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Publication Date: 2015-10-09

Design Insights

Design Tips From 11 Perfect-For-Fall Bedrooms

All we need now is some warm apple cider.


A single neutral hue creates a cloud-like oasis in this Sue Burgess-designed room. As an added bonus, the tall windows offer a peek at the fall foliage without ever leaving the comfort of your bed. Glant linen-cotton for headboard and bedskirt. Nancy Corzine silk-cotton on pillows. Rose Cumming silk with Samuel & Sons Banding at windows. Vaughan lamp.

Beds by Ryan Faircloth for Rusticks and floral wall art bring the outdoors in, minus the chill. Shams and bedskirts of Manuel Canovas linen-cotton. Malabar Grove matelassé coverlets. Blanc d'lviore quilts. Halo Styles stools. Dimple pot lamp by Ann Sherrill. American mirror, c. 1900. Interior design by Ann Sherrill.

Brown is a staple of fall decor, but looks particularly fresh alongside a rich blue in this welcoming bedroom by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Bedding from Frette, daybed upholstered in Madeline Weinrib fabric, rug from Mansour, and antique accoutrements throughout.

The classic combination of orange, red, and yellow nod to fall foliage and complement the wood beams above. Bed linens, canopy and draperies, all C&C Milano linen fabrics. Bench from Provence, 19th-century, in C&C Milano linen with Selezione Tessuti inset fabric. Venetian 19th-century table. Sisal rug. Interior design by Piero Castellini Baldissera.

A collection of 18th-c. Flemish sconces is an inventive alternative to a traditional overmantel. But the working fireplace steals the show in this bedroom by Stephen Sills. Antique John Soane mantel. Italian 19th-c. bed.

Photography: Alexandre Bailhache

A soft rug underfoot ups the coziness of an otherwise airy room. Bed, Holly Hunt Studio. Linens, John Saladino for Savel. Custom chairs and ottoman in Ann Gish cotton.

Pierre Frey — heir to his family's French fabric house — used his family's textiles to create a cocoon-like master bedroom, covering the walls in a rich embroidered jacquard. The classic decorator's trick adds a matchless sense of luxe. Curtains, headboard, and walls in Pierre Frey fabrics; bed linens, Merci; lamps, end tables, and rug, Pierre Frey.

Photography: Erica George Dines

Easygoing charm and antique influences leave this bedroom at chef Emeril Lagasse's seaside home brimming with charm. Custom bed, David Sutherland Showroom; monogrammed pillows, Leontine Linens; sunburst mirror, Tara Shaw Antiques; pendant, Fortuny through Lovelace Interiors.

Photography: Laura Resen

A pattern-free approach to design allows guests to linger and forms and textures to come to the fore at designer Pamela Pierce's Houston house. Napoleon III tufted beds and 18th-c. Venetian fauteuil in Bergamo Oseille Sauvage linen.

Photography: Francesco Lagnese

A canopy bed in a neutral hue feels especially inviting in the fall, but equally fresh come spring and summertime. Painted floors were inspired by Sister Parish. Custom canopy bed in Pindler & Pindler cotton. Vintage lamps, Chapman Radcliff. Linens, Schweitzer and Pratesi. Walls in Robert Kime cotton.

Photography: Max Kim-Bee

Golden accent pieces layer in the warmth at New Orleans tastemaker Tara Shaw's home. Bed and mirror, Tara Shaw Maison; 18th-century Swedish bench in a Kravet velvet.


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