10 Fall Tables to Inspire Your Autumnal Entertaining
Jess Levin, founder of the très chic wedding planning site Carats & Cake, knows a thing or two about crafting an unforgettable, elegant tablescape. In anticipation of holiday entertaining (yes, already), Levin is sharing her tips for recreating some of the most beautifully styled tabletops we’ve ever seen. Read on to get inspired by these sophisticated creations.
Embrace the season with warmer tones like copper and rose gold. The mix of fall elements and textures from the lanterns, raw wood plates, and the green garlands with feathers brings a really organic yet elegant feel to the entire table.
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Place cards add sophistication to the most casual gathering. Not only do guests feel extra taken care of, it’s also another way to play with decor. Stay away from traditional paper tents and have fun assigning seats by pinning names to mini fruit pies, or in this case, loaves of bread.
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This table takes eclectic to a whole new level and proves that matching serveware isn’t the only way to go. Keep linens and flowers simple and let the fine china and cutlery steal the show.
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Play with height by adding a focal point to your table that won’t inhibit conversation. This slender silver vase full of long leafy stems achieves just this.
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Fall is the perfect time to say goodbye to summer’s lighter hues and embrace richer color palettes. These deep burgundy flowers add the perfect pop alongside the slate linens.
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Mini potted herbs are a great alternative to fresh-cut flowers and they can do double duty as kitchen spices or gifts to send your guests away with at the end of the night. To keep it feeling seasonal, pick more traditional fall seasonings like rosemary, sage, and thyme.
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The heavy ceramic vases, more traditional candles, and textured linens lend just the right amount of weight to these “freshly picked” flowers. Also, nothing says fall like flickering candles.
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Skip the vases and create a “green” table runner by draping lush leaves down the center of your table. Accent with hints of color by adding a few pumpkins or gourds in unexpected hues.
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Show off the best the season has to offer by sticking to traditional fall blooms like black-eyed Susans, dahlias, sweat peas, goldenrods, and strawflowers.
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