Lighter & Brighter
A lifelong Oregonian turned interior decorator transforms a dark Tuscan-style home into a cozy oasis sparkling with light, uplifting decor.
As the weather cools, homeowners across the country begin the enjoyable task of bringing fall flavor to their interiors. Brightly colored pumpkins and gourds start dotting shelves and tables, mums replace daisies, and autumn’s harvest enjoys a special spot on the dinner table. Tour three of our favorite homes— from a California cottage to a Northwoods cabin—as they prepare for fall.
TOP: Introduce unexpected colors to your autumn decorating palette. A blue-andwhite rug grounds this living area, echoing a plaid throw and pillows in various shades on the sofa. The cool hues are repeated in a pillow tucked into a wire basket atop the china cabinet.
BOTTOM LEFT: Anne Nash named her company Pedal Home Interiors after a favorite symbol—the bicycle. “I was thinking of someone being downtown on an old vintage bike with their basket full of farmers-market produce pedaling home— because that’s where they want to be,” she says, “a place where they feel comfy and at home.”BOTTOM RIGHT: Unsure about wallpapering your room? Try this stick-on black-andwhite buffalo check that can be easily removed when you’re ready for a change. Heirloom pieces add a layer of nostalgia to home decor; here, Anne’s husband’s boyhood cowboy boots and his parents’ old farm barrel are a reminder of simpler times.