Fall Formal Tablescape

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Add a little drama to the dining room.

Fall can be a tricky season when setting up your kitchen decor. Orange hues bring to mind Halloween, red feels like Christmas, and gold is practically everywhere these days. That’s why we decided to go with a low-key, yet rich and dramatic look for our autumn tablescape. Dusky blues, flickering candles, and embellished white dinnerware bring opulent flair, while classic Laguiole flatware and ticking stripe napkins keep things casual. Get your Staub dutch oven on the stove, then get this beautiful look at home!

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When hosting a dinner party it is always smart to make a glorious one pot meal. Bonus points if your cookware is stylish enough to go from oven to table like this white Staub cocotte. Select flowers with a variety of textures and place them in an unexpected vessel. Here, a galvanized basin doubled as a vase for our protea arrangement.

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Unsure how to arrange a place setting properly? We’ve got you covered. Our Palermo, Milano, Bristol, and Verona collections layered beautifully with the natural linens. For added interest, mix and matching textures pulled in whimsy without going overboard.

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Don’t forget refreshments! Set up a self-serve wine bar complete with a clever bottle opener. Make sure to put out enough glassware for all of your guests and keep a towel close by in case of spills. This is a great opportunity to showcase heirloom serving trays, like the vintage silver one we used to corral bar items.

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Presentation is everything, especially at formal dinners. Our Rondo cutting board made five simple slices of bread look like a feast. Olive oil for dipping was served out of a ceramic oil can and guests seasoned their dishes table side from a walnut spice cellar. Next time you are hosting, bring out a few of your most treasured serving pieces. After all, they deserve to be enjoyed with those you love most!

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