Blog Bites: Autumn Tablescapes

Why "Blog Bites"?

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Tablescapes
It's autumn here in New England, the perfect time to think about changing up your home decor and accessories. And while images of pumpkins, gourds, and apples may dance in your head, along with the orange, red, yellow, and brown hues that surely serve as reliable staples of fall decor, I hope you'll find some inspiration from these tablescapes in this, the first of the Storibook Designs weekly series, "Blog Bites."

Simply Stated, Jennifer Sbranti's blog on realsimple.com, features three fabulous tablescapes. This one, clearly inspired by natural elements, uses gorgeous linens as real eye-catchers.


This next tablescape uses traditional hues in whimsical leaf-patterned linens paired with crisp white dinnerware.

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The Studiolo, blog of Killy Scheer and Oliver Paradis's design firm, Frisson, featured a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape designed for a client. They drew inspiration from items already in the client's collection. Love that the tablecloth is black (admittedly difficult to tell from this image), which makes the non-traditional colors pop even more and creates a rich, elegant mood.

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Sentimental Sublime's post "Design Candy: Fall Tablescape Inspirations" did a great job of compiling some beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes from the likes of Martha Stewart, HGTV, Epicurious, and Fine Living. There's even some DIY-friendly inspiraton in there. Here are a few of our favorites. We love the classic colors and elements in the first image; and check out the geometric, modern feel of the second!


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How do you change up your decor when the seasons change? Do you try to work with what you already have? When you're in your own space day in and day out, it can be tough to see the possibilities right in front of you. Linens can make all the difference to bring out the best in your dinnerware or centerpiece. The tablecloths, runners, and cloth napkins in each of these images make the ordinary extraordinary by literally setting the table's foundation!
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