4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends

4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends

It’s no secret that we are avid lovers of timelessness! 

But transitioning from summer to fall inspires us to infuse new ideas into our homes. We’ve approached some of our favorite trends that are having a moment in design with a streamlined, yet traditional take. This balance of trendy and timeless is exactly what helps us keep a renewed vision for the months ahead.  

The truth is, the more we focus on timelessness, the more our spaces feel elevated and intentional. This turns trends into luxury staples, making it possible to give our home a subtle redesign that feels true to the season, all without reinventing the wheel every time.  

With that said, we’re here to share some of our favorite ways to bring luxury into the home with material trends we’re embracing this season!  

 

4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends

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Siyara Hand-Tufted Rug

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Samuel Shelf Mirror

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Aldorno Linear Chandelier

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Wicker Handled Basket

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Hadden Dining Chair

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Faux 72″ Olive Tree with Ceramic Pot

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Arie Ottoman

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Elton Dining Chair

1- Plaids and Stripes

With all this new inspiration, we’re channeling our energy into a unique curation of personal style. By layering plaids and stripes in new ways, you can infuse your own personality into spaces in a playful mix or incorporation of pattern. After all, it’s not just in the details — it’s what we do with them. 

4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends

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Serena Wood Lounge Chair

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Glendale Pillow Cover

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Sophie Slipcover Ottoman

2- Glass Details

We love the simplicity that glass adds to vignettes. It’s a charming blend of both closed and open storage, giving an extra layer to styling while keeping things contained and organized. Whether designed with straightforward, smooth lines or clever ribbed details, glass is making a comeback. We can’t say we’re mad about it!  

4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends

3- Touches of Travertine 

The natural texture and imperfections of travertine are part of what draws us to this beautiful stone. It feels almost vintage, and if you know us at all, you know we love an old-meets-new look. We’ve paired it with other natural materials like wood, greenery, and metal to play into its curated aesthetic, giving added maturity and warmth to decor! 

4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends

4- Rich Color Palettes

One of the best ways to infuse warmth into your space is through palette. In many ways, it establishes the tone of the room and is the base for layers and details that give depth to your space.  

We’re loving rich, muted reds, warm-toned neutrals, and deep greens. To support this palette, we’re layering in different fabric types (hello, velvet!) to help bring dimension to these colorways. From waffled throws to block-printed linen pillow covers, texture and color bring richness to our Fall designs.  

4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
4 Ways to Elevate Your Home with Fall Trends
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

Fall inspiration, at your service.  

  

Easing back in to a post-summer routine, you may crave cozying up in your living space for the season ahead. We designed our latest collection with Threshold for Target to achieve an effortless, fall-ready look through endless combinations. Mixing material elements is a simple way to create an autumnal mood in your home. This season, we’re layering rustic and glazed ceramics and textural details like boucle and burl wood to invite a cozy atmosphere to our spaces. Follow along as we walk you through the entire living area, and see the collection styled in action.  

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

“Design is all about playing with patterns, mixing textures and materials, and juxtaposing shapes to create a unique perspective that puts your individual look on display.”

– Shea McGee 

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

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Large Carved Cream Vase

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Rattan Round Basket

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Floral Block Printed Square Throw Pillow

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Tufted Rug Natural/slate

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Marble Taper Candle Holder

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Moringa Artificial Tree Green

The Furniture 

In the living room, furniture is foundational in setting the tone. Graceful shapes, like the curve of these accent chairs, and inviting textures, as seen on the woven ottomans, will make this space as easy on the mind as it is on the eyes. 

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

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Pasadena Swivel Accent Chair

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Lynwood Checkerboard Woven Cube

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Westchester Fringe Cube

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Thousand Oaks Wood Scalloped Demilune Console Table

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East Bluff Woven Drawer Console

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Rose Park Round Wooden Coffee Table

The Lighting 

As natural evening light dims in autumn, we look to brighten the living room with a soft look. Whether illuminating a larger area with a floor lamp or creating ambiance with a table lamp, this collection offers elegant options to integrate into your space with ease.  

