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Fall Forecast

This season, interiors are neutral with a chance of glam

Christopher Peacock Cabinetry

Back to school means a new wardrobe for the kids, so why not a fresh look for your interiors? Far from the expected foliage-esque tones, this year’s autumnal colors feature a mix of neutral blues and slate grays. Married with chic metallics, the effortlessly glamorous result is on-trend but built to last.

Launching September 9, Farrow & Ball is releasing nine new colors featuring several gray-blue slates and a bright blue plus a selection of pastels. Creative Director Sarah Cole can’t get enough of two blue standouts. Her favorite, Stiffkey Blue, “has such a wonderful warmth and richness that exudes strength and spirit,” she says. “There’s a regal nature when all four walls are covered.” For those looking to play it on the safer side, Cole suggests Purbeck Stone, which she calls a “stronger neutral that is neither too gray to be edgy and uncomfortable, nor too creamy to feel out of date.”
Westport, 203-221-3117

Sporting subtle, metallic-infused blues, the always-unique Alpha Workshops is introducing a new line of textured wallpaper, Astral. The multidimensional design is crafted by first folding the wallpaper ground (like origami). After unfolding the paper, it is painted and ironed flat. The stunning result offers a three-dimensional pop of art that won’t overwhelm your space.
NYC, 212-594-7320

Christopher Peacock Creative Director Lane Brooks insists, “Neutral is not a synonym for sparse.” High-gloss paint in an understated palette gives this season’s cabinetry a bit of glam, like this installation from the Refectory Collection, finished with Christopher Peacock Paint in Mercury.
Greenwich, 203-862-9333

On-trend designer Lynne Scalo, of Lynne Scalo Design in Westport, is loving fashion-inspired pieces for fall. These vintage chairs are on our wish list, featuring what Scalo describes as “luxurious texture reminiscent of a shearling coat,” accessorized with chic silver accents.
Westport, 203-222-4991


This show-stopping curved slatted metal “Vega” cocktail table from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams was inspired by Pierre Cardin and the 1970’s French modern glamour. The piece offers a statement for a living room or parlor, featuring a flat stainless steel frame with a bright polished-brass plated finish and a clear smoked-glass top.
Greenwich, 203-661-4480,

Remains Lighting recently released the Ashland Collection, designed by celebrated New York architect Alan Wazenberg. The chic, interior-style pieces feature UL versions certified for both indoor and outdoor use. Crowd favorite this season is the Atwater Sconce, a clean-lined column of milk glass and metal that stands off the wall on a round or rectangular backplate.
Greenwich, 203-629-1000

Clients at The New Traditionalists are loving the furniture maker’s metallic solid color glaze finishes, offered in silver or champagne on oak or maple. For a softer look, combine with a more traditional finish like walnut, like this coffee table.
NYC, 212-226-1868