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Falling for autumn decor

The bright and vibrant shades of summer have faded into deep, moody undertones of saffron, jade, marigold, and charcoal. It’s fall, time to wrap yourself up in cozy blankets and nestle in for the longer, cooler months that lie ahead.

Here are a few of this season’s most welcoming decor ideas to help you nestle in:

White Pumpkins

Synonymous with harvest time and a staple of fall design, pumpkins are the standard this time of year, however, opt for a more contemporary and simplistic feel by forgoing the orange standard, and instead mixing things up with white.

Table centre pieces, groupings at the front door; a variety of shapes and sizes in a monochromatic white scheme will make quite the festive statement.

Natural Elements

Embrace the outdoors by incorporating some natural elements in your spaces; wood accessories, willow and berry branches, birch logs, dogwood wreaths, wooly blankets… simple, unadorned arrangements and fittings are the perfect reflection of fall.


Decorating with candles is a surefire way to add instant warmth and ambiance to your home. Dispersed in odd-number groupings on mantles, mirrored trays, and even in unused fireplace boxes, take advantage of the mood and coziness the addition of extra candles will help create.

Wood and Wicker Baskets

The palette may be pale, but the texture that wooden and wicker storage baskets adds is vibrant! Tucked under a side table, nestled beside a chair to curl up in, and mixed in with regular decor on sparse shelves – the layering of naturally woven materials into your spaces adds richness and charm.

Throw Blankets

Cooler nights call for having warm wraps within easy reach; stack your favorite blankets in varying patterns as a clever and useful decor accent. If you feel your spaces are lacking visual interest, invest in a plaid or buffalo check patterned throw for a nod to a more nostalgic and genuine style.


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Crispin Butterfield is the creative force and mastermind behind Urban Theory; a graduate of Mount Royal University in Calgary, her engaging personality and design-commerce savvy make her a valued and well-respected professional and mentor within her field.

She’s able to uniquely see the parameters and vision of each project in ways her clients often cannot, and has honed the process and proficiency required to grow incredible long-standing client relationships. 

Crispin embraces a life full of ingenuity and imagination, fueled by raw ambition and a desire to leave her mark on the world. Her impeccable design style, expertise, and a rock-solid business acumen is the foundation which allows Urban Theory Interior Design to provide full scale services with authenticity, innovation, and ample amounts of personality.

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