Looking for simple, elegant Thanksgiving table decor ideas? This pumpkin floral centerpiece combines sage green and dusty corals for a nontraditional fall table.
I’ll admit that this fall I’ve been struggling with inspiration. Everyone was setting out pumpkins and turkeys, and it was all I could do to change out my pillow covers. Then the temperature dropped 40° overnight – literally! It was in the 80’s when I went to bed on Sunday and in the low 40’s when I woke up. And I feel like I recaptured my fall mojo.
I now have pumpkins displayed in no less than four rooms, and I’m on my fourth pumpkin-filled mantel arrangement… You can’t stop me! And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect since I’m joining my friend Lory again from Designthusiasm for Styled + Set – sharing all the inspiration you need to entertain this fall. If you’re stopping by from Maison de Cinq, welcome! Obviously Sheila and I are both francophiles and decor lovers, but I also happen to think she’s an absolute sweetheart, and I’m so happy you’re here! Don’t miss the rest of the tour at the bottom of this post.
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Nontraditional fall colors
As I mentioned, I finally felt inspired to play with some fall decor, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not still embracing my non-traditional fall colors. This time, I decided to go with dusty sage and soft corals, and I’m smitten…
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Pumpkin floral centerpiece
I’ve got a full tutorial coming later for this centerpiece (update: get the full tutorial here!), but suffice it to say that roses and eucalyptus have always been a favorite combo of mine, and they certainly didn’t disappoint this time.
I coupled the more muted colors with both silver and gold, using my favorite gold flatware and mixing my grandmother’s and my own china…
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Adding my favorite brass candlesticks as well as some mercury glass…
Modern accents with traditional furniture
And even bringing in a gold-rimmed mirror for the wall. I’m actually loving the more modern look of this mirror against the traditional French dining furniture (which was my great grandmother’s; you can see how I refinished it here). This room has been feeling more traditional than the rest of my house for a while; I love when a small “shop the house” episode results in a better flow throughout!
I feel like the key here is that a combo of colors you love, a few pumpkins, and some mixed metals makes simplicity both interesting and elegant.
And simplicity + interesting + elegant might just be my favorite combo these days.
SHOP OUR DINING ROOM LOOK:
I hope you enjoyed my first rush of fall inspiration… Now I’m going to try to follow through on that promised centerpiece tutorial. 😉 In the meantime, be sure to visit Setting for Four for the next stop on the tour!
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