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Bloggers' fave fall design trends

Bloggers' fave fall design trends

Bloggers' fave fall design trends Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson

Bloggers' fave fall design trends

When it comes to creating a decor dialogue we love to dish with fabulous design bloggers! We've picked the top three fall trends and wanted to know what the design community thinks - so we asked them! Find out which fall trend these bloggers are most looking forward to this season and why. 

Photography courtesy of inVU Drapery Co.

Wendy Hicken, Desire to Decore
"I love the wood trend because it instantly injects a sense of warmth to a space. I love when wood pieces are brought together in palette of grey, blue and shades of green. The overall look is so versatile - it can be sophisticated yet playful depending on the furnishings and details you add into the picture, such as nailheads or a mix of metals. If done right, this trend can be timeless."

Wendy started Desire to Decorate as a way to journal her ever-changing wishes for home design and decor. She has a passion for all things pretty - she's constantly admiring beautiful spaces - which she share with others through her blog.

Photography courtesy Table Tonic.

Heather, Interior Groupie
"My favourite one has to be modern global. I love (really love) traveling, so incorporating global trends into my home is an ideal approach to decorating. I interpret this trend as a mix and match approach where nothing is perfect, but there is a good flow between elements in a room. I think of things like interesting artifacts on shelves (Buddha head or a native wood carving), a lavish rug (Turkish rug or maybe an animal print), and hits of colour (maybe a susani-patterned throw or bright, textured pillows)."

Heather started her blog Interior Groupie as a way of sharing her DIY and home reno projects. Heather gets inspiration from a number of other blogs, and of course, Style at Home ! blog-fall-trend-amy.jpg
Photography courtesy of Amy Walters.

Amy Walters, aDESIGNdock
"I'm loving the new neutrals fall trend for its transitional appeal. Pale grey tones, delicately infused with hints of lilac, sage or taupe are at once fresh and earthy - making them the perfect palette to prep home interiors for the fall season. These subtly hued neutrals keep the look light, while retaining an essential sense of "cozy". Pair it with chunky, knitted accessories and softly textured, charcoal fabrics to carry the look right through our long Canadian winters."

Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based interior designer and writer. Amy can be found at aDESIGNdock [DESIGN blog], where she dishes out her thrifty approach to creating stand-out style! She can also be found right here on as a contributing guest blogger. blog-fall-trend-nancy.jpg
Photograph courtesy of Angy Hanna.

Nancy Marcus, Marcus Design Inc.
"My favourite of the three fall décor trends would have to be the lovely new neutrals! Grey has been on the scene for some time now and I love that we are moving away from stark cold shades to hues with depth and warmer undertones like taupe, lilac, and sage. There is something so inviting about these cozy colours and what's better than warming up our homes on these cool autumn evenings? I used Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter in my entryway and it certainly brings a warm, velvety softness to the space. Gone are the cold, flat greys!"

Nancy is an aspiring decorator and design blogger who loves to chronicle her home projects and anything else glamorous. Her blog, Marcus Design, showcases exciting interiors, artwork, do-it-yourself projects, home renovations, and any other inspired work she stumbles upon. blog-fall-trend-grace.jpg
Photography courtesy of Grace.

Grace, Sense and Simplicity
"Having just spent seven weeks in France, Bangladesh, and India this summer I'm all about the modern global look in decorating and I love how these patterns are simplified so they fit in with any home decor."

Creator and author of Sense and Simplicity, Grace is a Speech-Language Pathologist by day and a design-obsessed Mother of three by night. She love to read blogs, watch classic movies with my husband, and travel. blog-fall-trend-lisa.jpg
Photography courtesy of Lisa Mackay.

Lisa Mackay, Wicked & Weird
"My favourite trend is definitely wood. Maybe it is because of a long family history in the lumber business (no doubt), but I definitely grew up with an appreciation for the natural beauty and warmth of wood. My Dad is a wonderful craftsman (with a degree in forestry engineering to boot), and has always worked with wood. He can tell at a glance what type of wood something is made of, and has such a reverence for a beautiful grain that it was impossible not to pick that up. As a result, I would say that I teeter towards the side of too much wood, of every kind and colour, all jammed together in our house ( Sarah Richardson would NOT approve). I can't seem to resist objects made of wood - I love the simple, earthy look of it and its innate warmth and character. Hopefully my place won't be hopelessly passe in the spring when the next trends come along."

