Embrace Fall with These Must-Have Home Design Essentials
With summer long gone, it’s time for a seasonal update with cashmere throws, leather bar accessories, velvet throw pillows, and more
Sweater weather may be a quaint colloquialism to signify the transition from summer’s cottons and linens to merinos and silks as the air turns crisp, but these seasonal shifts extend past the closet and touch every room in the house. Cooler days also serve as an invitation to add layers—a cashmere throw here, a leather tray there. With these must-have home design essentials, you’ll be ready for autumn long before it’s time to curl up in front of the fire.
Fans of Sol LeWitt and Faye Toogood can embrace their art in a new form: cozy throws. Made with ultra-soft alpaca and Merino wool, respectively, these beautiful blankets are both functional and eye catching.
Curl up by the fire with a stimulating read. Art lovers will delight in The Louvre: The History, The Collections, The Architecture (Rizzoli), an extensive exploration of the famed Paris institution, written by longtime curator Geneviève Bresc-Bautier.
Cofounder Todd Nickey has introduced his first fragrance collection, Bernard. Named in homage of his grandfather, the collection is available in four scintillating scents: Meli, a mix of honey, cedarwood and jasmine; Eira, a woodsy blend of pinewood, clove, coffee, and vanilla bean; Oro, a botanical blend of hyacinth, geranium, and sage; and Cleome, a refreshing mix of grapefruit, meadows, and violet.
Fall checkers and tweeds aren’t just for blazers and scarves; this 100-percent-wool blanket, made in collaboration with British fashion designer Paul Smith, captures the season’s popular pattern in a rust colorway.
These striking wine goblets elevate any fall feast. Available in sets of six, in either the moody Bourgogone Grey Green color combination or jewel-like Montrachet Air Force Blue Peach, these captivating glasses are made in Italy and are perfect for buttery fall Chardonnay or robust berry Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ralph Lauren Home
Whether serving afternoon tea or evening cocktails, Ralph Lauren Home’s sophisticated navy leather tray is a debonair example of servingware. Accented with polished hardware, it can easily have pride of place in a home office as a decadent catchall.
Proving petals aren’t just a summery print, these velvet pillows turn a wispy floral embroidery into a crisp pattern play. Dubbed Sous La Lune, the new style is available in coppery Amadou, earthy Or, or deep-teal Paon, in either square or rectangular shapes.
Not all blues are beachy—Sferra’s watercolor like Bosa bed scarf provides an added layer of warmth while offering a romantic ombre contrast to crisp white linens.
diptyque Décoration X Osanna Visconti
Italian furniture designer Osanna Visconti extends her talents with bronze into a sculptural collection of candle holders. A collaboration with famed fragrance maison Diptyque, these molten metal forms are crafted using a lost-wax technique, creating a beautiful moment of artful symmetry.
Design wizard Virgil Abloh has brought his extraordinary design talents to fashion, accessories—even autos. For his latest home collection, he’s partnered with 1stDibs to create a collection of linens, soft goods, and other sundries that are far from ordinary. These minimalist gray flannel sheets, for instance, are embroidered with a subtle Off-White arrow, while the sumptuous pillow turns the icon into a graphic pattern.
Set a festive fall table with these Dip Dye napkins from Kim Seybert that channel the rich orange and cranberry-red hues of the changing leaves. Paired with the sculptural mango-wood and gold Pavilion napkin ring, they make an elegant addition to any place setting.
An alternative to the bright metallic salad servers found on most autumnal tables, these bone-and-horn serving pieces add a moody elegance to any meal.
Cozy nights by the fire are made better with a spirited game of backgammon. Aerin’s edition takes the classic board game to the next level with a buttery burl-wood board, brass hardware, and cream and gray shagreen tokens.
Cashmere is one of the season’s coziest knits, however it’s not reserved for just sweaters and scarves. This minimalist cashmere throw adds maximum comfort while the ultra-soft suede border takes this fall must-have from basic to beautiful.
Your next dinner party will be on the wild side when served on these delightful woodland Mont Blanc Wildlife dinner plates. Intricately painted forest flora and fauna will be a joyous backdrop to a hearty bistro meal of roast game hen or coq au vin.
Up your sofa’s cozy factor with chic accent pillows in the season’s most sumptuous textiles. Snuggle up against dark chocolate custom pillow from Holly Hunt Studio, available in 14 different made-to-order options, or luxuriate in the softness of the brand’s faux-fur option.