It’s Coming! Fall Finds for the Home.

This gorgeous tree on my street is in full bloom right now with tiny crabapples (maybe?) and it made me SO excited for fall to arrive (and P.S., I am DYING to clip some branches off for a vase in my living room but alas, not on my property!)

It has me thinking all things fall… this year, I think it’s going to be all about deep hunter and chartreuse greens and some plummy and chocolate tones too.  I err on the side of greens, mixed with natural textures and tones it’s just perfection in my opinion.  Here are some great finds from retail websites that can help “fal-lify” your interior.

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Trend Alert: Rattan, Wicker & Wovens

This really is not breaking news in any sort of manner, but rather a reminder that texture, especially through natural materials like rattan, wicker and wovens is an essential part of making a room feel interesting and layered.  I think a lot of people associate wicker with old lady outdoor patio furniture and rattan with boho/California style only.  But you can work these materials into any kind of room- be it modern, traditional, beachy, country or anything in between.

This new collection above by Sarah Bartholomew for Pottery Barn is chock full of woven goodness!

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Huston & Company: Custom Tables of All Sizes and Styles

Huston & Company is a father and son run small business based in Kennebunkport, Maine and I’ve talked about them a bunch because we’ve done a lot of work with them– from tables for my own home and office to many variations of tables for our clients as well.  Dining tables are one of the top items I always encourage my clients to spend a good chunk of money on. You can save on chairs – after all, they get spills on them and you can get a decent quality chair for not a ton of money.  However, a dining table should be solidly made, enough so that it can last a lifetime or three.  The quality of their tables falls squarely in the “heirloom” category. You can see these being passed down to your kids after a lifetime of growing up eating at the same table.

This is the round version of the Newton table, which was a design we came up with when creating a table for my office.  I love this table, it’s the perfect blend of modern and traditional and the brass accents are just incredible.

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An Unexpected Palette

I saw this room on Instagram last night (designed by Allison Elebash) and found the palette of medium/ light blue and blush to be really unexpected in a family space. I would typically think of these tones as too sweet and baby-ish to pair together in an adult space, but it TOTALLY works and looks fresh and interesting!  The painting by Sally King Benedict certainly adds some grown up funkiness, and the woven textures of the sofa ground everything.

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