Nothing says autumn like rich, warm colors, and interior designer Betsy Speert’s approach to decorating makes the most of the seasonal palette. In this dining room, Betsy extracts deep jewel tones from the sumptuous paisley velvet that covers the walls, and she uses those colors as the driving force for a table that is luxurious but not overblown. Intense emerald, ruby, and amber hues leave no question that this intimate dinner party will glisten.
Betsy believes that visual harmony is the key to elegance. "There is a movement to mix things up and do something that is eclectic," she explains. "But eclectic doesn’t mean that just anything can go together. Here, the jewel tones work perfectly with the paisley."