Moody Fall


This moody fall tablescape is inspired by a oil still life painting done by my grandfather and features different harvest fruits and a bounty of flowers. The moody shadows and contrasting colors inspired me!

For the base, I found a charcoal colored runner that was a bit different than anything I’ve ever used. It’s a bit on the purple side which worked out quite well with the other colors.

I also pulled from my collection of brass candlesticks to add some warmth to offset some of the darker colors. I carried the brass through the chargers. It coordinates so well with the other brass accents that are always in the dining room, including the frame around the still life.

When I pictured the flowers for this tablescape, I knew I wanted them to be low but abundant. I won’t lie, I’m pretty proud of this floral arrangement. It took a very long time, but it was worth it! The best part? It’s nice and low so you can actually see who else is sitting at the table.

I simply wrote names on some watercolor paper for the place cards. The other two read Will and Kate… yup, like the Royal couple. I’m a huge royal family nerd and was trying to figure out who to “invite”… and that’s where I landed, haha.

I love how the fruit and eucalyptus mimic a still life. Overall, this table felt very artistic to create and I had a ton of fun with it. Stay tuned for how to turn this into an elegant Halloween tablescape! And don't forget to follow along with me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome!

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