Even with summer still in full swing, autumn inspiration is already all around us. Fall is a wonderful time to invite friends over to enjoy the bounty of the season at a festive dinner party or holiday gathering. As you prepare your menu, don’t forget to set a beautiful table to frame the food. Here is a little inspiration for your table so your fall dinner party will be one to remember!
Inspired by the rustic style at Whooping Crane Farm(where this was photographed), Elizabeth made placecards and styled the table to create a relaxed but festive look for the holiday.
I especially like the way this tablescape from Design Sponge manages to look both elegant and effortless at the same time. The table looks pulled together, but not too fussed over, like you just gathered all the florals from the yard and artfully arranged them in a vase just before guests arrived.
With a color palette inspired by a rug-turned-table-covering (featured in the last photo), Ross took an unexpected turn by pairing the traditional golds of Thanksgiving with a delicious bright blue.
There is no reason to stick to earth tones just because they are the most traditional colors for fall. The color palette for this look designed by Eddie Ross for Design Sponge is rooted in the bright turquoise tablecloth. Bold colors make a strong statement and set the tone for your dinner party.
Luxe Jewel Tones
For an autumn supper at her Connecticut home, Jung Lee, a top-notch event producer with a Manhattan shop, finds the sublime where edginess and elegance collide.
Personally, I think you can never go wrong with jewel tones. This lovely table featured on House Beautiful shows how just a touch of deep jewel tones can add so much romance to a tablescape.
Lush and Luxurious
For a fete in their shop on Georgia’s St. Simons Island, Kelly Revels and Bryce Vann Brock —co-founders of event and garden-design firm the Vine — look to nature’s striking textures.
Autumn is the harvest time, so let the abundance of the season spill over onto your dinner party table. House Beautiful shared this stunning, verdant design, complete with monstera leaf placemats!
Moody and Muted
I wanted to keep the table simple with a focus on rich, deep hues. The layers of deep burgundy and purple, blue, green, gold and black are a sophisticated nod to the Fall season.
Mix deep, but de-saturated colors like plums and dusky roses to create a sophisticated dinner table. This formal design from Citrine Living is a perfect example of moody and slightly mysterious table decor.
Elegant and Traditional
For my table this year, I went with a simplistic, elegant style. I wanted the beautiful linens to create a canvas for a moody centerpiece, creating traditional Thanksgiving tablescape.
Of course, you can never go wrong with a wholly traditional table design like this one by Randi Garrett Design. White china, elegant candlesticks, and romantic floral centerpieces are dinner party staples for good reason.
A Bountiful Harvest
A smart mix of green tones, white, and flashes of fall color make this centerpiece feel like a fresh, modern cornucopia.
Finally, consider taking a cue from Southern Living and creating platter of farm fresh produce for your table. The addition of small colorful succulents elevate this design beyond a traditional fall cornucopia.
Gather inspiration from these tables for your own fall parties. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!