Fall Design Trends 2018

Sep 27, 2018

Photo Credit: Ponderosa and Thyme


There is nothing quite like Autumn in New England, where the leaves turn glorious shades of russet, gold and deep tangerine. The simple grey shingled cottages of Cape Cod ( affectionately referred to by me as "the sandbar")  seem to suit the new chill in the air.   The arrival of this new season provides the perfect excuse to wrap up in warm layers, seek out cozy spots with fireside nooks and enjoy all that it has to offer.

With the shift from summer to Autumn it's that special time when we start to see new design trends emerge.   So curl up with a wooly throw, possibly in a rich tartan?   And grab a mug of hot apple cider as I share my favorite trends of the season.

Matte Black Drama

Photo Credit: Pinterest/ Original Source Unknown


Matte Black is the new, well yes  ...Black.  Everyone can embrace this trend. If you prefer light bright and color you can take a bit of Matte BK, and position as an accessory such as an accent table and just like that you have updated your fall look and are now "on trend"  For those of us who are adoring this dark and dreamy look, and yes, raising my hand on this one, embrace it with your heart and soul and create something as lovely as this magnificent dining room.


Palecek Large Pendant

Photo Credit: Brynn Olson Design Group


 Cane, Rattan, Wicker, Bamboo  Yes please, all of the above.  I  mentioned it earlier this summer - love  something vintage in all of our designs.   Something borrowed, something blue, translating to home decor-  "something vintage".   Bamboo accent chairs have had my heart but I am so excited to see natural textures popping up everywhere in easy, breezy lighting designs. Whether you are fully embracing your inner Boho or maybe you are feeling you would like a bit of handmade texture to create just the perfect blissful space - either way this trend has something for everyone.  You'll definitely be seeing it in our fall design reveals.

Greenery Stem Styled

Photo Credit  Paloma Contreras

Plants + Greenery - seem to be making an appearance in every room. No matter what the design style plants and greenery are absolutely the hottest decor item for the fall.  From the common houseplant to rubber trees, and branches from the backyard, everything green and natural are making their impact on tabletops, shelves, plant stands, and mantels.  Don't have that elusive green thumb?  Not to worry there are plenty of faux options.  Terrain + World Market are two of my favs.  

Stone Kitchen


Stone and wood accents in kitchen design have been an emerging design trend in 2018.  We are excited to see this trend taking a firmer hold as the year is progressing. Natural elements like fieldstone and large reclaimed beams bring pattern and texture to a space particularly if you are trying to maintain a neutral palette.  The natural interest + warmth of these elements creates dimension  - add these elements to white cabinetry along with matte black window frames + my heart begins to race!  Photo Credit : Oz Architecture

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