Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all!

Ann and I got the chance to style one VERY FAB table (for sale at The Coop) two VERY different ways. WE both brought some of our favorite pieces (silver, glassware and china) from home and mixed in some fun finds from The Coop to style the perfect Fall table. We wanted to show our readers that you can take one killer dining table and create two different looks both fit for a formal dinner party or Thanksgiving dinner (if you dare). 
I remember years ago, thinking that china and silver patterns weren't for me when it was time to register for wedding gifts. A little too "required" by my very proper mother. I picked out something I thought was timeless and finally, I appreciate it's classic look. I registered for Towle "Old Master" and Haviland "Old Paris Green" (that's the translation). 14 years later and I am still trying to complete the set... which means I can have about 9.5 people over for Thanksgiving. 
It's traditional with a pop of color. Kind of like me.
Remember the jewel tone vases I found at HomeGoods? They were a steal ($39.99) and I designed the table around them. I love the coral and plum colors. 
I used one of my favorite bowls as a centerpiece and filled it with cabbage, orchids, hydrangeas and coral roses to bring in fall colors. I picked the cabbage because I love the rich greens and shade of purples. 
We styled the killer black and white lucite chest (also for sale at The Coop) two different ways. Mixed with barn wood floating shelves by Soundside Carpentry and it is the perfect juxtaposition.  We both accessorized with cool pieces from The Coop. 

I chose Jonathan Adler lamps, orange lacquer boxes and brass peacocks. 
The table, a signed Thayer Coggins parsons table has 2 burl wood leaves. It is showing only one but with two leaves can seat up to 12 people COMFORTABLY! 
We both used Design Institute chairs upholstered in aqua velvet which picks up the aqua and emerald in the 8X10 over-dyed rug. 

I chose the coral pagoda mirror from The Coop while Ann chose a funky modern art piece. 
The smoky lucite chairs worked for both looks which means.... whatever your dining table and chairs look like, you can change the look to suit the occasion! 

I chose my "Juliska" looking water glasses from my everyday stash. Yes, these are so pretty and $5 each from Pier 1. Mixing in affordable pieces makes for table that not only beautiful but attainable. 
Stay tuned, these HomeGoods vases might just become something else... lamps perhaps?
Check out the natural wood table on the right -- wouldn't it be great in an entry or as a serving piece in a dining room? I love the fretwork detailing... more on that later.
One more tip to styling the perfect able... add in reflective surfaces. Ok, for the glam table, add reflective surfaces whenever possible. 

The antlers on the table (on my table) are gold. Yes, a little more glam than Ann's real antlers with an organic vibe

Happy Fall Y'all! Who are you having to dinner?
                          bye bye birdie - H


Anonymous said...

Lusting after that burl wood table! What's your price?

Unknown said...

Hi, thanks for your interest in the Burl wood table. It is a signed Thayer Coggins designed by Milo Baughman and is in excellent condition! It is $3500 and has two leaves. Let me know if you would like more photos or information. You can email me at

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