Garden-Inspired Table Design

 

We’re officially in the trenches of fall. Cool weather, warm sweaters, and an endless season of dinner parties. If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional floral centerpiece and want something that feels a bit more season specific, our continual go-to for fall decor is plants. Like florals, plants have a great way of incorporating warmth and softness, balancing out the hard goods of your dining table. But they have the added benefit of not feeling too formal or temporary — perfectly suited to an approachable tablescape.

For this design, we went on a bit of a spree at our one of our favorite nurseries in Nashville, Hewitts Garden Center, and sourced an assortment of greens. Small, textural, and garden-inspired, mixed with structured, sprawling, and desert-friendly. The various heights and textures provide depth and interest for the table, making it feel more like a magical overgrown garden rather than a well-tended topiary. So often people gravitate to designs that feel formulaic. And while consistency has its moments, there’s always something enchanting and intriguing about letting different elements play together.

For the rest of the table design, we focused on earth-inspired hues that would compliment all our plant friends: warm terra-cotta and acacia wood plates, ocean blue glasses, and smoke linen napkins. To top each setting off, a single fiddle leaf — the perfect structural, but soft adornment.

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Want to create this look for your next gathering? 12th Table rentals utilized:
Post Dining Table, Colleen Velvet Dining Chairs, Mayter Sofa, Algarve Chair, Adrien Cocktail Table, and Myers Accent Table.

Visuals by Nicola Harger.