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

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Burl Table Lamp Brown

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Floor Lamp Brass

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Small Ceramic Table Lamp

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Floor Lamp Black

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Ceramic Speckled Table Lamp

The Textiles 

If you ask us, a true fall feeling is all in the textiles. Texture, warmth, and calming palettes can all be introduced and intermingled in these pieces. The thought and attention that went into the pillow details, especially, add a unique charm to the lounging area. 

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

“When you’re curating a pillow combination, incorporating a mix of textures is a foolproof way to make sure the look doesn’t fall flat. Mix heathered boucle, raw edges, cotton, and subtle block prints to add a touch of personality to your space.”

– Shea McGee 

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Color Block Boucle Throw Blanket

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Woven Plaid Square Throw Pillow

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Boucle Throw Pillow with Exposed Zipper

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Basket Weave Knit Throw Blanket

The Decor  

How you top off the living room with decor brings the whole space together. Organic, earthy glazes and geometric shapes play oh-so nicely with some of these larger-scale pieces across the mantle and shelves. The combinations could keep us entertained for days — and that they did! 

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look

The Organization 

You don’t have to sacrifice style to add smart storage solutions to your space. Use baskets and boxes that double as decor to organize your living space and give everything a home. 

Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
Transition Into Fall With This Living Room Look
How to Style Your Bookshelves

How to Style Your Bookshelves

Spoiler alert: It’s not all about books. 

Bookshelves are the best canvas for displaying meaningful collections, adding visual interest, and maximizing storage — all in one. Whether you’re starting to style a bookcase from scratch or refreshing what’s currently there, these tips will give you the confidence of a seasoned stylist. And with our Threshold collection for Target, you’ve got everything you need to fill in the blanks. 

How to Style Your Bookshelves
How to Style Your Bookshelves

“Styling bookcases is one of my very favorite things to do, because it shows off a little personality and is easy to change up over time.”

– Shea McGee

No. 1: Take inventory 

We like to clear everything off the shelves to give ourselves a blank slate. With all of your decor on the floor, you can get a good look at your options and organize them by size. Need some inspiration for what to display? Try a mix of these: 

  • Books (and bookends!) 
  • Vases 
  • Framed photos 
  • Artwork 
  • Baskets and boxes 
  • Candles 
  • Potted plants 
  • Dishes and bowls 
  • Accent objects 

No. 2: Lay the foundation with larger items 

Placing your biggest pieces first will ground the look and create focal points. We recommend staggering them in order to balance the visual weight across the shelves. 

No. 3: Create groupings of two or three smaller items 

Fill in the gaps and add some personality with small and medium-sized items, grouped into mini vignettes. Some easy ways to do this are stacking books (horizontally or vertically), pairing similar objects together, and layering an item with a framed photo. But don’t forget — negative space can go a long way! 

“As you shift things around, don’t be afraid of a little bit of white space.”

– Shea McGee

No. 4: Step back to gauge balance  

As you find a new home for all of your odds and ends, don’t forget to see the bigger picture. Varying up the grouping structures, object heights, and even the textures will bring an overall sense of balance and interest to the eye. 

How to Style Your Bookshelves
How to Style Your Bookshelves
How to Organize a Kid’s Room

How to Organize a Kid’s Room

Organizing a kid’s room doesn’t have to be complicated! 

Childhood is magic, but it can sometimes be a bit messy. From nursery age to those beautiful (and sometimes long!) toddler years, there is nothing better than watching our littles explore the world around them. Designing a space that allows them to do just that—all while keeping it clean—can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, it all comes down to a few good organization techniques.  

With a few simple tricks, you can keep your kids’ rooms beautiful and clean without infringing on play time. We’re sharing four of our go-to tips for organizing a kid’s room, making whimsical afternoons of imaginative play a bit less overwhelming after those make-believe dragons are slayed.  

From our McGee & Co. 2022 Kids Collection

“My hope when designing a kid’s space is to create a room with personality and interest, but that also stands the test of time.”

– Shea McGee

How to Organize a Kid’s Room
How to Organize a Kid’s Room

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Soliel Fringe Woven Rug

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Sutherland Twin Bed

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Wilshire Rug

No. 1: Give everything a place  

With kids, every day is a play day. It can make their rooms a bit of a mess as they use their imaginations throughout the day, but that mess is nothing that can’t be tackled with some planning. Designate a space for each of their toys and knick-knacks, making cleaning up a little easier.  

