We’re thrilled today to welcome Kate Marker, our latest local contributor to join 365Barrington.com. She’s the owner of Barrington’s Kate Marker Interiors and well known for her impeccable interior design services with a growing list of loyal clients in Barrington and beyond. Kate will be sharing her latest design advice in a brand new series called “Barrington Design”, inspiring new ways to refresh and renew the rooms in our homes all year long. With falling temperatures upon us, Kate’s debuting this new series with five simple ways to “cozy up for fall”, adding warmth as you settle into the new season.
Just to Recap, Here are Kate’s 5 Simple Tips to Help Us Cozy Up our Homes for Fall
Layer Area Rugs
“We love layering rugs. The easiest way to do this is with a large sisal rug and a smaller oriental, Tibetan, hide or geometric rug on top. Fall is all about layering textures.”
“What’s more cozy than a fireplace? Adding birch logs, either in the fireplace, bundled in a basket aside or stacked for display is a great way to bring the outside in but without the cold!”
“The most inexpensive way to add warmth to your home for fall is by adding some new plush pillows. Try throwing in an animal print or faux sheepskin to cozy it up!”
“Add a few extra layers by tossing a chunky throw at the foot of your bed or a little extra down in your duvet. Change out your cotton sheets for flannel!”
Light it Up
“Candles make a space feel warm and inviting. Add candles to your lanterns, dining room table or just a great scent on your kitchen counter. Pick up our favorite fall scent here at Kate Marker Interiors – Luxe Linen by Aquiesse.”
Barrington-based designer, Kate Marker launched Kate Marker Interiors (KMI) in 2007 and has been designing interiors for over 10 years.
Kate’s goal as a designer is to help her clients create spaces that reflect their personality and style.
KMI manages projects ranging from paint color consultations to more involved home interior renovations to consulting with architects and builders on space planning for new construction.
For more about Kate, her Barrington storefront and showroom plus a look at her latest design projects, visit KateMarkerInteriors.com.
Kate is also a contributing member of the Barrington Online Marketplace, our carefully curated collection of local business profiles here at 365Barrington.com. CLICK HERE for our tour of her interior design showroom at 220 South Cook Street in Barrington, Illinois.