Today, we’re sharing our elegant Autumn apples inspired tablescape!
Decorating an Open Concept Home for Fall
Our house has an open floor plan which is great for entertaining or spending an afternoon visiting with my sisters and the littles.
If you’re standing in the kitchen you can see the living room, the breakfast nook, the dining room, the entry, and into 2 bedrooms all from standing in one place.
What I love about having an open floor plan is how interactive and engaging it is.
But I also love the simplicity of seasonal decorating in an open floor plan. After all, whatever color palette or inspiration used in one room can easily be carried over to the surrounding areas without a lot of extra effort.
Embracing a Moody Color Palette
This year, we’ve been embracing moody colors which have been such a fun change from our usual neutral color palette. We’ve also tried to bring our love of spending time at the cabin during the Fall season, home to Florida.
Once I committed to using cabin inspiration and moody colors in the other areas of the house, I thought it would be fun to add them to the breakfast nook as well.
Creating an Elegant Autumn Apple Inspired Tablescape
To create this elegant Autumn apples inspired tablescape, I started by layering the table with two eucalyptus garlands.
Using a greenery style table runner is a simple way to help extend your table décor from Fall to the holidays.
Right now, we’re using apples, but we can easily change them out for pumpkins or pinecones as the season progresses.
The variety of plates on the place settings of our elegant Autumn applies inspired tablescape are ones I’ve collected for years.
I love to treasure hunt and vintage plates have definitely become a weakness 😊
I picked up these floral plates a few summers ago while out shopping with my Mom. They were a quarter apiece, I think, which is crazy.
Creating an Elegant Autumn Apples Inspired Centerpiece
To create the centerpiece, I used the base of one of my favorite ironstone soup tureens. Then filled it with flowers and greenery.
Placing a piece of floral foam in the bottom of the tureen helps to keep the flowers in place no matter if you’re using real flowers or faux.
We don’t have a lot of extra room to store holiday decorations because our attic is super small. So, I’m always looking for ways to repurpose and reuse items from one season to the next.
Mixing treasured home décor staples and vintage finds with grocery store items like apples are a really easy way to help stretch your seasonal decorating budget too.
Celebrating Fall This Year
I know the way we share meals together has changed a lot this year. But there are always simple things we can do to make the occasion a special one.
- Pretty place settings
- Lighting candles
- Adding flowers
- Playing music
- A signature cocktail
- A favorite meal
- Real napkins
- A surprise dessert
A wide variety of apples are in season right now if you want to create an elegant Autumn apple inspired tablescape too.
Honestly, there’s no better time to slow down, light some candles, and get swept up in meaningful conversations that matter.
And while we’re getting swept up in things this Fall, let’s include truly being present while spending time with each other. It’s such an easy gift!
Let us know if you’re creating an elegant Autumn apple inspired tablescape or how you decorated your breakfast nook!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
A Few Other Fall and Apple Inspired Post You Might Enjoy:
- Fall Centerpiece in the Dining Room
- Decorating an Entry for Fall
- The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating a Fall Mantel
- Vintage Inspired Apple Picking Sign
- Simple Tips for a Fall Cider Bar