30 INVITING WARM-HUED ROOMS THAT CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY OF FALL
There's no better time to refresh your interior than fall. Whether you choose to layer accessories or experiment with rich hues that reflect the season, this collection of some of our favorite autumn-inspired rooms is packed with ideas.
GO FOR BURNT ORANGE WALLS
A collection of art stands out against burnt orange walls in Antonello Radi's 16th-century Umbrian home. Antique mirrors, along with orange velvet chairs, lend a vintage flair to the space, which is complete with a 19th-century mantel.
While brick walls tend to feel cold, layers of rugs, throws and pillows, along with warm woods, make this living room design by Homepolish's Becky Shea feel cozy.
EMBRACE WOOD PANELING
An 18th-century farm estate in the Hudson Valley features a library with antique Tennessee pine panels. To complement the wood paneled walls, a George Smith chair is draped in a C&C Milano linen and textiles from Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and Italy, and an antique Italian bench is covered in a 16th-century tapestry fragment. The bookcase light is by Ann-Morris, and the 1929 pastel portrait is French.
TRY OVERSIZED FURNITURE IN DEEP TONES
For a family room in a Tribeca loft, a large, custom sectional is covered in deep grey Great Plains and Donghia fabrics, which add warmth to the space. The cocktail table by Daniel Scuderi and the chandelier by Trans-Luxe are both custom, the Ecart International sconces are from Ralph Pucci, the curtains are of a Stark fabric, and the carpet is by Tai Ping; the walls are in a Dualoy leather, the ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Bison Brown, and the artwork is by Zipora Fried.
MATCH WOODS TO FURNITURE
In the São Miguel home of architect Luís Bernardo Brito e Abreu, caramel-colored 1960s chairs by Daciano da Costa complement the tones of the pine doors and oak dining table. The armoire is 18th-century Indo-Portuguese, the ceiling is Japanese cedar, and the flooring is local basalt.
TRY FLORAL WALLPAPER
Along with upholstered seating, floral wallpaper in a fall-appropriate green hue add personality to the grand salon of the Sonoma Valley lake house designed by Ken Fulk with the architect Ken Linsteadt. The vintage Edward Wormley sofa for Dunbar is in a JAB Anstoetz fabric, the Casamidy barstools have seats in a Dedar weave, and the dining table is from the Brimfield Antique Show. The custom chandeliers are by One Off Furniture, and the floral wallcovering is by Schumacher.
A ranch house in Upstate New York designed by Ernest de la Torre features a mix of neutral tones for a cozy vibe. The family room’s Jean-Michel Frank sofa is by Ecart Paris, the wooden chair carved in the style of Pedro Friedeberg came from a Paris flea market and the cocktail table by Etienne Allemeersch is from Art-Design-Carta. The walls are sheathed in inlaid straw marquetry from Paris and the alpaca rug is by Sacco Carpet.
ADD A POP OF BURNT ORANGE AGAINST DARK WOOD
Architects Lance and Nicola Herbst ingeniously tucked their spacious weekend retreat amid a lush grove of exotic trees. In the living area of the house, designed in its entirety by the couple, the burnt orange sofa is a custom design, and the fireplace by Masport Heating is set in a custom-made steel cabinet. The pendant light is by Secto Design and the walls are sheathed in black-stained western red cedar.
GIVE TEXTURE WITH WORN VINTAGE PIECES
At a Georgian-style mansion in New York's Tuxedo Park, a 1920s light fixture by O.C. White Co. hangs above a George II mahogany table in the dining room, the chairs are custom made, and the console is from the 19th century. The 1897 seascape is by Paul Kuhstohs, and the portrait was found at a Paris flea market.
BRING THE OUTDOORS IN WITH A STACK OF FIREWOOD
A barn doubles as a guest house on the property of Amanda Seyfried's weekend retreat in the Catskills. In the living area, an original wood-burning stove is backed by a wall of custom concrete tiles. The chair is vintage.
USE GREENERY TO COMPLEMENT THE COLORFUL FOLIAGE OUTSIDE
In a 19th-century San Francisco landmark home designed by Ken Fulk, the kitchen features barstools by Lucca Studio, a chandelier by Vilhelm Lauritzen and a kitchen island by Bulthaup.
USE THE FIREPLACE TO AESTHETICALLY WARM THE ROOM
Out in the English countryside, this 17th-century estate provides a cozy getaway year-round, but it is particularly welcoming in the fall. The stair hall features a hand-carved mantel above the glowing fireplace, and the armchairs are 19th-century Italian.
DON'T SHY AWAY FROM DARK BROWN LEATHER
Hollywood honcho Brett Ratner created a cozy sitting area off his living room of his Beverly Hills house, using handsome leather club chairs and minimal pops of color.
LET BOOKS DECORATE FOR YOU FOR A COZY SPACE
Architect João Mansur let his imagination run wild while decorating his São Paulo home, recreating the feel of a historic library in this guest bedroom. A 17th-century Peruvian Cuzco School painting hangs above the bed. The Chinese painted wardrobe is antique and the bedside table and bookshelf wallpaper are by Andrew Martin.
