CREATING “COZY” – Warm up your home for Fall
Cooler temperatures and the crisp crunch of leaves underfoot tell the story: Fall is in the air, and
winter will soon follow. MDC asked three top designers to share their tips for dressing your home
for the season.
MICHAEL COYNE, Michael Coyne Design
I have four tricks that really help transform a
home from summer to fall.
1. Put away your cotton or silk blankets and
bring in a fur or cashmere throw.
2. Fragrance really can set the tone – change
your light summer floral candles to sandalwood,
tobacco, apple or patchouli for the fall.
3. Change ottoman slip covers from linen to
a wool print or velvet solid.
4. For a huge impact – but a bit more costly –
try trading (or layering) your seagrass or
basketweave area rugs with wool or darker
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JEFFREY KING, Jeffrey King Interiors
Nothing brings warmth to a room as quickly and easily as color. Bringing in a warm color like Benjamin
Moore’s “Pennies from Heaven”, a rich orange, will add a shot of energy. Try it on just one wall, and add
some new throw pillows to match – it will make you smile!
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RICHARD ROSS and JENNIFER ASMAR,
Richard Ross Designs
When we think of fall, we think of how we can
counteract the shorter daylight hours. We love
adding candles to a room for that warm glow
of light. Try grouping them together or putting
them in hurricanes to add instant warmth and
interest to the space. The cold weather months
offer the opportunity to add different textures
to create “layers”. Bring in an animal print rug
or throw, put a runner in your hallway and
add some velvet pillows and you will be ready
for that first snowy evening!
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