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!