I sweat in the heat. My dad was a sweater; my boys are sweaters..I mean I lose 10 lbs in water weight every summer in DC…due to sweat. So when fall comes and the temperatures cool..I’m in heaven, which inspired my autumnal Slobproof! fabrics- in reds, pumpkins, greens and golds. Have you seen these? They’re saturated with rich color and they’re soft as can be. You can sweat on them! Spill on them! Mash your pumpkin pie in them and what happens? Nothing!
Fabrics pictured above: Copper Flux, Bella Chili, Veldt Sepia, Pasture Molasses, Suede Green Tea, Bianca Blood Orange, Prairie Utah, and Veldt Gold.
We are still working on the Bridal Suite at University of Maryland and we’re hoping to have the new furniture installed by mid September for all of those Fall weddings! This was definitely a design challenge since the suite is really two lounges connected by a bell tower. We also had to design around the existing red draperies and carpeting while also working on an extremely tight budget!
We started by picking a very soft shade of yellow for the walls to add warmth to the spaces. We’re replacing the existing furniture to accommodate brides and bridal parties. In the sitting area 3 armless chairs in a soft ultra-suede scone colored fabric will make an appearance. Why armless? So the bride can sit down with out wrinkling her gorgeous dress. If the bride has a case of the nerves and spills adrink or make up on the new chairs- fogettabout it, it’s Slobproof! In the lounge with the make up mirror and stools we’re updating the tired old counter to a faux granite to add a dash of cool color. Small upholstered benches with ebony wood legs and a silver stripe detail will make it easy and comfy for the bride to relax at the counter and touch up her make-up. Topping off the benches with Slobproof! fabric in a warm salsa tone will keep them looking new. An upholstered storage bench in rich shades of gold, sage, and blush will be a welcome spot for a bridesmaid to kick up her heels. Although the budget for the space was minimal we stretched it to get: 1. A new paint color 2. Updated counter top 3. Brand new furniture.
Fall is all about bringing warm and inviting hues into your home that battle the fast approaching brisk weather outside. This cold weather transition can be done quite simply with a coat of paint, some choice accent pieces and a little help from the experts at HGTV.
Kyla Kitt’s at HGTV.com suggests beginning with a warm neutral on the walls, such as tan, brown or a luxurious bronze to create an air of sophisticated comfort. Accent colors of burnt orange, wine reds and chocolate browns are used in throw pillows, shams and window treatments to complement the warm neutral walls and add a pop of exciting color. These additional pallet colors can also be used strategically on accent walls to create an even more impactful visual element.