Pardon me if today’s Fashion Friday feature sounds more like a book of love letters. I have a weakness for Autumn, no other season is better. The turning of autumn leaves gives me comfort and reaffirms that change is good. The crisp Fall breeze is a relief from sweltering Summer and offers the best clothing no other season could. In your wardrobe and in your home these color combos are a guaranteed bet, the effect they have on you will be one you will never forget…

Orange spice and graphite, it’s been a year since we’ve last connected. In Fall you are still first on my mind, the others are rejected.  Orange spice, your warm hue invigorates me and Graphite, you add instant sophistication when you appear. Chic, timeless, and dependable your style is so clear. Welcome back, I’ve missed you my dear.

fashion: elie tahari / interiors: tobi fairley

…with a side of dijon is what I said to the server, but it doesn’t mean you play second fiddle. It’s just that you bring such strength that I can only handle a little. Your potent hue gets me notices when I walk into the room.  The men all pause and the ladies do, too! At home you signify style even if I have none. You’re so confident, when along side other colors, that you are an accent to every one. Oh, how I love a secure hue. Welcome back friend, I sure missed you.

fashion (1-r): versace, chris benz, versace / interiors: christina murphy

Cranberry and Caviar what can I say. You make him fall to his knees with your seductive sway. The passion you display is only for mature eyes to see, your deep reddish hue even makes me a little flirty. How dare you look so sexy especially on a high gloss wall? You give me a license to thrill when we are together each fall.

fashion: akris / interiors: christina murphy

I hope these love letters didn’t leave a rosy tint on your face. Knowing you would read them, I left it in good taste. Which colors do you love in the Fall? You can have many lovers without feeling guilty at all. You’re in good company so go ahead share with us. I promise we won’t judge you on your color lusts…

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. niki.mac Says:

    lovely rooms – amazing fashion! i can't wait for fall either – so I can wear my tights again!


  2. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys Says:

    Love the poems Erika! I felt like I should be snapping my fingers! Very jazzy;-)

    Those color combos are hot too! Love the mustard…LOVE the mustard (had to say it again)! That ivory dress with the yellow band at the bottom…LOVE…


  3. Tiffany Says:

    I am SOOOOO diggin that Cranberry and Caviar!! Love it!!!


  4. Heather Says:

    can we say…..GORGEOUS??? i would like the first one with the lucite chair and the AMAZING dijon living room ( with the KW chairs).
    ok, I am ready for fall too….!!!

    ps i left you a comment on your post from yesterday, but I mentioned you as one of my favorite blogs, here…
    and this is exactly why, beautiful post!


  5. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ Says:

    that long yellow trim dress is a MUST!!!! .. and i'm DYING to get some orange in my house!


  6. Erika at BluLabel Bungalow Says:

    @Heather OMG, I'm completely flattered! I can't wait to sit down to read your interview this afternoon!


  7. alison (semi-fab lane) Says:

    i love these decor/fashion match ups! great trend spotting!


  8. eddieross Says:

    Great color combos! Makes us crave Autumn!

    Eddie & Jaithan


  9. FASHION ICE Says:

    love seeing the influence in fashioN!


  10. Gourmetgrace Says:

    Hmmmmm. Gives me some new decorating ideas


  11. ashlina {the decorista} Says:

    oh guuurl. that cranberry entryway…GASP! xo


  12. Beth Dotolo @ Hello, Splendor Says:

    I am sooooo excited for fall! Words can't describe it. Beautiful post!


  13. Haute Travels Says:

    So Haute! I love it!


  14. Stacey Says:

    Fashion and design are indeed inseparable. Lovely post!


  15. Erica @ Decorica Says:

    Those dijon chairs are gorgeous – love how they are floating pops of color.


  16. Mimi Says:

    Well written post and jaw dropping pictures!! The white dress with the dijon stripe at the bottom *in my Rachel Zoe voice* I die!!


  17. dicey1 Says:

    I'm a huge fan of orange (and yellow) but the Cranberry and Caviar are sumptuous!


  18. Carolyn Says:

    Your blog is fabulous! So well put together and edited and full of great information! Your house is just as fab! Ava's new room..LOVE that Amy Butler fabric and that pink dresser! + to my blog list! :)


  19. AB HOME Interiors Says:

    Love the spice color. And oh my that Chris Benz dress is to die for! Very inspiring!


  20. Destination Seaborn Says:

    Beautiful post! I love the colors! Lisa


  21. Kelli Flournoy Says:

    I am a huge fan of Orange Spice…it's a great way to implement color into a fall wardrobe…paired with graphite just seals the deal for me


  22. theLENNOXX Says:

    Wow, you are the first person who feels the same way about autumn as I do, everyone seems to love summer the most?! I love it when it gets colder, and you can wear a chic jacket and a scarf. I love the rooms and outfits you combined, these are always my favorite posts!!

    xo Linda


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