Setting the Table for Fall

My ideal fall tablescape setting has lots of hunter green! A heavy-handed application of seasonal themes can make a table look too contrived, so I avoid browns and oranges. Rather, I like to evoke one or two elements of the season and then let the food do the talking.

The table will be naked (read: no tablecloth) with Sferra’s Festival napkins and a gorgeous runner. Robust Baccarat crystalware will align the border of each place setting, except for my own. That is, of course, until December, when my expected baby girl’s high chair will be another delightful decorative accent.

To quickly and easily alter an interior for fall, try supplementing all your glass and crystal pieces with bronze accessories in the dining room. You could invest in an oversized bronze bowl to adorn the center of your dining room table all year round. I tell all my clients, that bronze is the new glass.

The transition is even easier in the kitchen. Nutritionally speaking, I recommend adhering to a seasonal diet in general—so when you replace your summer bowl of strawberries with apples and pears, you’re already making moves in the right direction.

The five items at the top of my fall home-decor shopping list are:

Villeroy & Boch Artesano Provencal dinner plates

Designed by the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, the Artesano Provencal collection reflects the colors and style of Provence and showcases wild roses and geraniums along with green tendrils of rosemary, which add a lovely, whimsical touch.

villeroy-boch-artesano-verdure-kuchenKim Seybert Embroidered Runner

Kim Seybert designs her elaborate handmade linens and tableware as fashion for the table, and it shows in her gorgeous designs. This hand-beaded overlapping leave runner coordinate well with the Sferra napkins.

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Arte Italica pewter trays

I love the antique finish on these fine, handmade Italian pewter trays, which add a lovely touch of artisanal goodness to any table.

Pewter TrayPuiforcat tea set with wood accents

Splurge and enjoy a lifetime to treasure this lovely French Art Deco Tea and Coffee Silver Service by master craftsman Jean E. Puiforcat. Handcrafted in sterling silver and Brazilian rosewood.

Puifprcat tea SeaAlain Saint-Joanis Olivewood Flatware

Alain Saint-Joanis has been designing and crafting exceptional cutlery since 1876. This olivewood flatware is handcrafted in France and forged in 18/10 stainless steel fittings, with a silver plated bolster, carbon steel knife blade, and an olivewood handle.ambiance

I hope your fall table is filled with great design, wonderful food and lovely memories.


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