If you’ve started your holiday decor shopping, there’s a good chance you’ve seen two trends this fall season: navy, and…….. leopard! Yup, you read that right. Pumpkins in animal print, ribbon with a little cheetah mixed in. And the navy! I love a good dose of navy; it can be dressed up for formal events, and it can be cool and casual paired with a nice crisp white for a chic nautical summer vibe.
As much as I love a good helping of leopard print, I wasn’t compelled enough to dive down that road this year. I just had so many great ideas for a navy infused fall.
One of the most prominent ways I’ve seen navy show up for fall home trends this year is in gorgeous deep navy velvet pumpkins. The velvet just takes the look to the next level. But with temperatures here in Florida still regularly in the 90s, the velvet just didn’t seem right.
What to do?
There is something so easy about navy. It’s such a versatile color to have in your linen collection. Seeing it pop up in my inspiration tapestry was half the reason I opted to by that panel!
Having already made a crazy gorgeous and over the top table runner featuring navy florals, it was time for something simple and elegant, true to the fall cozy warm vibes I love. And so I began designing. I knew I wanted to use these beautiful silver dollar eucalyptus garlands that my friends over at Shop Wild Things had sent to me for my holiday decorating, even though they did look smashing in my photo wall.
I also had these fabulous glass votive candle holders that I had picked up at Goodwill a little while back that have the most delicate metal leaf embellishment.
When I started looking at my plates and chargers to see which direction I wanted to go in, I realize that I wasn’t done with this combination that I had put together for my glamorous garland look. I just loved the combination of the blue and green glass plates with the smoky grey champagne saucer, layered on top of a nice copper charger with a satin napkin tucked into the stack. I look at it and smile. And that’s what this is all about.
At this point I knew I wanted to create another garland table runner centerpiece, but something a little more classically elegant. And what’s more elegant than candles? I grabbed my LED pillar candles and mixed them in with my new fall votives, all on top of my navy satin tablecloth.
This tablescape looks gorgeous, and I love how simple but sophisticated it is. Sometimes that’s the best combination!
Check out my video tutorial to see just how easy it was to create:
Initially I wasn’t sure how this look would read when we didn’t have the candles all lit up and illuminated the table with their warm glows, but the next morning- the sun was shining in, and I snapped a few pictures:
Just a beautiful even when the candles aren’t on.
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