What’s Hot in Home Decor: Lanterns, Ornamental Grasses, European Bowls and More

Fall decor is all about rustic lanterns, cosy blankets, ornamental grasses and industrial lighting

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Roost Constellation Lanterns

The softly curved Constellation Lantern by Roost Home Furnishings is the perfect transitional lighting for summer into fall entertaining. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, these rustic luminaries appear to emit stardust sparkles of light when lit from within. The lanterns come in three different sizes, ideal for an autumnal tablescape. Use outdoors and the zinc-plated iron lamps develop an earthy patina. Fit with a tea light or pillar candle.

$79-$143; MINT Interiors

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Hover Hanging Basket

Vancouver landscape designer and container specialist Todd Holloway has come up with a fresh spin on the moss-covered hanging basket. The Hover line is a series of lightweight, shallow aluminum and steel bowls ideal for trendy succulents or injecting new life into container staples from geraniums to lobelia. Group together for maximum effect.

$130 – $240; Pot Incorporated

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Dramm Hoses

Even after the summer’s long gone, these colourful garden hoses by Dramm will brighten up your yard between seasons. Choose from primary and secondary colours red, blue, orange or yellow. Don’t let their vibrant appearance fool you. Made of rubber and nickel-plated brass, these eye-catching hoses are crush-proof. Dramm hoses coil easily, resist kinking and are hot water resistant up to 71 C.

$78.84; West Elm

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This narrow-necked demijohn would have likely transported wine, olive oil or cider across Europe. The bulbous shape and translucent blue-green colour taps into the burgeoning organic trend while the charming antique glass makes a lovely container for tall branches. Stand alone in an entryway or start a collection for even bigger impact. An added bonus – it is an easy way to play with Pantone’s oh-so-trendy colour of the year: emerald green.

$250; Heather Ross (Natural Eclectic)

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Kastehelmi Goblet by Iittala

No, these are not giant medieval drink goblets – they’re modern bowls designed from a European perspective. The Kastehelmi collection, designed by Scandinavian glass designer Oiva Toikka, means “dewdrop” in Finnish, which is the perfect word to describe the little circles of pressed glass that dot the surface. Inspired by the elements water and fire, this tableware is sure to add sparkle to a dinner party or everyday meal. Available in several candy-coloured shades.

From $33.96; Iittala

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Lamb’s Wool Blanket by Klippan

Cuddle up for fall with cute and cosy blankets by Klippan. These stylish, eco-friendly throws are made entirely from organic lamb’s wool and come in a variety of fun colours and patterns.

From $139 to $299; MAKE at Granville Island

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‘Cheyenne Sky’ Ornamental Grass

A graceful perennial ornamental grass, Panicum virgatum ‘Cheyenne Sky’ has a vase-shaped habit with arching blue-green foliage in early summer. Deep red leaf tips develop by late July, and the show of burgundy peaks in autumn, with the bonus of a haze of bronze seed heads. In a bold container and full sun, this perennial creates a fine-textured clump. Cluster it with pots of fall asters and border sedums for an easy seasonal display.

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Varick Light by Restoration Hardware

Industrial design meets steampunk cool with Restoration Hardware’s Varick Chandelier. This eclectic fixture has a kinetic form that combines utilitarian materials with contemporary styling. Based on vintage design, the light is a careful balance of tubings, fittings and sockets. Single hairpin-loop filament bulbs recall the days of Thomas Edison while an optional extension rod allows you to customize the length. Available in vintage bronze or polished nickel finish.

From $629 to $1,369; Restoration Hardware, web and catalogue only

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