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Sep 29, 2017

Fall Decorating With House of Style

By Lori Draz

Yelena Gerts, principal designer and owner of House of Style, is sought after for her glamorous and elegant spaces that feature colorful details and a cutting-edge style. She was named 2017 Vision Competition’s Interior Designer of the Year, has been published in many magazines such as House Beautiful, Aspire, and Design NJ and on popular blogs like HGTV, and now she’s sharing a few quick fall fix-up tips to give your home a designer’s touch in a hurry.

Yelena shows you the transformation of her own outdoor living space while sharing, “Most people pack up everything right after Labor Day. But every fall weekend feels like a holiday, so why not bring that festive mode and fabulousness into your own backyard, balcony, deck, or any outdoor space and enjoy another two or three months of the outdoors?”

She explains, “First, set the theme and the color scheme. I chose a beautiful gold/orange/yellow mix, with a little hip black and white. Move into the next season with a good clean-up. Then you’re ready to decorate. Start by having some fun choosing different sizes, colors, and textures of statement pillows that will be the focal point of your space. Next, add new throws and a new tray for the coffee table, along with all the fabulous fall flowers and cute pumpkins. Colorful throws make your chairs look brand new and add a layered look to a sofa; plus, they give your guests a way to snuggle up and feel cozy. Next, create a centerpiece of greenery, flowers, pumpkins, apples, and whatever speaks the beautiful language of fall. To enjoy your evenings, add lanterns, candles, and possibly extra heating lamps or a portable fire pit. Finally, dress your front door with a beautiful wreath and a low maintenance display of mums for some color. Then invite your friends over to enjoy a signature drink and your beautiful home, and please share your pictures with me!”

To see more of Yelena’s ideas and impressive designs, visit www.houseofstyleinteriors.com. She has served hundreds of clients and is a wife and mother to three boys and a golden retriever, so she can relate to the lifestyle needs of today’s modern families.

She is also passionate about working with the Friendship Circle of New Jersey that helps special needs children, adults, and their parents have a normal, well-balanced life and she proudly donates a portion of her retail sales is to the organization.