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

 

 

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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!

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!

J’Adore Décor!

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

If you read our blog often (or saw pictures from my wedding), you probably already know that vintage, romantic décor is my absolute favorite style.  What I love most about it is the warm, cozy feel that it brings to a room.  Often paired with calm, neutral tones, this style can have such a soothing effect.

I also love the idea that the style reflects the rich history of its era, and breathes such life into the design.  Sometimes, this style can be a bit difficult to achieve on your own… But, here are a few of my favorite looks to hopefully inspire you and give you some new ideas for how to get this look in your home, too!

 

I love a sturdy, rustic farmhouse table paired with neutral linen.  This is classic French country design, and a timeless look for your dining area.  I like to pair mine with a big bouquet of hydrangeas or peonies- simple, elegant, and soft.

Kathy Kuo Home

Kathy Kuo Home

 

With lots of neutral tones, it’s nice to add in pops of glitz like gold and silver to add a bit of sparkle to your décor!

Kathy Kuo Home

Kathy Kuo Home

 

Bella Cottage is one of my personal favorites- their pieces are simply beautiful.  I love the tufting here- it would be so comfy to lean up against if you like to read in bed, like I do!

Bella Cottage

Bella Cottage

 

Often in French country décor, you will find ornate, glamorous lighting paired with rustic or distressed pieces.  This adds so much depth to all of those neutral tones, and really steps your design up to the next level!

Bella Cottage

Eloquence via Bella Cottage

 

For a more casual room, you can channel that country look from nature, and use it in wallpaper and fresh flowers.  This Tempaper wallpaper is not only perfect for the style, it’s also temporary so that you can easily add or remove it any time you want to switch it up!

Tempaper

Tempaper

 

Stools like these from Frontgate have it all- I wish I had a counter like this in my house so that I could get some of my own!

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

 

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

I love the look of this wire basket chandelier!  This could be so fun for a big table outdoors, maybe even with some vines or ivy wrapped around.

The Painted Cottage

The Painted Cottage

 

It is so common to find distressed or “shabby chic” furniture to capture this look.  Annie Sloan chalk paint is easy enough to use yourself, and the best quality out there to get the style of paint you see here!

Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings

 

 

Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan

 

 

The Painted Cottage

The Painted Cottage

 

 

Shabby Chic Couture

Shabby Chic Couture

 

 

Shabby Chic Couture

Shabby Chic Couture

 

 

What’s YOUR favorite style?  Would you try this French country décor in your home?

Bringing The Bistro to You!

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

This week is me and my husband’s first wedding anniversary, and I wanted to surprise him with a new bistro set for our patio to enjoy our Sunday “wine & cheese night” rituals outside.  As I was searching for the perfect one for our home, I found so many fun, vibrant bistro sets, that it was hard to choose only one!

For my home, I chose a classic, vintage, Parisian style set that I found at a local antique shop here in San Diego.  While browsing through my favorite brands online, as well as the beautiful antiques down the street, I was loving all of the different styles, colors, and materials that are out there.  Bistro sets are really just the perfect pieces to have to go a little out of your comfort zone, and add some real pop and pizazz to your patio!  I hope some of these favorites will inspire you just like they did for me!

 

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

 

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

 

Horchow

Horchow

 

 

Hampton Bay via Home Depot

Hampton Bay via Home Depot

 

 

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

 

 

Plow & Hearth

Plow & Hearth

 

 

Plow & Hearth

Plow & Hearth

 

 

West Elm

West Elm

 

 

West Elm

West Elm

 

 

Mercury Row via Wayfair

Mercury Row via Wayfair

 

 

How would you decorate your bistro set once you found one you loved?  Would you leave it bare, add some cushions, or maybe a vase on the table?

Funky Front Porches

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

With all of the gorgeous summer nights we get to experience here in San Diego, I’ve been thinking about redesigning my front porch to be able to enjoy each sunset from the comfort of my own home.  There are so many ways to design a beautiful and functional porch regardless of how large or small your area may be.  Do you prefer to lounge out front in a rustic Adirondack chair?  Or perhaps cozy up to a nest or hammock?  There are so many options to choose from that can work in even the smallest of porches!

