Looking to create a chic rustic look in your home this Fall with a color palette of cream, sage green, and tan? Come along with me and I’ll show you how I transformed my dining table with easily attainable items that can be enjoyed from now through Thanksgiving.
First I made a stop at my neighborhood farm stand where I found pumpkins, gourds, and squash in varying shades of white. Look for ones with the stems still firmly intact, as the twisted and gnarly texture offer something interesting to our look.
I took a runner of burlap fabric which I already had and laid it down the length of my table. I placed the largest of my gourds – a flat, round, squat one – in the center of the runner.
I purchased some filler decor from a local family owned greenhouse (the gift shop manager was so very helpful). I decided upon artificial hydrangea, oak leaves with acorns, and some pheasant feathers. When putting together any type of arrangement or decor, keep in mind that texture is just as important as the color scheme. Here you see the feathers are long and somewhat soft but have an interesting pattern. The oak leaves are more jagged and their color picks up the color in the stems of the gourds. You’ll see that the hydrangea have soft, rounded leaves with varying colors from ivory to brown to green. These colors speak to the colors of the gourds. I like when elements within a display “speak” to each other. It makes your eye travel from one part to the next to see what else there is to come.
Here you’ll see the step by step process to assemble our rustic chic look.
Don’t fall into the symmetry trap. Your arrangement does not need to look the same from all sides. Nature is perfectly imperfect and we can take cues from its beauty by not making our decorations look too perfect. Keep it natural and you’ll portray a relaxed feeling at your table.
I’d love to see what you’ve created for Fall. Post your pics on Instagram or Facebook and tag me (@theculinaryartist.com) so I can see. Let’s inspire one another.
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I’ve shared this tutorial over on Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish. Go check it out.