Eclectic & Chinoiserie Fall Home Tour 2018

Green velvet curtains - this chinoiserie, black and white dining room is a glam small space decorated for fall entertaining.

Hi, friend! I hope you have a cup of coffee or your fave fall beverage and are ready to see my home. If you’ve landed here from Life Love Larson, welcome! I adore Andrea’s chic style and our mutual love of cider donuts.

A bit of a back story before we dive in- we moved into our home about a year ago, so I didn’t really get to decorate for fall last year. This makes it all the more fun to share our fall home tour this year thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and her amazing tours. It’s so fun to see homes from all different types of styles and regions from such talented bloggers. I’ll link up the other homes participating in the tour at the bottom of my post.

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So…Pee Wee wanted to say hi! He’s my little sidekick during photo shoots and can often be found getting more dog hair in places I just vacuumed. I’m ok with that since he’s so cute. My sweet boy just turned 13, and I couldn’t love him any more. He’s everything to me.

A gray and marble fireplace in a living room is decorated for fall with blue and white ginger jars and a leopard print ottoman.

Coffee Table | Large Ginger Jar | Small Ginger Jar

The Foyer

Let’s start in the foyer! I really love super girly pinks and florals, so I indulged in that love in the foyer.

A white foyer goes glam with gold, pink and silver fall decor accents on a bamboo console table.

Foyer Table | Basket | Blush Blanket | Antelope/Fawn Pillow

I love how the warm candlelight illuminates the creamy whites and golds, and the punch of pink is subtle and feminine.

This area gets a lot of natural light, but as the sun goes down the area gets a bit more moody. Love.

A white foyer goes glam with gold, blush pink and silver fall decor accents on a bamboo console table.

Foyer Table | Basket | Blush Blanket | Antelope/Fawn Pillow | Rug Runner

I always feel textures are a must in a space with a lot of white to add contrast/depth, and you can see I have plenty of metallic mixed with natural elements, velvet, glitter and even some wood.

My foyer table is one of my fave pieces of furniture because while it is wide, it really isn’t visually heavy.

Faux florals, white, gold and silver pumpkins and white cherry blossoms create a feminine fall decor vignette.

Pumpkin & Pinecones Arrangement

We I love chinoiserie style décor, so the bamboo touches on the base of the console table really accent and complement our other bamboo finishes in our home.

And a final photo of the foyer before we rendezvous in the living room, which has been a work in progress for the last year.

Faux florals, white, gold and silver pumpkins and white cherry blossoms create a feminine fall decor vignette.

Pumpkin & Pinecones Arrangement

The Living Room

Sadly, the emerald green velvet curtains I ordered for the living room didn’t come in on time for the shoot, so the photos are going to look a little more sparse than they should.

See what I mean? If you want to see this space with the curtains as intended, come back next week. 🙂

White living room with a gray leather chesterfield sofa paired with chinoiserie accents and emerald velvet drapes.

Coffee Table | Blue & White Spheres | Blue & White Pillow | Green Velvet Pillow

Luckily, you will get to see the emerald curtains in the dining room, which is coming up a bit later in the tour.

Recently, we had a huge debacle with buying a TV stand. Our first, second and third choices all fell through, and on a lucky Monday, I found a beautiful fireplace TV stand at Lowe’s for $125. I bought it, and here she is in our home.

Foo dogs, ginger jars and other blue and white chinoiserie decor paired with white and gold pumpkins on a gray marble fireplace TV stand.

Blue & White Spheres | Large Ginger Jar | Small Ginger Jar | Medium Ginger Jar

I love the dark gray color against the white walls, plus it works with our black tray ceilings. The marble accent around the firebox fits right in with our countertops and flooring.

If you’re familiar with my blog, you all know I’m majorly crushing on all things ginger jars, chinoiserie and bamboo, so I tried to fit as many ginger jars on this bad boy as I could. 

