5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape

Cindy Hattersley is a standout among interior designers in blogland for the loveliest reasons. First, hers is a gracious, hospitable spirit which shines through the design work. Second, she takes the time to demystify much of the design process, empowering others to achieve an attractive designer look. Thirdly, she possesses an incredibly artful eye and ease for helping us tease out the design details for scoring a cohesive yet effortless look. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape spotlights a few of Cindy’s breathtaking Fall Tablescapes with advice from the designer.

This collection of CH’s personal table decor at home is destined to charm!

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

A quick word of thanks before the lovely…Cindy, THANK YOU, FRIEND, for devoting time for sharing your lovely decor and design projects, fashion, and inspiring design with all of us on your blog right here. I know just how much work is involved, and readers too often forget they are recipients of all this fabulous content, free of charge!

About the Designer

Cindy grew up in the Midwest before relocating to the Central Coast of California where she has lived for decades as a busy interior designer. She loves to decorate in the season of fall as you will discover in this feast of organic, natural, and lush Thanksgiving inspiration. Her style is rough luxe – a luxurious blend of rustic and refined goodness.

I know you will take away lovely ideas for your fall tables and if you’re hosting, a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape!

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Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Find lovely natural woven placemat options HERE.

5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape

No. 1

BE A COLLECTOR…”I am a strong believer in a collected look and like to incorporate antiques and vintage items into my decor.” That philosophy gets applied to her tablescapes in which she incorporates natural style, fresh flowers, and greens from her own yard. She is a firm believer in using what you have on hand for creating a custom look at home.

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

No. 2

SHOP YOUR YARD…This lovely fall tablescape with the paisley print linens and woven placemats was created in conjunction with Cindy’s project design series, and you can find more of its details and sources for it in this post. Since she has a wonderfully large garden,  most of the flowers for the centerpiece were sourced from her very own yard.

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Richly Rough Luxe California Style

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

No. 3

FAKE YOUR DINING TABLE! One year, Cindy covered the family’s pool table in the game room with plywood and a big burlap tablecloth to create an oversized and bountiful Thanksgiving table. How smart and playful is that!?! To get the scoop on that tablescape visit her Post here.

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Find white dinnerware set options RIGHT HERE.

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Fall Outdoor Dining

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Delicious Fall Colors

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Find pretty fall hued napkin options RIGHT HERE.

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Layered Fall Place Settings

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Rustic & Lovely Decor Finds

French Country Vintner's Rattan Basket

French Country Vintner’s Rattan Basket: FIND HERE.

Eldora High Back Armchair

Rattan Armchair: FIND HERE. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

Fines Herbs Pine Wood Crate

Pine Wood Crate. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

Maisons Pitcher

Rustic Pitcher. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

Round Teak Stool

Organic Round Teak Stool: FIND HERE. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

Tuileries Solid Wood Dining Chair

Dining Chair, Set of 2: FIND HERE. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

Wakefield Dining Table

Wakefield Dining Table: FIND HERE. Lovely furniture and decor with weathered details. Interior design inspiration: antiqued, distressed, and aged finishes and design elements.

French Country Londra 22" Table Lamp #aidangray #FrenchCountry #lamp #homedecor

French Country Londra Lamp. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

Marron Dining Table

Lovely French Farmhouse Dining Table. Lovely furniture and decor with weathered details. Interior design inspiration: antiqued, distressed, and aged finishes and design elements.

Crafted Bowl, Gray

Rustic Crafted Gray Bowl: FIND HERE. Interior design inspiration: weathered finishes on furniture, decor, walls and doors, as well as stone. Come discover beautiful furniture and decor with aged details and antiqued finishes…certainly lovely indeed.

No. 4

RECYCLE THAT CENTERPIECE BASE…Cindy’s custom fence board box again is a favorite of hers, and she utilized it again for a Thanksgiving arrangement filled with what was available in her garden as you’ll see in this Thanksgiving themed post.

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

“We normally have a big crowd on Thanksgiving so we usually set up several tables. This was my dining room table last year. The box is made from old fence boards and filled with flowers from my yard.” Thanksgiving and Fall Tablescape Ideas.

For a pop of color for the table and your bubble glass goblet…SEE THESE.

Beautiful Denim Blue

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. “This table was set up in my family room at the small round table where the two of us usually eat. I layered one of my scarves over an inexpensive burlap tablecloth.” Find sources within the post, My Thanksgiving Tables and What I Wore.

No. 5

DESPERATION CAN BE INSPIRATION’S BEST FRIEND…The beautiful tablescape below is the result of pure desperation, according to Cindy. “I used wicker bottles I had on hand and added greens from my olive trees.” The napkin rings? The designer transformed Christmas ornaments scored at Walmart! This creative dynamo is giving us all permission to allow desperation to nudge us into creativity whether we are short on time or budget!

French country vintner baskets used as a centerpiece for a fall themed Thanksgiving rustic table by Cindy Hattersley. #vintnerbasket #frenchcountrydecor #tabledecor #tablescape #Thanksgivingtable #falldecor

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Need your own French country vintner’s basket?

Fall Inspiration from Cindy Hattersley

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

For more fall decor inspiration, do take a peek at:

Pumpkin Spice Nice

Simple Fall Tablescape

Lovely Autumn Decor

Rustic, simple, and elegant Fall and Thanksgiving table decor and inspiring tablescape ideas from Cindy Hattersley...come tour the lovely autumn wonder! #tablescape #tabledecor #falldecor #Thanksgivingtable #placesetting #decoratingforThanksgiving

Photo: Cindy Hattersley. 5 Tips for Creating a Killer Fall Tablescape. Design inspiration for a beautiful fall table. Ideas for Thanksgiving table decor!

Isn’t that a lovely collection of TIPS and fall table decor?

YOU’LL LOVE VISITING Cindy Hattersley!

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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6 Comments

  1. October 21, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Thanks to you and Cindy for the great ideas! I’ll be putting them to use very soon!!! Probably the desperation one most of all🙂

    • michele
      Author
      October 21, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Ha! I think that was my favorite takeaway from Cindy’s advice – so realistic and empowering! 🙂

  2. October 22, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Thank you so much Michelle for featuring some of my tablescapes and your way too kind words! That Pottery Barn number is a fav of mine too. Be sure and check out my upcoming Christmas Table post on November 9. If you liked that one I think you will like this one as well.

    • michele
      Author
      October 22, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you for sharing these glimpses of your gorgeous tables, Cindy. Can’t imagine having access to those beautiful flowers and fruit from your Cali garden! Looking forward to seeing the Christmas decor one! xox

  3. MCP
    October 23, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    Thank you for providing us a beautifully curated variety of inspiration with the wonderful convenience of links to our favorite items. I’m filling my Wayfair board with your links which will make final decisions so much easier to fulfill!

    • michele
      Author
      October 24, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      Awwww – thank you so much, friend. I appreciate your encouragement and support so much. You are such a bright light and a joy to know. xox

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