9.18.2011

Fall Decorating - Inspiration

I know that it's not technically fall yet but the leaves are changing colour on my street and the lawn is covered in leaves so I think it is safe to discuss the shift to fall and eventually winter. Let's be honest, summer is officially over, at best you can wear peep toe shoes for a few more weeks and your shorts should be safely stored away.

There is an upside to fall...




...it's the only time you can get away with wearing suede (seriously), chunky knits and cashmere appear and it becomes reasonable to turn your fireplace on.

Let your surroundings inspire you and get your fall and winter décor out, if you don't do a switch with the seasons it is time to consider a change. Your home should be a reflection of who you are and how you are living. In the cold long Canadian winters I can't help but want to be surrounded by warm dark colours and lots and lots of velvet and wool. But when summer arrives my whites come out and linen and cotton prints populate my home. A small change like a few new pillows can change the entire feel of a room. 

Currently I'm personally obsessed with the colour orange. Not just any orange of course, the perfect shade of Hermès Orange. I'm currently decorating my home office in a Hermès Orange and chocolate colour scheme. I've spent months searching the perfect vintage Hermes boxes, antique tortoise shell boxes and just the right amount of antique sterling to make a space that is made for a cool fall day.

Orange is very tricky colour to get just right, you will need to do many, many, many colour tests to get that perfect shade.

Regardless of your favorite fall shade here are a few spaces that achieve just that, the perfect shades...












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