The Learner Observer

Apparently I can’t get my stuff together enough to decorate my house seasonally unless I take part in home tours, so here we go again! But seriously, I love doing this and I especially love seeing all of the other tours from fellow Canadian ladies because they’re just so darn creative and wonderful.Once you make it to the bottom of this post you can see all of the links to their homes as well! This year I managed to get some simple Fall decorating done, and I love the little hints of the season everywhere without having to change too many things.

Special thanks to the lovely Christina at The DIY Mommy and Shannon at AKA Design for putting this together and getting us all so organized!

Now let’s get to my old unfinished house which has a surprising amount of finished corners in it – enough to give you a tour!

We’re going to start in the front entry. This space will actually be finished by November, and I cannot wait! Paint, a rug, and staining the stairs are all on the list. Oh, and trimming the door, too… Minor detail, right?


This old dresser is the perfect piece in this spot, since we can hide all kinds of things in there. I have a feeling there will be scarves galore going into these sometime in the near future… 

I haven’t decided if we’ll keep the basket of shoes yet. It’s very handy, but hooks to hang coats would also be great in this space since we have none, and that means the stair post gets to be the holder of all of our guests’ coats in the Winter…

Oh, and in this next shot you can see a little sneak peek of our dining room, complete with a pack of baby wipes on the countertop. We just finished the space this month, and it will be fully revealed in November!

Up next is the kitchen.


Basically nothing has changed here, with the exception of a few changes to things on the shelves. Overall, this space remains basically the same!

I did clip a few blooms from our own yard.

I do love the texture and colours of Fall, though it has yet to feel like Fall at all here!

Our family room isn’t decorated for Fall at all because it’s been a little bit of a playroom for the kids, so it just gets ALL of the primary colours. Maybe I’ll make that a thing… primary colours for Fall. Great idea, right?

So this is as far as I got with the Fall decor in there. You can see how I made this triangle wreath here!

Finally, our bedroom.

The only thing I did in here was remove floral pillows and take the pink pillows off the bed and replace them with these green velvet ones.

I also switched out the throw on one of the chairs for something a bit more textured, and I removed the faux peonies from my bedside table and replaced them with a dark green box (which has been great to keep all of my small bits & bobs organized).

The corner with the chairs almost looks like a completely different room because it’s so white and bright, whereas the other side is so moody. I kind of like that about this room! And if you want to see just how unfinished the house is, look our for missing trim and crown moulding we don’t even know how to fix because our ceiling is so slanted!

And that’s all she wrote!

If you’d like to shop a few of the things you see here, I’ve linked some of the products that are as similar as possible to what I actually own. As always, feel free to ask me about anything you see!

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To be honest, I surprised myself with getting this many spaces styled and photographed, so expect to see a LOT of these images on Instagram over the next few weeks. I’ll remember this day fondly as the day my house looked the way I imagine it, and not the way my kids leave it – with crumbs everywhere and stuffed animals/mega blocks/books/sippy cups in every room.

Now it’s time for you to enjoy some more house tours! Every day this week 4-5 of us will share more spaces decorated for Fall, so keep coming back to see some beautiful homes every day!


AKA Design
Amidst the Chaos
Lemon Thistle
Love Create Celebrate
So Much Better With Age


The Learner Observer
Woman in Real Life
Life is a Party
Clean and Scentsible


Satori Design for Living
The Happy Housie
Rambling Renovators
Craftberry Bush
The Sweetest Digs


The DIY Mommy
Home To Heather
White Wood
A Pretty Life
Vin’yet Etc


Kim Power Style
PMQ for two
The Creek Line House
Sustain My Craft Habit
northern style exposure




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    Laurie @ VinYet Etc.

    September 26, 2017

    Your home is so gorgeous! I seriously love that dresser, I admit I have dresser envy – but that stunning light spilling into your home has me all gaga! Your bedroom, hands down is the best space I’ve ever seen, I love the balance of that stunning focal wall, the strength of it contrasted with the soft pink chairs – perfection! Beautiful tour, it makes me feel like… sigh!

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    September 26, 2017

    Thalita, everything looks so cozy and pretty! Love the new old dresser in the entrance way -perfect for all those coming mittens and hats. Love how you have it styled too. Wish I could come for a tour and coffee in real life. ;)

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    September 26, 2017

    Oh I just adore your style and your home is fabulous!! Can I ask if the majority of your walls are white, and if so, what white did you use? I have painted mine in a light grey, but every time I look at homes like yours it makes me want to paint them white!!

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      December 13, 2017

      Linda, so sorry I didn’t see this until now! I used Sherwin Williams Alabaster in almost every room of my home. The Benjamin Moore equivalent is White Dove – a very warm white. I hope that helps!

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        December 14, 2017

        Thanks so much Thalita!!!

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    September 26, 2017

    The rooms you’ve finished so far are gorgeous, baby wipes and all :) Love that trim detailing in your bedroom. We’re tackling ours soon and I’d like to do something similar. Happy Fall!

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    Jennifer Lifford

    September 26, 2017

    Your home looks gorgeous – love the dark cabinets in the kitchen and the open shelving. I must say, that dresser in the front entry is my absolute favorite though!! So pretty and functional!

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    Home To Heather

    September 27, 2017

    I absolutely adore your style. It’s bright and open but still cozy and warm. The brick, the wood tones. And I love that you haven’t painted the dresser. It’s GORGEOUS!

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    Jo-Anna Rooney

    September 27, 2017

    Your home looks beautiful Thalita! So cozy and warm. And I LOVE the open shelving in your kitchen, so gorgeous!

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    Jessica Vanderveen

    September 27, 2017

    Your home is so beautiful!

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    September 28, 2017

    So pretty and welcoming, Thalita! I just love your kitchen!! Wow!

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    Colleen Pastoor

    September 28, 2017

    It’s so beautiful! I love how a few small changes can make a space feel totally different seasonally

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    September 29, 2017

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE your kitchen! Such an inspiring space! I know all about trying to put home tours together in a house full of unfinished corners too, so great job there! Not an easy thing to do! :) Thanks so much for the tour!

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    Christina @ The DIY Mommy

    September 30, 2017

    I love your wood + black + white style. It’s so rich and warm! Your bedroom is my favourite – so cozy!

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    October 2, 2017

    I have both hooks and closets in my front hallway and yet the coats still get hung on the stair post! Go figure! You have a beautiful home, Thalita.

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    October 2, 2017

    Giiiiiiiiirl this looks so fresh and so crisp. I love all your small touches. I too prefera lighter touch for fall. Love what you do and keep at it!

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    chris kauffman

    October 3, 2017

    I love what you are doing with the new place, its looking great

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