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Montage: 20 Fall Tablescapes for Thanksgiving

We’ll be spending a blissfully low key Thanksgiving at home this year, free of travel and extended family dynamics (not that there’s much drama, but still, there’s something to be said to sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner in one’s pajamas).

It will just be the four of us, with a turkey prepared by my handy kitchen husband. While I love the idea of creating an earthy and modern Thanksgiving table, I won’t put in much effort since I’ll spend this spare time working rather than playing. (I will however be styling a home bar for Absolut, so stay tuned for that in the next few days.)

Just because I can’t muster the time and motivation to style a creative Thanksgiving table, doesn’t mean I don’t love to look at them. (Pulling tablescapes from Pinterest takes much less energy after all.)

I’ve been perusing Pinterest for fall tablescapes for a blog post I did for Fall River, MA-based bedding brand Matouk. Since they make beautiful linens as well as (the most comfortable) sheets, we do a fair number of tablescape stories. Recently, my Matouk co-blogger Meredith Barnett met up with Boston interior designer Gary McBournie to learn how to fold a napkin, which you should definitely check out. You can also find all sorts of how to set the table infographics on my “For Your Information” Pinterest board.

First, scroll through these 20 Thanksgiving table ideas. If I were to spend the time and creative energy styling a Thanksgiving table, it would be inspired by these autumnal displays of flowers, leaves, and harvest happiness.

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Moody fall table with cheery leaves by Dabito of Old Brand New.
Design Sponge

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Modern black & white Thanksgiving tables by Kristin Murphy.

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Rustic fall tablescape by Simone Lennon
Delbarr Moradi Photography

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Rustic autumnal table by Erin Hiemestra of Apartment 34  •  Photo by Aubrie Pick
Magnolia leaves garland & floral arrangements by Natasha Kolenko

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Harvest rustic farm tablescape by Jess Canovas
Tomatoes and dahlia centerpiece by Love N Fresh Flowers
Love Me Do Photography  •  Green Wedding Shoes

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Country harvest tablescape with gingham runner and gourds centerpiece.
Jillian Event Design •  River Flowers
Photo by Robert Sukrachand   •  100 Layer Cake

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Mums in mini pumpkins on textural twig placemats.
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Organic white fall table with leaf on plain white plate.
Photo by Kathleen Stalzer Bly  •  DesignLoveFest

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Feather and rosemary spring on scalloped edge plate, gray linens.
Stylist Kara Rosenlund

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“Farm to Table” tablescape by Clayton Austin of The Sparrow & the Crow
Flowers by PANACEA   •  Awake Your Soul Photography

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Translucent leaf placecard from Pepperologie workshop.
Photo by Sara Haile  •  A Daily Something

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Fall tablescape with succulent at the place setting by Matthew Robbins.
Photo by Tory Williams

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Thanksgiving table  with copper striped pumpkins + copper striped candle holders
Homey Oh My

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Simple fall tablescape burlap napkins, and a leaf.
Design and photo by Tracey Leber of French Larkspur

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Tree bark placemats, gold flatware, white faux bois plate.
Martha Stewart

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Food styling workshop with blogger Émilie of Griottes

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Thanksgiving table by SF Girl By Bay blogger Victoria Smith
Design Sponge

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Autumn tablescape with ticking runner, tree slice chargers, and dusty green gourds
White Buffalos Style Co.

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 Black and gold Thanksgiving table by Smitten Studio

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DIY Thanksgiving placemat  •  Skies of Parchment

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Sunday Bouquet: Cedar Barnches & Spider Mums

Martha Stewart Winter Floral Arrangements

A mix of white vintage & contemporary vessels hold
white spider mums, seeded eucalyptus,
and blue Atlas cedar branches
lightly frosted with silver floral spray paint.
Martha Stewart

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Get the Look: 40 Neutral Taupey Gray Rugs

I kinda want to redecorate my living room. (Husband, if you’re by some off chance reading this, don’t freak out.) But, I’m not going to. I love my pale green walls, and blue accessories, but, I don’t know, I’m just kind of over the patterned rug and bold statements in general. I’m feeling more like cozy neutrals, and installing a gas fireplace. But, like I said, probably I won’t. At least now at this point. I mean, when would I even find the time? I have enough time, however, to do some window shopping for taupey, gray rugs. We actually do need to replace the rug in the family room (again), and that’s the existing color scheme. (I would, however, like to tweak the paint color.) I really love some of these rugs, especially the ones with the muted, blown-out patterns. And that jellyfish is kind of awesome.

