I’m a big believer in pastels, especially during the springtime months. But what about pastel shades for fall? Recently, I noticed that more and more washed out, desaturated colors are popping up in fall fashion — aka the perfect inspiration for a cozy, but modern color palette in your home.
If there is one color that has been speaking to me more and more this fall, it’s a dusty mauve-y pale pink shade. I simply cannot get enough. I love the way this hue feels totally fresh, but also sits incredibly well with more traditional fall colors like olive green, grey-washed navy, terracotta, and natural jute.
There’s also something vaguely luxe about using pastel shades in the fall. For some reason, it calls to mind an old hotel room in Paris, with luxurious silk curious and layered vintage rugs. For this color, I’m looking for full-impact glam, which translates into using really awesome, luxe materials like viscose, silk, and even a high-quality jute for a bohemian-meets-chic vibe. My suggestion is to pick a tone of this color and pick 2 or 3 rugs that share it. Then, simply layer ‘em on for a cozy, fall look!
The changing seasons is actually a really exciting time for yours truly. While I know it means cooling temperatures and the promise of winter, I can’t help but love love LOVE fall. For me, fall is all about getting cozy and layered. Plus, the colors achieve a certain richness and depth that just feels wrong for summer. There are colors that feel classic for fall, but also trend colors that feel bold and fresh. Here are my two favorites!
Oh, peacock green…how do I love you, let me count the ways. Honestly, if I could pick one color to wrap myself in this fall…this is it. I already have a leather jacket and purse in this color and my plan is to wear them all the way through spring. I am THAT obsessed with this color. And it’s a super easy add for your home. Peacock green can practically be a neutral with it’s deep, rich color. It pairs nicely with shades of black and charcoal, even navy and golden yellow. I also feel like this hue is a great complement to different stains of wood, so you can rest assured it sits well with your furniture.
Another of my favorite fall colors is what I like to call berry. Tones like burgundy and red are classic fall colors, but berry feels like a way more modern approach. Just like peacock, berry pairs well with neutrals like black, charcoal, and deep shades of brown. I also love it with golden yellow tones and even shades of tangerine and terra cotta. This color also lends itself well to a variety of patterns, but I really love it as a modern update for traditional motifs.
I recently moved into the most gorgeous loft space, ever. I feel like I can say that without the risk of hyperbole because it really is just so special. A few details: exposed brick from the 1900s, original wooden floors, and 14 foot ceilings. This space is truly something special… and because of it’s unique details, I feel this immense pressure to do my very best when outfitting it! Plus, because the space is a loft, everything is out in the open, making my selection of pattern and color all the more important. One way that I’ve decided to get inspired is with fashion (as always!) and this time it’s no exception.
Black and white has always been such a classic, but often I feel like it can border on being too classic, almost too glam at times. Instead, I want to put a bohemian twist on it for my space. I want the white to instead be warmer tones like ivory or ecru and for the black to be a bit roughed up and faded to shades of charcoal.
I feel like texture plays another key role in this trend for my loft. Words cannot even express how obsessed I am with shaggy Moroccan-inspired rugs right now, particularly this gorgeous ivory number from Momeni. Shag adds the perfect element of dimensionality and bohemian flair, while also being incredibly comfortable and carefree.
We all know how daunting the task of finding a large rug for a great price can be so Dabito from Old Brand New is here to help! In his latest post, Dabito shares some of his favorite large rugs–8×10 to be exact–under $500. You’ll see rug styles ranging from Beni Ourain inspired rugs to kilim to jute to blue…let the browsing begin!