Fall Tablescape Design–Autumn Elegance

Fall 2017 Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Hi friends.  You might have noticed that I’ve been challenged with keeping a regular blogging routine that past couple of months. Life has been a whirlwind of activity lately with the move to our new house, work demands and an extended vacation thrown into the mix. I’ve wanted to be here with you everyday but as I struggled to keep up with life’s demands, I made the decision to give myself a break.  My blog is a bright spot in my life and I want to share and inspire you but I can’t do that if I’m not feeling like I’m giving you my best.  Sometimes in life you just have to stop and take a breath and that’s what I’ve allowed myself to do.

  Even though life continues to be busy I’m slowing easing back into a routine and getting back on track.  Thanks for hanging in there with me and continuing to follow and support the blog.

Ok, enough about my busy life, its time to get to some fun fall decorating.

 Today I’m sharing my Fall Tablescape with you.  I’m calling it Autumn Elegance because it a fun combination of chic and rustic.

p.s.  there’s a full source list at the end of the post to make shopping easy for you

Fall Tablescape:  Autumn Elegance

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

The color theme I choose is a twist on a traditional fall color palette.  The mix of terra-cotta orange with blue & white and shades of green give the table the feeling of fall but with a lighter edge.  And the wood elements add the rustic touch.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

For the centerpiece, I used a vintage dough bowl and filled it with faux pumpkins, hydrangea and ornamental cabbage.  I love the look of real cabbage in an arrangement and was excited to find faux stems at the craft store.

Since my bowl is deep, I placed a few pieces of dollar store floral form in the bottom and nestled the flowers between the foam.  The foam also helps to elevate the pumpkins and keep everything in place.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

The place setting is where the mix of chic and rustic elements come together. I mixed my elegant Blue Willow china with casual Fiestaware plates and the wood charger.  I found the  Bird of Paradise bread plates last week at an antique store and they are perfect for my color theme. And to add another rustic touch, I used my favorite faux bamboo flatware to complete the place setting.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

 

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

I’m all about layers when it comes to creating tablescapes so I also mixed in several different accent plates.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Our dining space is not fully decorated yet but I did add a few fall touches to the buffet.   I kept the arrangement eclectic and used a pair of tortoise hurricanes, ceramic pumpkins and brass pineapples. The tortoise hurricanes I snagged at Pottery Barn on super sale but these from Amara are similar.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

I just love how lush and layered the centerpiece is.  It really is the star of the show and sets the tone for the entire table.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

I love how this tablescape came out!  I think it’s so warm & inviting and just the look to get me in the spirit of the season.

How do you decorate your table for Fall?  Do you go with neutrals or traditional Fall colors?

Fall Tablescape Design Tips:

*  Find one item that can serve as the jumping off point for your table decor.  Use it to pull your color story together and to decide the style of your table.

Create a focal point with your centerpiece.   If you’re creating a larger floral arrangement as your centerpiece, pay attention the height.  You want to make sure and keep the arrangement low so conversation can easily flow across the table.

*  Make sure your tablescape has depth vertically and horizontally…layer from the bottom up and from side to side.  My centerpiece provided horizontal impact on the table  and the layered place settings gave the table visual interest.

*  Candles are a must…Candles could be tall candlesticks or small tea lights depending one your table decor.

*  Personalize your place settings.  Use place cards, napkins or decorative element within your tablescape to add the personality to your table.

*  Mix and Match to make the table come to life.  Combine different china patterns, linen textures and materials to add personality and interest to your table.   I love mixing refined china and cauual dinnerware and using a combination of silver and gold finishes.  The perfect mix of rough luxe!

and finally,

*  Layer, Layer, Layer!  I’ve mentioned this before but can’t stress enough how much layering will enhance your tablescape.

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Fall Tablescape Source List: 

Orange Tablecloth (similar here)

Blue and Orange Dinner Napkins (Pier 1 on clearance. Etsy is a great source for custom embroidered napkins)

Bamboo Flatware  (purchased at Neiman Marcus but also available here)

Wood Charger Plate (thrifted–similar here)

Blue Willow Dinnerware (lots of vintage options here)

White China 

Orange Fiestaware Plates (available in every color under the rainbow)

Small White Cake Stand (Target dollar spot last year but you can get them here for under $4.00)

Blue and White Coasters–vintage/thrifted

Large Dough Bowl–Lakewood Antiques Market 15 years ago–great vintage source here)

Pumpkins–Target (dollar spot) and Hobby Lobby

Faux Cabbage (looks like the real thing)

Silk Hydrangea

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

For more entertaining and table design inspiration, check out some of the other tablescapes I’ve created:

Bohemian Inspired Table

Autumn 2016 Tablescape

Fall in Natural and Gold

Thanksgiving Table for Two

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 Fall Tablescape–Autumn Colors With A Twist

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 I’m excited to share my fall tablescape with you today.  If you remember, a few weeks ago I shared the fall inspiration board below.  The vision was a table that included blue and white with pops of orange, white and gold.  Like all inspiration boards, the elements were meant to inspire the pattern, color and style direction I wanted for my table.

