FALLING LEAVES BRING AUTUMNAL BLISS OUTSIDE: ADD SOME INSIDE

by Marisa Marcantonio


Since fall is now upon us, add some style elements to update your home for the new season. Earthy hues, natural materials and items that have a worn patina of age will add warmth and texture to your cozy home.

Photo Courtesy of Unica Home
This is the best doormat since Target did their Happy Inside mat. Designed by Ed Annink in 2002 for Droog Design, it is finally available stateside. Pick up yours at Unica Home


Acorn Bird feeder from Plow and Hearth adds some rustic charm to your garden. There is a retro homey feeling to this feeder. Find it at Plow and Hearth

Photo Courtesy of Boussac
Falling leaves everywhere! Boussac's Scandale in this rich red color would make a great throw pillow. Look at their other fabrics you can get through your decorator at Boussac

Photo Courtesy of Peter Dunham
Fig Leaf, a Peter Dunham Design is used here in one of his projects to great effect. The two-tone leaves bring the outside in, with a graphic sensibility. I have also seen it used on outdoor furniture on a loggia--such fun!
Check out the other fabrics, some of which are ethnic chic, at Peter Dunham Stay tuned for Peter's latest design venture Hollywood at Home, a shop that will carry antiques, lighting, furniture and fabrics on 636 North Almont Drive in Los Angeles!! Grand opening November 1st, 2007.



Adding fall tip towels to the powder room welcome guests with whimsy. The classic L.L. Bean boots on a hand towel, perfect! From Lady Clare


Charlotte Moss launched her china pattern this year with American company Pickard, capturing garden elements in her seasonless lattice pattern. Check it out at her shop along with other decorating and entertaining goodies, Charlotte Moss


Photos Courtesy of Gien
Rambouillet, the charming Faience woodland hand painted pattern from Gien, is a seasonal favorite for those who love game and the wild. The chocolate patterned background looks great with wood handled flatware and other creamware pieces. Available at Table Ideas

Photo Courtesy of Kim Seybert
Hobnail glasses hark back to early Americana. This chic updated version from napkin ring and placemat trendsetter Kim Seybert looks fabulous on a traditional table. The teal blue is a great, rich shade that looks great with other jewel tones. See Kim's fashionable table accessories at Kim Seybert, her materials, patterns and shapes are inspired by the runway and are always innovative.

Photo Courtesy of Michael Aram
Twigware Forest Leaf Collection flatware is a fall favorite among editors, it looks great with so many china patterns. The delicate branch handles and handmade detailing add to the patterns uniqueness. See all of Michael's artistic pieces at Michael Aram

Photo Courtesy of Baker
The Laura Kirar Collection Lattice Throw plays on a geo pattern, in rich fall colors. Get yours at Kohler, and while you are there look at the lush materials she has used for her Baker line



Photo Courtesy of Ankasa
This yummy throw with lattice weave is sumptuous with the suede border. Better to wrap yourself in, from Ankasa

Photo Courtesy of Homart
Strike up a fire with these sophisticated wallpaper patterned matches. They will look great on the mantle, from Aero Home

Photo Courtesy of William Sonoma Home
Provencal bedding from Williams Sonoma's new bedding collection will have you jumping out of bed this saturday morning to spend the day making ratatouille and coq au vin! So authentique! Make your bedroom tres francais and purchase it at Williams Sonoma Home