The October issue of House Beautiful shifted into fall beautifully. With pieces on sun-drenched Tuscan color, animal print rugs, pumpkin cupckaes, and fall fabric collections I was feeling the urge to head upstate to see the leaves starting to change and drink a cup of hot apple cider.
My favorite feature was the Park Avenue apartment designed by Daniel Sachs. The moody grey/ blue entry hall feels like it has been there forever with the large Italian mirror, indian painting, Flemish table, and swedish chandelier. I love a layered atmosphere. It is a great way to let your personality shine through.
The living room is chock-full of pattern and color. Keeping the wall color neutral adds a sophisticated look to this well traveled vibe. We have ikat, floral, stripes, and embroidered suzani all living happily in one space. The turkish rug is from the 19th century. The modern art mixes beautifully with the traditional setting, keeping the room feeling fresh.
Lastly, I love the boys room. The blown up map applied as wallpaper is the perfect way for kids to spend an afternoon “traveling” within the safety of their apartment. I would have looked at this map for hours as a child. A very sophisticated way to add whimsy to a child’s room.
More on fall color to come….