SheKnows spacelifts: Taking summer to fall
The perfect palette for taking your home from sunny summer into cooler, brisker autumn calls for shades that speak to both seasons. These shades go from cool blues and greens into soft orange and pale peachy hues. Together these colors can easily transition your space — in this case, your bathroom, bedroom and kitchen — into fall without alienating summer.
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Maintaining a balance between two seasons in the bathroom doesn't have to be a daunting end-of-summer task. We love the idea of mixing things up with hues that straddle both warmer and cooler weather and adding some pieces that work no matter the month. A blue-gray shelf (in this case, a bookshelf) acts as extra storage for towels and toiletries, while the vibrant shower curtain encompasses an array of both summer and fall-appropriate hues. Items like the bath rug and counter accessories help to round out the look.
Our picks: Blackboard hook (anthropologie.com, $14), shelf (urbanoutfitters.com, $169), bath accessory set (target.com, $10 to $25), bath rug (potterybarn.com, $34), shower curtain (ikea.com, $15), stool (ikea.com, $13)
In between seasons can be a tricky time to maintain a stylish look in the bedroom. You don't want colors to be too dark yet, since it's still warm out, but keeping things too light can cause your decor to look out of date. Keep bedding darker but add cable knit throws or pillows in lighter hues. Then add accessories that brighten things up, like the lampshade we chose, but that aren't too bright for the impending cooler weather.
Our picks: Striped cotton rug (westelm.com, $16 to $254), bedding (westelm.com, $23 to $135), candleholders (crateandbarrel.com, $2 each), lampshade (ikea.com, $10), cable knit throw (horchow.com, $88)
Keep things seasonally balanced in the kitchen with the help of the right accessories, in the right colors. Since summer-to-fall means a nice mix of cooler and warmer tones, you can use both in the kitchen to create a look that works. A side table in a minty shade of green is balanced by a darker blue table runner and some fall-ready orange-peach accessories like place mats and glassware. Small green bowls add a fun pop of color to your table and the clock brightens up the room.
Our picks: Place mat set (westelm.com, $14), glassware (potterybarn.com, $30 to $57), clock (cb2.com, $50), bowls (anthropologie.com, $8 each), side table (urbanoutfitters.com, $59), table runner (williamsonoma.com, $45)