beach house modern decor

Well, summer is packing its bags and heading south for the winter. And with that, it's time for another Euro Style playlist to get you ready for the cool days of fall, along with modern decor to match. For this edition, we're highlighting performers from FYF, an end-of-summer music festival in downtown Los Angeles that we were fortunate to attend this past weekend.

First, the playlist:

Beach House (album cover pictured above):

Marked by plaintive vocals from lyrically longing chaunteuse Victoria Legrand, Beach House provides melancholia mixed with melody. Perfect for car rides in nature. 

Glasser:

Glasser Album Cover

Like Beach House, Glasser creates an ethereal ambiance, albeit with a bit more of an electronic edge. Perfect for car rides in the city.

My Bloody Valentine:

MBV Album Art

Fans of the Sophia Coppola film Lost in Translation may remember wistful scenes of Tokyo set to a generous wash of guitars. That  lush wash was the work of My Bloody Valentine. Consider this your rainy day soundtrack. 

Flume:

Flume Album Art

An electronic music project from Australian composer Harley Streten, Flume provides enough bounce-per-minute to inspire you to maintain your summer exercise regimen deep into winter.  

MGMT:

MGMT Self Titled Art

At FYF, we heard a preview of what's to come from MGMT's September 2013 release, and it promises to be a rousing blend of melody and slowly sauntering psychedelia. It's possible that, now the dust of hype has cleared, MGMT has truly found its voice.

Now let's look at some simple but like-minded designs: 

Fall Music Decor

Color Plus Ovo Plum Dandy Satin Dark Gray Shade Table Lamp, Tech Lighting Silver Glaze Aqua Glass Satin Nickel PendantChessa Purple Low Back Set of 4 Side Chairs

There is a sophisticated yet forlorn theme running through both the music and cover art above. And so with that, our modern decor choices include deep blacks, plums, grays and pinks. Modern pendant lighting comes in all kinds of colors, but sometimes plain, simpe black is our favorite. You can add colored or printed shades to colored glass table lamps for a bit of extra elegance.   

From the music you play to the rooms you decorate, there's no right or wrong way to curate your fall. So have at it and have fun.

Images: Gorilla Vs. Bear, StereoGum, CMJ, Paste Magazine