Even if the transition from summer to fall is rather smooth here in California, it doesn’t mean we are not looking forward to sweater weather and cozy mornings spent in bed.
The days are getting shorter and Sundays just a bit lazier. We were lucky to get invited into the beautiful home of Bay Area-based stylist and floral designer, Natasha Kolenko, in Mill Valley, to see how she’s jazzing up her bedroom for fall. With the wedding season taking a short break (and with it Natasha’s 4 am trips to the flower market), she is looking forward to spending more time at home, sleeping in and cuddling under a new, fresh set of sheets. Read on and find out how Natasha makes her bedroom fall ready in few easy steps.
How do you switch from summer to fall when it comes to styling your bedroom?
Fall is time for layers!…both in clothing and on the bed! I swap my light summer linen sheets to warmer cottons and add throw blankets and textural accent pillows. I also like to add a little fall color to the room to change things up.
What is the best way to achieve that California Casual look in the bedroom?
Keep it neutral and unfussy with earthy tones. I keep the throw blankets loose and untucked and don’t go overly matchy with the bedding or furniture. Instead of having a pair of matching nightstands, we have a bench and mirror on his side and a stool and lamp on mine. “California Casual” to me is comfortable, practical, light and sunny.
Favorite color palette this season?
My year-round bedroom palette is soft gray, white, dusty rose, and wood tones. This fall I added soft blues with this GOTS certified cotton pillow from Coyuchi and ochre hints to warm it up.
What piece is essential to make a bed feel cozy?
Soft sheets! The sheets are closest to the skin so the softer, the better! And a fluffy duvet to swallow me up! I love these percale sheets by Coyuchi, soft enough, but still with that hotel-crisp feel.
How do you spend your perfect Sunday?
No alarm clock, coffee in bed, and then breakfast on the deck under my favorite weeping aspen tree. Once fueled up, a good long hike on a favorite “backyard” trail is my way of spending a day off.
We can only second that. Thanks, Natasha! Also, don’t forget to follow Natasha on Instagram for some real flower power.
*This post was brought to you in collaboration with Coyuchi. Don’t miss to check out more of their beautiful (good for you and the environment) bedding .
**Natasha wears a shirt by Madewell and vintage jeans. The beautiful book she’s reading is Surf Shack by California-based interior designer, Nina Freudenberger.
What do you think?