Faux fur, warm scents and cozy bedding transform spaces into fall retreats

Design Q&A: Stephanie Gamble

  • Fabulous Furs offers a variety of luxurious throws, including this gorgeoux chinchilla faux fur throw.
Fabulous Furs offers a variety of luxurious throws, including… (Fabulous Furs, Baltimore…)
September 27, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

Other than paint, what are some things that I can do to give my home a fall makeover?

Throws are a wonderful way of making your home cozy and warm for the fall. We are loving chunky woven knits and amazing faux fur throws from Fabulous Furs — we have several in the store plus all of the samples.

Along with the chilly fall weather I look forward to adding extra layers to my beds. Stuffing your duvet covers with heavier weight down inserts and adding a soft matelasse over your sheet makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning.

The simplest way to make your home ready for fall is to satisfy your sense of smell. A whiff of cinnamon or a sniff of the cocoa and espresso candle from Sydney Hale makes me instantly think of autumn.

Another idea is to add a simple centerpiece, which can instantly change a room for the season. I like to fill a clear glass jar with baby pumpkins, gourds or acorns. Another great natural decoration is to use a simple urn and fill it with oak branches, the changing leaves warm up a room.

Stephanie Gamble is an interior designer and owner of The House Downtown in Belvedere Squar. You can find her shop at 524 E. Belvedere Ave., 410-464-1440. Go to thehousedowntown.com. Do you have an interior design question for our experts? Email us at homes@baltsun.com.

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