Find Fall Home Inspiration at These 6 Local Boutiques

From the perfect candles to gothic-chic light switchplates, these fun finds will perk up your seasonal decor.

The season doesn’t officially start until later this month, but with the kids back to school and the days growing shorter — not to mention the return of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte — it sure feels like fall. 

If your tabletop, your mantel or your front stoop is in need of a fall refresh, we’ve got you. Here’s some locally owned home decor boutiques sure to provide inspiration.


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Von Walter & Funk
We want the funk — the Von Walter & Funk that is. The Lawrenceville-based lifestyle shop always offers up an eclectic array of home goods, including a new line of trays. The mustard yellow tray, imprinted with the word “Snacks,” in particular is perfect for Halloween treats. 
Von Walter & Funk, 5210 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/784-0800, 


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Hot Haute Hot
Hot Haute Hot in the Strip District is full of boho-chic finds, including lighting, carpets, furnishings and jewelry. We particularly love the store’s collection of vintage light switchplates. The elaborate plates, which feature — among others — a hand and a fleur-de-lis, will give your home a gothic cool vibe that you’ll want to keep well beyond Halloween. 
Hot Haute Hot, 2124 Penn Ave., Strip District; 412/338-2323,


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Splurge in Fox Chapel is full of little luxuries, for yourself and for your home. Check out the store’s collection of Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins for your indoor decor. The handmade pieces, finished with a natural stem, will add panache to your table from now through Thanksgiving.  
Splurge, 1109 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel; 412/252-2242, 


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Pumpkin scents are nice for fall, but adding chai makes it even nicer. Pumpkin Chai candles by Nest Fragrances are now available at House15143 in Sewickley. While you’re there, check out the decor store’s selection of cozy plaid throw blankets for those brisk autumn nights.  
House15143, 436 Beaver St., Sewickley; 412/259-8953,


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Allison Glen
The lifestyle store in Wexford is known for its selection of tabletop pieces, including handcrafted dinnerware from Italian brand Vietri. On Sept. 5-9, the store will hold its annual Vietri sale, which features these sweet fall-themed plates and platters. 
Allison Glen, 12055 Perry Highway, Pine Township; 724/933-8850,


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Mt. Lebanon Floral
Pick up a set of fresh — or faux — flowers from Mt. Lebanon Floral. Besides creative flower displays, the charming Mt. Lebanon boutique is filled with art, gift items and other decorative pieces. 
Mt. Lebanon Floral, 725 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon; 412/561-2500,

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