Foo dogs, ginger jars and other blue and white chinoiserie decor paired with white and gold pumpkins on a gray marble fireplace TV stand.

Large Ginger Jar | Small Ginger Jar | Medium Ginger Jar

We recently purchased some leopard ottomans, so for now they’re flanking the sides of the fireplace. Behind all those ginger jars in the bottom portion are various TV/media components. I love that they can be hidden from view and still be useful.

I’m on the prowl for some large scale art to fill up all the white space around the fireplace, but I’m waiting to find just the right pieces! And yes, that is my sound system subwoofer hidden under the stool, because priorities.

Foo dogs, ginger jars and other blue and white chinoiserie decor paired with white and gold pumpkins on a gray marble fireplace TV stand.

Large Ginger Jar | Small Ginger Jar | Medium Ginger Jar

We’ve moved twice in the last 24 months, so somewhere along the way the box containing my MOST BELOVED pumpkins went missing. I lost about 7-8 of my fave pumpkins, so I’m having to slowly rebuild my collection. I do wonder what happened to that box of pumpkins…

So, if you’re wondering where all my pumpkins are, SO AM I. <cries>

A white living room with a black and gold bookcase with eclectic and chinoiserie decor paired with a brown leather recliner.

But, there are bigger problems, and it’ll be fun to build my collection again. I sprinkled a few of the ones I did find on the etagere below.

This is one of my fave pieces to curate seasonally. It allows me to display lots of stuff in an eclectic, yet cohesive way.

A black and gold bookcase styled to perfection with eclectic and colorful home decor accessories. #bookcase #bookshelf #interiorstylist

On the coffee table, I kept the décor simple. Some blue and white touches, books, flowers and pumpkins.

Overall, I didn’t want to take away from the fireplace. I adore the cat box that is on the coffee table. True story, I thought the thing was heinous at the antique store I found it in, but once I brought him home (for a mere $5), he grew on me. Plus he holds remotes well for photo shoots. Thank you, cat box.

Blue and white chinoiserie decor in a white living room with fall decor. #chinoiseriechic #blueandwhite #glamdecor

Coffee Table | Blue & White Spheres

And the end tables, which I recently added 2″ of height to to make them more functional/tall, also got some fall touches.

A white bamboo end table with fall decor, hydrangeas and pumpkins in an eclectic living room

Once the curtains arrive and get put up, this space will have a lot more color. I don’t usually gravitate towards green, but something about it lately has me crushing on it hard.

And to the opposite side we have the view towards the foyer and bar cart nook. At least that’s what I call it anyway.

I recently swapped out the smaller round mirror that was there (and is in the dining room, which you’ll see in a bit) for this bamboo estate sale find. I’ve had some decent luck at estate sales this year. I guess no one in my area likes chinoiserie as much as I do.

A white living room with a gray chesterfield sofa paired with a gold bar cart and coffee table. Love this open concept space. #whitewalls #alabaster #livingroom #barcart

The Bar Cart

I kept the bar cart décor very simple for fall. I added two pumpkins, dusted off all the booze, and swapped a few accessories.

As much as I love home decor, I’m not a maximalist by any means, so I keep it simple sometimes.

Vintage gold gilt bamboo mirror over a bar cart with fall and chinoiserie decor. #barcart #goldbarcart #entertaining

Bar Cart | Chinoiserie Garden Stool

I found a stunning piece of art at HomeGoods recently, and we placed it on a wall in the foyer. I kinda dig that you can see it from nearly any place in the living areas.

It’s a HUGE statement piece. It’s 40×50 and has so much gold perfection. More about that next week!

Vintage gold gilt bamboo mirror over a bar cart with fall and chinoiserie decor. #barcart #goldbarcart #entertaining

The Kitchen

This is the first time I’ve ever had an open concept home that wasn’t an apartment, so having three living spaces converge in one big room means I have to keep decor in balance.

