Fall Decorating: 101

That’s right, pumpkin spice season is finally upon us!  Soon we’ll be surrounded by crisp, falling leaves, warm apple pie, and sweet cider doughnuts.  

As you pull out your sweaters and dust off your favorite Fall boots, consider adding a little “pumpkin spice” to your home decor, too!  Warm colors and soft, cozy textures will add the perfect seasonal touch to your space.  

Here are a few of our favorites to help get your creative juices flowing!  (For even more inspiration, make sure to check out Autumn Textures , A Fall Festival for Your Front Door! , and Sweater Weather That Isn’t Just for Your Wardrobe)

 

Lauren Conrad is one of our favorites for DIY seasonal trends, and we think this Fall wreath is just so sweet.  The colors are perfect for carrying right through the Winter holidays, too!

Lauren Conrad

 

 

Nothing says “Fall” quite like plaid.  This table setting complete with copper chargers is a great base for your seasonal tablescape.

Pottery Barn

 

 

With the perfect base for your table settings, you can add festive accessories for your Thanksgiving table.  Special plates or table runners are the perfect addition!

Grandin Road

 

 

Etsy- porterlanehome

 

 

Sprinkle some Fall leaves throughout your living room with gilded coasters and candle holders like these…

Chilewich

 

 

Crate & Barrel

 

 

If you’re a real sweater-weather enthusiast, you might even want to consider a beautiful rug like these ones from Company C- the colors and designs give us all the Fall feels!

Company C

 

 

Company C

 

 

Or, if you still want that feel without the big commitment of a new area rug, try a few throw pillows and blankets in cozy, warm colors (Think: orange, red, yellow, brown…).

West Elm

 

 

Serena & Lily

 

 

Anthropologie

 

 

Anthropologie

 

 

What are your favorite Fall home trends?  Do you have any seasonal traditions that you’d like to share with us?  Let us know in the comments!

Color Feature: Millenial Pink

Part rose quartz, part bubblegum, “millennial pink” is having a major moment right now in the design world.  It’s soft, subtle, warm, and feminine.  We are loving it paired with crisp whites and clean lines, and find it the perfect complement to mid-century modern styles.

It may be a step outside of the box for some, but we are so on board with this color trend!  Are you?

 

Langdon Ltd

 

 

 

Safavieh

 

 

Curated Kravet

 

 

Surya

 

 

Lulu & Georgia

 

 

Anthropologie

 

 

Pine Cone Hill

 

 

Dash & Albert

 

 

Loloi

 

 

Benjamin Moore

 

 

Le Creuset

 

 

World Market

 

 

 

Kate Spade collection via Williams Sonoma

 

 

Divine Designs via Horchow

 

 

What do you think about millennial pink?  Loving this trend or leaving it?  Let us know in the comments!

Designer Tips for Small Spaces

Many of my clients come to me wanting to downsize, or with a small apartment or condo in the city where square footage is few and far between.  Just because you’re living in closer quarters doesn’t mean that your design needs to suffer.  

On the contrary, keeping with the right scale, there are lots of tips and tricks to use to really make the most out of every inch!  Here are a few of our favorite small space design ideas to help get you started!

 

Living in a studio, but still want the privacy of a bedroom?  Beautiful curtains are a quick, and stylish way to separate your space.

Urban Outfitters

 

 

If you have a smaller kitchen, and not enough space for a proper dining table, why not try a countertop with stools that tuck in?  I love how the frames are delicate, and the furniture doesn’t block any view of the kitchen!  

IKEA

 

On a similar note, lucite- or transparent- furniture doesn’t take up much visual space, making it the perfect choice for a smaller area.  You can find this look in bar carts, chairs, tables, you name it!

Jonathan Adler

 

 

This one is a personal favorite- we actually just used this extendable coffee table in high gloss white for one of our clients.  It’s especially perfect for those who like to have dinner on the sofa!  Comes in great colors and finishes!

West Elm

 

 

Bedrooms can definitely be the messiest room of the house.  With clothes and shoes being thrown around, it may feel like your smaller bedroom is never tidy.  Under-the-bed storage is key here- and this one from Pottery Barn has tons of it!  I love how there are baskets not only on the sides, but even the front…bonus bins!

Pottery Barn

 

 

Low on cabinet space, and don’t have room for a large storage piece?  This one’s narrow enough to fit those larger pots and pans- especially if they’re as fun as these!

World Market

 

 

My go-to on a small dining table is an adorable little bistro set like this one.  Keep your scale small, but certainly not your style!

Crate & Barrel

 

 

Selamat is always one of our favorite showrooms to see at Market, because it is always just so much FUN.  I love how they’ve used a smaller dining set and a narrow little stool here as a nightstand.  

Selamat Designs

 

 

Nesting tables are an excellent choice if you love to entertain, because you can just pull out extra table space as needed!

ModShop

 

 

Arhaus

 

 

What’s your favorite small space design idea?  Do you have any favorite tips or tricks to share with us?  Let us know in the comments!

