With the feeling of Fall setting in, it’s time again for a seasonal decor refresh. As we look to swap out our airy Summer vibes and channel the comfort of warmer pieces, there are a few key elements to look to that give the illusion of a full makeover without committing to a major design overhaul. Textiles, accessories and ambient lighting are the easiest way to add a sense of layered softness to a space, so for this weeks Five Finds I’ve rounded up my current faves for nailing your Fall style with ease.
1. LIMITED EDITION WAFFLE DIP DYE THROW. Available at www.aurahome.com; 140cm x 200cm, pricing available upon request.
The quickest indicator of the seasonal shift is the need for a blanket to wrap up with in the evenings. Not yet time for the heavy wool throws we crave during the winter months, this lightweight waffle version is the perfect transition piece. Made of 100% cotton, it offers a soft, breathable layer while the waffle act as little pockets to help train heat; the dip dye effect adds a hint of visual interest and keeps a fresh, modern feel.
2. VANCOUVER CANDLE CO. WEST COAST CANDLE. Available online at www.vancouvercandleco.com and various retailers; $42.
With their recently launched Great White North Collection, Vancouver Candle Co. offers a signature series of candles and diffusers handmade in chic all white vessels to represent the beauty of our country’s incredible landscape. The West Coast candle offers the inviting scents of fir, spruce and oak moss to evoke a woodsy, sweet ambiance; made with premium soy wax, perfume grade essential oils and boasting a 70 hour burn time, this little flame naturally adds the warmth we’re searching for this time of year.
3. COLCA WOOL RUG. Available at West Elm, pricing varies by size.
A quick way to warm up a space for the season is to add softness underfoot. While I always love the ease of bare floors during the summer months, I definitely look forward to breaking out my textured rugs for the cooler weather. Finished with a warm, neutral palette the Colca Rug suits any decor and lends itself as an easy transition from summer brights and whites; the natural fibres of the wool and cotton blend make it easy to clean and low maintenance, which is always something to consider when rug hunting. Not just beautiful, the Colca is a feel-good purchase as well: each rug is handcrafted by a Craftmark-certified artisan in India and is Fair Trade Certified™, which ensures the support for better living and working conditions for the artisans.
4. WHITE MUDCLOTH CUSHION – RHYTHM. Available at Nineteen Ten Home, $115.
While we keep it simple for the warmer months, Fall is the time of year to step up your pillow game. Adding in extra layers in varying finishes creates an inviting atmosphere for you (and your houseguests) to relax in; keeping on the vein of warm neutrals and natural fabrics, the White Mudcloth cushions offer up an ideal place to cozy into during the cooler evenings. The handmade, hand dyed block prints keep a playful edge to even a sophisticated decor and make each piece one of a kind.
5. KLEIN REID MIHARA LARGE BOWL IN SULFER GOLD. Available at Provide Home; $390.
Texture isn’t just found in textiles – another easy way to amp up the visual interest and sense of layers within the home is through decorative accessories. I love the high impact tactile effect of this Mihara bowl from New York based studio, Klein Reid – the collection offers an organic take on pattern while the saturated neutrals of the sulphur gold colour way create visual warmth. Stunning craftsmanship is inherent in this unique piece, as the studio’s work is known for gallery and museum showings.