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Make way for fall. If you’re eager to cozy up your home for the coming season, take note of Lyndsi Lee’s recommendations.

1. When should we start preparing for fall?

Even though the official last day of summer isn’t until later September, Labor Day symbolically draws the finish line. Your summer decor can go into hibernation with your sandals and bathing suits.

2. Have you noticed any emerging fall trends?

I’m seeing plenty of natural and organic finishes. Reclaimed wood, woven fixtures, and lots of greenery!  Earthy and modern is the way to go this fall. 

3. What’s your favorite part about designing in cooler months?

The texture! I used to be obsessed with fall colors–deep reds and golden yellow hues–but lately, I prefer neutral fall decor. Fall is perfect for stocking up on throw pillows and blankets in different fabrics. Get a natural basket to stylishly tuck them away when they aren’t in use. 

Small Seagrass Delilah Tote Basket with Tassels from World Market

Small Seagrass Delilah Tote Basket with Tassels from World Market

4. How will you transition your home from summer to fall?

I focus a lot on the foliage as it relates to the season. I switch out the more colorful blooms for deeper hues and evergreens. I’ll even add neutral-colored mums and small pumpkin stems to existing arrangements.  

Red Prayer Plant in Clay Pot from Bloomscape

Red Prayer Plant in Clay Pot from Bloomscape

5. Are there any fall design no-nos?

My theory and practice in every season is not to go overboard. I’m not as much of a “less is more” type of person as I am a “just enough is enough.” 

While you might like all kinds of fall decor pieces, that doesn’t mean they’ll look great together. Rather than randomly throw things of various colors and finishes together, be intentional when choosing fall decor. 

6. How can those that live in warmer clients decorate for fall?

Fall decorating is really all about cozying up your space. Even if you live in an area that doesn’t have true fall weather, it will likely still get a little cooler. Add layers with neutral chunky throw blankets (think white or ivory) to keep things feeling a little lighter. 

Soft Corded Throw in Natural from West Elm

Soft Corded Throw in Natural from West Elm

Chunky Knit Throw Blanket in Tan from Target

Chunky Knit Throw Blanket in Tan from Target

Patterns can also enhance the fall vibe. Try including textiles with buffalo check or a vintage ticking stripe. 

Buffalo Check Plaid Throw from Pottery Barn

Buffalo Check Plaid Throw from Pottery Barn

And of course, another seasonal favorite of mine is spiced candles

7. What’s your stance on PSL? Yea or nay?

It’s way overrated. Now pass me a s’more, please.

Words by Erika Torvik