Lisa Mackay has long had an obsession with beautiful things and creative thinking (apparently it's a Taurean trait). Her blog, Wicked & Weird, shares her many finds with friends - from design, art, and architecture to music, crafts, and her own creative projects. . blog-fall-trend-carissa.jpg
Photography courtesy of Carissa Erickson.

Carissa Erickson, The Fabulous Design File
"My favourite of the three fall decor trends is Modern Global. It's a trend that's all about textiles and accessories, so it's easy to introduce without a huge commitment. I love that you don't have to over-think the colour palette. Mix together a bunch of bold patterned pillows - the more colour the better! My sister-in-law recently brought back a bunch of fabulous fabrics from Africa. I used them for pillows and throws on my white sofa. They don't 'match' but the striking patterns and strong colours work perfectly together, and that's what's so fun about the Modern Global look!"

Carissa is a stay-at-home mom who loves interior design. Her blog, The Fabulous Design File, follows her adventures in creating a stylish home on a budget, while chasing after two busy boys who enjoy colouring on walls and 'lawn-mowing' the area rug with scissors. blog-fall-trend-eduardo.jpg
Photography courtesy of The Designer Pad.

Eduardo, The Designer Pad
"My favourite are the new neutrals. The three colours you chose as trends for this season are very fresh and relaxing. Although they're soft hues, they easily blend with other colours. They're great alternatives to white and beige."

Eduardo is a Fashion Designer turned Interior Designer who believes a well designed home should be warm, inviting and always reflect the owner's lifestyle and individuality. Through his daily design blog, TheDesignerPad, he shares his passion for great design with others and inspire them to make their homes a beautiful retreat.
Photography courtesy of Megan.

Megan, Nutmeg & Company
"This year, I've found that we've been using natural wood so much more in our home. I've always loved white-painted trim and paneling but now I also love the rustic, natural patina raw wood adds to a space. I also really like the idea of using recycled, aged wood for the warmth and history it brings to a space. When we renovated our son's room, we used recycled barn board to add that warmth. I've also seen lots of wood projects using materials that would otherwise go to waste - old crates and boxes, pallets, log stools. It's an eco-friendly and inexpensive way to add a designer trend to your decor."

Megan is a design loving blogger who owns a construction company with her husband, as well as her blog, Nutmeg and Company. Megan and her husband recently bought a historical home in Wortley Village in London, Ontario and are renovating and decorating every square inch for our family. blog-fall-trend-ashlyn.jpg
Photography courtesy of Pottery Barn.

Ashlyn, Pinecone
"My favourite fall trend for 2011 is wood. Touches of wood can cozy up any decorating style, especially a modern style with lots of white."

Ashlyn loves to share fresh decorating ideas, recipes, DIY, and photos... things that relate to home and family. You can follow her on her blog, Pinecone. blog-fall-trend-laura.jpg
Photography courtesy of Laura Trevey.

Laura Trevey, Bright Bold and Beautiful
" Modern Global, my favourite fall decor trend for 2011, is exotic and elegant at the same time. To get the look, use bold designs with the same tonal value as seen in the rug and wallpaper. The beautiful zebra print chair incorporates a worldly and multicultural feel, which completes the look."

Laura Trevey is a nationally renowned watercolor artist {} based in Richmond, Virginia and the editor of the popular art and design blog, Bright Bold and Beautiful. blog-fall-trend-lia.jpg
Photography courtesy of Lia Fagan.

Lia Fagan, Mod Nest
" Wood is the ultimate neutral. Not only does it work with just about everything, but it never fails to add warmth to a room. Few spaces feel complete without the presence of this element. It doesn't always have to come in the form of flooring, furniture or cabinetry. Introducing hits of natural wood through your accessories and lighting is an unexpected way to embrace this versatile material."

Lia Fagan is the designer behind Mod Pieces, an online boutique featuring restyled vintage lighting. When she's not in her studio, she's teaching others how to "design outside the lines" on her blog, Mod Nest.


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