After all Autumn is hovering, green giving way to shades of pumpkin and mustard, flashes of fiery brights, a final firework display before all is gone and nature is pared back to silhouettes and shades of drab. As the sharp summer light fades I’d rather like to morph into this moodboard: cosy, layered and gently glowing. Vogue says: hazy days are time to harvest a new look – soft tweed, mahogany and amber scent.
I am with them, this palette is timeless and inviting. Shades of winter white, neutral greige, moody charcoal (downpipe anyone), tones of kumquat, terracotta, blush (at a push ‘Prada’ berry). Want an accent in this monochromatic scheme? a touch of that ‘fading’ green or ‘cool sky blue’, are just right. You can pull back so there’s almost no colour (winter landscape already) or keep warm and always stay ‘textured’.
Once spotted, this easy chic, IS everywhere…
Brit band Mulberry keeps it soft while Anya goes all out: mahogany leather centre stage and lashings of kumquat.
Bottega Veneta’s new jewellery line inspired by Ancient Classics, offer graphic interplay.
Prada’s melange of greige, chocolate and inky sequins is lifted by luminous skin and a bruised berry lip.
Nicole’s vibrant hair does the talking chez Jimmy Choo (wouldn’t mind the shades…)
It’s ‘Chicken and Egg’, this ‘fashion and home’ story:
Kelly Wearstler’s New York project fits the look.
turns out she likes it at home too.
Larsen’s AW campaign is a grown up affair with a pop of orange amidst the natural lines.
While Christopher Farr’s organic shapes are calming.
The Rug Company as always evokes serious lust, that’s me .. just there, on the sofa, kicking off a satin heel. I know…
Moving on…Jamb’s reproductions evoke serious grandeur however ‘worn’.
and George Smith offers the upholstered version:
Editorial features quite a few spots that also weave this spell:
While downstairs has a grounding element of wood and a splash of vintage blue amidst luxurious textures.
Homes and Garden’s hamman also gets the Autumn treatment
Let’s not forget Living etc, where ‘books on books’ lift a symmetry of amber:
Naturally House and Garden offers the best in traditional country:
Despite my recent obsession, let’s not think this is anything new, since man first painted his cave this colour palette has felt like home.
In the 60’s Billy Baldwin defied the critics by making magic chez Kitty and Gilbert Miller, without an accent colour, just shades of:
Naturally the Peak of Chic offered up a great look this month via the 1970’s:
The 1980’s saw the World of Interiors (Interiors then) launch with Anoushka Hempel’s house on the cover:
In this era, the life force that is Muriel Brandolini , gets it:
while London’s Abigail Ahern is moody maximalism:
So this Season, wherever you are, whatever your look, ‘Fall In’ as Autumn beckons:
Jasper Conran’s ‘Country‘.
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