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Crate & Barrel and Leanne Ford Reimagine Hit Collaboration with New Fall and Holiday Collection

The new collection is inspired by the journey of returning home to fresh possibilities

Crate & Barrel announced the latest from the brand’s best-selling collaboration with renowned interior designer, Leanne Ford. After teaming up with Crate & Barrel in 2020, Ford is returning this Fall with a new collection of furniture, decor and tabletop that includes a holiday-focused capsule featuring decor items that bring patina and shine to the most wonderful time of the year.

Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel

Available exclusively at Crate & Barrel starting Oct. 5, the latest iteration of the Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel collection draws inspiration across generations as well as Ford’s personal journey from Los Angeles, CA back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. The collection incorporates new styles that are inviting in a comfortable, yet modern and design-forward way like the Adia White Wood Platform Queen Bed and Aya Farmhouse Table.

“We were super inspired by the ride with Leanne the first time around and we were thrilled to see that feeling carry through all the way to our customers, who welcomed the collection with joy into their homes,” said Crate & Barrel’s Vice President of Product Design, Sebastian Brauer. “So, we decided to carry our collaboration forward by adding layers to extend the existing line of favorites and also translate it into a cozy Fall aesthetic that blends modern country with romance, Leanne’s language, and signature Crate & Barrel style.”

Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel

The Fall items offer a fresh take on modern rustic style to give any home an inviting warmth with textures and patterns. The first-ever Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel holiday capsule collection draws on whimsical holiday cheer with bold metallics and unique decor inspired by how Leanne herself decorates and entertains for the holidays.

“You have no idea how thrilled I am to announce my follow up collection with Crate & Barrel inspired by my move out of the big city. Crate & Barrel is beyond a dream to work with,” said designer Leanne Ford. “All I can say is I can’t wait to get these pieces into my own home and projects. And I can’t wait to see them in yours.”

Available now exclusively at Crate & Barrel, both online at crateandbarrel.com and in stores, the Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel Collection features 89 new products with prices starting at $9.95.  Along with these new items, favorites from Leanne’s Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 collaborations with Crate & Barrel will continue to be available both in stores and online. Customers can use the Crate & Barrel Design Desk services available online and in-stores to help envision the Leanne Ford for Crate & Barrel Collections in their homes.

Arhaus Introduces Fall 2021 Collection

Through distinct and timeless design, Arhaus looks to nature to encourage an ever-evolving aesthetic and way of living with ‘Inspiration and Intention’ at home

 Arhaus, a leader in heirloom-quality furniture and décor, today debuts its Fall Collection, ‘Inspiration and Intention.’ As a continuation of the brand’s 35-year commitment to environmentally conscious and timeless design, Arhaus’ latest assortment refines this narrative through new and expanded collections featuring worldly fabrics, repurposed hardwoods and organic materials for true, natural touches that welcome the season with warmth. The complete Fall Collection is now available in-stores and online at Arhaus.com/Fall2021.

‘Inspiration and Intention’ presents hundreds of new arrivals brought to life by Arhaus’ global artisan partners, approached with the same attention to detail for which the brand is known. From the preserved, salvaged wood which takes shape through the Leandro Spalted Oak Collection to the fire-forged pendants within the Recycled Metal Pendant Collection, the newest creations from Arhaus emphasize purposeful material selection that evoke natural splendor.

Leandro Spalted Oak Collection

“Fall is a dynamic time of transition in nature and in life, with the elements in our homes deserving the same type of reflection,” said John Reed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arhaus. “I believe home is a place of constant evolution, which is why our team at Arhaus never stops seeking new ways to stir the imagination with new works of art made of the most beautiful materials on Earth.” 

‘Inspiration and Intention’ also unveils a selection of new and exciting seating from the brand, with sculptural silhouettes that seamlessly merge the worlds of comfort and style. The Fresno Swivel Chair, handcrafted and upholstered by artisans in North Carolina, underlines casual luxury and the importance of statement making, while the Wesley Leather Chair promises a touch of mid-century aesthetic to any arrangement. Dining room seating upgrades complete the picture with Evie Dining Chairs evoking a traditional and rustic Italian charm by way of handwoven seagrass seats, and the Kirsten Dining Chair offering an elevated seat at the table thanks to Crypton® Performance Fabric upholstery.

