You never know when inspiration might strike. A few weeks ago while browsing at Goodwill, it struck me in the form of some sweet apple baskets. They were simple and unassuming, but they immediately said “fall” to me. I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them, but I did recognize that they would be the perfect jumping-off point for this year’s fall tablescape.
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The next item that I found and loved is the woven pumpkin centerpiece. I’m always on the lookout for something a little bit “different”, and this pumpkin is so unique in color and texture that I knew it had to be part of this year’s design.
Honestly, this is the first tablescape that really came together at the last minute. I didn’t go into this with a set plan or idea in mind. It was definitely built a little by trial and error. I used our new
Norway Barnwood Dining Table as the backdrop with its sturdy, beautiful, and timeless appeal - a perfect match for this simple fall table.
For this fall table, I chose to go with colors that are very neutral and soft and not the "in-your-face" bright oranges, golds, and burgundies that are in a lot of your typical fall decor. Instead of bold color, I chose to add interest with pattern and texture.
The plaid runner and striped napkins may not be prints that a lot of people would consider combining, but I think that they really work well together with this tablescape.
For visual interest without the overall look appearing too cluttered, I added in some rustic faux pumpkins and florals in the same color scheme.
For place settings, I returned to my favorite gray chargers, white plates, glasses, and brushed gold flatware that I’ve used in previous tablescapes. I'm a big believer that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on decorating for each season. With just a few special touches, you can create a completely fresh look with your everyday dishes.
I really like the way that the apple baskets turned out. I simply draped a napkin in each of the baskets and then topped them with textured mini pumpkins and a sprig of faux wheat. Casual? Yes. But also a little chic, I think.
The overall style, I’d say, is pulled together but effortless. Casual but cool -the perfect cozy fall tablescape for our warehouse this year.
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Fall Tablescape Sources:
Layered table runners: The Hearth and Hand collection from