Fall is a time of year that awakens our senses. The sound of leaves that crunch under our feet as we enter the door and are greeted by the smell of a hearty stew that’s been slow cooking all day. We sit down in our favorite chair and appreciate the touch of a wool blanket that we pull over our lap as we gaze out the window at the array of colors decorating the trees; we begin to relax as we enjoy the robust taste from the glass of wine that rests in our hand. Welcome to fall…
What’s your favorite part of this season? One of ours is the rich, vibrant FALL COLORS! Greens, golds, ambers, reds and plums are part of the color palette this time of year and we are ready to embrace them. We took inspiration from the spectrum of autumn leaves to create our own rainbow of fall colored rooms. Wallcoverings, upholstery, lighting, pewter vases and frames and carved Black Forest Mirrors are building blocks that help build our autumn retreat.
Smells have a way of triggering memories. So it’s fitting that we want our homes to be filled with a soothing aroma. English Traditions have been carrying the same line of aromatic candles for years and for good reason. These candles come in a variety of scents that are unique, rich and layered with complexity. We light one everyday and it fills the entire store. Not only do they have a long life, burning approximately 60 hours, but they don’t leave that smoky residue on your walls and ceiling. Here are some of our favorites scents. Forgotten Sage has a harmony of sage and cedar that makes us imagine ourselves in a rustic kitchen that is decorated with fresh herbs, hanging upside-down from the ceiling to dry. This scent is tantalizingly clean and fresh and appropriate all year long. Imagine having your first bite of dessert during a pinkish-purple sunset. Lush, sweet and warm, Pomme Dusk pulls it’s inspiration from pomegranate, cedar, raspberries and pink pepper. This is truly a dessert for your nose. Breath of Lavender, one of my favorites any time of year, reminds us of a restful late afternoon. Sitting on a hill adorned with lavender, the breeze wafts this soft floral scent our way as we begin to anticipate a cooling rainfall. Their original and best selling candle, Red Currant, is a savory combination of tart currants and coarsely ground vanilla beans. A perfectly balanced autumn aroma that complements everything from turkey and gravy to pine and peppermint. Deep clover has a subtle earthy freshness that reminds us of a peaceful stroll through the woods. A combination of fresh cut grass in spring and the woody undertones that encompass fall, this smell is understated and natural. This scent is clean and vibrant like a freshly squeezed glass of juice. Although, Island Grapefruit might not be the first scent you think of when you are recollecting fall memories, for me, it brings back some of my fondest. I loved that citrus smelling box of grapefruits and oranges that would arrive from my grandparents during the fall and winter months. Making its journey from Florida to Ohio, it would fill up the entire room with this enticing aroma.
Although these scents are just some of English Traditions’ favorites, they have so many more options. From Black Ginger to Clean Crisp White, White Ocean Sands to Tuscan Olive, you are sure to find the perfect scent to compliment any situation.
There’s nothing like the touch of soft, warm fabrics to bring in this brisk season. Not only do these fabrics have the smooth feel of velvet, but they are also all high performance and can stand up to life’s unexpected events. On top of that, they come in a variety of colors!
These collections of chenille/velvet textures are all available at English Traditions for your next chair, ottoman and sofa or by the yard. We’ve paired them with some fall scenes to show all of the places that you can pull inspiration for your next decorating project.
The Jubilee Collection is made of 100% Polyester and can stand up to 90,000 double rubs. It has the look and feel of crushed velvet. Available in 24 shades, the Jubilee Collection goes with every shade in this cornucopia. It is a beautiful assemblage for fall.
The Striato Collection is a blend of 93% Polyester and 7% Rayon. Also available in 24 different shades, this collection has an added detail of faint stripes in the chenille/velvet fabric. Standing up to 50,000 double rubs, this fabric is durable and luxurious.
The Banks Collection has the velvet feel through and through. Made of 82% Polyester and 18% Cotton in stands up to an astonishing 100,000 double rubs and there are 42 different colorways available. If all of the options don’t make this fabric a favorite, you should feel it! It reminds me of the soft fuzziness of a puppy’s ear.
No matter which sense you’re looking at gratifying this season, English Traditions can help you satisfy your craving for FALL SENSATIONS.