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Here’s where the inspiration led me…

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I had so much fun pulling together this fall tablescape and love the orange and navy color palette even more than I thought I would. In the end I decided to pump up the color impact and use orange and blue in more dominant ways.  I also created a more colorful floral arrangement using sunflowers which are one of my favorite flowers.

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that one of the most important elements to a beautiful table setting is the layers.  I went all out with this table and included layers from the linens up.  The plush blue tablecloth was made from a remnant piece of velvet I found at JoAnn fabrics.  The orange runner layered on top (it’s actually a tablecloth folded in thirds) was a $5.00 find at a consignment store.  The subtle plaid pattern adds even more visual interest to the table. The last fabric element I added were orange napkins in a slightly darker hue than the runner. The napkins came from HomeGoods.

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In creating the place settings, I knew I wanted to use my wood chargers as the foundation. I layered the dinnerware starting with my vintage Blue Willow plates.  Then I added a small wood cheese board and a small blue and white ironstone plate. The wood charger and cheese board add a rustic touch to the table.

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I created my floral arrangement in a gold pedestal bowl I bought at HomeGoods last year.  The texture of the bowl resembles the bark of a tree–another visual detail. Surrounding the floral arrangement are different sizes of faux pumpkins, mostly in white and gold.  One orange velvet pumpkin was added as an unexpected element.  Did you notice the feather stems I mixed in with the flowers?  Feathers are a fun fall accent.

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To visually elongate the centerpiece, I placed two blue and white ginger jars on each side of the floral arrangement.  The blue and white  chinoiserie pattern plays off the pattern in the dinner plates.

Fall tablescape by ConfettiStyle

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The name cards are DIY using blank white business cards, a gold metallic Sharpie and pumpkin cocktail picks from the craft store.

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As with most of the tablescapes I create, this one included items I’ve thrifted or purchased for a bargain.  The wood leaf bowl I scored at a thrift store for $2.00 along with the brass candlesticks which were $6.00 for the pair. The white ceramic squirrels I found in the dollar spot at Target. #score

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Fall Tablescape–Autumn Colors With A Twist

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I had so fun much putting my fall tablescape together and love the way it turned out.

For more fall and Thanksgiving  table tips, check out this post.

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Inspiration Notebook: October 2016

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Happy Tuesday.  I hope everyone is having a great start to the week.  You might have noticed that its been quiet here on the blog lately. Between design projects, non-profit meetings, creative projects and traveling, I’ve neglected the blog.  I’m happy to say that things are settling down just a bit and I’ve found my way back to the blog.  I’ve got so much to share with your this month starting with my Inspiration Notebook for October.

This month I’ve filled the pages of my inspiration notebook with beautiful images that are inspiring me and that represent the beauty of fall.

October Inspiration Notebook

October Inspiration Notebook 2016

♦ OCTOBER INSPIRATION ♦

October Inspiration Notebook 2016
October Inspiration Notebook 2016

October Inspiration Notebook 2016

 

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Outdoor Decorating with Pumpkins

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I was once a purist when it came to pumpkins and would only decorate with orange ones.  Over the last few years I’ve fallen in love with whites and green pumpkins and the sophisticated feel they can add to your decor.

I know like most of America you are probably busy decorating with pumpkins inside your home.

 You might be creating a beautiful centerpiece for your table

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Or you might be accessorizing your mantel with white pumpkins.

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As you embrace the fall season, don’t forget about all the creative ways you can decorated with white pumpkins outside your home.

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Personalized Pumpkins

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Happy Fall!

Shelly

Fall Is In The Air

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Hello there!  Today’s post is late because I’ve been a busy bee all morning.

 I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We had beautiful weather over the weekend, here in Atlanta and I was excited because that meant I was able to get lots of painting done and several projects completed and checked off the to-do list.  I also started adding a few fall touches in my home and the first was a quick console table vignette.

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This vignette was really quick and simple to put together.  I pulled my large chalkboard out of the garage and propped it on a console table I have in the living room. I choose not to write anything on the chalkboard and instead hung a fall wreath in the center using some wide green satin ribbon.

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On the top shelf of the table I scattered a few pumpkins at the base of the chalkboard and placed the concrete bust I bought over the summer on a stack of books.  I place some feathers in the bust head for height and added texture.

The wood book display to the left is a project I completed over the weekend and I’ll have the full tutorial for you on Thursday.  It so was easy to make.

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It’s amazing how little changes to your decor can make the season come alive.  Next up my fall dining table centerpiece which I’ll show you later this week.

Do something magical this week!

Shelly

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