Trendy Fall Tablescapes
The kids are back to school, Al Michael’s voice is on the television and leaves are turning burnt orange and fire red. Yes, summer is officially over. Soon pumpkins will decorate your front door, leaf-printed table linens will rest on your dining table and the scent of apple-cinnamon candles will fill your home. If you are lucky enough to host an event this autumn such as Thanksgiving it’s easy to add a few new items, some DIY, that will spruce up your table and reflect the latest trends in home décor.
Remember these three key words: GREEN, BRONZE, RUSTIC
Did you ever notice how a specific color seems to appear overnight in stores, blogs and magazines? There are many influencers to this sudden trend and the biggest is the Pantone Color Institute. Every year the Institute meets with trendsetters in décor, fashion and design. With their combined knowledge and skill they not only determine a color of the year but palettes of colors that will reflect the short, medium and long-term trends in design and fashion. This starts a chain effect with designers, manufacturers and retailers and suddenly this color is ubiquitous. This year the color is Greenery – a tone of green that can range from lime green to emerald as long as it is bright. Fall is a perfect season to bring green into your entertaining.
Stroll through Pottery Barn or Pier One Imports and products made of warm metals such as bronze, rose gold and brass fill shelves and display tables. A trend such as this is set by style agencies, many of them French, that predict upcoming trends and publish trend books that retailers and designers follow to a tee. The warm metal trend is reflected in art, furniture, handbags, jewelry and home décor. We’ve found some products for your table and when mixed with greens they will make your table burst with relevance.
The rustic farmhouse trend is so hot some designers are mixing a huge chalkboard sign with a modern minimalistic kitchen. The top 3 wedding blogs all feature a rustic wedding on their home page right now. The good news is that adding rustic farmhouse items to your table is not going to break the bank. Try tying some burlap around a candle votive or using brown paper as a tablecloth.
We hope you bask in this beautiful season of change and enjoy fun times with family and friends! Tracy & Anne