During autumn, temperatures fall and the days shorten, bringing the need to be safely at home before nightfall. Maybe this is why we associate the coming of the season with more family time. As with the summer, our homes should change to reflect our lifestyles during this season. Wool clothing, rugs, and upholstery keep us warm, as do sweater-knit throws. In more traditional homes, dark or muted colors like aubergine or persimmon are quite popular. Contemporary homes may use the same color pallet, or may try a more graphic look using bold seasonal colors, like pops of orange and yellow with black and white backgrounds. There are a ton of magazines and design periodicals that may have a lot more ideas, but one of my favorite places to look for inspiration that I can replicate is in retailer catalogues. My pick of the season? Pottery Barn. I normally abstain from the typical arts and crafts look, but there is something about fall that always works some heartwarming seasonal items into my home. Cutesy items are a big “no-no” in my designs, but during the Halloween season, when everyone wants to dress up, I will occasionally help my clients masquerade their homes as an ultimate testament to the Martha Stewart Home look.