It's a beautiful sunny day here in the UK for late September so this post seems a little premature. However, as we move into Autumn, I'm being increasingly inspired by the rich, lavish hues adorning furniture, fabrics, accessories and even humans (as seen at the fashion shows) over the past couple of weeks.
Summer's brights make way for the calmer jewel tones of Autumn - deep purple, crimson, sapphire, jade, teal and chestnut. Combined, these dark and sultry colours create a warm and soothing, yet powerful scheme and are made even more interesting using textures such as swede, leather, felt, wool and of course, fur.
Using metallics in both fabrics and accessories injects drama and light into a room for a decadent, indulgent feel.
It's a brave soul who dresses up their walls with a combination of these muted hues, but the effects can be absolutely stunning.
Top left: Hicks' Blue & Silt - littlegreene.com
Bottom left: Regency Fawn & Mocha - littlegreene.com
Top right: Brinjal & Brassica - Farrow & Ball,
Bottom right: Cinder Rose - Farrow & Ball, Mulberry - Designers Guild
Top left: Designed by Victoria Hagan, image by Simon Upton, elledecor.com
Top right: Photographed by Paul Massey for Livingetc.com
Bottom left: Photography by William Abranowicz for elledecor.com
Bottom right: Designed by Kelly Wearstler, elledecor.com