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I’m teaming up with Wayfair to bring you The Fall Edit, a collection of advice, inspiration, and trends for the upcoming season, starting with a Q & A between Wayfair and me, Annie:
Fall Decorating and Renovation Q & A with Annie
Wayfair: What are some of the most common fall home decor challenges clients come to you with?
Annie: Everyone is spending A LOT more time at home now, so clients have been coming to me to update their spaces with renovations, wallcoverings/paint, furnishings, and decor. I am currently doing a full home renovation for a client who traveled 70-80% of the year for work but is now working remotely and home 100% of the time. We are doing all new hardwood floors throughout the home, a fresh coat of paint on the interior and exterior, all new lighting, and a full renovation of the master bathroom and kitchen. From there, we will use existing furnishings that fit with the new home design and fill in the gaps with end tables and décor from Wayfair. I have another client that has been wanting to furnish their outdoor deck for a while, so we are working on that so they can do some outdoor grilling and entertaining with close family and friends this Fall.
Wayfair: Are there any design trends you are loving right now?
Annie: I am loving the return of warmer, softer tones. Everything has been very gray for a while, so it’s been really beautiful to add warmth through ivory tones and brushed gold. Polished nickel is my favorite silver tone because it has warm undertones that look beautiful when paired with brushed gold. I still see very neutral and natural elements in homes with light walls and quartz countertops. White maple flooring and contrasting with black is extremely popular right now. For my people who love color, it’s fun to do a small space, like a powder room or home office in a pop of color. You can also add color through area rugs, throw pillows, and blankets. A lot of my clients are still trending towards classic pallets for longevity of the space, but we’re having fun with décor that is easier to replace when you’ve grown tired of it.
Wayfair: What are a few ways people can spruce up their homes with fall decor while on a budget?
Annie: Change out florals or foliage in a vase that you have. Change out pillows for tones that suit the season (pastels for spring or jewel tones for fall). Take an online art class and learn how to make your own artwork at home that looks festive. If you’re into seasonal décor, then go wild with pumpkins, bats, fall leaves – and later this year, garland, ornaments, trees, menorahs, whatever you celebrate that feels festive! Candles are also another inexpensive item you can switch out with seasonal flavors that will make your home smell delicious.
Annie Spano’s Wayfair Picks for Fall
Annie Spano’s Design Project Highlight
As some of my friends on the blog and social media may know, I am moving into a condo in downtown Raleigh next month! I went under contract in June and while I’ve been waiting for it to be constructed, I have been excitedly brainstorming all of my new furnishings, décor, lighting, wallpaper, and kitchenware that I need for my new space. I am the most excited for my personal project because my condo represents so much to me: a new chapter, growth, new memories with girlfriends, and a space to call my own that is 100% designed for myself. I’m going to be sharing blog posts with all the details on my new place as I get settled into my space, so for now I will share a sneak peek of my Wayfair wish lists for my kitchen and bar cart. Design boards and all details about my condo will be coming next month! xo