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An Unexpected Fall Color Palette Featuring Blush Pink (yes, pink!) & 5 Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Home!

Featuring the woven raffia Carmen Credenza and Bridgehampton Chair from my 5th Collection.  Designed by me and made by our family-owned factories!
1. Art
Making a statement with art is an easy way to establish a starting point when planning a design scheme. Art adds color and in this case a grand focal point that can be used to plan complimentary colors and accessories.
2. Trays
Trays in my opinion are underrated and are one of my favorite things to use in decorating because they are equally functional and stylish. You can use trays to corral random objects adding instant organization, to serve up cocktails, to create clear styling zones on a surface, or opt for an elevated pedestal to add height to a styled vignette like this chic marble stand!
3. Vintage & Collected Treasures:
Accessories with a story make your home special in more ways than one. They speak to you and the memories you’ve made and they also can’t be found at every mass retailer. This makes your home unique like you!
Case in point: A hand-blown glass bowl from adventures in Burano, vintage rose-colored champagne coupes and a crystal decanter from a friend and collector in Chelsea, and for a pop of glam, brass candlesticks, from a day at a Southern flea market with my mom!
4. A DIY Project:
A little DIY never killed nobody! But me! Just kidding. A simple DIY is easy on the budget and can be a fun activity to do with family or friends. These little projects add personal flair and personality to any space.
DIY: This mason jar simply finished in chalk paint and tied with inexpensive twine is the perfect vessel for branches, berries, and flowers alike.

5. Flora and Fauna:

Always add something natural to your styled moments whether it’s seasonal pumpkins, branches from your front yard, or fall colored blooms from the corner bodega. These natural accents are inexpensive and can make a space feel warm and welcoming!

 Seasonal decorating doesn’t have to be cheesy-- it can be sophisticated and chic! For Halloween we chose blush pinks, lavender, muted pumpkins, creamy ivory, and rich plums instead of the basic purple, green, and bright orange. Not only is it stylish and original, this color palette can carry effortlessly into Thanksgiving, which means you won’t be double spending on holiday décor!