Brian Gluckstein’s Fall 50 Picks
Gracefully transition your home and entertaining to fall with these tips from our Home Design Ambassador.
The leaves are changing colour and the air is becoming crisp. Nature’s slow shift can be a great inspiration for your home this season as you cycle in new tones and textures and introduce rich fall aromas. Think spiced coffee and oven-baked meals; flannel sheets and plush bath sheets. Brian Gluckstein gives insight on how to enjoy four of our coziest Fall 50 favourites.
No. 23 Layer the rich fabrics of textured bedding
“Fall is really the time to get cozy on weekends and linger in bed to read the newspaper or a great book, so I put away my summer weight sheets and duvet cover and bring out the soft flannel bedding. I also add throw blankets to the bedroom and living spaces of my home to warm up on those cooler days.”
The soft touch of flannel is an essential fall layer, and the modern enlarged plaid of the Carson collection keeps your bed updated.
No. 8 Host easygoing dinner parties with modern buffet serveware
“My favourite way to entertain in the cooler months is by gathering lots of friends for a casual Sunday brunch. I love to have a relaxed buffet style and fill the table with long wood boards of cheese, charcuterie, baskets of bread and of course my favourite comfort foods. Oven-to-table cookware is perfect for serving baked French toast or decadent mac and cheese. With so many beautiful colours to choose from, they really are fashion and function.”
The range of Staub cookware is built to perfectly cook your food and then present it beautifully. A cocotte is just right for hearty fall meals, served to your guests on new textured dinnerware.
No. 44 Revisit the ritual of craft coffee
“A signature drink is another hosting must and one thing my guests look forward to. In the fall, I like to make a spiced coffee with cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate for a warm, aromatic treat.”
Experiment with your own fall coffee recipes with a variety of manual craft coffee makers. We love Canadian company Grosche for their elegant designs.
No. 35 Wrap yourself in sustainable linens
“I like plush, soft towels for fall as there really is nothing better than wrapping yourself in a large bath sheet after a warming bath.”
Here is an opportunity to swap out lighter weight towels for something more comforting and cold weather-appropriate: The plusher, the better!