While it’s officially been “fall” for two weeks now, here in Louisville, we’ve only had the random mild day weather-wise. Temps are still topping out at 90 (I know, because I spent yesterday sweating my brains out at the St. James Art Show), but cooler weather is on the horizon with sub-70’s expected later next week- I can’t wait. Hence, the reason I decided to play around with a few beautiful blooms to plan the perfect tabletop for a fall get-together.
Inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest years ago, with almost-black dahlias and green mercury glass candles, I paired up with Mahonia Studios to gather some moody florals. Deep red dahlias mingle with wild, lavender-colored clematis, moody blue thistles, wild red amaranthus, and seeded eucalyptus in a long, textured silver vessel I had at home. The result was this overflowing and lush centerpiece that had all sorts of color and texture.
In contrast to all the sexy happening with the florals, I decided to keep the rest of the table simple. A heavy white tablecloth from Crate and Barrel is a nice, matte backdrop to the Open Kitchen dinner and salad plates from Williams-Sonoma. My favorite Dorset wine glasses- also from Williams-Sonoma- perched alongside, ready for some sort of vintage Tuscan red, I assume. Casual gold flatware from Target and mix-matched blue candleholders from Mahonia provided a little sparkle.
** this post is in partnership with Mahonia Studio. all thoughts and opinions are my own **