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Ask the Expert: All Things Fall

Autumn of 2017 is shaping up to be the best year yet for consumers as they transition their home décor from colorful florals and whimsical yard art to the organic looks of pumpkins and gourds, bittersweet and bundles of corn. Earthy tones of autumn leaves in a variety of hues that will render Mother Nature speechless are available in single stems, garlands, pendants and premade wreathes. And once our floral artist, David, gets his hands on this product he starts creating “Fall” while we are still selling “Summer”. It’s rarely too early to ask for something ahead of its season here at April’s.

What will make this such a great decorating year for our harvest homes is the fact that galvanized materials have worked their way into every single detail.  And what could be more natural than a distressed steel bucket (a look formerly recognized as an outdoor material) perched on your hearth and overflowing with leaves and pumpkins. Chances are it will coordinate beautifully with at least some of your surrounding ornamentation.

In preparation of this article I strolled through the store snapping pictures for inspiration of some of the items we currently have on display that have incorporated that steely look.  I’m not done yet.  But to name a few…accent tables, tractor bar, containers, clocks, picture frames, bottles, lanterns, kitchen accessories, angel wings, coffee table and countertop trays, corner shelf unit, orbs, canisters, figurines and cutting boards.

Oftentimes our furniture and other home accessories need to take a back seat to create an appropriate stage for seasonal trends.  But with the influence of the industrial look, all things ORGANIC, mixed metals, burlaps, seedy glass bottles, lime waxed wood tables and cabinets our homes have become much simpler to showcase the holidays…even if those holidays require sparkle. Galvanized metals come in all stages of finish from shiny to dull and dress up just as easily as they dress down.

So if you are ready to experience fall colors that last longer than the actual season, come see us at April’s on Main.  Feel free to bring us your own special containers and let us fill them with nature’s glory. (Visit our stores at 220 & 222 North Main in St. Charles. Stay tuned to our FB page for updates)   


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