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
Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive

Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive

Because each episode is never enough…

You’re probably here because you’ve started watching Dream Home Makeover Season 3, recently released on Netflix — and if not, now you’ve got plans for tonight! In episode one, we see a total transformation of Robert and Cindy’s kitchen. Here, Shea’s taking us behind the scenes for a closer look at her process with tidbits you won’t see in the show.

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Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive
Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive

“This kitchen is a great example of a way to take a home that has a tract-style layout and finishes, and make it feel designer, high-end, and very custom.”

– Shea McGee

A few ways we added an elevated look to this kitchen were through an unexpected cabinet hue, tall tower cabinets, mixed metal hardware, open shelves, and a custom hood as a focal point.

Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive
Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive

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White Ceramic Pitcher

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Seagrass Wrapped Glasses (Set of 4)

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Charlie Check Tea Towel

We love picking up on elements of our clients’ original space that they’re drawn to, without the help of a designer. Knowing what naturally inspires them tips us off on what details we can add to the end picture that’ll make them smile. In this case, it was spotting the stained glass piece in their window, and translating that to leaded glass in their cabinets.

The coastal theme comes through in the color palette, driftwood-inspired chairs, and artwork, without feeling too overstated. After all, we wanted them to have their true, Southern California dream home!

Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive
Robert & Cindy Episode Deep Dive

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Hadden Counter Stool

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Coastal

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Limoges Pendant

Stay tuned for more deep dives on each episode for this season of Dream Home Makeover!

Unique Ideas for Modern Home Designs

Unique Ideas for Modern Home Designs

So you’ve decided to spice up your home with a few new items that will modernize your living quarters. The first and most important thing is to not get into buying them right away. You will primarily need a clear picture of what you’d like your home to look like with the new pieces added. 

A mid-century modern design for your home might appeal to you if you enjoy looking for vintage furniture and accessories. Alternatively, if you favour subtle hues and organic materials, an organic modern design might be right for you. 

Industrial modern, modern farmhouse and contemporary modern are a few additional popular modern styles to consider. Once you’ve settled on a style, you’ll have a starting point for choosing paint colours, selecting furniture, arranging decor items, and more.

Don’t be afraid of dark

Modern farmhouse interior design idea for living room
Photo by Collov Home Design on Unsplash

Consider including some darker tones to contrast any lighter shades you use as you plan the modern colour scheme for your home. Play around with darker hues like black and charcoal grey; a modern home design isn’t afraid of dark or bolder tones. 

A good place to start is the dining area. If you’re choosing to have light colours on your walls or floors, try dining tables with a darker shade, as this will add excellent contrast to your room.

A clean look 

Uncertain about the design strategy to use for your modern interior? You can start by giving your entire space a neat, polished appearance. Here, you can embrace minimalism, which sends the message “less is more”, to help you achieve the open, airy atmosphere found in many contemporary homes. Choose functional furniture and simple decor items, and avoid clutter wherever you can in order to achieve this.

Employ different textures 

You can give any room in your house more depth by adding different textures. The goal of modern designs is to achieve an intriguing balance, so combining different textures, such as velvet and leather, is very acceptable. To give your space a dynamic and contemporary feel, mix different textures when selecting furniture and decor items, such as shiny, suede, matte, and furry.

Statement lighting 

Pink and gold home interior design
Photo by Spacejoy on Unsplash

In addition to serving a practical purpose, statement lighting is a playful way to bring up your home’s contemporary appearance. Look for an angular chandelier, a sizable floor lamp, or an abstract pendant light when selecting modern lighting for your kitchen, living room, or bedroom. A back-lit mirror can be installed in your bathroom to help keep surfaces clean and provide you with extra light while getting ready.

Play around with your furniture 

Form and function are closely correlated in contemporary home design. Modern homes can benefit greatly from customized furniture because it not only serves multiple purposes but also serves as a focal point. In addition to being able to have a table, chairs, or other furniture items made to match your distinct style, doing so is a good way to include high-quality items with practical uses in your home, like extra storage.

Kitchen ideas

Open plan kitchen and dining area showing zoned areas
Image credit: Breadmaker, via Shutterstock

Do you need any suggestions for updating a modern kitchen? Consider open shelving. This kitchen storage option makes it very simple to grab dishes and utensils and can enable your kitchen to feel more spacious. Section off one area for shelves if you don’t want to fully commit to the open shelving look and keep the cabinets for the rest of the kitchen.

