Autumn Alfresco

Enjoy the cool weather this fall in front of a stone fireplace in a scene that puts plenty of polish on rustic elements. Seasonal-favorite pumpkins add autumnal accents to both the dinner table and the stone fireplace. Instead of traditional orange, use a mix of white, green, and blue varieties to coordinate with the dinnerware, and reiterate the color scheme with several low vases of green hydrangea blossoms bearing a hint of blush pink. And just in case the evening turns a bit chilly, drape a cuddly throw over the back of a chair or two. 

Elements of Style
Autumn holds such allure, with picture-perfect weather and a colorful swirl of fiery hues all across the landscape. Take advantage of this incredible season by enjoying a meal on the patio. Bring out a rustic table, and dress it up with velvet-upholstered dining chairs. A selection of glazed dinnerware in the Jars Tourron collection anchors the setting, and its rich, earthy hues pair beautifully with shiny black flatware, black horn napkin rings, and tortoiseshell-patterned glasses. Complete the setting and serve our fall salad with molasses vinaigrette and peanut butter tart

Keep It Comfy
Upholstered chairs keep the gathering comfortable. When the dinner winds down, guests can stay outside by the warmth of the fire.

web14Signs of the Season
Incorporate seasonal touches, like pumpkins and small branches, throughout the area. Small greenery serves as an elegant detail for place settings.


For more autumn entertaining ideas and recipes, order our October 2017 issue.