October 15, 2016

Styling a Coffee Table: Fall Inspiration

Hi Everyone! If you are joining me from Kathleen at Lindsay Hill Interiors, welcome! And if you're a regular reader, we've got something special for you this week! I'm joining with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you a monthly series on styling your coffee table. We wanted to do something consistent on a monthly basis that related to home decor, and we all agreed that one of the questions we get most from readers, as well as from friends is, "How should I style my coffee table?" Most people want to do something stylish and fun, but they don't know how to go about it. So we decided to have a series on coffee table styling! This is something almost every one has, and something that a lot of people like to change up seasonally, as well. So, every month our group of 15 bloggers will bring you a coffee table styling post on the 15th of the month. You can read each of our posts on our blogs by linking from here, as well as see some of our photos on each of our Instagram accounts. Welcome to the Styling a Coffee Table Blog Hop, hosted by Janine of Happy Happy Nester!

One of the reasons the coffee table is a favorite to decorate is it's a fairly large, flat surface with lots of room for styling and secondly, (at least for me) it's one of the first things people see when they come into my home as my front door opens to a view of the living room. Here are a few of the items I like to incorporate:

Books: (not only because I love them, and they're beautiful, but also to elevate other items on the table).

Something natural: this could be a plant, a topiary, a vase of flowers, or even fruit. Something green or natural really adds texture and keeps it from looking too sterile.

Something unique or interesting: (preferably vintage, but it can be anything that is special to you, or even something with an interesting shape. The idea is for it to be something that not everyone has.)

Other options: trinkets from travels, candles, cute boxes or containers, trays (great for corraling other items), or bowls.


Of course, not all of these absolutely have to be on every table. I don't believe in hard and fast rules, especially with holiday decorating, but it is a general guideline to get you started. Also, try to choose some things that vary in height so that there is an interesting mix. Today I did a pretty simple fall inspired coffee table. It has a touch of fall, but it's not over the top. Just a subtle nod to the season....



I used a mixed bouquet I picked up at the grocery store that had some fall color in it, and then added some of the hydrangeas from my garden that were turning a beautiful mix of deep pinks and greens.



I added one of my favorite fall candles, Pumpkin by Linnea's Lights. You can read about my Five Favorite Pumpkin candles in this post!




Though I usually polish my silver regularly, here I didn't polish my antique silver bowl so that it would have more patina than usual. I felt like shiny silver didn't seem as "fallish" as the patinaed version did. I actually think a brass bowl would be gorgeous here and am thinking I need to find one!



I also have an acorn that I purchased this year from Home Goods, and a pair vintage pheasants that add a unique and seasonal touch.


I love to add coffee table books (no pun intended!) as a way of elevating some items. And if they have pretty covers, even better! One way I've gotten books inexpensively is to go to the local library or used bookstore and just buy covers or colors that I like. 




And of course, I had to add some of my favorite tiny white pumpkins!


Flowers and pumpkins for natural/green items, books, vintage pheasants for interest and uniqueness, as well as a couple of seasonal items, the acorn and the pumpkins again, and in the "other" category, the candle. And any of these items can be changed out as frequently as you want. I will definitely change it up for Thanksgiving at the beginning of next month!


Here are a few items I found if you are looking to do a similar table. Some of my items are available, but some are vintage or discontinued so in that case, I've included similar items.
(*Please note I've included some affiliate links for your convenience.)



Pair of silver pheasants
(These are so cute, look vintage, and this is an amazing price! Love these!)




Pier One (on sale!)




Nordstrom


Off 5th
(Love that this looks vintage - good price too!)




Vietri





One King's Lane
(Love this! On sale too!)



JCPenney




Kate Spade







Macy's
(Love this one!)






Pottery Barn



Pottery Barn




Sur la Table





One King's Lane


Linnea's Lights Pumpkin candle
(this is beyond yummy!)




Illume Pumpkin Peppercorn candle






Now for more fall coffee table styling tips, pop over to Laila at Designs by Laila, and then on to the next blogger. These are truly 15 of the most talented bloggers around - I think you will enjoy all of their tips and tricks! And a special thank you to my friend Janine of Happy Happy Nester for hosting and getting together such an amazing group!


                                             







                                   
Styling a Coffee Table October Blog Hop


Amy at Crazy Chic Design

Kim and Lacey at Styled with Lace




Sheila at Maison de Cinq (that's me!)




Julie and Jodie at The Design Twins


Reesa at Mod Max Glam

Amie at Meme Hill



Happy Fall!


Sheila
xo

Sharing at the following blogs this week:

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20 comments :

  1. Sheila, your coffee table is so elegant with the perfect number of fall touches -love the pheasants! I also love the patina of the bowl as well...and of course the white pumpkins! I have been eyeing up those silver bowls from Pottery Barn, so seeing them in your list above reminds me of how I really need to buy them! I look forward to all the inspiration of this new monthly series! Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much Shelley! And yes, you DO need to buy those! I've seen them in the store and they are so cute!

      Have a great weekend friend!

      Sheila
      xo

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  2. Sheila This is the first time visiting your blog. I love your light bright mix of vintage pieces and new finds. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks so much Amie! I enjoyed visiting yours too and look forward to our monthly series!

      Sheila
      xo

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  3. Love all of your styling ideas Sheila! Especially love adding a vintage touch and those gold pheasants are soo cute!!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    1. Thanks so much Lacey! Your gold touches were brilliant!

      Sheila
      xo

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  4. Love that bowl with the pumpkins and you're right, the patina on it is beautiful for fall. Great tips Sheila!

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    1. Aww, thanks Oscar! I absolutely adored your green and black Halloween theme - genius!!

      Sheila
      xo

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  5. Sheila, you have the most beautiful Fall touches in your home! It was so nice to do this blog hop with you!! xo

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    1. Thanks so much Laila! I've enjoyed getting to know you - and your beautiful home! Can't wait until next month!

      Sheila
      xo

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  6. Your coffee table vignette is stunning! I'm off to visit everyone else now......
    Have a great weekend!!!
    ~Des

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    1. Thank you Des! You are always so kind and supportive - I appreciate it more than you know!

      Have a great weekend friend!

      Sheila
      xo

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  7. Hi Sheila,
    What a great post with such wonderful photos! I love your hydrangeas and you are right, they have such a rich color this time of the year! Your pumpkin candle smells so great that I can smell it all the way up north.

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    1. Haha! I burn them so much you might just smell it up there! :))

      Thanks again for hosting and for including me in such a talented group! So appreciate it!

      Sheila
      xo

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  8. I'm still drooling over the table! Such a fabulous purchase! And your styling and tips...perfection! Love the hydrangeas and pheasants! So well done my friend!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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    1. Summer,

      You always know just what to say my friend - thank you! Still loving my table, too, actually:)) But yours that you made - unbelievable. I could never do that! So glad to be "hopping" with you my friend!

      Sheila
      xo

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  9. Beautiful styling and amazing tips, Sheila. The patina on that bowl is stunning!! I browsed through your blog and I'm beyond impressed!! Looking forward to learning from all the blogger pros like yourself on a monthly basis!

    xoxo - Susana

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    1. Aww, that is so, so sweet of you Susana! I feel the same! So happy to have found you and your blog - full of design and inspiration! Looking forward to next month!

      Sheila
      xo

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  10. Sheila I love your coffee table! So beautiful! I especially love the "tarnished"bowl filled with white pumpkins. Simple and pretty. I also love your gold accents!!!~ joan

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    1. Thank you so much Joan! I've so enjoyed doing the hop with you and looking forward to next month - and our holiday home tour! It's been a pleasure getting to know you!

      Sheila
      xo

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