It’s not enough to merely change over one’s closets for the coming cooler temps. Fall also offers a chance to refresh decor, inside and out. With that in mind, we sought out a trio of local designers for their insights about how to leave people awestruck with awesome autumn home style.
Susan Marocco, Susan Marocco Interiors, Bedford
“Fall means burnished leaves and a chill in the air. To help me get into the season, I add mums to my front door. Place decorative glass-blown pumpkins around. I’ve collected in all sizes and colors over the years on my entrance table. Take out those comfy throws and place them on the back of a chair for when you feel that chill in the air. Add some mulled cider and you are all set!”
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Megan Oldenburger, Dichotomy Interiors, Woodstock
“I love adding in natural elements from the season, and always have tall green or flowering leafy branches in the summer and spring. When fall arrives, I swap them to take advantage of the beautiful foliage and cut limbs of brilliant yellows and orange to put in large floor vases.”
Nicole Polly, Editor and Creative Consultant
“Swap out light throws and pillows. Use wool blankets and chunky, cable-knit pillows to add warmth and texture. Place bowls of fall fruits, apples, and pears or bowls of pinecones on tables to add a seasonal touch. Add a few drops of essential oil of cinnamon to the top of beeswax candles. The scent will permeate the room once lit.”