Layering textures and materials will give any space a dynamic shift for the season.
Build layers of personality into your home and step through a new portal by investing in a custom interior door — like this one from Victoria-based Karmanah Wood Design. Whether acting as a transition buffer, an entry for a kid’s room, or a privacy barrier for the home office, creative doors are a sophisticated way to add function and even fun. Sliding barn doors enhance a rustic, coastal vibe, while other options (like hidden doors, strategically placed behind or a painting or bookshelf) can create intrigue and mystery.
Save space and welcome new textures by trading in that old floor light for a well-placed hanging pendant lamp. These lights can create areas of interest while brightening a room and keeping the floor flexible. Add a dimmer switch, and that same space will become as cheery or relaxed as desired. Pendants don’t have to be confined to existing ceiling fixtures (like those over the dining table) or require electricians for installation. A hanging light kit will allow you to create a plug-in pendant that can easily be hung from an anchored swag hook at your preferred location.
Layers of Light
Nothing sparks the comfort of the season quite like the glowing warmth of a fire. Heat Savers’ Ortal’s Corner Line creates a flexible architectural solution while bringing focus to any space. With left and right options, this natural gas, corner fireplace collection offers the modern luxury of a direct-vent fireplace while controlling temperature to ensure your space remains comfortable. The flickering light and warmth from this unit will steal the chill from any foggy morning.
Room By Room
As living areas are parsed into home offices and offices into yoga rooms, decorative screens help build privacy and create the layers of separation needed for sharing space. These dividers can be more than simply functional. With bold wallpaper back in style, statement screens bring a little flair to a space without changing the walls permanently. Decorative canvases come in every pattern and texture imaginable, from zebra prints to world maps, floral patterns and Damask textiles. Some companies even support custom prints. For those who prefer the bamboo and rattan looks, wave screens are a structurally appealing option to this classic.
Texture Makes Perfect
Intentionally adding texture to a room is one of the quickest ways to bring in that cozy feel for Fall, and bamboo, rattan, wicker and macramé remain some of the most popular choices to create the effect. Add dimension to a space by refreshing an area rug — think shag on hardwood or a bold pattern in a simple room. Wicker or hanging plant baskets add depth, while woven pillows, jute footrests, cashmere throws and wool wall hangings can soften an entire room.
Natural materials that build patina over time, such as carefully selected wood furniture pieces, add compelling touchpoints to your home. The Column Dining Table (pictured below) is a modern take on the long dining table, just right for family meals, games or shared workspaces. The racetrack-shaped top and bold, twin-pedestal base, provides a communal feeling. This model can be built in North American hardwood in a variety of sizes and finishes, ensuring that you will enjoy touching this piece as much as looking at it.