As the President and Chief Merchant for Crate&Barrel, it's Woody Woodward's job to follow the trends and interpret them as products people will love. We love that he's particularly drawn to pieces with clean, modern lines that also have a warmth and casualness that make them approachable. So, we asked him to give us the lowdown on his favorite picks and trends for fall.
It was love at first sight with this piece. The team and I bought it on the spot, exclusively for Crate customers.The balance between the bold, architectural lines and the warmth of the nature-inspired materials make it a modern but very livable classic.The name is great, too!
This chair is the perfect trifecta of style, comfort, and quality. Plus, I love this citron color! It really pops against my current favorite wall color -- a shade of warm brownish-gray. My wife and I have two of the these chairs in our walk-in closet!
This is a beautiful modern take on a traditional design. The workmanship and design detail are amazing. I love this rug so much that I have it at home and in my office!
The Clive Chandelier is all about high style at an accessible price. The shape is so on-trend: graphic and angular but also graceful. It would be a great focal point in any room -- in multiples over a long dining table, hung lower over a coffee table, clustered for entryway drama, even over a bedside table. Plus, it plays well with any style: modern, transitional, eclectic.
Scented candles are, most definitely, one of my favorite things. These are great housewarming gifts, too.
Black is a such strong trend in tabletop and kitchen. Our Jars Tourron dinnerware in black is a chameleon for the fall table. Start with simple grass-cloth place mats and matching napkins in graphite, add Jett flatware, then really punch things up with a dramatic arrangement of fall flowers in a single jewel tone. Or, go for subtle glam with our Gold Jute Table Runner paired with cream napkins; a long, low bowl of white gourds; and our new Lucia gold flatware.
A beloved brand in one of Crate's exclusive colors. The deep brown hue is really unique and a beautiful addition to any fall table or buffet.