Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Decor Inspiration

 Wondering how my brain works when it comes to decorating? Well, it usually starts with color.

 Color is the #1 way I am inspired and it's usually the colors of nature. This fall season I was inspired  by the hue of dried leaves, warm woods, black leather and a favorite grey sweater.

 Color is most important in my decor process because it's what ties everything together. The color  story that I pick will help make sense of another component in decorating which is the "feeling" or  "mood" of the room. What do I want my room to feel like?

 For this season I wanted my room to feel warm, quiet and inviting. I wanted it to feel a bit heavier,  enveloping and more saturated than Spring and Summer.  I wanted my home to have a warm glow in  the evening with candlelight. (OK, I'm starting to sound a bit cheesy, but seriously that is how my  brain works).

This picture is from when I created an indoor picnic in my living room last year and you can see it HERE.

 After I make sense of the colors and mood of a room, I start to think of the finishes and textures that  I want to incorporate in my decor. What textures, shapes, and even smells will enhance the MOOD  of the room?  For Autumn, I wanted earthy and masculine finishes like leather and wood. I wanted a  mix of  smooth leathers, nubby fabrics and woven accents. 

 To understand what I'm going for I created a mood board. I encourage you to do the same whenever  you're planning a space. A mood board (or inspiration board) will definitely help you stay focused on  achieving the look you are going for.

*image credit left to right: Collected -County Living by Jimmy Stanton  Natural -Dan Mazzarini  Artisanal -Forest and Found  Cozy -Althaus 

Here are some of my favorite new additions to my home for fall

 Want to see it all come together? Check out  my fall home tour by clicking HERE. Also, if  you haven't already done so, please subscribe to my blog by leaving your email in the subscription  box and  you will get a short notification when a new blog post goes live :)

 Thanks and hope you visit the fall tour 🍁