4 Entertaining Touches for Autumn

Beauty Bright 

With striking leaves and seasonal fruits on hand this time of year, it’s easy to put together an array of pretty blooms to add a colorful element to outdoor spaces. A hammered metallic container lends a cool contrast to the warm, blended tones of this floral display.

Photography by John O’Hagan.

Make a loose bouquet of rich red gerbera daisies, burgundy and rust mums, and magenta ranunculus, and then place it in a metallic vase. Pull the stems to vary the heights, and fill in with persimmons on the stem, soft pink wax flowers, bright orange safflowers, and branches of dazzling yellow leaves clipped from nearby trees. Present the arrangement as a centerpiece or on a side surface, surrounding it with splendid gourds in a variety of shades, sizes, and textures to complete the jovial tableau.