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an ode to the splendor of the season, this fresh fall tablescape is brimming with colorful plants and produce

“Fall table décor is not just about pumpkins. Fall is the harvest season. It’s about the autumn color spectrum — fiery orange, cobalt purple, alizarin and hues of green and sage.” — Scott Hepper, Carriage House Florals

By Heather Riske Photography by Colin Miller/Strauss Peyton

As September ushers in the autumn season, the leaves change, the weather starts to cool, and festivities move indoors. Designing a nature-inspired table for your guests brings the beauty of the season into your home. “Autumn is the biggest season for entertaining, starting with the harvest and ending with Thanksgiving,” says Scott Hepper, master designer for Carriage House Florals at Diane Breckenridge Interiors. “Produce has been harvested, wines are released, and the

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weather is usually good.” To create a “harvest natural” tablescape fit for an early fall feast, Scott trades traditional pumpkins and cornucopias for a more unique approach, basing his table around bold centerpieces of green and black kale. He uses fresh produce, including artichokes, grapes, peppers, green hydrangeas, garlic and onions, to create a warm color palette that reflects the vibrancy of fall foliage. Creamcolored concrete and clay garden pots, as

well as Italian olive jars, provide contrast against the colorful produce. To embellish each place setting with earthy elegance, Scott pairs classic white plates with round, natural twig chargers. Embracing the natural elements of the fall season will give your autumn tablescape an abundant feel — rich in color and texture — and help you welcome the harvest in organic style. See www.stlouishomesmag.com for resources.

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September issue  

The 2011 September issue of St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles