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Seasonal Design Shifts

to Keep Your Space Fresh

Labor Day has come and gone, our favorite retailers have peppered our inboxes with Fall fashions, we’ve heard a holiday playlist on a grocery run, and the end of Daylight Saving Time is around the corner. A seasonal shift is upon us, but if you’re anything like me, you’re adverse to thematic decorations. 

Never to fear, there are great ways to indulge that inner calling to coziness that feel authentic, satisfying and sophisticated. I turn to my surroundings to cue the seasonal design shifts I make for both my clients and my own home. 


It’s great for our bodies and the environment to eat seasonally, so take a cue from produce to decorate your space for the season, too. Select bowls that inspire you to fill with seasonal fruit and vegetables. A special vessel placed on a counter or table brings life and color to your home, and you’ll be a step ahead on meal prep! I love apples and the unique shape of artichokes for Fall and the vibrant color of pomegranates and winter squash for Winter. 


Break out a chunky sweater and a chunky throw at the same time. Look to rich textiles to inform what to put on your back and in your home. Shifts into Fall and Winter call for layers of leather, suede, wool, mohair, velvet and cashmere. Get the look at home by bringing in rich throws and swapping out pillows and bedding in these materials when the air turns crisp.


Forage for branches and stems outside your door to infuse the energy and scents of the season, or look for seasonal stems at the market. Curly Willow branches add a touch of drama. Dahlias, Anemone, and Poppies are harvested Fall through Winter, and all have beautiful blooms and colors. An old florist trick to extend the life of a branch, just add a couple drops of bleach to the water.

To take your seasonal decor or your entire space to the next level, CHD specializes in luxury residential renovation and whole-home furnishings projects.

By Casey Howard, Casey Howard Designs

Photography by SEN Creative / Lauren Andersen

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Casey Howard
Casey Howard Interior Design
(925) 725-4223

Casey Howard Interior Design is a full-service boutique interior design studio specializing in residential and hospitality.

Work with us on new construction, large and small scale renovations, and full-scope furnishings projects. CHID’s edgy classic aesthetic is grounded in functionality layered with the unexpected and provocative.

Based in the heart of Danville, California, CHID works throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, Marin County, Silicon Valley, and beyond.

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