City dwellers will hone their skills this season making farm-table treats. West Elm is featuring table garden kits while Williams-Sonoma has kits covered for cheese, butter, cider, and wine. Distressed and salvaged wood furniture and forged iron accessories are a part of this look. Along with Gingham, potato prints, buffalo checks, rough linen, burlap, earthy, rustic ceramics, galvanized-metal storage containers.
This trend is a twist of a turn-of-the-century French Apartment with old Hollywood glamour.
Tufted furniture, mercury glass, polished steel, gold antique-lace-trims, faux furs, mirrored, and lacquered furnishings are of this coquettish style.
Fabrics are crossing over from menswear into upholstered pieces. Home décor this fall will feature such patterns as tweedy plaid, hounds tooth, Italian suiting stripes, argyle.