Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Fall Table Scape

Hello All, and Happy Fall!

I'm here on the blog today with one of my favorite things ever to style — a holiday tablescape!  This fall setting would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table or a FriendsGiving table — whichever you like!

Read on for tips on setting a holiday table!

Setting the Table

Every table scape is a dance balancing colors, textures, materials and prints.  For my 'scape, I chose to go with a warm color scheme for fall, and incorporate wood, white, and gold elements, with touches of fabric.

Picking Place Settings

In designating place settings, I went with a mix of woven wood and fabric leaf placemats for some variation, but kept my plates, napkins, and silverware consistent throughout the table.  I chose gold silverware to add to the warmth of the table, and brown napkins to add contrast to all the light colored elements.  To finish off and keep the styling looking neat, I tied up each napkin with a piece of cream lace ribbon.   Take note, there is really only one pattern on the whole table, that being the plaid runner underneath everything.  All the other elements stand out and work together based on their color and texture, yet every piece has some sort of interest to it.   And I usually feel that white plates are best because they do not compete with the color and visual quality of the food, thus making it pop off of the plate and shine!


Choosing a Focal Point or Centerpiece

For a centerpiece, I opted for this wonderful dried arrangement in a milk glass bowl that was given to me by a friend a few years back.  I love it, and it adds height to my table, as well as texture.  It also perfectly weaves all of the colors that I wanted in the table together!  The table as a whole was largely inspired by this dried arrangement.  To complete it, I just added a woven wood charger underneath, and some assorted filler decor that I picked up at Target in the impulse bin section!


Final Touches

To add one last final touch of something special, I've added some colorful paper leaf cut outs to my table.  Paper Source usually carries some variety of art papers that are great for the season, and if you have a cricuit cutter or something similar, its quick work!  Otherwise, you can cut out the leaf shapes from paper by hand.  Either way, check out my DIY post from a few years back for a stencil for these little friends!


Until Next Time, 

— The Lovely Red Fox

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