Bringing Nature’s Bounty to the Table

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Pumpkins, winter squash and gourds are synonymous with the autumn season. They’re in most of our favorite recipes and adorn our homes as the holidays approach. Let the natural elements of the season’s bounty inspire a Thanksgiving table that characterizes this time of year.

For this tablescape, Steve Macloud and Jeff McNeely of NICHE Modern Home, rely on a mostly neutral palette and introduce color into the scene by utilizing natural accents and fruits of the harvest. Fall florals, rich purple-hued cabbage and an assortment of gourds fill the footed, bronze-finish compote centerpiece. Additionally, verdant shades of green are incorporated with boxwood topiary balls set atop the aged-gold candlesticks. Rustic elements, such as the hammered steel flatware, paired with sophisticated glassware, like the wine decanter with chilling chamber, add to the authenticity and understated elegance of the autumnal setting.

Be sure not to overlook what may possibly be found only steps away….in your own backyard! Consider sprigs of succulent rosemary and freshly cut basil to garnish bread cutting boards and bowls of creamy bisque. Add dramatic foliage color by lining a clear vase with robust variegated ginger leaves. As a final touch, handwritten place cards infuse the scene with a personal and thoughtful spirit of giving thanks.


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