Fall Tablescape

One slight drop in temperature here in Texas inspired me to get into the fall spirit. Since I am without little ones, I don’t really “halloween” things around the house. Instead, I prefer a more seasonal take on this autumn/thanksgiving season. I also don’t love using orange that much in my decor. In fact, i really don’t have much of anything with that color besides a punch or two of tangerine around. I like to infuse a bit of fall with white and green pumpkins, jewel tones, and chinoiserie blue & white pumpkins hand painted by some of my favorite artists.

I had the same approach with my fall tablescape this year. I wanted a dash of color, contrast, and functionality to add a punch of fall and festivity to my place settings. I hope you are inspired and feel free to “shop the look” in my links!

p.s. my soup spoon is incorrectly placed in some of these photos- I had to move it for space. Don’t be mad :)

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THE TABLE:

Pumpkin (like any flower arrangement- it ranges in price): 

The real winner of the table was my custom pumpkin centerpiece from Dr. Delphinium. I had jewel tones of  deep amethyst and boxwood green make a perfect contrast with the white pumpkin. LINK

Tablecloth ($168):

For my table, I chose a Poolside linen tablecloth from Sferra. It is one of the pricier items, but it is exceptional quality. There is nothing worse than a scratchy and cheap tablecloth!

Plates ($18, $22), Napkins ($15) and Water Glasses:

For my salad and dinner plates I went with Juliska’s melamine line that is dishwasher safe and unbreakable (always a good thing if you are cleaning up at the end of the night after a few glasses of wine). Also, a great way to use the “nice stuff” around kids or not so steady friends and relatives. The Forest Walk Napkins are of the highest quality and would go with any fall tabletop!

Chargers ($15) and Placemats ($14):

I added some texture and contrast with cork chargers and rich green snakeskin placemats from Caspari. I couldn’t find the Caspari chargers online anywhere, but Juliska makes similar ones that are a little more expensive!

Flatware ($79 for 20 piece set):

I love bamboo and I think gold glistens at the dinner table. For $79 you can get a 20 piece gold bamboo flatware set that serves four. It really added the right amount of chic and glam to the table! LINK

 

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PLACE CARDS:

All place cards created by Moore Ink. She works quickly and can do pretty much anything from envelopes to menus to gift tags and more! Can ship within the U.S. EMAIL: margmooreink@gmail.com LINK

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COCKTAILS AND APPETIZERS:

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I used Zephyr Gin to create an Apple Autumn cocktail! It was so delicious! Recipe: HERE 

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 3 My favorite food blog is Half Baked Harvest. Her recipes are always unique, easy to make, and delicious. This Apple Butternut Squash Burrata Pizza was a huge hit! Recipe: HERE

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 4How gorgeous is this Crispy Autumn Kale Salad? I have a couple of friends who are doing Whole 30 so I left the goat cheese out. It was almost too pretty to eat. Would be perfect at Christmas time! Recipe: HERE

To purchase that gorgeous blue & white chinoiserie pumpkin click: HERE

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 5 I made these Whipped Ricotta Crostinis as an easy appetizer when people first walk in the door. So simple! You can top with anything. I used extra butternut squash from the pizza on some, and then marinated some mushroom in olive oil and balsamic glaze for the others. Recipe: HERE

FALL DECOR:

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Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 19 Green and white is one of my absolutely favorite color combinations. Normally this would have two small orchids, jade plants, or balls of preserved boxwood. The minute it turns October, white miniature pumpkins replace it!

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I ordered these hand painted blue & white pumpkins from Karolyn at The Relished Roost years ago. They are some of my favorite fall items. I blend them in with my other blue and white pieces and ALWAYS get compliments on how fresh and chic they are!

See my blue and white pumpkin from Dana at Indigo Home Shop above, next to the the Crispy Kale Autumn Salad!

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Sale into the Weekend

Hi Friends! Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I get the same spring-cleaning type bug in the fall. I just crave for my home to have a little update in style and something new to rest my eyes on. I was recently looking at some things to spruce up my house for upcoming guests and fall entertaining (post on that Monday!). Much to my surprise, I noticed that Neimans and Horchow (same company) are having some amazing sales. Below you can find some of my personal favorites for a little fall refresh!

See you back here on Monday for my fall entertaining post- you won’t want to miss it!

Sferra Linens

My favorite table linens are by Sferra. So many beautiful colors to choose from. I recently purchased two round tablecloths from Horchow in Poolside and in the Pewter color. The sale price is excellent!

Faux Shagreen Tray from Horchow

Totally love this faux shagreen tray for entertaining from Horchow. Normally $365, now $99!

Spode plates via Neiman Marcus

This incredible 5 piece Spode dinner set from Neiman Marcus is perfect for fall and only $80 for everything!

ine Cone Hill throw

This gorgeous Pine Cone Hill throw blended with yummy cashmere and wool went from being $669 to $299. An incredible deal from Horchow!

Horchow Bar Stool

I stopped my scroll in my tracks when I saw the amazing discount for these swivel bar stools from Horchow. Originally $469 now $281. Amazing deal!

Harper Marble Coffee Table Horchow

This marble and gold coffee table from Horchow reminds me of something Aerin Lauder would have in her chic office. Originally $2,475, now $1,379!

Tortoise glassware from NM

I feel there is something totally sexy and statement making about this tortoise glassware from Neiman Marcus. Sets of 4 of each type of glass is just $35.  Just put me into a dark den with a nice bottle of Bordeaux and let’s call it an evening.

carter 4 light lantern

This four light lantern would be fabulous in a kitchen or hallway! This lantern is normally over $1,000, now $599 from Horchow!

