Goodbye polished nickel and stainless steel! Brass is back—in a very sophisticated way. The metal first enjoyed a renaissance in the form of midcentury-inspired lighting and antiqued kitchen hardware, and now it’s seeping into every pocket of our interiors. This is not the shiny, brash brass of yore, but a material with age, patina, and elegance. Pairing perfectly with rich fall colors, brass accents like dining table bases, round mirrors, sleek drawer pulls, and sculptural side tables will bring a flash of contemporary cool to your space.
You can call it blush or you can call it “Millennial pink”, just so long as this lovely shade makes its way into your home. Feminine but not girlish, and soft but not pale, blush has beautiful balance. This new neutral plays just as gorgeously with deep garnet and marine blue as it does with subtle gray and crisp white. Lighten things up with this chic pink via a velvet tapered pouf, a cozy club chair, a solid sham, or a textural throw pillow. Any room in the house can handle this understated and smart color.
Coastal accents like rope, seagrass, and other woven materials may be a staple of beach houses, but why reserve them for summer? These textural, natural surfaces not only recall relaxing landscapes, but they can bring dimension, pattern, and levity to your interior—all year round. When it feels like your room can’t handle any more metal, wood, glass, or upholstery, try a rope-accented headboard, a grasscloth-wrapped nightstand, or a classic woven basket. One glance and you’ll be reminded of your favorite seaside destination—fresh lobster not included.
There’s a new cast of colored velvets in town… Emerald green, cyan, wasabi yellow, rose, and more have entered stage left. In hues soft, bold, and rich, the luxe material has made its way to modern bed frames, nailhead–trimmed wing chairs, brass-accented ottomans, and ladylike swivel chairs. And it’s no wonder: the long-wearing fabric with an ultra-plush pile is both durable and glamorous. The only question is: which color are you?
SCULPTED FAUX FUR
When temperatures dive, there’s no place more warm and unwinding than underneath a faux fur blanket. While comfort is key on a crisp autumn night, we won’t settle for cozy: We’ve upped the ante with enchanting sculpted fur pillows and blankets featuring classical crisscrosses and dynamic herringbone. Enveloped in your choice of a range of refined colors—from dark chocolate to amethyst to polar white—you might as well be strutting down Fifth Avenue.