During summer nature is awash with shimmering hues of green and blue like the walls of the Cathedral Brasilia, the saturated landscape freckled by blooms of dahlias and marigolds. The end of September marks a transmutation when the ripe earth begins to rust. We soon find restrained elegance in the absence of nature's abundance. The autumn season offers distinctive warmth and style. Tall boots, freshly brewed coffee, and relaxed outdoor gatherings. Opposite austere natural sculptures of sepia bark and gnarled branches, the gorgeous chaos of seasonal foliage intensifies. Red maple leaves stir in the wind like a mosaic of fire. In the golden 5 p.m. light, dusky neutrals exalt deeper shades praising a cloudless sky.
Photos by Elizabeth Lilly Photography.
Whether contemporary or integrally timeless, fall décor is synonymous with welcoming and relaxation. A traditional dining table is not a requirement for celebration. Pull a variety of chairs to a farm table, and the rich patina under chipped paint will embrace the raw frame. Small details can transform your table into unique and charming. For our sweetheart table, sorrel deer and glass bottles are representative of Chippy style. Antique metallics can be a beautiful way to give depth to décor and look impressive without trying too hard. Accessories like copper bowls and vases are regal and beautiful. Incandescent touches draw attention to cherished objects.
We curated a fall tablescape perfect for a relaxed Friendsgiving or traditional celebration with family. Pumpkins gathered next to place settings make a kind party favor for guests. With the help of Mother Nature, organic materials and complementary found objects like collected branches and fall leaves add vivid tones and spontaneous decoration. With our something-blue plates, feathers and stalks of wheat offer something-unexpected. Antique white petals and polished apples placed in a wooden bowl create a charming rustic centerpiece. The seasonal bounty is an alternative to classic mums. Try using pomegranate, pears, and cotton blossoms to pique tonal interest.
Layers of burlap and linen create a table runner that allows the warmth of wood to shine through. Overtime fabrics fade, looking worn and washed but remaining loved as when it was new. The contrast of textures and colors elevate soft denim and resourceful browns. Mottled gourds lined on newspaper or butcher paper can be an innovative way to create a natural table setting. If you’re looking for more savoir vivre, a stark white tablecloth covered with batik indigo will provide a breezy traditional quality.
Happy Fall from the Chippy Chicks! Thank you to Elizabeth Lilly Photography for gorgeous, bright fall photos.