White pumpkins, soft colors, neutral everything… it feels like I’m seeing these things everywhere and yet it’s just where my own aesthetic head is right now, too. It’s not that I completely hate orange, and I am planning to get more into richer fall colors as the season progresses, but for right now, I’m all about the soft warmth the change of seasons brings. So, for this month’s table in our series, ‘It’s All Set’, I’m talking about how to style a soft and neutral fall table setting.
By now, most of my readers well know about my penchant for dressing my tables in scarves and blankets, so this table was no different. I began with a very cuddly tan plaid blanket that would be quite comfortable in a stadium, and that served as my underpinning. The neutral tones drove my color palette while the scrumptious wooly feel forecast the season.
The plate stack is bolstered by warm brown rattan chargers, topped with tonal cream dinner plates and subtly patterned salad plates with French dessert motifs. (See source list at the bottom of the post.)
For napkins I used my soft blush linens with ruffled edging, clasped within a copper ring. The pale rosy tone offers just a hint of color, imparting warmth while staying nearly neutral. I love the contrast of linen against wool, masculine and feminine, summer and fall.
I found roses with just a whisper of color and added eucalyptus for its romantic wispy drape.
Glassware flutes in pale pink once again add a rosy glow. There’s a dryness to this color palette that ensures it’s reading neutral, and yet the infusion of warm tones keeps it fresh and new.
Ubiquitous copper mule mugs are a fun addition, and the blush tones on the table draw out the red undertones in the copper. We’ve seen these mugs everywhere and yet they look once again fresh to me here, adding a tiny bit of gleam to an otherwise decidedly chalky palette.
I tried the floral in several receptacles until I felt satisfied with the silver teapot. I always enjoy a mix of metals and this one felt right. I begin my tables with a very clear plan of color, concept and pattern, but when I get to this stage of styling the details I’m often working by instinct.
These lovely woodsy cheese knives are from my blog friend Tina from the Enchanted Home. When you visit her tablescape at the bottom of this post, you can take a detour over to her shop.
The tufted chair is a tiny sneak peek at a very special post I have coming up later this week.
I added the vintage books to prop up the centerpiece and to add a note of pedigree to the table. The charming worn leather patina felt at home on this table.
I enjoy mixing chairs styles around my table and the cane back chairs mix nicely with the lushly tufted ones. This is probably the last look you’ll get at the tile floor I’ve hated since the day we moved in. It was ripped up just this week and is in the process of being replaced. I can’t wait to reveal the renovations going on in the kitchen!
And what’s a fall table without a few scattered pumpkins? I just love these white craft ones for their color and their texture.
The light coming through our windows makes this breakfast room a delightful place for a meal. In fact, I often prefer eating in here over serving in the dining room. Have you got a favorite spot for a meal in your home?
Today’s post is part of our monthly tablescape series called ‘It’s All Set’. Please be sure to visit the other gorgeous tables by my friends, linked to below. I’d like to welcome the talented Janet Coon of Shabbyfufu to our series. Anita and Yvonne were unavailable this month but will be returning very soon!
Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Rattan chargers
- English country dinner plate
- French dessert plates (discontinued but sometimes available here)
- Copper mule mugs
- Pink champagne flutes (not exact but closest in color)
- Copper napkin rings
- First Love Silver Flatware
- Silver teapot
- Vintage books
- Plaid throw blanket
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