Once you’ve accepted the fact that you’re going to be spending the next several months indoors, the next step is making sure your home is a place where you can’t wait to be trapped. With all of the bells and whistles of winter holiday decor on the horizon, we welcome the simple subtlety of early fall decor with open arms. We checked in with our design team for some inspiration.
Brittanie reminds us that décor includes all of the senses. Simmering oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks on the stove when she gets home in the evening not only makes for a natural air freshener, but it builds the excitement of the season and helps make her miss summer just a bit less.
As soon as September arrives, pumpkins begin appearing in grocery stores and farmer markets, and Brittanie reminds us that there’s no need to wait until Halloween to incorporate them into your décor. For a simple alternative to traditional pumpkin carving, spray paint the exteriors of your pumpkins one solid color–Brittanie suggests metallics, greys or ivory–for a monochromatic yet festive look.
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If you prefer the ritual seed roasting and internal illumination, Brittanie suggests swapping out your carving knife for a standard drill bit. The results are both intricate and delightfully clean. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.
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When it comes to bringing fall touches into his home, John keeps his eyes on the ground. While out walking, John reminds us to be on the lookout for Oak Trees, which offer ample acorns for the taking. Using a variety of vintage bowls and dishes, John arranges acorns on his dining table.
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To add a little warmth, John suggests accenting your acorns with mustard pillar candles for a simple yet stunning look that will last you right through Thanksgiving for little to no cost.
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Rishi loves to decorate with dried elements of the season such as wheat, lavender, lotus pods and antique hydrangea. Working with one element at a time, create (mono-botanic) tied bundles to distribute around your home.
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For a purely autumnal aroma, Rishi loves the bold fragrance of vetiver for its rich–but not wintry–tones.
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Finally, Rishi reminds us that there is no better complement to sitting back and enjoying all of the beauty you create at home than enjoying a rich glass of Malbec, his favorite fall red.
On behalf of all of us at HMR Designs, Happy Autumn. Now run along and beautify that home of yours.
Thanks to Brittanie, John and Rishi for their contributions.