 

My husband and I live right by the beach, and love to spend our evenings outside grilling and enjoying the evenings from our porch.  Having a smaller area to work with, we’ve been looking for the perfect little bistro set to have a drink and some munchies on without using up too much space!

Breakwater Bay (Via Wayfair)

Breakwater Bay (Via Wayfair)

 

These hanging nests are so fun and look just absolutely cozy!

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

 

If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can never go wrong with paired rockers.  Brighten it up and add some personal style for each season with fun pillows like these!

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

When I see nests as comfortable-looking as this, I just want to curl up with a good book for hours, don’t you?

West Elm

West Elm

 

Personally, I’m a huge fan of whites and neutrals in the home, and I especially love the fresh, bright look it gives this porch.  I love the way they incorporated a little pop of color with that gorgeous turquoise bench!

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

Always a favorite, Kouboo knows how to add some serious style to a porch!  If you prefer to lounge in the backyard, try making a bold statement with tropical plants out front!

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

I love this idea for a family beach house.  Although they are the same style rocker, the differing colors add a fun edge- not to mention that each person can pick their own color.

Grandin Road

Grandin Road

 

If you like the hanging nest, add a little uniqueness with a design like this seahorse or a hanging bench with funky throw pillows!

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

 

 

Hayneedle

Hayneedle

 

 

Which style front porch do you like best?  We always love to see your pictures!

Top 8 Picks From Vegas Market

It is with great excitement (and a motherly dose of pride) that I introduce you to my daughter, Jillian.  Jill has been my blogmaster extraordinaire since the inception of our blog.  She’s decided to take an even more active role in the company, and pursue her own extended degree in Interior Design.  Jill and I just returned from Las Vegas Market and I asked her to author this week’s feature blog.  So, Jill, here you go…

 

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

As you may have seen, Susan and I had a great time at the Las Vegas Market this summer!  We saw some of our favorite brands and designers, as well as met several new artists and familiarized ourselves with their work.   It was so inspiring to us to see so many of these collections, and wanted to take a moment to share with you some of our favorites!

 

1.  Feather Chandelier by Visual Comfort Lighting

This chandelier grabbed our attention almost instantly because of its unique and delicate nature.  We LOVE this chandelier so much, that we may even use it for a client here who loves this Gatsby-style, early 1900’s design!

 

Visual Comfort Lighting

Visual Comfort Lighting

 

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2.  Marilyn Chair by Global Views

This one has been a favorite of Susan’s for a while, but seeing it in the showroom at Global Views was great to feel how smooth and heavy this chair is despite its light, airy look.  This is a great quality chair, and way more comfortable than it looks!

Global Views

Global Views

 

MarilynChair_SusanHaywardInteriors

 

 

3.  Xaviera Stool by Christopher Guy

The showroom we were most excited to see was admittedly Christopher Guy.  The way that he designs his products is so unusual, that it creates a true feast for your senses just experiencing his artwork.  This stool was one of our favorites because of its classic, practical, yet signature look.  We think it would look great at a bar or counter to add just a little pizazz to your space with that elegant cross in back.

Xaviera by Christopher Guy

Xaviera by Christopher Guy

 

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4.  Ocean-Inspired Chandeliers from Currey & Company

When we are looking for fun, funky, yet great quality lighting, Currey & Company is one of our go-to brands.  Their showroom at Market dazzled with their many ocean-inspired pieces, including these gorgeous chandeliers with sea shells and sea glass!  Any of these would be the perfect choice for a beach house- I could definitely see us showing one off in our Cape house this summer!

