Hello September.. even though I don’t look forward to school starting, I do enjoy early Fall. I say early because I love summer, but I know it will fly by too quickly, so I embrace Indian summer. Becoming a blogger was the best decision, because it allows me to decorate early and not be criticized for it 🙂 My kitchen table was the first to be adorned with an early fall centerpiece.
Where it all begins…
Vision – 1.“The act of power of sensing with the eyes; sight.” 2. “The act of power of anticipating that which will or may come to be.” I may complain about living in the Midwest a lot, but one thing I embrace is the change of seasons. I thrive in the change of decor, and it all begins with a vision. Dictionary.com
A Step Away From Traditional
Mid summer my brain started conceiving a new look for fall. Nothing drastic, but I was dreaming soft hues of blush and gray. Though I love warm cozier colors with the seasonal change, I do not love orange. With blush as my focal point, I began scheming what colors would compliment the idea of Fall without going the traditional route.
Who doesn’t adore a good tablescape? It may be a favorite past time actually, so I designed this mood board for what would become my fall table. A full debut is coming soon 😉
Blush accents are sprinkled throughout the rest of our home, but you won’t find it on the table. Instead, you see soft hues of greens, deep raspberry, and gold fell right into the most luxurious color palette.
How I Mapped Out My Vision
Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins have adorned my table this year, and also make their existence throughout the rest of the house. I stop and gaze at them, they are sooo beautiful with their authentic stems. There will be lots more of their beauty soon in a post to come.
When I design a tablescape, I always begin with the centerpiece. After all, the centerpiece is a statement all on it’s own and has the pleasure of staying put even after the dishes are put away.
I chose soft and dreamy colors that would compliment our farmhouse style kitchen. Having a neutral base allowed for an easy transition from summer to fall.
I love using items like pedestal bowls, candle sticks, books, wood slices, etc. to create different height between items. In this case, I used a pedestal bowl, and two matching wood candle bases.
Following the rule of styling in odd numbers, because it adds visual interest, I decided 5 was the lucky culprit this time. Our table is long and narrow, so I have ample room. Last year I was inspired to incorporate antlers, and this year I went a step further in painting them white.
I adore hydrangeas, any color, any variety. I particularly enjoy green Annabelles for the simple reason that they dry as pretty as they are fresh. They can be quite large in size making them the perfect nest to hold a pumpkin.
These plump Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins nestle in perfectly, and will take center stage for the next several months.
If you are not familiar with Love Feast Shop Hotskwash Velvet Pumpkins you need to check them out today! The pumpkins I used for this centerpiece are listed below, and I look forward to debuting my fall tablescape with you soon!
1 – 10″ Gray Velvet
1 – 6″ Snow Velvet
1 – 5″ Snow Velvet
1 – 5″ Denim Velvet
1 – 4″ Graphite with Swarovski Crystals
Be sure to keep an eye out for my full tablescape debut, September 6. I will be joining an incredible panel of bloggers who will indulge you with loads of fall decorating inspo <3
*This post was done in collaboration with Love Feast Shop. All opinions are 100% my own.
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke
love your color choices on the pumpkins…can’t find the exact colors on the website. Are these older colors?
Martha Knake says
No! I ordered these this year. Gray, Rose, Rasberry, Graphite, and snow are primarily what I have. Let me know if you still have trouble.
Gladys vitaliano says
This is gorgeous ,well done Martha 💕💕💕
Martha Knake says
Thank you for your constant encouragement Gladys. I sure appreciate you!