From our McGee & Co. 2022 Kids Collection

No. 2: Embrace built-ins and bookshelves 

Whether it’s a set of simple wooden blocks or a beloved stuffed animal, some of our kids’ things deserve to be displayed. We love incorporating these pieces into bookshelves, cabinets, or built-ins. Not only do they bring more personality to the space and allow kids to feel represented, but it also keeps things cohesive and elevated. 

How to Organize a Kid’s Room
How to Organize a Kid’s Room
Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office

Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office

25,000 square feet is a true feat.  

We absolutely loved getting to put our design chops to good use in our very own new office. And while there’s so much we could’ve done with such a vast space, we wanted to land somewhere that felt cozy, seamless, and intentional. To help you do the same with whatever interior you’re outfitting, we’ve summarized a few key styling tips taken from the labor of love that is the Studio McGee office. 

“The vision for this space was blending the functionality of a workspace and the feeling of home.”

– Shea McGee

Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office
Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office

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Alford Accent Chair

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Industrial Pendant

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Greely Chair

No. 1: Create a sense of ease at the entrance 

A foyer is the first impression, and should feel as welcoming as someone’s home. So often, sitting in a lobby has an isolating “fishbowl” effect, so we wanted guests to feel a refreshing sense of ease. That’s why we went with a warm gray for the walls, plush seating, and a shorter, curved reception desk to keep the entrance from feeling too rigid or uninviting. 

No. 2: Use recurring motifs for consistency 

In a space as long and open as this, creating zones helps it feel more intimate and purposeful. To keep each pocket from feeling random or solitary, try using repeating light fixtures, patterns, or rugs for consistency. This way, different zones can take on a personality of their own, but still look cohesive in the grand scheme. We’ve even used the repeating pendant lights across different Studio McGee offices over time — making it a common thread that helps each new place feel like us. 

No. 3: Prioritize unplugging 

Our Design Library is a place for offline inspiration. You, too, can cultivate a place to unplug from daily screen time. This area uses island tabletops for feeling and arranging (tons of) physical samples, as well as shelves upon shelves of books to peruse. A change of scenery is always welcome in any home or office, especially when it’s easy on the eyes. 

Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office
Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office

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Fielder Counter Stool

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Tess Ceramic Table Lamp

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From The Land

No. 4: Follow the light 

Speaking of breaking from screen time, always take full advantage of windows for their natural light and, if you’re lucky, the view. Even our windowed hallway is lined with benches, making it a functional space to escape and let our eyes relax for a few. 

No. 5: Keep kitchen and dining areas convenient 

No matter where you are, every kitchen becomes a popular destination. Make sure it’s utilitarian enough to meet the needs of daily use. Knowing this is a place where people naturally convene, we stationed a big, oval island in a central spot for eating, lingering, and celebrating special occasions together. Then there are several bistro tables for smaller-group bites, and a snack counter for quick drive-by getaways from the desk throughout the day. 

Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office
Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office

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Williamsen Counter Stool

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Piatto Pendant

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Priya Dining Table

No. 6: Apply a basic, predictable design system 

With so many self-contained spaces, it’s easy to get caught up in how to treat each one — especially when it comes to walls. We came up with a system for what types of spaces we’d paint, plaster, and wallpaper to help with continuity (and easier decision-making!). It became simple: light-colored paint in open areas, different plaster shades for medium-sized conference rooms, and grasscloth wallpaper in the large conference rooms. Sometimes, more creativity strikes once given a few restraints. 

Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office
Styling Tips from the Studio McGee Office

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Amberlin Chair

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Kenna Hand-Knotted Wool Rug

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Rowena Chair

No. 7: Make room for different workstyles 

Especially in the age of working from home, an office should call on those same comforts, with the added benefit of collaboration. If there’s anything we’ve learned over the last couple of years, it’s that being chained to a desk is no longer the norm. So we designed our office so that everyone has a place to thrive, change up their scenery, and interact with each other. Consider adding little nooks, like these white oak built-ins; cozy lounge areas; and of course, desks with monitors for heads-down work. After all, a well-considered space, both visually and functionally, will always be a well-loved one.