As we continue to endure this pandemic together and stay home as much as possible, looking for new, fresh ways to set our own tables makes yet another night in feel more exciting. As the season begins to shift, with temperatures dropping and foliage turning, color palettes that feel more rustic and earthy sit just right at home—but with a refined and elevated spin.
Rich textures, like nubby linen napkins, pewter flatware with character, and glassware where one can see the hand of the artisan, come together to create settings that feel comfortable and humble in the most sophisticated way. Here, we’ve created three layered and rich tablescapes to gather around this fall.
Bold and Relaxed
Blue and white: It’s a classic color palette that never fails to charm, and its role in the history of design, and ceramics especially, is deeply rooted. Here, a muddy burnt orange is added to the mix to riff on the long-standing duo—creating one that feels decidedly right for an al fresco dinner under autumn skies. Set on Galbraith & Paul’s Persian Garden fabric—a climbing floral that lends depth to the table—this setting feels warm and familiar, like an old friend that you can bring out time and again over the season. A collection of blue and white exportware, mixed in with anemones in delicate glass bud vases, fill the center of the table for an alternative to standard floral arrangements.
Lush and Verdant
Sometimes, all you need to create a compelling dinner party color palette is complementary shades of a favorite hue. Here, varying degrees of moss, sage, and olive live together in harmony resulting in a calming yet dynamic place setting that will intrigue guests. Astier de Villatte plates, bowls, and vases grace the center of the table and are filled with a bounty of produce and eucalyptus—along with a marble bust from The Ancient Home for height—making an effortless table decoration perfectly aligned with the harvest season.
Elevated and Mysterious
Inspired by faraway lands and the places we are itching to visit, this table setting is a perfect example of how channeling our current desires and wishes into a creative endeavor can—albeit temporarily—satisfy our souls. Layered textiles whisper of trade roads of yore, while beautifully-crafted candlesticks and sourced antiques create an eclectic, unexpected centerpiece.
Tip: Table décor can be pulled from your coffee table, bookshelves, and nightstands. Don’t limit yourself to just flowers and candlelight, although, these fit in nicely with your beloved treasures.
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