 

Sea forth Orb Chandelier by Currey & Company

Sea forth Orb Chandelier by Currey & Company

Shoreline Pendant by Currey & Company

Shoreline Pendant by Currey & Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidewater Chandelier by Currey & Company

Tidewater Chandelier by Currey & Company

Capri Chandelier by Currey & Company

Capri Chandelier by Currey & Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Kharaa Pouf by Surya

Everywhere we went, it seemed that this look was taking over Market!  Furry chairs, pillows, sofas, poufs… you name it!  We loved the pouf and pillows by Surya because of how soft they were to the touch, yet we loved this blush color for more practical reasons over the stark white that has become so popular.  This would definitely be a bit more forgiving in a busy home, and oh so inviting to cozy up to!

Kharaa Pouf by Surya

Kharaa Pouf by Surya

 

Surya

Surya

 

 

6.  Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

Mirrored furniture can really expand the appearance of a room (see our post, Make Your Room Appear Bigger…WITHOUT Remodeling!), and this Chelsea Desk did just that.  It was paired with bright, vibrant oranges in the showroom that made the desk just sparkle.  If you love a contemporary style, this is the desk for you!

 

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

 

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

Chelsea Desk by Bungalow 5

 

 

7.  Indoor/Outdoor Furniture by POLaRT Designs

Yes, you are seeing this correctly.  POLaRT Designs makes indoor/outdoor furniture that looks like THIS!  How fun!!  We had never seen anything like this, and were enthralled to hear all about their products and how easy the care is!  These chairs would be just so fun in the right space, don’t you think?

POLaRT Designs

POLaRT Designs

 

POLaRT Designs

POLaRT Designs

 

POLaRT Designs

POLaRT Designs

 

 

8.   Pillows by Langdon Ltd.

One of my personal favorites from Market was meeting Phoebe from Langdon Ltd. and learning about her gorgeous textiles.  They are all hand woven, and of wonderful quality.  We got a few pillows to try out in our West Coast office, where they will be the perfect addition to the sunny, laid back style of California.  We can’t wait to show them off!

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Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

Langdon Ltd.

Langdon Ltd.

 

 

 

We had such a great time at Market, and hope you like our picks as much as we did!

 

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Wacky Woods

There was a time when a wood floor meant oak strips, and a wood wall meant planking headboard.  Now we are finding all species of woods in all different places.  Installation can be as easy as peel and stick!  Veneers come in every species imaginable.  Here are some creative uses of wood to get your imagination flowing!

 

Log Cabin Directory

Log Cabin Directory

 

 

Brewster Home Fashions

Brewster Home Fashions

 

 

Stikwood

Stikwood

 

 

Stikwood

Stikwood

 

 

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

 

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

 

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

 

Curated Kravet

Curated Kravet

Curated Kravet

Curated Kravet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Calvin Furniture Studio

David Calvin Furniture Studio

 

 

Global Views

Global Views

 

 

Global Views

Global Views

 

 

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

 

Avanity

Avanity

 

 

Armstrong

Armstrong

 

 

Photo by: Kai Nakamura via Arch Daily

Photo by: Kai Nakamura via Arch Daily

 

 

We love these fun and funky wood creations!  What’s your favorite?  Would you try one in your home?

Greige: The Hottest New Color?

Okay, I am obsessed!  Never one for the monochromatic, but I’m now a convert.  Grey can be too cold, and beige too blah….but put the two together and you get….GREIGE!!  Greige is the one of the hottest colors in interiors right now, and judging from the response I’ve seen, it may be here to stay.

Whether you opt for the monochromatic room, or want a few key pieces that will stand the test of time, griege may be your answer.  It works well with both cool and warm palates, so it’s versatile.

 

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

 

Kravet has come out with some beautiful lines.  One of my favorites is the Jeffrey Alan Marks collection;  It mixes beautiful soft blues and greiges and works beautifully in a coastal setting.

Jeffrey Alan Marks for Kravet

Jeffrey Alan Marks for Kravet

 

 

Candice Olson collections have a little more formality as she incorporates an ever-so-slight sparkle into her fabrics.

Cadice Olson for Kravet

Cadice Olson for Kravet

 

 

We feature Bella Cottage A LOT in our blogs.  As you know, my daughter Jillian loves this shabby chic style, and I think she would decorate her whole house with Bella Cottage if she could! Everything is always so soft and romantic…what’s not to love!?

