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As our complimentary Design Studio program rolls out across the country, our team of expert interior designers continues to grow with it! We are so excited to feature Holland, Ohio design studio expert Taylor Haake–and to share with you her favorite fall picks just in time for Autumn.
Taylor took the time to share some background on her aesthetic as a designer, a few tips on styling you space for fall and year-round, as well as her top 10 must-have products from Furniture Row. The interview follows, and is sure to spark some stylish Autumn inspiration! Thank you, Taylor.
How would you describe your style?
I love to play with many different styles, but I am really drawn into this retro trend that we have been seeing lot of right now. I then like to mix it with some industrial pieces with it. Together it creates a new vintage style that I love.
How do you incorporate Autumn in interior design?
I really like incorporating some burnt orange, such as the color Brandy Wine by Sherwin-Williams. I recently painted this color in one of my bathrooms it is a great color for autumn and it also goes great with some retro styling. In the fall it is easy to do little splashes of this color in either a throw blanket or some pillows to give your house a more seasonal look.
What color, texture, or pattern do you find yourself turning to again and again? Why are you drawn to them?
I have naturally always been drawn to the color green. Just adding a green plant in a room seems to give the room life. With that organic feel a plant gives, I am also drawn to organic textures and patterns, such a wooden bowl used for an accessory on the middle of a table or our Montana cocktail table that is part of our Lost and Found collection that is made out a real tree root. These things seem to give a room a natural and calming outdoor feel.
Which element of a room do you recommend starting with when designing and why?
I always tell a customer to start with something you love. Whether it is a piece of artwork, rug, or chair, it is always easier if you start with something that has a certain color, pattern, or style that you are drawn to. Once you find that piece that speaks to you, then you can start with picking your color palette and work off of that to make the whole room work together. In my house it was a fabric that I picked for panel curtains in my dining room that I fell in love with. This helped me figure out what colors and style I was going to go with through most of the house.
Be sure to check out the gallery for Taylor’s Top 10–and why she loves them! Click on the product title in our gallery below to shop.
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Shop Taylor’s Fall Picks:
Studio City Sofa: “I love the crisp, clean white color of this set and the very classic style that would work in many different homes.”
Planada Coffee Table: “I love that these are inspired by rustic barn wood.”
Lakeshore Ottoman: “This ottoman is so versatile! It can be used for a cocktail table, an extra seat when company is over, and storage.”
Hammered Urn Table Lamp: “This is a unique lamp and I love the coppery color for fall.”
Golden Grove Canvas: “The colors in this artwork are perfect for autumn when the leaves are changing colors.”
Foundry Coffee Table: “I loved this industrial dining set so much I had to get it for my house. It is very unique and stands out from just a traditional dining table.”
Cadence Accent Chair: “This accent chair has a beautiful leaf pattern and is finished off with nail heads and I love the rustic legs. This chair uses the color trend ‘greige’ in a new way.”
Cable Knit Pillows: “These are great to give a “sweater weather” feel for when it starts to get cooler outside.”
Arthur Wine Cabinet: “This makes a beautiful rustic accent piece in almost any home.”
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