Favorite Fall Tabletops

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Because it’s that time of year, we just have to share some of our favorite fall tablescapes. Hopefully, some of you are looking for inspiration for your own weddings. Or, maybe you are finally starting to have small groups over for dinner again. Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so maybe you are starting to plan for that. Here, a custom monogrammed napkin (designed by Lettered Olive) is placed at every seat on the head table. These make for perfect additions to the newly married couple’s home.

photo by Tec Petaja

Imagine sitting down to dinner, and the linens are an unexpected thick soft velvet? So yummy. But, balanced with soft delicate florals, and it becomes a lovely composition. And, we love using unexpected pieces for maximum impact. Copper coasters are place cards with guests’ name handwritten at each seat, for example.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

For this feminine fall affair, a pale pink linen on the head table add depth against the white dining room. We used lots of natural hints throughout to add sweet seasonal details. For example, magnolia and eucalyptus garlands are woven across the ceiling. And, the place cards here are sliced birch slabs with handwritten names, and accented with fresh rosemary sprigs. These would make lovely Christmas ornaments!

photo by Liz Banfield

The warm palette here made the entire room glow and glitter. Because, ambient lighting is one of the most impactful things you can do to change the look of a set up. I love using these table top lamps, for example. But, if that isn’t feasible, using different types of candleholders, or mixing heights with tapers and votives can also work wonders.

photo by Liz Banfield

Here, balancing textures and color palettes makes for a super chic balance. Because darker hues offset the pale shades. Also, adding berries, branches or plant materials with fluffy blooms add definition that make such a difference even in small pieces. And, we think this shows that white can really be used all year round.

photo by Jose Villa

One of the biggest misconceptions about designing around fall elements is that they can be dark or too hard. Here, the farm table trend is softer with light linen runners. And, potted herbs give a just gathered from the garden look. Of course, keeping some of the expected textures like the leather coasters balances the look.