LAYER UP WITH A WARM BLANKET
Soft, neutral hues interact to create serene and comfortable sleeping quarters in this Manhattan apartment designed by Robert Couturier. The room's walls are covered in a velvet by Sahco and the lamps are by Mauro Fabbro.
INCORPORATE FOREST ELEMENTS
A forest-inspired mural enlivens the powder room of a California retreatupdated by decorator Madeline Stuart. The mural is by Jean Horchata, the circa-1890 Tramp Art mirror is American and the stool is Chinese.
DECORATE WITH BRIGHT, PERSONALIZED BLANKETS
In the game room of Mary Lynn and Rusty Turner's Ketchum, Idaho residence, dark walls add warmth to the game room. Custom-made steel bookcases line the walls while the wood-and-iron chandelier and oak dining table are by Lucca Studio.
WEAVE IN RED-ORANGE HUES
Old world charm abounds in the dining room of Gérard Tremolet's 11th-century château in Normandy, France, with orange-red hues and an unassuming wood table evocative of autumn woods.
LEAVE OUTERWEAR OUT FOR A LIVED-IN ATMOSPHERE
Off an entrance to Jemma Kidd's English country house, a boot room stores the family's fall outerwear and shoes. The painted cupboard was found at a Battersea antiques fair and a gun cabinet is used to store clothing.
TRY BLACK WALLS AND BROWN LEATHER FOR AN UNSUSPECTING MATCH
A 1970s leather sofa and matching chairs punctuate 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno's moody sitting room in his Tuxedo Park house. The marble top of the cocktail table came from a Belgium chocolate factor and the camel sculptures were bought on 1stdibs. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Dragon's Breath.
HANG LIGHTS FOR A SUBTLE GLOW
At William Abranowicz and Andrea Raisfeld's home in Bedford, New York, a rustic screened porch doubles as a bedroom. The collection of transferware plates was purchased at yard sales, the bedding is by John Robshaw and the rocker is by Harry Bertoia. The walls are stained cedar.
GO HEAVY ON FALL-HUED FABRICS
The bunk room of a family's Idaho retreat is accented in rich shades of orange. The fir-paneled walls are painted in Farrow & Ball's Pointing and the pillows are covered in Rogers & Goffigon fabrics. The curtains are of a linen by Rose Tarlow Melrose House.
USE FOLIAGE FROM YOUR BACKYARD AS A CENTERPIECE
In this Northern California home, the dining room instantly welcomes with a warming green hue — specifically, Emery & Cie's Vermoulu 6 — and antique furniture. The chairs are from Mudpie, the French dining table is from Ruby Beets and the table lamps are from John Derian. The chandelier is from Big Daddy's Antiques.
ACCENT THE ROOM WITH ANTLERS
This sophisticated Paris apartment belonging to designer Christopher Noto features a custom-made daybed and light fixture, bot showcasing warm red, in the entryway. The Chinese chair and side table are from the Qing Dynasty. The 1939 painting was discovered at a flea market in Paris, the 19th-century marble tiles came from a farmhouse and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball's Cornforth White.
SITUATE A COZY SITTING NOOK FOR READING
In the living room of a cozy 1870 farmhouse, the custom sofa is covered in a Kravet cotton. The dhurrie is 19th century, the cocktail table is by Martin Szekely and the Egyptian light fixture is from Liza Sherman.
SHOWCASE WARM-HUED ARTWORK THAT'S BEEN IN STORAGE
In a New York farmhouse retreat designed by James Huniford, the entry is marked by a red-orange Rene Richard painting by Rene Ricard hanging above a Queen Anne walnut lowboy.
LAYER PATTERNED RUGS ON THE FLOOR
In the billiard room of an indisputably comfortable Utah home belonging to Ralph Lauren executive Buffy Birrittella, a 1920s Arts and Crafts light fixture hangs above a circa-1890 billiard table. The pillows are covered in vintage Navajo textiles and the the custom-made banquette is upholstered in a suede by Ralph Lauren Home.
PLAY WITH STRIPES IN WARM HUES
In this French château, the attic family room's walls and ceiling are covered in a warm-hued, striped fabric by Antoine d'Albiousse. The desk is 19th-century English, the floor cushions are Turkish and the rug is Persian.
FEATURE A SHOW-STOPPING LIGHTING ELEMENT
In this modernist hillside retreat in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Alejandra Redo, a warm family room is characterized by a sofa and ottoman by Ligne Roset, a Saarinen side table by Knoll and chairs by Hans Wegner. The pillows and rug are customs designs, while the tapestry is made from a traditional Bhutanese man's robe. The Arco lamp is by Flos.
COMBINE DEEP RED HUES WITH WOOD ACCENTS
In this sophisticated Connecticut retreat, the dining room showcases an elegant note of comfort with chairs originally designed for the SS Normandie and found at Christie's, covered in a Dualoy leather. The dining table is Regency, and the portraits of artists are by photographers including Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Herb Ritts.