Ah, fall. It’s the time of year that comes with many welcomed changes: new colors; cooler temperatures; and, perhaps the most exciting, festive home transformations. While some take the spooky route and adorn their abodes with macabre Halloween decorations, others opt for a more classic look that isn’t so holiday-specific. Although both approaches can be great if executed correctly, it appears Melissa Gorga falls into the latter group.

On Saturday, October 21, The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom lifted the curtain on her freshly decorated front porch. Melissa posted a handful of Instagram photos of her posing outside her Franklin Lakes home on a recent rainy day. One shot showed the RHONJ cast member with her arms spread out as she stood atop the entrance steps, which were covered with dozens of cascading pumpkins in various shapes, colors, and sizes.

Melissa credited the design to Nicki Wszelaki’s A Tufted Life, a New Jersey-based lifestyle brand that specializes in home decor.

Melissa Gorga embraces fall “with pumpkins On Display”

“Rainy days with pumpkins On Display. I love fall!” she captioned the carousel. “Thanks to [A Tufted Life] making it perfect! Now how long you think before I start decorating for christmas?!!”

Melissa shared the update more than two years after she and her husband, Joe Gorga, purchased the property and embarked on an ambitious house renovation. After months and months of construction and remodeling, the family finally moved into the Jersey home last November, and have continued to make it their own.

Melissa and Joe Gorga showcase their beautiful backyard

Earlier this month, Melissa shared another peek at her home’s sprawling backyard where she spotted a little deer “just chilling.” The snap highlighted her amazing swimming pool, lush landscaping, and inviting cabanas. 

As Joe previously revealed, the outdoor space was finally completed at the beginning of June, just in time for the warm-weather months. 

“We got this done. Let me tell you something, it looks gorgeous,” he said in an Instagram Story which focused on the pool. “Love this… Look at that — waterfalls. Look at these lights. Gorgeous!”

RHONJ ladies reveal their Halloween home decor

Melissa’s RHONJ castmates have also taken to Instagram to show off their fall home decor. Jennifer Aydin enlisted Christmas Designers of NJ to transform her foyer into an eerie yet elegant space complete with faux spider webs, torches, florals, and string lights. 

Dolores Catania also embraced the spooky spirit by decorating her front lawn with purple and orange lights, as well as a towering Jack Skellington statue.

“Love my Halloween lights,” the Jersey mom captioned a Story. “Thank you to [Christmas Designers of New Jersey].”


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