Autumn is traditionally the time when we begin to pack away our summer gear and turn our attention inward to home and family as we ramp up for holiday celebrations. That’s why this season, before the hectic days ahead, it is critical to get our interiors looking – and living – just the way we want. In the Fall/Winter issue of West Coast Living, we walk you through countless ways to create your uniquely personal style.
We begin with a visit with Ellen DeGeneres. The iconic comedian and talk show host with her own eclectic style has created her own lifestyle lineup: ED Ellen DeGeneres crafted by Thomasville. Featuring relaxed mid-century styling and rustic modern lines, the two collections reflect Ellen’s passion for sophisticated yet comfortable furnishings. Pieces like the Montecito Sofa were designed to feel homey and familiar, and as Ellen explains, “These items will add to the beauty of your home, and they’ll give me a place to crash if I ever decide to come over.”
And who wouldn’t want to come over to your place if it’s filled with warmth and texture? Joanna Gaines, the star of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” and a designer, renovator and modern-day pioneer has brought her love for new classics to a line of rugs, pillows and throws she designed for Loloi. See how their fresh yet classic look can transform your space.
But you don’t need to be a TV celebrity to take a starring role in your home’s design, thanks to our designer tips. We’ll walk you through the key pieces you need to transform a blah room into a breathtaking example of Glam, California Coastal, Arts & Crafts, Modern or Traditional style. The Aragon Metal Wrapped Bed by Bernhardt is a striking example of how a classic material and form – a hand-carved Mango wood headboard and footboard – can take on a modern twist when wrapped in an unexpected material like German Silver.
Speaking of the unexpected, we also take a fresh look at how a seemingly neutral color like grey can take center stage while still pairing well with existing colors in your home. The Ella Sofa by Thomasville is an example of how a sofa with a tufted back, tufted seat and nail trim can grab the spotlight with its striking shape and curving lines.
When it comes to color, don’t leave green behind with those last lazy days of summer. We’ll show you some pieces that can bring the lushness of the great outdoors inside with vibrant pops of green all year long. We love how the Arabesque Rug by Capel in Emerald lays the groundwork for stunning styles and leads straight from summer fun into the festive days ahead.
Those are just a few of the pieces and articles you’ll find in our latest West Coast Living issue. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve discovered to help make you a design star and put your home in the spotlight!