Kate Riley of Centsational Girl created this beautiful Fall tablescape. Read on for her thoughts on Fall dining and more!
What was your goal for this look?
“This table setting is my everyday casual look where I use a lot of basic white and incorporate pretty linens. During the holidays or for special occasions, I add a lot more flair with pops of color and festive accents!”
Where were these photos taken?
“This is my dining room in our home — it dresses up for formal settings or dresses down for casual ones like this.”
Why did you choose these Pottery Barn dishes?
“I was shopping for a basic white plate several years ago and came across the Caterer’s Plates at my local Pottery Barn. I loved that I could buy them separate from cups or bowls, and I bought one set of the dinner plates and salad plates. We’ve eaten our meals on them every night for years!”
How would you describe your style?
“‘Casual elegance’ is the term coined for my personal style. I’m a busy mom with an active family so it’s best to keep things as relaxed as possible, plus that style is so inviting for when friends and family come into our home. However, I do believe that things can be pretty too, so I use simple palettes, layered neutrals and seasonal botanicals to up the style factor for everyday living. I’m also a big believer in bringing the outdoors in, hence the olive tree clippings from my yard and white fall pumpkins scattered about.”
Any tips for a gorgeous table?
“Thoughtful layering is the key to setting a gorgeous formal table. Start with a pretty tablecloth or runner, and then at each place setting introduce colors and texture. For example start with a pewter charger, layer in a white plate, add on top an accent salad plate and then an unexpected embellishment on top, such as a clever napkin ring, a seasonal swag of some kind or a pretty place card. You can’t go wrong with an assortment of fresh flowers in the middle coupled with candles for ambiance as a centerpiece. Keep arrangements low to encourage lingering conversation so guests are not encumbered by elaborate displays.”
Why do you shop at Pottery Barn?
“Pottery Barn’s style very much fits my own, it’s casual, elegant, modern, yet comforting, the best kind of style for the best style of home!”
Learn more about Kate’s style when you read Centsational Girl. Love the look? Here are some suggestions for capturing Kate’s gorgeous style!
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Source: Photos courtesy Kate Riley of of Centsational Girl