Fall table inspiration

This year, I’m all into natural textures and details for my fall table : simple lines, crisp linens and vintage details. Here is my autumn tablescape inspiration.

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Leonardo Da Vinci said that “simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”, and when it comes to my table decor, I couldn’t agree more. Keeping it simple, yet welcoming, low key but classy is the way to go for me. It can be tricky, as we always feel like we need to add more to make a gathering table more festive. The challenge is to force yourself to limit details to a minimum, and choose carefully what piece will make the most impact. I added a bit of autumn vibe with some small white pumpkins, and a few olive branches in the napkin wrap to add a natural element to my table. The striking vintage brass candle holders with simple grey taper candles complete the look. Do you like it?

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Linen wrap napkins from Terrain

Spanish wine tumblers from Amazon

Dinner and side plates from Pier1 Imports

Vintage silverware – similar here

Vintage candle holders – similar here

Grey taper candles from Amazon

Water carafe from Menu


For the menu, I’m thinking of trying this pumpkin tortellini recipe, and then cook this delicious raspberry brûlée dessert. For the music part, I’ll be using my Autumn Mood playlist that I made last year – it’s just the perfect mood to entertain, without too much beat and noise background. Happy fall entertaining, friends! Xo, Si-


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6 thoughts on “Fall table inspiration

  1. Love, love the simplicity of your table! And these small wine glasses remind me of our trip to Barcelona last year.
    Great inspiration, thank you!

    1. Oh, thank you @Garbriella! Yes, the mini tumblers remind me as well our trip to Spain. So typical! Thank you for your sweet comment! Xx-

  2. That simplicity is so chic. I just got a new old tablecloth today. Actually, it’s an antique linen sheet. No monogram, so I plan to use it on the table. It feels so lovely.

    1. The linen table I used here is also an antique linen sheet, @Taste of France. Oh, how I miss the Provence flea markets and their vintage linen stands!

  3. Linen is such a beautiful material to work with, formal when ironed, but looks great in a casual setting too. And it’ environmentally friendly! Love the simplicity of this table setting and happy to see tablecloths making a comeback.

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