Celebrating the season with an elegant farm-to-table experience.
s evenings become cooler, dinner parties migrate indoors presenting the perfect opportunity to create a dining experience that complements the outside chill. This season, trending décor evokes intimacy while still creating an exceptional experience. Host a dinner party using natural garden influences to create the perfect elegant spread. Draw eyes to the table with beautiful golds and silvers, while using organic pieces to set the tone for a down-to-earth gathering. When preparing for a dinner party, consider how the table’s characteristics influence the feeling of the space. A
long slender table encourages guests to sit closer to one another suggesting a more casual, friendly experience. Using a narrow farm table and retiring your tablecloth creates an informal rustic style, enlivening a white dining room. A table runner adds formality while allowing the wooden texture to bring personality to the place settings. Fine china featuring charming patterns on golden chargers adds color and traditional elegance to the dinner. Vintage forks and knives with coordinating wooden handles will perfectly illustrate the evening’s blend of organic and classic styles. Embrace this year’s mixed metals trend by using many shades of gold and silver, adding a stunning
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Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Fall 2016