It’s been quite a while and I’m finally back with a post to share with you. I’m so happy it’s Fall, because I can get back to focusing on my blog. Our summer was great and very relaxing but I’m so happy to get back into the swing of the school year. Today I’m sharing a setup I did for a Fall tablescape. Most of you know how I love to mix metals and materials. Adding different textures is also a great way to create interest. I shot these photos with different filters and at different times of the day, so you’ll see various lighting. I also switched up the accessories a little bit for a variation on the same idea. Take a look and hopefully you’ll get some ideas to create your own table for your guests this Fall.
I love layering textures. Here there are three layers – For the base I used a silvery blue set of drapes I had in storage – yes, drapes! They’re silky and have a great texture. Next, I had a piece silver fabric, leftover from my wedding believe it or not, and I use it for a table cloth often. Here, I folded it and ran it lengthwise like a runner. Then I took two runners in a gold print cotton fabric and ran them the opposite direction, across facing place settings.
I used several different items as the centrepiece. I used various pieces from my collection of mercury glass pumpkins, candle holders, and I also purchased some extras like this sophisticated ceramic acorn. Most of these are from HomeSense. Of course, my classic hurricanes are often on my tables. They never get old!
I like to think of this look as sophisticated with a touch of glam, yet there’s an earthiness too it that I also love. Nothing here is too precious.
The mercury glass shimmers in the candlelight…so gorgeous!
I picked up some branches and glass containers to use on top of my cabinets. I wanted to frame the table for impact as you enter the room.
Here I swapped the silver pumpkins for my green pears that I’ve had forever! These were put away in storage and they work perfect for a fall table.
There’s just something so magical about all the candles and reflective accessories that I absolutely love.
Here you get a glimpse of the view from the table and my wall sconces which add another cozy layer to the space.
It’s a nice view from here and I do love being able to see across into the family room.
The brightness of the pears adds some nice punch but goes well with all of the metallics and still keeps the theme sophisticated and elegant too. You can also see the branches in the glass jars more clearly here and how they frame the table. I love the mustard hue against my black walls.
I will typically put all of the food on the table, casual family style, so everyone can help themselves. This time I plated everything in the kitchen and I realized how much easier it is to entertain this way – fewer dishes to clean up afterward and it’s really elegant as well.
It’s neat how it all comes together – I’ve bought everything on here at different times and yes, although it’s been used together before, I’m very happy how it works with some of the other accessories I had as well.
I tried to make sure everything was visually balanced but really there’s no rules here. I simply filled the holes as I layered everything together.
I hope you found some inspiration for your next gathering this Fall. Don’t be afraid to group things together that you might not necessarily think of. Just like any decorating, tables are fun to create and the joy is in experimenting with them. I didn’t have a plan when I built this, I simply found what I had already and started from there. You can do it too, it’s simple and so worth it for your guests – they’ll appreciate that you took the time for them!