BY JENNY REIMOLD | PHOTO CREDIT: EVIN PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL CREDIT: CARL DENTON DESIGNS
In planning to style my home for fall, I left the buffalo check pillows and pumpkin-filled, vintage trucks in the attic. While I still appreciate that classic look, I needed something that felt a bit more fresh and a little less cluttered. Inspired by a $4.99 plate from HomeGoods and freshly baked desserts, this year’s two autumn tables focused on the textures and scents of the season. “Falling for Neutrals” and “Cinnamon and Sage” highlight the beauty of dried botanicals and cinnamon flavored baked treats.
For a gorgeous table of white, ivories and wood tones, style three neutral table runners HORIZONTALLY across the table. This adds a bit more texture and gives a hard surface a lot of visual appeal. Transform bamboo or rattan lanterns into statement vases. Instead of a candle, fill the glass inside with pampas grass or your favorite dried florals. Group a collection of odd numbered vases, like these neutral, bamboo lanterns, in a cluster at varying heights. Style the table with your favorite metallic accent. Copper and gold are perfect colors for an autumn table. I added an inexpensive gold flatware set from Amazon to complement the gold rim on the dishware.
Textured napkin ring holders and Pottery Barn napkins flanked a duo of homemade apple crisp from Meesh’s Bakery Franklin and mini pumpkin spice cakes from Momma Nik’s Cheesecakes in Nashville. I love adding a dessert as a place setting topper. These welcome guests to the table whether they save these savory treats for after dinner or take them home as a party favor.
Inspired by my love of cinnamon buns and fall’s muted colors, I designed a “cinnamon and sage” tablescape in my dining room. Vases filled with eucalyptus, peach roses and blooming ranunculus , created by Carl Denton Designs, anchored the layered place settings. Copper chargers were stacked between sisal placemats and classic white hobnail plates to become the foundation for Momma Nik’s delightful mini pumpkin spice cheesecakes with fresh cinnamon rolls. Judy Beaudin, owner of Scrumptious, a boutique catering company in Franklin, baked decadent mini cinnamon roll cakes as a welcoming invitation to dinner . Candied sage leaves and warm cinnamon sticks garnished these homemade treats that were a huge hit with our family.
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