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To me, fall decorating is scrumptious. Borrowing shades of brown found in bark and leaves, roasted meats and Indian pudding is a great jumping off point for cozy interiors. Additionally, fall fashion tends to influence how I see the fall-inspired interior. The tans and browns of handbags, attaché cases and gloves (or even a Patchwork Open End Leather Log Carrier!) control most of my waking hours! Yes, I admit that was a tad dramatic, but how can you not love the brisk call of fall?
Brussels Chocolate Leather Look Rolling Storage Ottoman and Jamie Young Barrel Vintage Leather Table Lamp
I suppose incorporating brown into your decorating scheme need not be seasonal, but brown leather has such a "clubby" feel that I can’t help the association. From well-worn saddles to elegant English interiors, brown leather decorative items create a sense of old world elegance. You can also create a clubby vibe by using brown colored replacement shades on wall lights, sconces, and table lamps.
Brown Leather Hide Square Pillow and American Heritage Bella Bourbon Backless Bar Stool
Interior inspirations can come from anywhere. From seasonal clothing to vintage bicycle seats, shades of brown translate beautifully into fall decorating ideas.
Photos: Habitually Chic.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.