This is one post where I am just going to toot my own horn and call it like it like I see it.
I love to decorate, while I don’t consider myself a minimalist decorator, I am also not someone who is over the top. Im somewhere in between with the group of folks who want a fancy smancy table or home decor setup, and continue living their best lives.
That’s not to much to ask for right?
The hardest part when choosing our fall decor was trying to decide what color scheme I wanted. I absolutely loved this one by The February Fox. The colors weren’t overwhelming there wasn’t too much decor, it was just right.
My home has very muted, neutral earth-toned colors in all of the bedrooms except for Sarah and Aaryn. I wanted my tablescape to be representative of that.
Two of the huge goals that we have for our new home is to entertain more (one COVID is over of course), and for it to show our personality.
Now you may think “well you just said your home was muted colors, earth-tone, that sounds um, boring.”
This would not be the first time, nor last time anyone ever called me boring. What is boring to one person, can give another a natural high, or evoke sheer happiness to them. I love calming beautiful tones, because it is definitely representative of who I am.
I love how these specific colors actually brighten my home. So for me, these colors choices were a no brainer, The traditional orange, black, or red, would have been too overwhelming for our space.
A few of my favorite items came from Kirkland’s, which if I am showing my age, I still instinctively call it Bombay. I always like the name. After twenty years of faithfully shopping there, they still offer the same amazing quality. So I know that if I purchase an item from here it will last.
Our family dining table was purchased brand new when we moved into our home and it is the Hart Round Pedestal Extending Dining Table.
This table has been a beautiful addition to our new home. While we had a family table in our old home, we didn’t really have one. It mostly house stuff, since the home was so small. Only the kids were ever able to sit at it.
I really wanted my home to have a modern farmhouse feel throughout, so this was the perfect find!.
Out of all of the items on my table, one of my favorite pieces is a glass pumpkin from Williams-Sonoma. While I was not able to find the link to the exact one I have, I did find a link to this beautiful Mercury glass pumpkin at WS.
With the exception of the dining table, I spent less than $200 to achieve the fall tablescape of my dreams, from some of my favorite stores!
Now I will address the major elephant in the photos. No, there is no silverware, glasses, or napkins. When I know what I want, I don’t settle for anything else.
I have been obsessed with the Monique Lhullier Marlowe Rose Gold Flatware. However, it was out of stock at the time, so I was not able to order it. When they finally came back in stock last week, my order date has been pushed out a few weeks, so I decided to go ahead and do the post without them. This is also the same for the Monique Lhuillier Linen Hemstitch Napkins and the Gabrielle Etched Glassware Collection
So of course as soon as those are delivered, I will update this post. It can be difficult due to COVID to time everything perfectly, as not every store is open with the items needed. Plus, when you know what you want it’s okay to hold on to somethings until you have it. Even with all of the best planning, 2020 is still well 2020.
Do you have any plans for decorating? Follow me on social @natashaburnsbrown and let me know!
You can shop some of my favorite items from my post below!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.