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The kids are going back to school, Labor Day is just around the corner, and I'm starting to think about fall decor. It's all about layering - my favorite aspect of the changing season, both in my wardrobe and my home, is the power of layering to evoke feelings of warmth, security, and style.
Whether you're piling more decorative pillows on the sofa, adding another throw blanket to the foot of the bed, or setting the table with more linens than usual, layering takes your fall decor to the next level.
I approach layering as I do any other decorating task: from the three distinct elements of pattern, color, and texture. Play too much with them all and you may find yourself with a decorating mess on your hands. Instead, choose one as a constant and mix up the other two. You may choose to select a monochrome palette that mixes nubby stripes, flat weave Ikat, and polished bone mosaic. Or try an eclectic range of hues that incorporates many prints but that employs materials with a similar finish.
Finally, these aren't hard and fast rules about layering. Be prepared to break them as you experiment and learn what suits your fall decor taste!
Shopping Guide. Pattern: Grey Ikat Rug, Black and White Striped Pillow, Geometric Wall Art Prints. Color: Antique Tapestry Inspired Rug, Blue Mohair Throw, Mustard Yellow Tufted Bench. Texture: Champagne Shag Rug, Wood and Brass Lamp, Teal Blue Knit Pouf.
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Anne Sage is a design and lifestyle editor based in San Francisco. Her daily interiors and fashion blog The City Sage was named a must-read by Martha Stewart Living, and she was featured in the New York Times for her co-founding of the online shelter publication Rue Magazine. She also works as a stylist and art director for brands such as Target and Anthropologie.
In her spare time, Anne is most likely to be found color coding the books on her vintage Paul McCobb shelving unit.
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