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5 Fall Trend Takeways for the Home

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves turn colors, home interiors cozy up for the colder months. Here’s a look at 5 Fall Trend Takeways for the Home

Metals Warm Up:

Expect to see warmer metals such as copper, brass and rose gold mixing in with stainless steel and colder metallic finishes for an updated look in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. 

Brushed brass cabinet hardware and faucets complement brass inlays in the tile flooring in this powder bath. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com
Brushed brass cabinet hardware and faucets complement brass inlays in the tile flooring in this powder bath. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Classic gray and white color palettes remain popular and are accented with warmer metals and mixed metal finishes. In this laundry room, notice the stainless steel faucet paired with brushed brass cabinet hardware.

Brushed brass hardware paired with gray cabinets and gray wood look porcelain tile floor in this laundry room. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com
Brushed brass hardware paired with gray cabinets and gray wood look porcelain tile floor in this laundry room. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Matte Black is Having a Moment:

Kitchen by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com
Kitchen by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri, www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

Expect to see the continued popularity of mixing mattes and metals in kitchens which is why Matte Black is having a moment. Notice the matte black cabinet hardware paired with white cabinets and stainless steel appliances and range hood. Many kitchen and bath products now offer a matte black version of their product line including the latest from True Residential.

 

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 True Residential recently launched a new Ultra Matte Black finish with a textured surface and hardware options of gold, pewter, copper, brass, and chrome hardware.   The new hue joins a wide array of available custom finishes in the Build Your True collection which includes Stainless Steel, Emerald, Cobalt, Gloss Black, Matte White, and Antique White. 

 

Transitional  Style Mash-Ups:

The transitional style mashup in this custom bathroom pairs Moroccan floor tiles with an industrial mirror and matte black bathroom fittings. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com
The transitional style mashup in this custom bathroom pairs Moroccan floor tiles with an industrial mirror and matte black bathroom fittings. The home is designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri www.cornerstonecustomconstruction.com

I’m also seeing the latest interpretations of transitional styling that mixes eclectic and industrial elements throughout. Notice the Moroccan floor tile paired with an industrial mirror and matte black bathroom fittings.

Another transitional style mashup is in this bathroom by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Notice the industrial-styled vanity lights paired with geometric sleek vessel sinks and modern octagon mosaic floor tile with rustic textured porcelain wood look tile on the backsplash.
Another transitional style mashup is in this bathroom by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Notice the industrial-styled vanity lights paired with geometric sleek vessel sinks and modern octagon mosaic floor tile with rustic textured porcelain wood look tile on the backsplash.

 

Subway Tile Makes a Comeback:

Subway tile is making a comeback in kitchen backsplashes and bathroom wall and shower cladding. This latest interpretation of the subway tile is textural with a rough-hewn effect in larger formats. 

This kitchen backsplash features rough-hewn subway tile to add dimension and visual contrast to the white painted cabinets with matte black hardware. Photo credit: Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.
This kitchen backsplash features rough-hewn subway tile to add dimension and visual contrast to the white painted cabinets with matte black hardware. Photo credit: Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

NewHomeSource recently asked a panel of experts including yours truly for our trend insights on stylish living spaces. You can check out my interview in its Fall Interior Design Expert Roundup as well as input from other respected designers and decorators.  

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Sensory Rich Rooms:

A reverence for the artisanal and a desire for soothing spaces drives one of the biggest trends in home decor: the sensory-rich room. This tactile trend emphasizes nature-inspired textures, organic and irregular surfaces and authenticity. The look is grounded in humanity drawing focus to craft-inspired materials such as handwoven objects in natural fibers or handmade pottery and surfaces of raw wood. Think of this as the latest interpretation of hygge, layered with sumptuous materials and touch-me surfaces and an earth-friendly ethos of sustainable choices. 

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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