Getting in Bed with Organic

We all know that when it comes to what we put in our bodies, organic is always better.  So, shouldn’t that count for the linens we spend 8 hours of every day wrapped up in?  Chemical dyes and additives can irritate the skin, and our skin is, after all, the largest organ in our bodies!  

Luckily, going organic in our bedrooms doesn’t mean that we have to forfeit style!  There are plenty of companies getting on board, and we’ve picked a few of our favorite looks to share with you.

 

Coyuchi

 

 

West Elm

 

 

The Company Store

 

 

 

Garnet Hill

 

 

Boll & Branch

 

 

 

PB Teen

 

 

 

Coyuchi

 

 

 

West Elm

 

What do you think about organic linens?  Would you make the switch?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Oh, Baby!

I’ve always said, “You’re never too old to learn something new”, and I’m so excited to take this to the extreme in my new role as nonnie-to be!  Yes, next month my son and daughter-in-law will be blessing us with a granddaughter.  

A lot has changed since I raised Justin and Jillian;  Crib sides don’t go down, bumper pads are 50/50 (as are blankets and toys),  babies sleep on their backs, not their tummies…. The list is endless, but I’m learning!

My job naturally takes me to interior furnishings and decor stores, but never have I found myself veering off to the little people section as much as I do now!  There is so much STUFF for babies!!!  And, I love it all!  

 

Crib sheets have beautiful colors like this one from Anthropologie, and cribs come in every style and color!

Anthropologie

 

Love the navy and white, signature Serena and Lily style, and it’s perfect for a coastal nursery.  

Serena & Lily

 

Pink is sweet and fresh, and I LOVE the cherries on this crib sheet.

Serena & Lily

 

You can never have enough receiving blankets, especially soft and cozy ones like these.

The Company Store

 

A nursery rocker is a must.  After a “Goldilocks day” trying out rockers, Justin decided to go for all the bells and whistles on this recliner/rocker.  Since the chair will be in his home office, he decided to go for the gold!

Pottery Barn Kids

 

I’m in love with this rug and chair!

Pottery Barn Kids

 

When Jillian was little she loved Peter Rabbit – how she would have loved this room!

Bed Bath & Beyond

 

Not sure what to do with the walls!?  Try out some removable wallpaper!

Tempaper Designs

 

I could go on and on and on with adorable baby things.  Here are some highlights from Lydia’s baby shower hosted by Jillian…complete with the cutest diaper cake ever!

 

Everyone needs a little something sweet!

 

And flowers picked from the garden were Jillian’s choice for centerpieces.  These peonies and mountain laurel were at their peak!

 

A little headband making station, and baby girl Hayward is ready to greet the world!

 

 

There are so many adorable nursery ideas out there, and we want to know your favorites!

Market Trends: Looks We Love!

A few weeks ago, we went down to High Point, North Carolina for the design market to see some of our favorite lines display their newest collections.  Usually, we leave with so many inspiring new ideas that it takes a few days to decompress and sort through all the wonderful pieces we saw.  

This year, however, we just can’t stop thinking about all of the amazing colors on display at every showroom.  High Point was fully in bloom with some of the brightest, crispest, and most vibrant colors I’ve seen to date.  It seemed for a bit there that muted tones were really taking over, but now the biggest trend looking forward are these stunning, show-stopping hues… and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite on-trend pieces, and we hope you enjoy them as much we do!

 

Studio 773, Eastern Accents

 

 

Surya

 

 

Tempaper Designs

 

 

Selamat Designs

 

 

Company C

 

 

ModShop

 

 

Thibaut

 

 

Legacy Home

 

 

Serena & Lily

 

 

Barclay Butera Collection, Castelle

 

 

We couldn’t leave High Point without snapping a few pics of these beautiful collections as we went along for our Instagram followers- here are a few of our absolute favorites!

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Thibaut, High Point Market

 

 

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Thibaut, High Point Market

 

 

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Century Furniture, High Point Market

 

 

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Surya, High Point Market

 

 

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Company C, High Point Market

 

 

Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors, Showroom: Selamat, High Point Market

 

 

What do you think of these bold, fresh tones?  Love it or leave it?  We LOVE it!

Pattern Mix Like a Pro

Whether you are trying to put together a fashionable new outfit or a fun new room design, pattern mixing can seem like such a daunting task.  You may love the look of mixing patterns, but where do you even begin?  How can you tell what patterns will work together, and which will clash?  

Once we show you a few of our favorite tips, you’ll be mixing patterns together like a pro!

 

A great way to start with your pattern mixing is by pairing florals and stripes.  Here, you can see that the vibrant floral wallcovering meshes so nicely with the striped rug in front.  They’ve even gone the extra step and added more patterns in their throw pillows to tie the look together using two common colors: pink and black.  The wallcovering, rug, and pillows all have these two colors in common, which creates a nice harmony between the three very different patterns.

Cole & Son, Lee Jofa

 

Again, we see a strong harmony between the colors in each pattern in this bright, beautiful space.  The floral print on the wall is complemented beautifully by the boldly striped couch, and framed by curtains using the same pink and orange hues.  Stunning!

