Feeling fruity: Top home accessories inspired by autumn fruit

As the poet Keats said in his poem ‘To Autumn’, it’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. To celebrate this year’s bumper harvest of blackberries, apples, pears and plums, we’re bringing the fruit theme into the whole house with our pick of the top ten autumn-fruit-inspired accessories.

1.Pear sideplate in candyfloss, Orla Keilly

Usher in autumn eating in style with this pear plate

This melamine retro pear print sideplate is part of a range, and comes in two colourways, candyfloss and peppermint. Hardwearing and dishwasher safe, it comes £8 from Berry Red.

2. Green pear mug, Lotte Kühlhorn for Koloni Stockholm

This clean, simple design will complement any decor

A retro design with a contemporary twist, Lotte’s Kuhlhorn’s bold, simplepear mug is sure to make you smile. Available in a range of colours and designs,  it’s made from fine bone china and costs £9.50 from The Scandinavian Shop.

3. Handpainted pears cushion, Edwina Cooper Designs

This lovely cushion is available in a range of other designs

This beautiful and unique hand painted pears cushion looks good enough to eat. Individually painted with fabric paints, the picture is a little different every time. The painting is on a grey ground inset into a soft cream cotton surround, and the cushion costs £49 from Edwina Cooper Designs.

4. Mylands paint in plum tree

A lovely rich shade, perfect for a cosy home

This popular interior shade is similar to freshly picked plums, and comes in a range of finishes including emulsion, eggshell and gloss. Use it on a feature wall, or to give an old chair a new lease of life. Prices start at £3.95 for a sample pot, available from Mylands Paint.

5. Branagh large ottoman in plum, MADE

Unwind in style with this footstool

This ottoman is designed and made in Britain, and is upholstered in plum fabric for an opulent feel. Perfect for putting your feet up after a hard day or using as an occasional seat, it measures 103cm wide by 103cm long by 41cm high, and costs £299 from MADE.

6. Blackberry placemat, Jean Tori

This vibrant mat will cheer up any mealtime

We love this colourful placemat, from the imagination and humorous vision of British artist Jean Tori. It features a wagtail eating blackberries for breakfast surrounded by lupins and peony bushes and bordered by a lake, cypresses and fruit trees. The mats are handmade in England from cork-backed eucalyptus hardboard with a laminate surface and matt finish and cost £34 for a set of four from In-Spaces.

7. Pink apples cushion cover, Free Spirit Designs

A cushion cover appliqued with pretty pink and pale blue paisley apples against oyster-coloured linen. The apples have been appliqued using a straight stitch to leave a  frayed edge for rustic look. Each cushion cover is handmade and costs £41.50 from Free Spirit Designs; cushion pads available on request.

8. Pear-shaped bark bowl, My Gift Tree

This bark bowl is also available in heart or peanut shapes

This unusual bowl would look great sitting on a kitchen table to hold small items such as keys, pens and other bits and bobs. Alternatively, fill it with walnuts or hazelnuts to make a display. £19.99, available from My Gift Tree.

9. Linear stem cushion in apple, Orla Keily

An eye-catching cushion in a simple, classic design

Add Orla Kiely’s signature style to your home with this linear stem cushion in fresh apple green. It’s available in five colourways: sunflower, duck egg, slate blue, red, chocolate and apple, and costs £40 from Amara.

10. Red apple pin cushion, Vintage Crafts

This pincushion is practical as well as cute.

Unleash your inner Martha Stewart with this cute pin cushion, £3.95 from Dot Com Gift Shop, ready for dark nights and winter sewing sprees.

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