A Fall-Inspired Study


Lately, I have been loving rich shades of bordeaux and oxblood. They are always classic, but are especially appropriate for fall. While these hues are easy to incorporate into our wardrobes as well as our beauty routines, it may be a little trickier to use them at home. To be totally honest, I don’t use a lot of red in any of its various iterations in my design work, so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to design a space around the bordeaux palette I am currently loving. I started by checking out Horchow who always has a great assortment of furniture, lighting, and decor, and found a great rug that can go traditional or modern. You’ll see it has a great mix of colors– varying shades of oxblood, burgundy, pink, and orange, as well as cream accents. Because the rug reads quite feminine to me, I wanted to be sure to temper that with some modern and masculine elements.

My first choice was a great Jacques Adnet-Inspired desk in a chic combination of saddle leather and Lucite with brass accents. I opted for a very classic, feminine Louis XVI-style chair for the desk to temper the modern quality of the desk. The two armchairs feature a great brass frame and rich, gray velvet upholstery to help ground the colors of the rug. A pair of black chests with gold hardware add extra storage as well as an additional grounding effect. A large, black and white abstract painting adds a graphic punch, while a traditional chandelier with a beautiful silhouette and chic alabaster and aged brass sconces act as the jewelry of the room. This is a room that feels especially appropriate for the fall season, but would be perfectly stylish all year long.



{This post is sponsored by Horchow. All opinions are genuinely my own.}

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