{fall design inspiration from twin cities design experts}

Here is Minnesota, we are lucky enough to get to experience the uniqueness and beauty of each of the four seasons. Winter is glittery and glamorous, spring is all about fresh, bold colors, summer means carefree living and design and fall … sigh … fall is all about coziness and comfort!

So what’s new in fall design for 2012? Let’s see what the experts are saying…

The Minneapolis design experts over at Hirshfield’s Design Studio – Kathy and Greg – are predicting bold, graphic wallpaper will be a huge design trend this fall. Wallpaper just gives a home a “finished” look, that something extra that sets your home apart from any other.

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Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon

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The “eclectic chic” look is also getting a shout-out this season. Kathy and Greg at the Design Studio happily declare that the age of matchy-matchy furniture pieces is finally over! Going eclectic chic is a fun way to personalize your decor and is easy on the wallet since it encourages refinishing existing pieces. I think the team is on to something here – has anyone else noticed a growing interest in “junking” and refinishing from just about everyone they’re following on Pinterest? And we can’t mention this growing trend without mentioning the wildly successful Junk Bonanza held right here in the Twin Cities!

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Re-purposed mirror over a desk from Lonny

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Foyer plate wall from MmmCrafts

Let’s move on to fall colors. On my recent visit to the Hirshfield’s Design Studio in Minneapolis, the design team told me that gray is still the neutral of choice moving into fall. Accent it with rich jewel tones and you’ll be right on trend.

Benjamin Moore paint

Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

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Hirshfield’s Paint 0574 Shark Fin

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Jewel toned throws as seen at Hirshfield’s Design Studio

Stay tuned for more design trend news from Hirshfield’s! Greg and Meropi of Hirshfield’s will be going to High Point for Fall Market and we know they’ll come back with lots of trends to share!

Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The paint experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.

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