Special Nonexistent Furniture

by Erika Johnson

Inspiration comes from all around us, especially for Erika Johnson, a self-professed lover of design with no formal training. She writes about her love for home decor, fashion and style. She also shares her favorite finds. Erika constantly takes inspiration from her surroundings, travel experiences, and from the people she’s met along the way. She’s also about to get married! Erika and her fiancé are working on blending their own distinct styles together in their home.

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  • Photo Credit: Pantone
  • Pantone announced the Fall 2012 Color Report last winter. And I've been waiting six long months to implement them in my home. Well rise and shine, interior design aficionados!  Fall is here and it's finally time to swap light fabrics for plush, airy hues for sultry shades and spring lemon for rich, honey gold
  • Photo Credit: MiCasa
  • The first pieces I change with the seasons are my throwsduvets, and accent pillows. It's amazing how a simple swap can be so boldly transformative!
  • If you feel like you need a more dramatic change, create a focal point using the autumn palette. The Titanium grey and variation of a deep Pink Flambe contrast the white mantel beautifully. They certainly have a moody effect. And would you believe this wallpaper (above) is temporary? (It is.)

    I also adore the spin on fall academia. The imperfectly stacked books add incredible dimension. Would you try that at home?
  • Photo Credit: Joe Schmeltzer for Refinery29
  • To tickle your Ultramarine Green fancy, try something even bolder. The chevron pattern of this dining room is almost as daring as the repurposed box spring chandelier that hangs above. Overdosing on a bold shade doesn't seem as frightful when the rest of the room remains understated. Take the browns and blacks (above), for example.

    Do you have a favorite hue from Pantone's Fall 2012 Color Report?

    Riddle: Three of the colors make up our October wedding palette. Can you guess which three?

    - Erika
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