With the holidays around the corner, Arhaus further provides a preview of what’s to come for its Holiday 2021 Collection within its Fall catalog, The 2021 Style Issue. From garland that gently amplifies the mantle to decorative accessories that naturally complement any room, the brand invites you to be inspired by the simple touches that make a big impact this holiday season.

Additional highlights from Arhaus’ new and expanded collections for fall include:   

Carrinna Collection
  • Carrinna Collection: Light and dark are juxtaposed against each other across the collection’s dining and coffee tables, which feature rounded edges and angular lines. Handcrafted in Mexico, the spalted oak Carrinna Dining Table is now available in sun-bleached Ligera.
  • Acacius Collection:  Reclaimed wood and naturally weathered iron are combined for the collection’s one-of-a-kind works of art. Handcrafted by Mexican artisans, the Acacius collection now includes coffee tables, consoles, and an oval dining table.
  • Leandro Spalted Oak Collection: Wood is salvaged at just the right moment to halt the natural phenomenon of rare spalted oak, which is then artisan-crafted into desks, tables and bookcases to perfectly preserve the beauty.
  • Recycled Metal Pendant Collection: Handcrafted by artisans in Mexico, these solid pieces of recycled copper and brass-plated aluminum are forged in fire, an intense process that creates extraordinary patinas. Then, each pendant is hammered by hand, creating distinctly shaped lighting with one-of-a-kind style.

To discover and shop Arhaus’ hundreds of new arrivals available now, visit Arhaus.com/Fall2021.

4 Simple Design Ideas to bring Fall Indoors

autumn-large (2)Each year autumn in the Pacific Northwest seems to appear out of nowhere.   Late August and early September laze into the end of summer with temperatures well into the high seventy’s to low eighty’s.  Suddenly the marine layer wafts in to shore and just like that, summer has disappeared.

The early morning fog and light drizzle only adds to my enthusiasm for the this time of year.   Mother Nature’s colors are deeper, richer and the air is tinged with smell of fireplaces chasing the morning chill from neighborhood homes.

healthy-fruits-health-apples-largeMy thoughts immediately turn to robust,  flavorful foods and I pull cookbooks and begin jotting down notes for seasonal recipes.  The kitchen this week is smelling of cinnamon, cooked apples and pumpkin.  The aromas are heavier this time of year and our decorating hues are mimicking the colors of the foods we cook in the fall.  The browns, yellows, oranges, reds and deep forest greens bring our decor in to the season of autumn.

As much as I would love to change the color of our walls with every change in the weather, this really is not practical.  Fortunately, there are many small changes we can make to update our homes to reflect each season of the year.


color-paint-palette-wall-painting-mediumOne of my first projects when the sun takes its rest behind  grey clouds, is to remove spring and summer accessories, bag them and exchange them for their warmer hued counterparts.  Deep red and orange throws decorate my sofa and bed, while dark brown and forest green pillows accent the rooms.   The change is immediate, low-cost and these items are small and easily moved from room to room.

The kitchen is next with more color changes.  I put away the brightly colored kitchen towels and chair pads and like the other rooms take my cue from Mother Nature’s color wheel and bring in deeper, warmer shades.


DIY NetworkSmaller accessories play a strong part in the change as well and looking outdoors for inspiration I think about how to bring some of that inside.  Cornstalks and scarecrows stand out in the fields and  we move them beautifully on to our the front porches this time of year. Using the same concept inside of our homes,  squirrels, nuts, pumpkins, oak leafs, wheat and crows all play a strong role in my interior decor for autumn.

candlelightThe final change that I make each year is fragrance.  Candles and wax melts with a heavier aroma imbued with cinnamon, clove, pumpkin and apple, tinged with a hint of vanilla.  The candles are not only pleasing to the senses, they are autumnal hued as well and are great visual accessories.   The one final tip I will leave you with is to light your candles.  Your dwelling will come alive with the scent of fall and the gentle flickering flame will generate a soft glow that lends to the warming ambiance of your entire home.

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**cornstalk photo DIY Network – Fall Decorating for the Front Yard