Choosing high-end kitchen appliances is essential when designing a modern kitchen. Modern technology can be found in many appliances, including smart refrigerators that can help you keep track of the contents of your fridge and log important reminders for your family. Using matte black, stainless steel, or a “hidden” look are all stylish ways to give your appliances a more contemporary look. 

Final thoughts

Because the goal of contemporary home design is to make a space feel lived in, aim to decorate with things you love and use frequently or that at the very least have a feeling of being gently used. Without adding extra clutter, give your house a lived-in appearance with plants, books, and vinyl records.

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The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection

The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection

It’s almost time for a seasonal change… 

and we’re facing this upcoming fall season with excitement. We’re distilling new trends into approachable pieces, all while maintaining a timeless identity through our collections. With rich color palettes, we’re celebrating traditional silhouettes, and travertine and glass are making a refreshing re-appearance. After all, it’s not only about the details; it’s how we approach them. 

Our 2022 Fall Collection with McGee & Co. is one of our favorites yet, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Shop the entire collection here and keep scrolling to learn about the inspiration behind the style and materials.   

“There is something to be said for making design decisions that evolve and grow with you”

– Shea McGee

The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection
The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection

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Ralph Oak Stool

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Crock of Oranges Still Life

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Manolo Table Lamp

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New fabrics and rich colors  

Rich tones were a huge inspiration for our new collection. This fall is bringing deep colors and elegant textures to our sofas with new velvet fabrics. We love to keep bigger furniture pieces as timeless as possible so that we can think about seasonal textures in the accents.  

With a balance between cool and warm tones, and a thoughtful curation of pieces, this collection makes it possible to bring a renewed sense of self to your home. To really embrace the seasonal shift, welcome rich brown tones, textures like velvet and boucle, and a mix of dark with light wood into your spaces.  

The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection
The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection

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Evan Sofa

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Tito Table Lamp

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Fringed Alpaca Throw

A focus on materials  

This season we are bringing warmth inside with textural materials like travertine used in both sculptural furniture pieces and decor. Marble also makes an appearance as a smooth complement to the more raw, organic texture of travertine.  

To complement these textural accents, we love choosing artwork that reflects the color palettes of nature.  

With a focus on bringing further balance to your spaces, we look to materials like ceramics and colored glass. These more delicate materials bring interest and a welcome contrast to the heaviness of stone and velvet.  

The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection
The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection

“I love combining smooth and rough textures in a space.”

– Shea McGee

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Travertine Coffee Table

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Ethereal Clouds

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Serena Wood Lounge Chair

Intentional seasonality  

As fall approaches, we believe that our intent inside the home becomes even more important. Fall is a season that encourages us to transition indoors and to reimagine our spaces.  

We’re thinking ahead to the upcoming season and considering how to refresh our routines and curate a cozy lifestyle. Whether this means creating spaces to gather and celebrate or creating beautiful spaces to relax, it’s the perfect time to approach the details with purposefulness.  

The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection
The McGee & Co. 2022 Fall Collection
We Were on the Today Show!

We Were on the Today Show!

Yesterday was a crazy surreal day for Syd and I…  

To celebrate Season 3 of Dream Home Makeover on Netflix, we packed our bags and headed to NYC to go on The Today Show.  I had all sorts of nervous energy the night before, as being on live TV is a whole new and exciting adventure for us. The segment went so well and Hoda and Jenna are about the nicest people ever — we feel so lucky to have gotten to spend our morning with them! In case you missed the segment, we’re linking out to it below (alongside sharing a few of the styling tips featured!).

Console Styling Tips Shown in the Today Show  

01: Start with a focal point —  I love a good mirror in the entryway to be able to check yourself before you walk out of the home. 

02: Add levels — Use styling elements with different heights like a stack of books and greenery to create dimension and layers.  

03: Finish with a candle — There’s nothing better than walking into a space and immediately getting a sense of the home with a lovely smell!  

For even more styling tips — watch the segment above! 

We Were on the Today Show!

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Ogden Burled Wood Console Table Brown

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Watercolor Abstract Framed Wall Canvas Cream

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Ceramic Table Lamp with Knob Tan

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Lynwood Square Upholstered Cube

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Small Brass Tray

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Colored Glass Candle Green

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Small Carved Cream Vase

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Short Vintage Vase