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September 23rd

Fall Décor Trends

We’re well on our way to the colder months of the year and with the change of seasons comes a whole new way of expressing this time of year through design. To help guide you through the next few months, we’ve rounded up some common seasonal questions. Hope you enjoy!

What are the best colors for fall?

We tend to embrace warm color tones in the fall and winter seasons. Being in a coastal location, many homes are accented with cool tones throughout most of the year. We don’t eliminate these colors, but instead, accent them with complementary warmer tones.
We love to incorporate these cozy tones into our own clients homes. By accentuating the season, we give our clients a chance to feel like they live in a place that actually does get cold in the fall and winter. It adds a cozy quality, and that is what they are looking for at these times of the year.
We love to mix in muted warm tones like peach, rust, gold, burgundy, olive, sea salt, and even some charcoal for contrast. This allows for our clients to get into the “spirit” of the holiday season and embrace what little fall foliage we have. We look to both furniture and fashion retailers for inspiration on the color palette for the season ahead. Our favorites are Anthropologie, Serena & Lily, and some local San Diego vendors.

What are some of your fall design must-haves?

We love a good cozy “boho” blanket!  This season we are seeing a LOT of tassel edge throws as accents for both living and bedroom areas.  The thing that we love about this “design must have” is that it not only looks great, but adds the perfect amount of texture and interest to a space – and is a relatively inexpensive way to spruce up a room and give our clients a feeling of warmth that is otherwise missing during the summer season.

Another great “design must have” for the fall/winter season is a good wool rug.  We like to switch out our client’s jute or sisal rug for a similar look, but with a much cozier touch.  There are beautiful woven, chunky, wool rugs that give that same contemporary coastal look of jute or sisal, but again, have that softness that you want for those cooler months.

What are some unique fall décor tips?

We love the idea of “dishware as décor” for this time of year.  The fall season is all about spending time together, usually over a home cooked meal.  Nothing feels more inviting than seeing a beautifully set table, or neatly organized and display shelving full of dishware.  You can take this approach in a more traditional way with unique shaped all white ceramic or embark on a more boho approach by adding in handmade ceramic pieces, brass objects, wooden bowls, and colored glassware.

Another unique décor idea is utilizing dry flowers and herbs. We are seeing a big resurgence of herbs being used in both décor and artwork.  We love the idea of using them in tabletop décor, framed artwork installations, or even hanging over dining tables.  Using them sparingly is important, as you don’t want to go overboard, but they add a nice “natural” quality this time of year, and they also serve as a subtle reminder of the cycle of the seasons – everything must die, to be reborn again in spring.