Diane Von Furstenberg, Kravet

 

Another beautiful way to mix patterns is to go monochromatic, using the same color in each one.  By using the same light blue in each pattern, this bedroom is simple and in perfect harmony.

Curated Kravet

 

If the monochromatic look is too mellow for you, pairing complementary colors is a great way to introduce different colors together.  Again, you can see how beautifully florals and stripes mix!

Surya

 

I love this dining room from Serena & Lily for so many reasons, and the way they’ve mixed blue-based patterns together is definitely one of them!  The napkins draped from the chair backs show you how versatile the look is when you have a base of stripes and polka dots to build off of.

Serena & Lily

 

If you like the feel of a monochromatic space, but want to add small pops of color, here’s a great example of how to pattern mix in the same color family.  Here, you see several different patterns and textures all meshing together perfectly because they are all soft, cool tones. 

Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kravet

 

This bright and sunny living space shows off a more complex mix of patterns, but the commonalities are still the same.  The wall, couch, and rug, while all very different in design, still have the same vibrant pop of blue that threads them together.

Anthropologie

 

A classic mix, bold black and white stripes work great with a patterned rug.  I especially love the way that the black stripes really make the rug border pop!

Anthropologie

 

Another classic style, black and white is one of the easiest ways to mix several different patterns.  Bedding, lamps, and accessories are all tied together by the same two bold colors.  Not to mention, the options for adding in pops of color are endless!

PB Kids

 

 

Hopefully you’ve learned a few tricks to start pattern mixing on your own- start simple, and the more comfortable you get with it, the more fun you’ll have mixing different patterns together!  What will you try first?  Let us know in the comment section!

Palm Springs Inspired Design

I just returned from a fabulous (and oh so warm!) trip out to the west coast to see Jillian.  After some San Diego fun time we headed East to Palm Springs for a little desert getaway.  There is so much beautiful mid-century modern design, at times I really felt like we traveled back in time!  We also stumbled upon an exhibit from Desert X – a house made entirely of mirrors, inside and out.  It reflected the mountains and desert in such a unique way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Springs is a beautiful, funky little town amidst this grandeur.  From the hotels, to the houses, shops, and art galleries, it seemed that everywhere in Palm Springs was rocking that amazing retro look!   Combing the mid-century style with bright colors, prints, and shiny metals, really ties the look together and gives it a more modern flare.  

You don’t have to go to Palm Springs to get the look.  Here are some of our favorite vendors and their takes on mid-century modern.   What do you think of these looks?

 

West Elm

 

 

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Curated Kravet

 

 

Williams Sonoma Home

 

 

World Market

 

 

Tempaper

 

 

Graham & Brown

 

 

Urban Outfitters

 

 

Anthropologie

 

 

Langdon LTD

 

 

Crate & Barrel

 

 

What’s your favorite?  Would you bring some of this Palm Springs style to your home?  Let us know in the comments!

Mixing in Menagerie

When I saw the menagerie-inspired Andrew Martin for Kravet collection, I was fascinated by all of the bright colors, animal prints, and stunning design.  It seems that lately, this menagerie theme is popping up all over our favorite stores, and we absolutely love it!  With Spring right around the corner, we love seeing designs like these overflowing with life and color!

From fabric, to dishes, to linens, and wall coverings, these four-legged creatures bring a feeling of the outdoors into your home.  Here are a few of our favorites we’d love to share!

 

Andrew Martin for Kravet

 

 

Andrew Martin

 

 

Williams Sonoma

 

 

World Market

 

 

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Urban Outfitters

 

 

Anthropologie

 

 

Maximo Riera

 

 

Pottery Barn

 

 

Surya

 

 

Loloi

 

 

Arteriors Chandelier, Photo by Susan Hayward Interiors

 

 

Would you add a little menagerie to your home?  Let us know in the comments!

Our Favorite Spring Tablescapes for 2017

My 2 least favorite months of the year are February and March.  I’m tired of the cold, sick of my winter tablescapes, and generally feeling gloomy.  Starting to “dewinterize” the house perks me up, and one of the easiest to do is the table.  

I love the soft pastels, vivd greens, flora, and fauna that come along with warmer weather and lots of sunshine.  So, with one foot still in winter and one on its way into spring, you’ll find all of these things in my favorite Springtime tabletops!

Whether you’re gathering ideas for your own table decor or just enjoy seeing all of these lively designs, we hope you enjoy our gorgeous collection of Spring tables capes as much as we do! 

 

Oscar de la Renta

 

 

Style Me Pretty

 

 

Williams Sonoma

 

 

Magnolia Market

 

 

Anke Illness for decor8

 

 

Isabelle de Borchgrave

 

 

Lauren Conrad

 

 

Midwest Living

 

 

Pier 1 Imports

 

 

Photo by Alison Bernier for 100-Layer Cakelet

 

 

Photo by Alison Bernier for 100-Layer Cakelet

 

 

Love of Family and Home

 

 

What is your favorite Spring inspired tabletop?  Would you try any of these this season?  Let us know in the comments!