Contemporary Fall/Thanksgiving Table Setting

As soon as one holiday ends, it is time to start planning for the next one.  There are several eating areas in our home and I have created all of them with neutral palates to easily transition between seasons and holidays with any color palate I might want to use. This way, I can change things up every season…or not!  For this fall season, I wanted to create a casual, yet contemporary table setting for my breakfast area.

I think it important to acknowledge here that my table belonged to my very special grandmother, Mimi (who recently passed away at 103 years old!).  It was purchased by my great-grandfather as a wedding gift to my great-grandmother in 1900.  Mimi grew up eating on this table and it has circulated through my family through the years, so I am very honored to have it now.  The simple white side chairs are from IKEA until I find what I want for this area.  The white fabric may seen scary, but the covers come right off and are machine washable.

The permanent neutral colors used in this area are mostly grey and white, so I opted for orange as the primary accent color.  To add the pops of color, I found these awesome orange leaf placements at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $1.99 each…a great bang for the buck!!  They are layered over my every day grey/silver square place mats.   The grey and white striped napkins came from TJ Maxx and where very inexpensive and nice and casual! I have owned the napkin rings for a couple of years and they go with almost anything (purchased from Pier One). To complete the look, I purchased these adorable pumpkin soup bowls from Pottery Barn (and the orange pillows on my settee to coordinate with the table).  These bowls would be great to serve one of your favorite fall/winter soup recipes!!  Click here for a great Pumpkin Soup recipe!

The candle holders in the middle of the table are a staple on my table.  For this centerpiece,  I simply added a variety of orange and silver pumpkins to complete the look.  In order to add to the contemporary look of the table setting, I used a great set of black wine glasses that I acquired from ZGallerie a while back.  It absolutely gives the table a bit of a “Halloween” flair.  Simply choose a pop of color that compliments your existing everyday serving ware and you can put together a great table setting for very little money!

With a neutral backdrop, you can simply add a few pops of color and totally change the look!

Shop this look!  I identified these few items for you to make it easy and affordable to accomplish this look.  Happy shopping!

I welcome your comments!