02 April 2019

Hopping out of bed the other morning and reaching for my dressing gown I paused. Winter weight, or summer weight?

Autumn family fun

That’s when I knew autumn had arrived – the light dressing gown wasn’t an automatic yes. A quick survey around my household as to favourite season, and spring and summer were the stars. Autumn probably fails on the popularity stakes as it’s the official heralder of winter, but not cold enough to offer snow play. Yet, of course there’s so much beauty to be found during these months, just check out the trees.

I was doing exactly that – as well as admiring glacial lakes – just last week while cycling the Alps2Ocean trail. There was so much beauty there that I’m hereby celebrating autumnal colours. Browns, russets, greens – or, wine, oyster, mustard, olive, charcoal as a throw range at Briscoes tells us … lots of gorgeous natural hues. And, of course, as it gets cooler, we not only reach for the warmer dressing gown, we also enjoy the comfort of those throws and snugly blankets, of which there are plenty to be found in our stores.

There are also an assortment of baskets, I noticed – excellent for storage but also for aesthetic appeal. I’ve got one fire-side filled with pinecones, waiting for winter. But first we’re celebrating autumn and the many sales on in the stores. Prices have fallen. How appropriate is that. Happy shopping.


Furniture for autumn

1. Design Republique round velvet pleated cushions $22.40, from Bed Bath & Beyond | 2. Urban loft Riera throw, $34.99, from Briscoes | 3. Lungo occasional leather chair, by collage, $1,399, from Harvey Norman | 4. Design Republique faux cow hide rug, $114.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond | 5. Karamsa basket, $79.95, from Freedom | 6. Faux fur throw range by Heirloom, $429, from Harvey Norman | 7. Monstera placemat, $8.95, from Freedom | 8. KleenTRED orchard door mat, $39.99, from Briscoes |9. Riversdale blanket box by Marlex Furniture, $1,399, from Harvey Norman |10. Oriental bedside orange, $450, from The Importer | 11. Nest lampshade large, $245, from The Importer | 12. Replica Yanagi butterfly stool – rosewood, $179.50, from NOOD.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.