!! I love it, and it’s absolute perfection with the rest of your decor in the room! The memory your shared from your childhood was so sweet, so happy that your boys are enjoying the rug and will make their own sweet memories! I’m enjoying being on this amazing tour with you!! Happy Fall, Nancy!

  14. Lory at Designthusiasm

    September 23, 2016 at 9:50 am

    What a lovely story to provide a foundation and inspiration for the purchase of that gorgeous rug! It looks so wonderful with those little toes curling up in it. I love all your painted pieces, as well. And such pretty hydrangeas!! Thanks for sharing with us, Nancy!

  15. Sandy

    September 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful room and I love the rug you chose!

  16. Jamie

    September 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love that rug! It goes perfect with your space. I love all your French & fall details. So fun being on this tour with you, Nancy!
    Hugs, Jamie

  17. Rachel Paxton

    September 23, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Simply lovely! I can’t believe how well the rug goes with that velvet tufted sofa. Beautiful!

  18. KariAnne

    September 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Oh Nancy! Your new rug is truly beautiful! I love the colors and the texture? Seriously.

    What a wonderful tour!

  19. bj

    September 23, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Everything is just beautiful….

  20. Anita Joyce

    September 23, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, it’s all so beautiful Nancy. I love all of your French touches, just perfection!

  21. Confessions of a Plate Addict

    September 24, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I love the soft colors of that rug…perfect for your home! And your fall touches are simply gorgeous! Enjoying the tour! Hugs…Debbie

  22. Marilyn

    September 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love the cute little feet on your new beautiful rug. What a great way to pull the entire area together.

  23. Erin Taylor

    September 27, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Oh, the rug is so beautiful. Color and pattern are perfect. You have a great taste of decoration. Thank you very much for sharing these nice pics.

  24. Alan C. Brown

    September 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Wow, the rug is so so beautiful, perfect fit with your room, your old pumpkin.

  25. Jennifer

    October 3, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I’ve checked the Thursday collection, it is gorgeous! I’m going to check the Friday one tomorrow after I finish my report. Btw, have a great October!

  26. Jeffrey

    October 15, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Your shutters – the color looks so good. And I like the teal. It is good idea!

  27. Erin Taylor

    November 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    This is such beautiful room. I am so in love with that armchair! What an amazing piece of furniture! Any your whole room is full of treasures. If I had a room like this I don’t think I would EVER leave!

  28. Minnie Scott

    November 9, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Everything in the house makes me realize that you are a sweet and kind woman. Your arrangement and decision to choose a proper rug are brilliant. French touch, classic and charming. Well done!

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