It’s so hard to believe we’re already in October and Holiday entertaining is right around the corner! Today I’m sharing a fall tablescape again but I’ve added some interest with unexpected blues. Most of you know by now my love for anything blue and white and Chinoiserie. I decided although I loved my silver and gold tablescape, which you can find here, I was craving something punchy and colourful to liven up my dining room. It’s immediately to the left as you enter the house and it’s visible from everywhere. So I thought it would be fun to add some eye candy right as guests enter our home! As usual, I took what I already have around the house and started to create.
I used my table runners and ran them lengthwise across the table as the base for the grouping.
I decided to bring in my Bouclair Maison blue pillows from the family room to add to the settee and I moved my ikat pillows to the brown chairs. You may not think of adding pillows in your dining room, but they add warmth and a feeling of coziness. I think it makes a dining room feel less formal and more intimate. Eating together is an intimate experience so make it comfortable!
Starting with my largest ginger jar in the center, I built the tablescape from there. I kept my pumpkins, pears and gourd – this is still a fall table after all!
Blue Willow dinnerware adds some extra punch to my silver chargers underneath.
My favorite blue foo dog looks pretty good here, don’t you think? I picked up these beautiful Indian-inspired votive candle holders and scattered them around the table to fill in the empty spaces.
Layering in my gold West Elm napkins adds another unexpected touch to each setting.
I love the mix that’s happening here. You should know me by now and if you don’t, I’m all about the mix!
You can see closely here how nothing really ‘matches’ – it doesn’t matter! There are so many different textures and colors going on, yet they work together. The gold and yellow hues are helpful in tying it all in – they’re at each place setting, down the middle of the table, in the drapes and pillows and also my branches flanking the settee.
The green pears are a nice component to keeping the color palette interesting.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the overall table. There’s no real science to this mix of color and pattern.
I also love to mix and match napkins sometimes – its another fun and unexpected touch!
Blue and gold is very sophisticated and an unusual fall palette. They also happen to be two of my favorite colors!
Even though I bought these pillows for the family room, they work really well in here and add to the global feel of this space.
The overall look of this room is already layered in rich texture, pattern and color. This tablescape not only adds to that feeling, but it enhances the visual experience as well in here. I really love the way it looks every day, and it adds something unexpected! Try using the things you have around your home just for fun and see what happens!
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