The Bella Cottage

The Bella Cottage

 

 

We spend a third of our lives “under the sheets”, so don’t skimp.  Using a neutral color means your bedding will last with your changing color schemes!  And simple bedding in a neutral color can go with just about any decor.

West Elm

West Elm

 

West Elm

West Elm

 

 

We’ve definitely hopped on the bandwagon of softly painted finishes.  Why go “off-white”?  Try Greige instead.

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

 

Our new painted finish crush includes the chalk paint look, too.  I am determined to take an Annie Sloan class (maybe I can talk Jillian into joining me!) and do a blog of furniture before and after.  This greige paint is gorgeous!!

Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan

 

Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan

 

 

Have you tried out this new color trend in your home?  Let us know if you’re loving it as much as we are!

Are We Seeing A Dining Room Revival?

The past decade has seen such a change in the way we live, and our homes have changed along with us.  We saw the rise of the Great Room and the fall of the formality in the way we dine.  2016 is shaping up as the year of the “Return of the Dining Room”.  But, it’s not your grandmother’s formal, Downton Abbey-esque dining experience…

Today’s dining room is fun, “fancy”, and exciting.  Since we don’t use the room as often as other spaces, it’s an opportunity to try something a little different, and maybe to head out of your comfort zone a little bit.  Here are some “not your grandmother’s dining rooms” that have pizazz, comfort, and color!

 

This is like a fresh breath of Spring.  Yes, wallpaper is back, and there is no better room to bring it back with than your dining room.  The traditional brass chandelier is gone and replaced by a variety of unique lighting options!

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Want to encourage lively dinner conversation?  Add some bold color to your room.

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Bold mirrors and lighting can create a “grand” feeling in your dining room.

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

 

Unique pieces, be it chairs, lighting , or accessories can really transform your space into a whole different world!

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

 

And then of course, there’s the “new” traditional,  adding just a little pop of excitement!

Lauren Conrad, InStyle

Lauren Conrad, InStyle

 

 

What’s your favorite dining room?  Would you try a bold color or look?

“Semi-Precious” Style Like You’ve Never Seen!

One trend that I have been seeing lots of is a very glamorous addition to rooms that totally steals the show wherever it’s displayed.  Semi-precious stones are no longer reserved for jewelry; They are being found in the design world in everything from lamps to headboards!

With the vibrance, depth, and complexity of the colors naturally found within many of these stones, they are sure to be show-stopping additions to any room.  We’ve pooled a few of our favorite semi-precious inspirations to show you how versatile these stones can be for your home when you think outside the box!

 

 

Purple has always been a color representing richness and luxury, so how perfect would it be to put amethyst on display in the bedroom or entryway to really make a statement?  I just love the way the light shows off the depth in its many colors!  Perfect for that glamorous condo in the city.

Majestic Gemstone

Majestic Gemstone

 

New Ravenna

New Ravenna

 

The Stone Collection

The Stone Collection

 

 

Lately, we have been crushing over this color, so it seems all too perfect to see a countertop overflowing with this gorgeous rose quartz!

The Stone Collection

The Stone Collection

 

 

I cannot stress enough how much I love the way these stones are cut to show off their natural beauty and unique characteristics.  Not to mention, they surely create a bold look that guests will “Ooh” and “Aah” over every time!

Majestic Gemstone

Majestic Gemstone

 

Majestic Gemstone

Majestic Gemstone

 

Veranda

Veranda

 

If you’re not ready to commit to quite such a bold statement, try this look in tiles.  Bathrooms are the perfect place to add a little glitz and glam on your walls!

HGTV

HGTV

 

 

New Ravenna

New Ravenna

 

If tiling is still too glitzy for your style, try any of these accent pieces around your home!  We love them all!

Horchow

Horchow

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RabLabs

RabLabs

 

 

Global Views

Global Views

 

 

What do you think about the use of semi-precious stones in your home?  Would you be willing to try more oaf a bold look, or stick with the accents?