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A 2016 Fall Preview

When it comes to design and decor, beloved brands and top retailers are moving forward to fall as soon as July 4th has come and gone. The patio furniture goes on sale and the fall previews hit the catalogs. While we at Decoist believe in soaking up every last bit of summer, we also love reveling in design trends and pre-fall style! That’s why today we’re featuring some of our favorite new finds from today’s leading brands and retailers. Not only do these beautifully photographed images serve as design inspiration, they give us a glimpse of fall’s top trends! Consider this our little fall preview. Enjoy…

Relaxed Decadence

There’s something luxe about the new fall decor. And we’re loving it! But instead of being ultra-glam and unattainable, this new style is relaxed. CB2 is pioneering the look in full force with its declaration of “laid-back luxe” style. Yes, that exact term is in their Pre-fall 2016 catalog. Here’s a sneak peek of the look in all of its breezy, gilded glory:

Mirrored desk from CB2
Mirrored desk from CB2

Some of the decadence is created by furnishings with metal detailing, as shown by CB2’s Brass Inlay Cabinet. The vignette below is the ultimate in relaxed luxe…cocktails, anyone?!

Wood and brass cabinet from CB2
Wood and brass cabinet from CB2

The beauty of brass inlay can also be seen on CB2’s new Recluse Desk, designed by Louis Filosa. Side note: check out the painted wall behind the desk. Is dusty rose this season’s new pink?!

Wood and brass desk from CB2
Wood and brass desk from CB2

Clean lines keep luxe furnishings from being heavy or overbearing. The Durham Rectangular Coffee Table from Pottery Barn is crafted from kiln-dried reclaimed pine resting on a polished metal frame:

Metal and wood coffee table from Pottery Barn
Metal and wood coffee table from Pottery Barn

West Elm’s Geo Hex Side Table in Slate creates a low key look with slate veneer and a metal base. The table’s hexagonal form channels the simplicity of modern geo style, yet the antique brass finish provides a dose of luxury:

Geo side table from West Elm
Geo side table from West Elm

The Explosion Chandelier from Pottery Barn offsets its golden shine with a sleek design that evokes retro flair. Glam style, minus the formality!

Brass lighting from Pottery Barn
Brass lighting from Pottery Barn

Crate & Barrel’s Copper Wall Clock combines a minimalist design with a rosy copper shine. The perfect blend of decadence and simplicity:

Copper wall clock from Crate & Barrel
Copper wall clock from Crate & Barrel

Throwback Leather

There’s a lot of leather in the new fall lineup, and many pieces channel retro style. Ridges reign on CB2’s Cupa Leather Chair, designed by Jannis Ellenberger. A brass base helps create a Midcentury vibe:

Leather swivel chair from CB2
Leather swivel chair from CB2

Crate & Barrel’s Cooper Armless Leather Chair blends caramel leather with a brushed stainless steel frame for a modern statement that hints at the past:

Leather chair from Crate & Barrel
Leather chair from Crate & Barrel

Did someone say “sectional”? The Petrie Leather 2-Piece Corner Sectional Sofa from Crate & Barrel boasts button tufting…and 1960s style!

Leather sectional sofa from Crate & Barrel
Leather sectional sofa from Crate & Barrel

Soothing Hues

The colors that pop up in this season’s fall previews are neither ultra bold nor ultra boring. Gone are the stereotypical autumn hues of mustard, olive and rust. Instead, soothing colors going strong, often in exciting combinations. CB2’s Analog 18″ by 12″ Pillow welcomes shades of mint, teal, peach and grey:

Angular pillow from CB2
Angular pillow from CB2

Shades of mint can also be seen in West Elm’s Watercolor Tapestry Pillow Cover in Burgundy Multi. Abstract style with a hint of edgy color blends:

Watercolor-style pillow from West Elm
Watercolor-style pillow from West Elm

Pottery Barn incorporates the phrase “soothing colors” into their fall preview description. The brand’s Barrett Printed Rug in Porcelain Blue is hand-knotted from 100% wool and yarn-dyed in the softest of azure hues:

Porcelain blue rug from Pottery Barn
Porcelain blue rug from Pottery Barn

Hot Trends

Let’s hear it for CB2, a brand that is quick to note the latest trends and bring them to us at an affordable price. Below you’ll find a couple of our favorites…which we predict will be in high demand this season. Iridescence has fully captivated design lovers, and this Beta Flatware is the perfect blend of dreamy style and budget-friendly flair:

Iridescent flatware from CB2
Iridescent flatware from CB2

Take a closer look at that mirror on the wall, and you’ll see a terrazzo pattern! Celebrating one of today’s top trends, the Polyterrazzo 29.5″ Wall Mirror wows with its faux stone finish. Learn more about the current terrazzo trend here.

Terrazzo mirror from CB2
Terrazzo mirror from CB2

Did acrylic really ever go out of style?! Regardless, its newest evolution includes brass accents, as shown by these Acrylic + Brass Candleholders from West Elm:

Acrylic and brass candleholders from West Elm
Acrylic and brass candleholders from West Elm

 Graphic Design

Dark lines on white backgrounds. There’s nowhere like rugs for this linear, graphic style to flourish! But many of the top sellers are becoming trite. Thank goodness CB2 has introduced some new designs, like this Line Work Rug:

Black and white linear rug from CB2
Black and white linear rug from CB2

Today’s light/dark graphic style has even made the jump from the rug to the furniture! West Elm’s Hemming Swivel Armchair is inspired by vintage Danish designs and is available in either Twill or Diamond Stripe upholstery (shown below):

Swiveled armchair from West Elm
Swiveled armchair from West Elm

The Bone Inlaid Faceted Coffee Table from West Elm takes black/white contrast and modern geometry to a whole new level:

Faceted black and white coffee table from West Elm
Faceted black and white coffee table from West Elm

Crate & Barrel’s Envision Print uses shades of blue and purple against a white backdrop to create an artistic lesson in color, line and angle:

Angular print from Crate & Barrel
Angular print from Crate & Barrel

Which of today’s fall favorites caught your attention?…

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