Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jenna’s Fall Home Tour.


Hey there! Today I’m sharing a little look into my early fall home decor. I am totally on board with Rylen with having a very neutral, and natural approach this year. I like light & bright throughout all the seasons with just a little bit of added color. I mostly just cozied it up with a lot of texture. I think once it cools down I will be able to handle some more saturated color in my house, but for now our 100 degree September days just makes me still want airy and easy going.

 For all my new followers, who may not have followed me before The Collected House, this summer we took on a HUGE house renovation which included new concrete floors + a new kitchen.  It was a super whirlwind of a month, however the odds and ends have proven tricky and  super difficult to find the time to finish. So, this tour was tricky because 80% of my house is still unfinished and sans baseboards, but ya know… I made it work! Anyways, enough talk I know you’re all here for the pictures. So without further adoo-

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 Thank you for stopping by my little house!

Rylen’s Fall Home Tour


Hello! Welcome to my very first fall home tour. I can’t say I have EVER decorated for fall this early. The blistering heat here in Arizona really puts a damper on the fall feeling. However, I am kind of loving turning the air down low and staring at my pretty pumpkins pretending that it feels like autumn. Here is a look at my home all fallified!

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I had to sneak in a little Halloween and will probably add a little more once we hit October, which is only a few days away! Crazy!

I have a love hate relationship with this front living room. At times it feels like wasted space because we really hardly ever use it, but on the other hand it’s nice to have a room that is normally fairly clean to entertain the occasional surprise visitor. Anyone else experience this?!

One of these days I will get some curtains on my sad windows 🙁

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My sisters, mom, and I made a few of these fabric pumpkins with REAL pumpkin stems last year. They are so fun! I want one in every color and pattern! I’m hoping to snag a few more stems this year. This is one of the crafts we will be bringing to Queen Bee Craft Night in California!

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After digging through my garage for my fall/Halloween bins, I realized I have WAY more Halloween than fall! So I had to get creative while trying to stick to a budget. I love the subtle fall look and mainly stuck to fall elements you would find in nature with a few pops of orange. My favorite fall elements are real pumpkins. I just love how each one is so different and has it’s own imperfections. They are full of character! I am currently on the search for some fun fairy-tale pumpkins.

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I’m loving this little vignette as well. I originally saw these birch like candles in Jenna’s house and had to have some! Luckily home goods had a couple left. The “blessed” sign is another one of the crafts we will be bringing to Queen Bee. It’s the perfect size to nuzzle into any vignette and is so neutral it could stay up all year!

A fur throw, fall greenery, a couple pumpkins, and some feathers welcome fall in the  buffalo check hallway. Okay, so we are nowhere near needing coats and scarves here in Arizona but it looks cute, right?neutral fall home tour

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I’ve had fun incorporating some feathers into this seasons decor. They are a simple and inexpensive way to add some some fall charm to any space.

I kept the family room pretty simple, a few fun pumpkins and greenery. I love this antique bread pan I found at a salvage yard (which is an entire blog post on it’s own). It looks pretty dreamy stuffed with my white pumpkins!

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Moving on to the dining room. I gave my HUGE chalkboard a fall face lift, complete with a feather garland. 
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I can’t get enough of these faux olive baskets from Target. They are seriously perfect for everything and make anything stuffed inside them look like a million bucks, if only I could find some clothes that did the same thing haha but really…..

In the kitchen we added a fall acorn wreath to do the pantry door and a few more, yes…pumpkins!

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September Craft Kit Tutorials.

If you ordered a kit from us, or missed out on our September Craft Night, never fear! We filmed tutorials to help you along.

You should have everything you need to complete the wreath in your kit, except for a hot glue gun + glue sticks, and pencil/pen to save your fingers.

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Honest disclosure, we are super amateurs at the whole filming tutorial thing. And the lighting isn’t ultra glamorous… because let’s be real, unless you really wanted to hear our kids asking for a snack every 2.5 seconds we had to film them at night.

To view the videos head over to our YouTube Channel click here to see all three tutorials.

September Craft Night

We have been thinking about starting a local craft group for a while now. We wanted a place where crafters of all skill levels could get together and have a fun girls night out and go home with a fun decor item. After finally moving forward with our idea, we wished we had done it sooner!  We were completely blown away by the response! It was  such a blast to get our craft on with everyone! TCHFall2015-108

We were lucky enough to get to collaborate with the amazingly talented photographer, Adele Heslington. Let me tell you, she is awesome! I love her photography style.  Her photos speak for themselves. Just look!

Here are the crafts we offered this time. We are big fans of all of them.

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And a super fun night! A huge thank you to everyone that attended and bought kits. It was a lot of fun putting everything together. Be sure to give Adele some love and check out her website! I guarantee you’ll love her style! adeleheslington.com or on instagram @adeleheslingtonphoto

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These candle sticks were also Target and you can never go wrong with real pumpkins. They just make me happy 🙂 TCHFall2015-20TCHFall2015-112Thanks again! We look forward to meeting more of you at our next craft night!

Light & Bright Kitchen Renovation Reveal

Welcome to our VERY FIRST blog post! EEK! We are just two girls who like a good house project, and perhaps could be called transformation addicts. We are  so excited to have you all join us as we adventure along turning our houses into homes. We have been wanting to put this blog together for a WHILE & are so excited to finally join forces and collaborate together!

We are kicking this blog off right with a great post about Rylen’s kitchen renovation. It is an amazing transformation that is for sure! You won’t believe how this space looked when Rylen first bought her home, it was dark, not her style, and felt really closed off from the rest of the great room.

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DSC_0517The biggest change in this whole space, other than the light airy feeling, is the island. It was pie shaped and split leveled. We had it framed out to be a large rectangle, and then made to look more like a piece of furniture by adding board & batten detail around. Oh & took out the bar height level. AMAZING. Now it is the kind of island you WANT to gather around in your kitchen.

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The granite detail on the island is called an ogee edge & the back surrounding countertops you might notice are straighter & chunkier it’s called an eased edge. I love the added interest the island edging adds to the space.

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The barstools were ordered from Four Chairs Furniture. I searched forever to find counter height, tabouret style barstools that wouldn’t break the budget. I was thrilled when I found these, they are great quality, and I think are a total steal! They make the space. DSC_0528 DSC_0521

This little bookshelf nook by the sink is really handy for cookbook storage. Love the little detail it adds.DSC_0519

The sink was replaced with a cast iron single basin Koehler sink, and the gooseneck faucet really adds the farmhouse feel that I wanted.

What do you think? Amazing right?! It went from a dark corner to inviting and one of my favorite features in our house.

Details: Cabinets: Snowfall by Benjamin Moore, Island: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore, Granite: Alaskan Classic

Sources:

Barstools: Four Chairs Furniture Faucet: Wayfair Sink: Faucet Direct