John Robshaw shower curtain (2)

This John Robshaw shower curtain from Horchow would make the most fun addition to a guest bathroom.

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This Fortessa Crafthouse set from Neiman Marcus includes everything you see above and is 65% off. Not only is it a great addition to the bar cart, but also would make a fabulous gift.

Cubed end table via Horchow

This cubed end table from Horchow makes for a great addition to a guestroom or side of a chair in any living space. Originally $444, now $399.

Brics spinner NM

Of course, you can always forget about the fall and holiday entertaining and hit the road! One of my personal favorite carry-on bags is on major sale at Neimans. This Bric’s Spinner is a must!

 

A House in The Country

It feels like time has not been a friend of mine, but I am so desperately looking forward to some down time. I had a brief window of down time for the first time this weekend, and I was able to enjoy browsing through the new book, A House in The Country, by renown architect Peter Pennoyer and the always chic and colorful designer Katie Ridder. While they are accomplished in their own right, the husband and wife team joined forces to create a picturesque retreat in Millbrook, New York.

The book showcases the wonderfully crafted architectural details that went into this home, from the moldings to the columns to every curated space. The Greek Revival architecture pairs wonderfully with Ridder’s colorful and dynamic palette of design. She leaves no detail untouched. The design of each room seems unexpected, yet the vibrant hues flow beautifully throughout. This book is truly a treat and feast for those who appreciate a fantastic house and memorable design. The book itself shows the layout of the garden and identifies each flower they used. It is every bit as educational as it is beautiful.

Below are some photos of the home published a year earlier from AD. Pick up your copy of A House in the Country to see the real beauty. Also, check my Instagram Story to see more of the home. It is exactly the place I would want to be this fall.

Click here purchase A House In The Country with design from Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder.

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Fall Back

Finally! Cooler temperatures and the month of October give reason to bring out the pumpkins and Fall decor. Yesterday, I brought out my beautiful hand painted blue & white pumpkins from Dana Mahnke of Indigo Home Shop and from Karolyn Stephenson of The Relished Roost. They are ideal next to all my other blue and white pieces. Fall decorating really gets me into the spirit of the season. Nothing says Fall quite like a Pumpkin Chai candle from Nest, as well as large pots of white mums. Also, this season I am very drawn to white and green pumpkin (pictures coming soon).  I love the clean and subtle chic look (I decided to leave orange to the leaves). Here are some of my favorite Fall inspired images to get you ready to Fall back into the holidays.

All photos via Pinterest unless otherwise noted.

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Photo I took at a garden tour last year. My inspiration for green and white pumpkins.

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Another view.

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I love all the greenery here.

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Every year, I buy a pumpkin from Dr. Delphinium here in Dallas. They make remarkable pumpkin arrangements that last all season.

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A perfectly chic display of green and white pumpkins.

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A beautiful Fall arrangement I spotted at a Dallas home last year.

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Lovely tabletop.

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I love the monochromatic tone of this pumpkin topiary.

 

Falling Into October

Well, the time has come to get on board with the holiday train. October is the month where all of the festivities officially begin. Get your pumpkins carved today because tomorrow you will need your grocery list for Thanksgiving, and the next day it will be time for your Christmas list shopping. While in the midst of this madness, I need to move as well. I am taking a tiny step out of condo living and inching more towards townhouse lifestyle. A backyard, a fireplace, another room to decorate…..I think Emmie and I can use a little more room and a little more quiet. This also gives me the opportunity for a front door step, which is a whole other space to decorate that leaves me more excited than one should be (it is the little things right?).

When the holidays come around, the front door becomes a true symbol of your holiday style. From wreaths to potted arrangements, this area is the first symbol of your taste in decor. Of course, the most classic and simple route is to put two potted boxwood out front and call it a day. It is also fun to add a little seasonal flair. I think October 1st is the best time to do that, and I think these images can inspire you to get your outdoor entry prepared for the perfect curb appeal.

 

Ortanmental Cabbage with Boxwood and Spider Web

A picture I took last fall in Manhattan of a festive sidewalk display. I love the ornamental cabbage with the boxwood and the spider web across the sphere. Photo by yours truly.

Fall door decor

A fantastic mix of boxwood, mums and pumpkins. Via The Yellow Cape CodFall door decor via Veranda

A little bit of hay and a whole lot of color. This is definitely a treat for the season. Via Veranda

NYC Haloween Decor by The Potted Boxwood

A photo I took last fall on the upper east side. It is also a secondary residence of a very design oriented Dallas couple. Photo via The Potted Boxwood

Pumpkin and boxwood door decor

I love it when I see compacted displays of pumpkins, gords, and flowers. The more you can pack in, the better! Via Pinterest

NYC townhouse Haloween decor via The Potted Boxwood

Quite the spooky display on this NYC townhouse. If you don’t have a backyard, you may as well have some fun by the front. Photo via The Potted Boxwood

Pumpkin porch decor via The Lush List

I adore this chic pumpkin display by Alicia of The Lush List. Check out her post on fabulous fall decor.

Pupmkin trellis topiary with mums via Flickr

These are incredible! Oversized planters and trellis full of pumpkins and gourds. A great image of fall. Va Flickr

Scary NYC Haloween Decor via The Potted Boxwood

Superbly spooky in the most tasteful way possible (in my opinion!). Photo by The Potted Boxwood