5 Designer Tips for Creating a Stunning Fall Table

Cindy Hattersley is one of my favorite interior designers in blogland for the loveliest reasons. First, her gracious, hospitable spirit shines through her all of her beautiful design work. Second, she frequently takes the time to demystify the design process, empowering others to achieve a designer look. Thirdly, her creativity and artful eye for design details are a killer combo for arriving at a cohesive yet effortless look. 5 Tips for Creating a Stunning Fall Table spotlights a few of Cindy’s breathtaking fall tablescapes along with advice from the designer.

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley – 5 Tips for Creating a Stunning Fall Table as well as inspiring autumn decor ideas.

5 Tips for Creating a Stunning Fall Table

Cindy shares her lovely home, design projects, fashion, and lifestyle on her popular blog right here. 

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. She calls her style “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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Photo: Cindy Hattersley

Find lovely natural woven placemat options HERE.

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 is applied to her tablescapes in which she incorporates natural style, fresh flowers, and greens from her yard. She believes firmly in using what you have on hand to create a custom look at home.

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley
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Photo: Cindy Hattersley

No. 2: Shop Your Yard

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

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley

Richly Rough Luxe California Style

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley
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Cindy Hattersley

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 over-sized, bountiful Thanksgiving table.

How smart and playful is that!?! To get the scoop on that tablescape visit her post here.

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley

Fall Outdoor Dining

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Photo: 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
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

Delicious Fall Colors

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Cindy Hattersley

Find pretty fall hued napkin options RIGHT HERE.

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Photo: Cindy Hattersley

Layered Fall Place Settings

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Photo: 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
Cindy Hattersle

Rustic & Lovely Decor Finds

French Country Vintner's Rattan Basket
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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.

No. 4: Recycle a 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 Yield Inspiration

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

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

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

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

YOU’LL LOVE VISITING Cindy Hattersley!

p.s. If you have a moment, do check out my PINTEREST BOARDS and PIN pretty inspiration – I am happily saving Christmas decorating ideas at the moment!

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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! Iโ€™ll be putting them to use very soon!!! Probably the desperation one most of all๐Ÿ™‚

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

      Ha! I think that was my favorite takeaway from Cindy’s advice – so realistic and empowering! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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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