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Warm Autumn Accents for Home

With clean, geometric lines and button-tuft accents that wrap its exterior, the Lexie Sofa puts a contemporary spin on the classic Chesterfield silhouette. Hooker Furniture.

Mother Nature spins the color wheel in ways that work well indoors, too. Better Homes & Gardens, Hooker Furniture, Sam Moore.

As we turn the page from Summer to Autumn, it’s time for a seasonal refresh. For inspiration, just look out the window and then follow Mother Nature’s lead. Her earthy browns, soft grays and foliage-inspired hues are ideal for creating the cozy, comfy vibe we all want inside our homes, as cooler weather returns to the scene. 

How to make relaxing by the fire the thing to do every night of the week. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

With clean, geometric lines and button-tuft accents that wrap around its exterior, the Lexie Sofa puts a contemporary spin on the most classic sofa silhouette of them all — the Chesterfield. Sheathed in soft brown “Homerun Berra” leather, this plush sofa invites you to get cozy after a long Autumn day.

Accents like this bring seasonal authenticity to interiors. Photo: Better Homes & Gardens.

No green thumb required to fashion this Mini Fall Garden accent, just a leisurely walk through the woods, yard or garden.

Club chairs wrap their arms around whomever sits in them, creating the feel of a big hug. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.

The Dominique Club Chair dispels the myth that contemporary design is cold by mixing a chic graphic pattern with a fabric in a warm taupe hue. 

Fall marks the return of sweater weather. Photo: Better Homes & Gardens.

Give your mantel an eco-friendly, seasonal wardrobe change this autumn. These DIY Vase Covers are made from upcycled sweater sleaves, and make an inviting fall accent.

Serenity is just a snooze away with the Hamilton Wood Panel Bed. Photo: Hooker Furniture

A classic made better by a soft gray finish with lighter-tone gray overlays that relax the eye, the Hamilton Panel Bed creates a chic focal point and a retreat-like atmosphere. 

This fall, warm up to clutter-free living. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

A sleek storage piece that creates a mid-century cool vibe, the Savory Entertainment Console has sliding doors crafted of inlaid birch wood veneers cut in a graphic pattern.

Sometimes, simple is the way to go. Better Homes & Gardens.

Old lab beakers add a touch of the unexpected when grouped like a collection to display colorful leaves from the yard. 

This farm-to-decor look in the Hill Country Collection is perfect fro fall gatherings. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

Crafted of flat-cut rustic white oak veneer, the Hill Country Bandera Dining Table has an earthy brown finish that appears seasoned over time, akin to fallen wood reclaimed from the forest. 

One taste of these, and you’ll be determined to wing it. Photo: James Ransom.

Autumn provides colorful surroundings for cook-outs, too. With Cholula hot sauce as one of its seasonings, these party wings are a sure-fire way to add a little kick to your menu.

Party Wings with Cholula Butter


Food52 Any Night Grilling:

60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More)  by Paula Disbrowe

Serves 4

“I wasn’t a wing enthusiast until I cooked them on the grill—then I was hooked. The high heat renders the fat, crisping the skin and making them taste both rich and improbably light (unlike the gut-bomb sports bar variety). Of course, wings are the quintessential party snack, something spicy and messy to entertain you while you’re sipping cocktails and swapping one-liners. They can also be the attraction, join other small plates, or provide a hearty snack for friends waiting on something with a longer cooking time, like a smoked whole turkey or brisket. A two-zone fire is essential here because it provides nice heat for an initial char, as well as a moderate zone to cook the meat through without scorching the skin. I use drumettes because they’re meaty and easier to eat, and Cholula for the hot sauce. It’s a smoky Mexican hot sauce that’s delicious on eggs, tacos, and just about everything.”

3 pounds (1.4kg) chicken wing drumettes

Olive oil, for drizzling

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1⁄4 cup (60ml) Cholula hot sauce

3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

  1. Place the drumettes in a large bowl, drizzle with enough olive oil to lightly coat, generously season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  1. Prepare a charcoal grill for two-zone cooking and build a medium-high fire, or heat a gas grill to high. Carefully wipe the preheated grill grates with a lightly oiled paper towel. Using a grill brush, scrape the grill grates clean, then carefully wipe with a lightly oiled towel again.
  1. While the grill heats, in a separate bowl, stir together the Cholula, parsley, butter, lemon juice, and garlic.
  1. Grill the drumettes over direct heat, flipping and rotating as needed for even cooking, until nicely charred on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Move the drumettes to indirect heat, close the grill, and continue to cook, turning the drumettes often (and closing the grill lid in between), until cooked through and the juices run clear (if you’re uncertain, cut into one to check), 20 to 25 minutes.
  1. Place the hot drumettes in the bowl with the Cholula butter, toss vigorously until well coated, and serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from Food52 Any Night Grilling:  60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More) by Paula Disbrowe, copyright© 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of

Penguin Random House.Photograph credit:  James Ransom ©2018

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