Although it's 84 degrees as I write this, I am so anxious for Fall to get here- it's my favorite time of year. Now is the time that I start to dream about woolen fabrics, leather, and faux fur throws- although realistically, I may have to wait another month or so to indulge in these fabrics. Here are a few rooms that are cozy, warm, and oh so perfect for those crisp days that lie ahead.
A sophisticated and masculine living room designed by Miles Redd. This home, which does not possess the full-on glamour typical of Redd, is actually one of my favorites.
This room, designed by Joel Woodard of Lichten Craig, was inspired by the spirit of Bill Blass and his couture collections. I love the plaid fabric walls (to me reminiscent of a Blass pantsuit), the touches of lavender, the chrome legs of the desk, and that fabulous daybed with the fur throw. This room is cozy and chic!
Charlotte Moss' study- I adore her mix of fabrics, pillows, and throw. And of course the books! What makes one want to linger longer than some books and a comfy chair or sofa. (Photo courtesy of New York Social Diary).
A view of the charming Connecticut living room of the late Alan Campbell (House Beautiful, Dec 01). The red walls and rich accessories make the cast iron and brass stove look rather glam.
Image at top: The library in the former home of David Hicks, updated by his son Ashley Hicks (House & Garden, November 04)