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1 Dama Vintage Rug

Texture Dove Rug

3 Jellyfish Rug

4 Flame Stitch Rug

5 Windsor Collection Rug

6 Chevron Rug

7 Eden Squares Rug

8 Offset Stripe Dhurrie

9 Leslie Doris Blau Vintage Swedish Rug

10 Turkish Kilim Rug

11 Lash Rug

12 Macrame Rug

13 Anemone Rug 

14 Bentink Furniture Keep Calm Rug

15 Thomas Paul Iconic Rug

16 Natural Hide Patchwork Rug

17 Safi Rug

18 Martha Stewart Faux Bois Rug

19 Snow Peak Rug

20 Magical Thinking Rug

21 Cadiz Patchwork Rug

22 Texturas Rug

23 Hedy Rug

24 Sasha Rug

25 Stacked Symmetry Rug

26 Lavali Rug

27 Tangier Rug

28 Gandia Blascoe Championes Rug

29 Pencil Stripe Rug

30 Harbor Rug

31 Waverly Rug

32 Fonda Rug

33 Agave Rug

34 Cococozy Blossom Rug

35 Masinissa Rug

36 Assembly Home Wave-Stripe Rug

37 Bentink Furniture Nordic Cariboo Rug

38 Giraffe Rug

39 Madeline Weinrib Tessa Carpet

40 Partridge Rug


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Montage: 45 Colorful Doors, Inside and Out

Photos of doors painted in cheery colors have been accumulating on my hard drive for a while, though lately they’ve seemed to increase in popularity. In addition to a mad rush of them on Pinterest, especially of the neon variety, several of the projects I’ve written about have included painted doors. There’s the Boston loft by Duncan Hughes, with the cerulean blue sliding barn door, the San Francisco home I wrote about in TRADhome, designed by Palmer Weiss (though that particular photo was not included), and designer Lisa Kreiling’s own townhouse I wrote about for Boston Home, soon to be published. Lisa told me that black doors were pretty much the starting point in her design.

Elle Interior Sweden – Photographer Pia Ulli
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Marie Claire Maison   |  Elle Interior Norway
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Southern Living
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Blue Print in Dallas via Knight Moves   |  Jenny Komenda Interiors
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Ana Williamson Architect
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Feldman Architecture
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Designer Elke Dante
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Coburn Architecture
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via Weekend Retreats by Susanna Salk
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Bronwyn McCarthy Huffar  – Photographer Jamie Salomon   |   Martha Stewart
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Designer Miles Redd
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Anna Williamson Architect   |   via Houzz

Designer Courtnay Daniels Haden in Elle Decor   |   Joe Serrins Architecture Studio
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Designer J.D. Bell
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Tamara Kaye-Honey in House Beautiful
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Architect Pedro Gadanho
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Design Sponge   |   Nathan Gibson Judd Architecture

Hus & Hem Fiona Winzar Architecture

Quarto Sala Architecture & Interiors
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Photographer Adriano Bacchella   |   Envelope Architecture + Design
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Photographer Melanie Acevedo   |   Marie Claire Maison
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Door by TENKO
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via Kyle Bunting Rugs
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Photographer Lucas Allen   |   Lauren Liess, Pure Style

The 10 Cent Designer
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Photographer Angus Fergusson
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Photographer Adriano Bacchella
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Marie Claire Maison
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Moises Esquenazi
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Flickr-back_garage   |   Milk Magazine
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Ruthie Sommers – Domino
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Patrice Beavan Cowans Interiors   |   Photographer Patrick Johnson
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Elke Dante
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