This means I try to keep my kitchen counters cleared off and minimal while still adding in a bit of style.

White shaker cabinet kitchen with marble countertops, blue and white ginger jars, and lucite cabinet hardware and pulls. #whitekitchen #brightkitchen #shakercabinets

Gold Polka Dot Electric Tea Kettle | Floral Colander

My biggest ginger jars looked way too large on the fireplace, so flanking the stove was the next best place for them. I always feel like blue and white make a place look clean and crisp.

The blue and white also helps set off my amazing backsplash accent tile. I admire my backsplash daily- I’m so glad I splurged on this inset.

White shaker cabinet kitchen with marble countertops, blue and white ginger jars, and lucite cabinet hardware and pulls. #whitekitchen #brightkitchen #shakercabinets

White shaker cabinet kitchen with marble countertops, blue and white ginger jars, and lucite cabinet hardware and pulls. #whitekitchen #brightkitchen #shakercabinets

I’ve also recently started drinking tea as a way to destress in the evenings, so this tea tray set-up comes in handy.

I was shocked at how fast a tea kettle can boil water- it takes 1-2 minutes, tops. On the stove I could go jog a mile and it’d still be at a slight simmer.

White kitchen with fall decor including metallic pumpkins, florals, ginger jars, and tobacco leaf china. #teaparty #kitchendesign #kittchendecor #whitekitchen

Gold Polka Dot Electric Tea Kettle | Floral Colander

The Dining Room

I guess calling this space a dining room would be a bit of a stretch since it’s about 10×10 feet, but I packed a ton of style and color into this small space.

The addition of the green velvet curtains really transformed this whole space to a new level of luxe.

A black and white small dining room with green and emerald velvet curtains. Love the fall tablescape with chinoserie dinnerware.

Green Velvet Curtains | Dining Chairs

For the tablecloth, I took an old rectangular tablecloth I had, folded it in half, and used it on my round table.

For each place setting, I used some of my imperial leaf china (tobacco leaf), blue and white chinoiserie dinner plates and gold chargers from Dollar Tree.

Bold and glam imperial leaf and tobacco leaf china paired with blue and white blue willow dinner plates and a floral centerpiece. Chinoiserie chic tablescape and centerpiece. #diningroom #diningroomdecor #chinoiserie #asiandecor #entertaining

Tobacco Leaf Salad Plates | Chinoiserie Blue & White Dinner Plate

Bold and glam imperial leaf and tobacco leaf china paired with blue and white blue willow dinner plates and a floral centerpiece. Chinoiserie chic tablescape and centerpiece. #diningroom #diningroomdecor #chinoiserie #asiandecor #entertaining

Tobacco Leaf Salad Plates | Chinoiserie Blue & White Dinner Plate

Some recent antique hunting finds such as the soup tureen and blue and white candlesticks are at the center of the table.

There’s a lot going on for such a small dining table, so I wanted the decor to be low and cohesive.

Bold and glam imperial leaf and tobacco leaf china paired with blue and white blue willow dinner plates and a floral centerpiece. Chinoiserie chic tablescape and centerpiece. #diningroom #diningroomdecor #chinoiserie #asiandecor #entertaining

Tobacco Leaf Salad Plates | Chinoiserie Blue & White Dinner Plate

Green velvet curtains in a small dining or breakfast nook set for fall entertaining. Adore the chinoiserie and tobacco leaf plates! #smallspacesquad #diningroom #diningroomdecor #tablescape

Tobacco Leaf Salad Plates | Chinoiserie Blue & White Dinner Plate | Green Velvet Drapes


This is probably one of my fave dining tables I’ve set ever, and I’ve set many. It has an everyday glamour to it, and every piece has been curated from my antique and thrifting adventures.

