A Fernando Botero work framed by Agostini sconces presides above a mica fireplace designed by Jacques Grange in the living room of Stacey Bronfman’s Fifth Avenue home.
Photo: Thomas Loof

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.

Sol LeWitt Alpaca Lines and Arc reversible throw. Photo: Courtesy of March

Faye Toogood merino wool Criss Cross 3 throw. Photo: Courtesy of March


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.

Louvre curator Geneviève Bresc-Bautier’s weighty tome explores many facets of the famed Paris institution. Photo: Courtesy of Rizzoli


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.

The new Bernard candle collection from Nickey Kehoes’s Todd Nickey comes in four autumnal aromas. Photo: Courtesy of Nickey Kehoe

Nickey Kehoe

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.

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Transition Your Home Design to Fall with Jewel-Toned Furnishings and Decor

Maharam + Paul Smith wool check blanket. Photo: Courtesy of Maharam


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.

Nason Moretti Bourgogne Grey Green glasses, available in a set of six. Photo: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Nason Moretti Montrachet Air Force Blu Peach glasses, available in a set of six. Photo: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Nason Moretti

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.

Claude leather tray from Ralph Lauren Home. Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

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.

Yves Delorme Sous la Lune velvet pillow in Paon. Photo: Courtesy of Yves Delorme

Yves Delorme Sous la Lune velvet pillow in Amadou. Photo: Courtesy of Yves Delorme

Yves Delorme

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.

Sferra Bosa bed scarf in aquamarine. Photo: Courtesy of Sferra


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.

The diptyque Décoration X Osanna Visconti candles are available in black and gold. Photo: Courtesy of The Invisible Collection

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.

Off-White pillow. Photo: Courtesy of 1stDibs

Off-White Arrow Double bed set made with grey flannel. Photo: Courtesy of 1st Dibs


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.

Kim Seybert napkin in cranberry and orange. Photo: Courtesy of Kim Seybert

Pavilion napkin ring by Kim Seybert. Photo: Courtesy of Kim Seybert

Kim Seybert

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.

Fete Home Inlaid salad servers. Photo: Courtesy of Fete Home

Fete Home

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.

Photo: Courtesy of Aerin


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.

Frette cashmere and suede throw. Photo: Courtesy of Frette


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.

Mont Blanc Wildlife dinner plate from Grand Tour by Vito Nesta. Photo: Courtesy of Artemest


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.

Faux channeled pillow by Holly Hunt. Photo: Courtesy of Holly Hunt

Throw pillow by Holly Hunt Studio. Photo: Courtesy of Holly Hunt

Holly Hunt

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.

Cover: A Fernando Botero work framed by Agostini sconces presides above a mica fireplace designed by Jacques Grange in the living room of Stacey Bronfman’s Fifth Avenue home.
Photo: Thomas Loof


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