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Design Looks Perfect For Summer-Fall Transitioning

Oh how I love the summer and all the vibrant and cheerful colors that come along with it! But as we creep closer and closer to fall, one question I'm left with is how to transition my beautiful summer interiors into a cozy fall oasis.

If you're wondering about this, too, then you're in luck! I dug through the portfolios of some of my favorite designers and found designs that still give off that summer vibe but also leave you feeling warm.

Here are my 4 tips for summer/fall color palettes and multi-season furnishings!

Berry Accents

High Line Living Room Design Image Source : Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors

Traditional Blue Red Dining Room Image Source : LiLu Interiors

NYC’s Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors used a sunset-inspired palette in this open plan kitchen, dining, and living room. The warm palette is complemented with berry-hued accessories, like the pillows on the sofa and the showpiece on the dining table. When using berry accents, consider the overall palette and balance the hue with warm colors or neutrals to create a beautiful contrast. This color also creates reflective drama, so don’t hesitate to pair it with glass accessories or bright artwork, as shown in Betty’s project.

Orange Accents

Peltier Interiors Pasadena Home14 Image Source : Amy Peltier Interior Design & Home

Renovated Luxury Home Dining Room Design Image Source : Lilu Interiors

If you're a traditional fall-est, then orange might pique your interest over berry. Nothing screams fall more than a deep pumpkin orange, but that doesn't mean you can't utilize this hue in the summer, too!

Use orange accents to create a focal point or mix and match with contemporary furnishings for an eclectic look. San Marino Amy Peltier Interior Design & Home juxtaposed an intricate metal console with a chair upholstered in bright orange to create an eye-catching look, while Minneapolis’ Lilu Interiors incorporated lively orange chairs that beautifully complement the drapes, infusing their dining room design with a playful and energetic touch.

Modern Fireplaces

hamptons-modern-Fireplace Image Source : Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors

Mclean Modern Fire Place Designs Image Source : Amy Peltier Interior Design & Home

Spruce up your fireplace and give it a more modern look for seamless summer to fall interiors! Crisp whites work well with all seasons, of course, but summer/fall can feel like the most drastic change, which is why I recommend this look now.

I love both of these fireplace designs as they're a great focal point and practical for colder months. The fireplace by NYC’s Betty Wasserman offers a modern take on a traditional, open fireplace that even provides storage for wood and display space for accessories. The fireplace by San Marino’s Amy Peltier is a contemporary closed, compact fireplace with minimal design and clean-lined elegance.

Cozy Indoor/Outdoor Living

grand-ridge-issaquah-outdoor-interior-design Image Source : Michelle Yorke Interior Design

Wayzata Minnetonka Lake View Sun Room Design Image Source : LiLu Interiors

Relax while sipping on your favorite cocktail or bundle up and watch the leaves turn, these outdoor seating areas are perfect for transitioning between seasons! With large comfortable seating and plush indoor/outdoor textiles, these home extensions stay cool in the summer and warm in the fall.

Design styles of indoor/outdoor rooms varies; some prefer to be able to close the entire room (almost like a sunroom) while others are more than happy with a fireplace and blankets to shield them from colder nights. It's important to note that both these designs are from different climates, Michelle's is from the Pacific Northwest (where rain and wind are ever so prevalent) On the other hand, LiLu Interiors' Lake Minnetonka-facing porch design is tailored for Minneapolis' continental climate, providing year-round comfort in the face of hot summers and cold winters.

Whether your main goal is color, texture, and textiles or to make more structural changes, there are plenty of options when it comes to giving your home a seamless transition from summer to fall (and it’s not too early to start now!). I hope these designs were helpful and sparked your inner designer, and would love to hear which styles you chose to try out!

Good luck!