Bring Fall Indoors With Glamorous Gourds & More
Orange Pumpkins Are Passé: Chic Interior Accessories That Bring Autumn Vibes Inside
Less glitzy than Christmas and more subdued than summer’s pops of color, autumn decor is a favorite of ours, packed with warm colors, rich textures and organic themes. In a nod to the harvest season, natural elements dominate fall decor, and for many families, squash, pumpkins and other gourds are an essential seasonal tradition.
Live, freshly harvested and intact gourds should have a lifespan of eight to 12 weeks, but if they’re the centerpiece of your fall decor, you’ll have to cross your fingers at the farmstand each year in the hopes of finding the right size, shape and color for your mantel or tablescape.
That’s why we love seasonal interior accessories that nod to the harvest traditions of autumn, but enjoy an infinite lifespan. Here are some of the ways we bring fall aesthetics into our homes each year.
While we’d love to redecorate our homes for each season, quarterly paint jobs and reupholstery treatments just aren’t worth the headache. But you can still bring warm, autumnal hues indoors—shades of burnt orange, rich chocolate browns and muted reds like burgundy and wine—by rotating your accents. Switch a summery coral or royal blue throw for a deeper colored blanket on a neutral-colored armchair or sofa. Swap out silver accent accessories for golds. Your mantel and dining table are two surfaces where you have the most room to get creative and playful with the tableaus you create: make a bold statement here that can speak for your whole room.
We love the look of harvest fruits like pumpkins and squash, and they make wonderful exterior decorations all autumn long. But in an elegantly appointed interior, there are more sophisticated upgrades available. One of our favorites is Hot Skwash by Daria, a unique line of plush nature-inspired figurines available in a wide range of colors, fabrics and sizes. With a palette as diverse as nature and luxe accents including feathers, Swarovski crystals and intricate beadwork, Hot Skwash table decor is an elevated version of a mini-pumpkin tableau for a one-of-a-kind tablescape.
As an exclusive retailer of Simon Pearce glassware, we are also fortunate to have access to the line’s stunning collection of autumnal-inspired artifacts, which include the glittering pumpkin, willow pumpkin, glass gourd and glass acorn. Like all Simon Pearce glassware, these handcrafted, crystal-clear sculptures will reflect any environment where you stage them, capturing and throwing light so that everything around each piece glitters. In a season that can frequently be gloomy and overcast, they’re the perfect addition to bring more light into any room.
Just in time for your home’s fall refresh, we’re hosting a trunk show with Hot Skwash this month. Come by our showroom at 600 S. 1st St. in Geneva to shop the exquisite collection alongside complementary gems from Simon Pearce.