Fashion Translation: Muted Hues for Fall

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.

Photo Credit: Mariano Vivanco via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Surya Mykonos rug

Safavieh Cape Cod rug

Surya Scarborough rug (my personal favorite!)


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!


Photo Credit: Mariano Vivanco via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Kaleen Kenwood rug

Feizy Rugs Marlow rug

Rugs America Williams rug

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5 Fall Decor Trends to Try

1 - knitted

Trend No.1: Chunky knits. Deliciously cozy and warm, what could be better than a room filled with knitted accents in the fall? Try a chunky knitted pouf, a vintage knit blanket, or knitted pillow covers in the living room. For smaller accents, seek out knit cozies in neutral hues for your tea pot, french press, or mug.

2 - dark-floral

Trend No. 2: Dark florals. Dramatic and moody, these are no spring florals. Look for painterly floral prints on dark backgrounds. Wallpapers, like the stunning paper by designer Ellie Cashman, shown here, make a big statement in a small space like an entryway or powder room. For a less permanent take on the trend, pick up a pillow or two with dark floral prints and toss them on the couch for a fresh look.

3 - cognac

Trend No. 3: Cognac. As rich and warming as its namesake beverage, cognac color is an ideal hue for fall. It makes soft neutrals like khaki and cream look fancier, and works equally well as a foil for pops of brighter hues like teal and cranberry. Wondering where to add cognac? You can’t go wrong with anything in soft, buttery leather, from a couch to a stool.

4 - artisan

Trend No. 4: Artisan accessories. From traditional folk art from around the world, to delectable handmade finds from Etsy, artisan accessories are more popular than ever, with good reason! These colorful, creative finds can instantly give your space a personal touch. So even if you have the same Ikea bookcase as everyone else on your block, your home will look and feel really unique and special thanks to your creative use of accessories. To get this look, seek out at least one or two artisan finds for each room in your home. For example, place a hand-carved wooden spoon in the kitchen, a colorful rug in the living room, and pretty napkins with Mexican embroidery on the dining table.

5 - curated

Trend No. 5: The curated look. As well put together as a museum exhibition, the curated look entails carefully selecting your favorite objects and putting them on display. The most goof-proof way to embrace this trend is by sticking with a monochromatic color palette (all white, for example) and pulling together artwork and objects that fit within the palette.

Fall Trends

To get your folk art-inspired decor fix, check out the new Traditions Made Modern collection of pillows and rugs from Jaipur Rugs. Nearly every piece can mix and match to create a happily jumbled, eclectic look.

Ready to try this at home? Share which trend is your favorite in the Comments section!


Shopping Guide: All pillows and rugs shown by Jaipur Rugs Traditions Made Modern Collection.

Photo Credits: (From top to bottom of post) Anne WeilEllie Cashman DesignPetite Modern LifeNot Perfect Linen (on Etsy)The Everygirl.

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Cozy Up Your Living Room for Fall


A first hint of crispness in the air; the markets overflowing with apples, pumpkins, gourds, and fall flowers; your favorite sweaters and boots pulled out from the back of the closet; hands wrapped around a hot latte… The signs are all around: fall is here! Boosting the warm, cozy vibe of your living room for fall is easy, and well worth the minimal effort. For a quick update that you can do right now, set out stacks of coffee table books and fall-inspired cookbooks on your coffee table, and pull out a few candles and place them around the room. To go a bit further, add a few plump new cushions and a fluffy throw to your sofa, roll out a kilim or soft wool rug, and change up the artwork on your walls.


Decorating with nature is another super easy way to update your room with the season. This fall, instead of the traditional orange pumpkins and warm-hued flowers, why not go more sophisticated with heirloom white and green pumpkins, green persimmons (pick some underripe fruit for display only), and branches snipped from a tree? The pale color combo is unexpected, but still rich and comforting.


If you are looking to pick up a new living room rug, rich color (like the deep purple or overdyed blue shown above) is always welcome in fall, but don’t be afraid to go with something lighter, if that’s what you’re drawn to. Lighter-hued rugs with lots of great texture (like the two shown above on the right) can feel just as cozy as a dark rug, and give you more options to mix in colorful throw pillows. Here’s to a beautiful, cozy fall!

Rug Style Guide: Clockwise from top left Artistic Weavers Metro Riley rug in purple; Loloi Rugs PromenadeSurya Maori rugShalom Brothers Vibe rug in Blue

Photo Credits: Apartment 34DominoEmily HendersonSacramento Street.

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Fashion Translation: Key Colors for Fall

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!

Colors for fall

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.

Photo Credit: Andreas Sjodin for ELLE Sweden, via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Safavieh Thom Filicia hemp rug

Surya Banshee teal rug

Dalyn Torino ombre teal rug


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.

Colors for fall2

Photo Credit: Andreas Sjodin for ELLE Sweden, via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Surya Watercolor rug

Oriental Weavers revival rug

Oriental Weavers Pantone Expressions rug


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