Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Face it. During the holidays, paper goods manufacturers are counting on you to stock up on plenty of disposables. Why not mess with their minds a bit and use some real dishes? After all, what are you saving your pretty stuff for?
Holidays with family and friends are centered around the table, so–make a memory with a beautiful fall tablescape!
The deep rich blue of my dining room was a perfect excuse to pull some blues into my fall table decor. Blues pair beautifully with orange, as well as the many shades of brown and tan.
Be sure to add some height to your table. A cake stand and a cloche full of mini pumpkins will do the trick! Then introduce a variety of textures: the sheen of crockery plays against the natural feel of the wood table and woven place mats. Ditto the greenery and the glass.
(And don’t forget a touch of whimsy. I love my little vintage pilgrim children place cards! There’s a ton of cute fall printables online, or maybe your kids would like to draw funny faces on mini pumpkins?)
Sure we need paper plates sometimes. But you can really set the mood by setting a beautiful table.
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