Monday, 27 October 2014

A Lighter Shade of Fall

Not a fan of orange but still want to decorate for the season? Take your inspiration from the lighter colours of pumpkins and gourds for a sophisticated look this autumn. 

I love this table setting featured in Chatelaine magazine. Soft grey, pale aqua and creamy white pumpkins are gorgeous. Although rustic and natural, the table has a sophisticated feel with this neutral colour palette. 

And so I decorated my front hall and dining room in these softer fall colours. ( Our family room and kitchen had the traditional orange colour story so I had the best of both looks!)

My front hall entry table featured a pumpkin with a tint of grey and grey/green eucalyptus branches.

White mini pumpkins adorned the hanging chandelier in the dining room.

But  I was most excited about my table setting!

A  lovely linen tea towel doubled as a placemat for each guest. The dinner plates, a muted shade of grey stoneware, were mixed with a soft white salad plate. An aluminum bowl added a touch of sparkle. And a pewter satin ribbon brought elegance to the table  tied around a napkin.

And the flowers...simply stunning!

Dusty miller, thistles, roses with the slightest hint of blush, white hydrangeas and sage leaves created a pretty arrangement.

Of course there were lots of mini white pumpkins, as well as a hubbard squash.

As Halloween approaches, there is no reason you can't continue this colour story for the trick-or-treaters too!

from pinterest

from pinterest

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