Green velvet curtains in a small dining or breakfast nook set for fall entertaining. Adore the chinoiserie and tobacco leaf plates! #smallspacesquad #diningroom #diningroomdecor #tablescape

Tobacco Leaf Salad Plates | Chinoiserie Blue & White Dinner Plate | Green Velvet Drapes

I added a bench we had in our guest room in front of the window to add a bit more seating. It’s a fun bonus that I also get to add in more pillows and decor this way.

The Chiang Mai Dragon fabric is one of my faves, and someday I hope to own an upholstered furniture piece in this fun fabric.

Chiang Mai dragon throw pillow on a black spotted bench in a dining room with green velvet curtains

Dragon Pillow | Green Velvet Drapes

The butler tray/stand got moved to this little wall to the right of the patio door, and this is where the mirror that was originally above the bar cart ended up.

Tobacco leaf pumpkin and teapot sit on a campaign style butler stand in a dining room with chinoiserie decor and white walls.

The tobacco leaf pumpkin seen above is an easy fall DIY decor project that I wrote a tutorial about last week. I even include most of the files (FOR FREE) that you’ll need to create your very own towards the bottom of that post for those of you who have a Cricut or Silhouette.

And if you love tobacco leaf china/decor as much as I do, I also have a free 5×7 printable available that’ll look simply amazing in a frame in your home.

Free printable tobacco leaf vase artwork. #chinoiserie #chinoiseriechic #freeprintable #printables #freebies

The blue and white hand painted ginger jar inspired pumpkin you see below will be on the blog on Monday if you want to come back and see the DIY tutorial.

DIY tobacco leaf pumpkin craft with a blue and white ginger jar inspired painted pumpkin on a gray and marble fireplace hearth. #falldeocr #pumpkins #pumpkin #pumpkindecor #pumpkincrafts

And that wraps up my fall home tour! I hope you’ve loved seeing my home and hopefully learning a little about my decor style. If you’re new to my blog, I hope you’ll consider subscribing.

I am now sending you off to see the beautiful home of Haneen from Haneen’s Haven! Her style is amazing, and I her home is a feast for the eyes with its bold decor and color.

Monday, Sept. 10th   

 A Stroll Thru Life  | Nesting With Grace  | Pink Peppermint Design  

Southern Hospitality | Decor To Adore | Cuckoo4Design 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  ZDesign At Home  | Duke ManorFarm  | Setting For Four      

Simple Stylings  | Seeking Lavender Lane | Life On Virginia Street

Wednesday, Sept.12
Our FifthHouse | Our Southern Home | Clean & Scentsible
House By Hoff | Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Remodelando La Casa

Thursday, Sept. 13
Inspiration For Moms | Life Love Larson | Monica Wants It
Haneens Haven | My Sweet Savannah | 11 Magnolia Lane

Friday, Sept. 14
Thrifty & Chic | Decorating Delirium | Starfish Cottage  

Thistlewood Farm | Hymns & Verses | Far Above Rubies

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34 Comments

  1. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    September 13, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Oh my, so beautiful. I love it all. I really do like the way you create the most interesting vignettes. You add color and pattern so well. Your home is really becoming a showplace. Thanks so much for joining the tour, as usual there is tons of inspiration.

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 13, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Marty! And thanks again for hosting this fantastic tour.

  2. Anita Diaz
    September 13, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Oh my gosh I am speechless!! Love everything — your use of color and drama but so light and fresh. Your kitchen is a dream. So, so gorgeous!!

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 13, 2018 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you, Anita! I do love my kitchen.

  3. Sharon Williams
    September 13, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    So beautiful! The table is perfection and I love the new leopard ottomans-very versatile! Looking forward to seeing the new drapes when they arrive-same as the dining room, right?

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:14 pm

      Hi Sharon- I seriously miss your blog…BRING IT BACK! The drapes are the same as the ones in the kitchen, and they just went up yesterday. Hopefully I'll get them photographed soon. 🙂

  4. Ariel Garneau
    September 13, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    As usual, every detail is perfect and well placed! I love your attention to detail, and your use of chinoiserie! Pinned!

