Thick V-neck cable knits, steaming mugs of soup and hot choc, second-hand books, soft alpaca throws, and cosying up in an excess of cushions… It’s hard not to fall head over heels for autumn. Its earthy hues and organic textures are just begging to be brought inside.
This year, we’re crushing on US-style autumn decor – you know, acorns, roasted chestnuts, stag horns, hide rugs, and sandy neutrals piqued with spicy rusts + sleek blues.
Here are our style tips to get the look.
THINK RALPH LAUREN
Checks and quilted fabrics add a traditional touch that never grows old. This sumptuous fusion of textures celebrates the seasonal change.
50 SHADES OF BROWN
Work from a base of brown tones. Opt for muted shades to ensure they don’t conspire against one another. In our room, the Relax Sage 3 Seater Sofa is a soft brown, the Barret Armchair is a muddy-grey (rather than a blue-grey) while the upholstered ottoman and cushions add softness and light for contrast.
Toning down your stronger colours allows for a more mature aesthetic and a comfy lived-in feel.
ADD A SPLASH OF MOUNTAIN SPRING
Dried leaves underfoot define both the soundtrack and rich rustic palette of the third season. However, adding a pop of deep navy is surprisingly evocative and refreshing. It evokes that ski-lodge-in-the-wilderness feel.
METALLIC ACCENTS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Work with muted metallic finishes so that these pieces blend with your overall décor. Aged finishes are great for a more toned-down palette.
BIG LOUNGE ITEMS
Opt for heavy weaves in your sofa and armchairs for tactile interest. Think big and relaxing. A large ottoman is a nice touch – a spot to rest your tootsies or a tray of treats. Deep tones introduce an element of tranquillity and calm.
JT: “You can also mix in some more leather in this look in an armchair or in your accessories for a hint of old-world charm.”
CUSHIONS + FLOOR COVER
Wool plaid exudes traditional character – it adds a touch of nostalgia. Similarly, animal hide is a throwback to the mid-west ranch. These old-world and organic patterns offset your furniture’s block colours in an understated way.
JT: “Hides have made a comeback in recent times. I selected a dark hide here to sit with the dark timber tones in the side table. The black also grounds the room which otherwise features neutral mid-tone colours.”
ADD A COUPLE OF KEY TALKING PIECES
Madeira Y3 Yacht Model: Sailing is associated with a slower way of life. The model yacht introduces the ambience of a lakeside cabin, referencing the soothing movement of the sea.
The Hemingway Tray: JT: “I love rattan and leather together. This tray is practical and it adds personality. It references rattan chairs set on the veranda of an American lodge.”
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