Fall Inspired Decor Finds

After weeks of watching the leaves change color and fall off their branches, it is safe to say that autumn is here. Rather than continue to pine away for more summer memories, I am embracing the season of flannel and leather boots with a compilation of Fall-inspired home decor products. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of plaid!

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Design Inspiration | A Melbourne Cottage

Every square inch of this small cottage in Fitzroy North is packed with vintage charm and inspiring architectural details. The use of exposed beams in the ceiling offers the perfect contrast to the simple kitchen and eating area and flows nicely with the egress to the backyard. The vintage posters hanging on the walls fit with the tone and style of the home offer a glimpse into the personality of the people who live there.  

This story originally ran on The Design Files.
Photography: Sean Fennessy
Production: Lucy Feagins/The Design Files

Design Inspiration | Walsh Street House

The Australian mid-century marvel that is Walsh Street House was designed by architect Robin Boyd in 1957. The home is divided into two buildings - a main house and a children's pavilion. Between the two buildings is a courtyard enclosed by a wall of dimpled glass window panes and sheltered by numerous tall, leafy trees.

Vibrant colors are in abundance throughout this home, from the artwork to the upholstery to the carpeting. It isn't often that I find myself coveting crimson carpeting, but how can I resist when I see it paired so perfectly with a black brick wall, gold-trimmed chimney piping, and floor-to ceiling windows? Walsh Street House offers a little inspiration for every design appetite, so enjoy!

This story originally ran on Plastolux.
Architecture: Robin Boyd
Production: Lucy Feagins/The Design Files
Photography: Eve Wilson

Design Inspiration | A Stockholm Apartment

This apartment in Gröndalsvägen, Sweden exemplifies how a few really great pieces can do a lot to carry a space. Whether you're a person who dislikes the task of painting, or if you live in a place where there are restrictions on painting, this apartment can offer some inspiration on how to add color and personality against a simple white canvas.

The kitchen is a particularly simple space. The counter tops are finished in a simple and oh-so-chic stainless steel and are offset with a slate back-splash. This is the epitome of neutral and would offer so many inexpensive opportunities for tenants or homeowners to add their own personal touches by way of kitchen accessories.

The bedrooms each have their own theme by way of wallpaper prints, and the furniture becomes more sparse and simple, which creates a balance that doesn't overwhelm the space.

Photos from Fantastic Frank.

Design Inspiration | A Prospect Park Victorian

There is so much to love about this Victorian beauty located in Brooklyn, New York. From the architectural woodwork to the owners’ own furnishings, the home is a feast for the eyes. I am brimming with envy over the flooring pattern that carries throughout the entire home. And that kitchen! The ornate wood details are perfectly paired with a simple color palate and clean lines to create a sense of balance and sophistication. Très magnifique!

This story originally ran on Milk Decoration.
Photography: Andrea Chu


Design Inspiration | Sydney Home

The Sydney home of jewelry designer Elke Kramer is an eye-catching amalgamation of vibrant colors set against a crisp, black and white canvas. Every little inch of this historic Victorian-style home exudes personality, yet by keeping the walls and flooring neutral, the home retains a sense of calm and cohesion, which balance the variety of colors and patterns splashed on artwork, rugs, and pillows. The furniture and decor are an assortment of modern, mid-century, and craftsman, proving that you don't need to bind yourself to a particular era when customizing your living space.

This story originally ran on The Design Files.

All photography by Sean Fennessy.

Design Inspiration | Ontario Street

Architecture: Owen and Vokes and Peters
Styling and Production: Lynda Evans
Photography: Toby Scott

The Ontario Street project by Owen and Vokes and Peters is a great example of playing with high contrast and daring to design with the oh-so-feared black paint. I love the way black, green, white, red, and brown are played off each other to create an engaging and vibrant space.

This story originally ran on tobyscott.com.au.

Design Inspiration | About a Dresser

In which a beautiful, vintage walnut dresser is found, and not painted. Instead, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel played off the dresser's gold details with other gold accent pieces as well as shimmery agate bookends, a watercolor painting, and a vibrant area rug. Well done indeed!

This story originally ran on Smitten Studio where you can see more of Sarah Sherman Samuel's awesome work.

Design Inspiration | Insanely Simple Bedrooms

Consider the bedroom. Psychologically speaking, it is the one place your mind can completely unwind and prepare for the next day. Therefore, it is important to spend a little time considering what that space should look like. You don't need to go overboard with colors and patterns and matching all the furniture together. You certainly don't need to lug a TV into the space. Beyond the college years, your bedroom should be as simple as possible. Below, I have compiled two ideas for simple and serene bedroom ideas. Whether you have a big budget, or a not-so-big budget, either of these styles are achievable. I have included a few stores where similar items can be purchased, however, we always encourage thriftiness and are quite sure similar items can also be found at your local thrift stores/garage sales/etc. Enjoy!