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks, Ariel! xo.

  5. June
    September 13, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I admire your girly, glam sophisticated style. Very inspired to replicate the pumpkin decor on top of the bamboo glass-top table. Thank you!

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:16 pm

      You're welcome, June- happy decorating!

  6. Daniel Benavidez
    September 13, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I totally have never realized that pillow had a dragon on it. Mind blown!

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      It's not like you live there or anything…. love you, honey.

  7. Inspiration for Moms
    September 13, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Such a beautiful tour, Monica! I love the way you mix color and pattern — so gorgeous!

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

  8. Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog
    September 14, 2018 / 3:42 am

    Love all the blue and white on that black buffalo check. You have such beautiful dishes. Love the color change-ups, too. What a treat for the eye! Lovely, lovely tour. Beautiful home. ~~ Susie

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thanks, Susie! Glad you love my crazy eclectic decor style.

  9. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    September 14, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Monica your home is so pretty. The new green velvet curtains are gorgeous!!!! I have been dying for that rich shade lately too. Your tablescape looks amazing – you'll have to have someone over for dinner! Enjoy – it's all beautiful.

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! You're right, I should totally host a dinner party soon. xo.

  10. Julia Konya
    September 14, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Stunning Monica! I'm completely obsessed with the stunning mix of colorful plates on your table setting. Such a gorgeous tour.

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks, sweet friend!

  11. Amber Lyon Ferguson
    September 15, 2018 / 1:52 am

    It's all so stunning…so much to take in! I love your Chinoiserie! I added a few Chinoiserie touches to my home tour in my music room, I made a little fabric pumpkin which I think you will like. I love yours, and I am going to have to incorporate that printable into my music room for sure. Thanks for sharing!So happy to be joining you on the tours this week. Happy fall!https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/vintage-cottage-style-early-fall-home-tour/

  12. Jamala Wallace
    September 15, 2018 / 5:42 am

    What is there not to love about this space??? absolutely NOTHING!! You gave a whole new meaning to having pumpkins around the house.. Each and everyone was styled to perfection. I love all of your home tours, In some of them, its really making me want to add a few pumpkins.

  13. Deneen
    September 15, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Beautiful as always!! I love that PeeWee makes a guest appearance in your photo shoots. My dog, Sage, usually does in mine too! I love the new ottomans, and the fireplace was a steal for $125!!

  14. Doreen @ Hymns and Verses
    September 16, 2018 / 2:06 am

    Such a beautiful tour! Love those green drapes and the black bow tie napkins! Genius! Happy Fall!

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Doreen!

  15. Laura @ duke manor farm
    September 16, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    no one does glam pumpkins like you! Enjoy the fall season.

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura, you too!

  16. kathrynbelle
    September 17, 2018 / 3:39 am

    Hi Monica, I am in love with your leopard ottomans, where did you get them ??

    • Monica Benavidez
      September 17, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Hi Kathryn! They're from Grandin Road, the Becca ottoman. Highly recommend them! 🙂

  17. Georgina
    September 18, 2018 / 12:28 am

    Wow just wow!!! Everything looks beautiful Monica!! Love how colorful your fall decor is!

  18. Cristina Garay
    September 19, 2018 / 2:40 am

    Your entire home is magazine worthy! I'm completely in love with the table and those tobacco leave plates and pumpkins!

  19. The Home I Create
    September 27, 2018 / 12:26 am

    Monica I seriously you knocked it out of the park! You blended your fall decor and your existing chinoiserie pieces so well. And OMG that table setting, just beautiful!

  20. October 31, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    Hi Monica, everything looks beautiful! Where did you buy the living room shelving that has the black drawers at the bottom? I love that piece.

    • monicawantsit
      Author
      October 31, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Hi there! That’s a piece from the Magnolia Home Collection- I wrote about it here. Hope that helps! 🙂

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