One of my favorite party collaborators, Brandi from Barefeet Imagery, is our guest hostess today! Brandi is sharing how to style a lush and natural fall tablescape. It’s just right for a relaxed but luxe Thanksgiving or any fall dinner party. And even if you’re just now starting to think about how to style your Thanksgiving table, it’s not too late to pull together this look!
Brandi has photographed:
And… soon you’ll get to see her photos of the Ray of Sunshine Party I threw in October for one of our dearest friends.
Fall Tablescape Color Palette
Brandi starts with a rich, fall-toned color palette that brings the outdoors in. I loooove a deep brown and you see that shade in her table and the candlesticks. Her leather chargers bring in a lighter, warmer brown. The plates, napkins and Moscow Mule mugs highlight orange tones. You’ll see red in the pomegranates and leaves. Finally, we get a faded green in her linen table runner, branches and wine goblets.
Decorate with Natural Elements
Pomegranate and Bartlett pear centerpieces.
Branches as table runner accents.
All of these elements work so naturally together. And, none of them are so precious that your kids couldn’t help set the table.
Fall Centerpiece That Isn’t Flowers
Not a whiz with flowers? Don’t worry about it! Brandi created a “centerpiece” for her table by combining pillar candles, fruit and branches. She varied heights, but stuck to brown, red, pale green and ivory. By repeating these same elements down the table runner, she gets a cohesive but casual look. (And, all these pieces are easy to move to make way for Thanksgiving platters!
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean fine china.
I grew up with china that was only used for holiday meals: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. But these days, I like to keep my tables a little more fun, a little more modern and accessible for the kids. Brandi’s table does just that!
The Moscow Mule mugs are easy for little hands to grasp (and you can use them for cider). The plates can be tough AND the perfect color. And linen napkins are almost always my go-to because I can find so many uses for them at future dinners and parties.
Get the Look
Here are items similar to Brandi’s table that you can snag from Amazon:
Candlesticks – Brandi’s are from her collection; these have a similar modern feel
For the faux branches, I’d try a craft store like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or JoAnn’s.
Keep up with Brandi: