1 Light it up
Designer Colleen McGill was conscious of lighting in this 500-square-foot Muskoka room. The early setting sun is replaced by task lighting from chandeliers and sconces, while the fireplace and lit candles lend ambience.
2 Use fall's harvest
As the temperature changes, so do Mother Nature’s offerings. Follow her lead by swapping bright blooms for sprigs of berries and leafy branches with edible greens. White and blue pumpkins subtly usher in the season, while plums are a sweet reminder of bygone sunny days.
3 Colour outside the lines
You don’t have to use browns and reds for an autumnal look, says Colleen. Here, an indigo and cream palette – a summertime go-to – is augmented with shades of plum for an unexpected fall scheme. Weathered woods used throughout stay relevant year-round.