Today I’m sharing an autumn tablescape using figs and a few flowers in a very simple but beautiful centerpiece. This table would be great for a gathering with friends in a cooler fall evening, or even Thanksgiving inspiration in a couple months!
It’s week 2 of the Seasons of Home Series! For the 3rd year in a row, I’m joining Kristen of Ella Claire Blog and 15 of my favorite bloggers as we share our homes decorated for fall, one room per week.
To see last week’s post about my kitchen, go here.
Last year I created a Fall Fruit Centerpiece which pretty much was my favorite ever. I couldn’t top that but I’m still as obsessed as ever with figs. I picked up a few packages of California Black Figs at Trader Joe’s and piled them in this skinny wooden tray from Target.
I love the rich, deep tones of autumn, and while I love white and light colors as base colors, I equally love color and using plenty of it in my tablescapes.
I pulled out my linen tablecloth that I made a several years ago, with a full gathered skirt. It has wrinkles and I’m not sorry. 😉
My shoe cabinet from Ikea also got an update. I put a pretty arrangement of flowers using some of the same flowers and greens I used on the tablescape, and then added some brass candlesticks to the other side. Simple and pretty.
If you are interested in making a modern floral arrangement similar to this one below, check out my tutorial here.
I love how this centerpiece is low, making conversation easy around this table, without anyone trying to look over flower arrangements or pedestals of food (although sometimes that can be so pretty, I don’t mind it)!
The flowers and berries I added with the figs are so cute, don’t you think?
I wish figs tasted sweeter, raw. They tend to be quite mild, for how bright and enticing their inside is. I definitely need more recipes, so if you have some you love, I’d love to hear about them!
For the place-settings, I used a black plate “charger” which is plastic, if you can believe it. I found it at Target! The rusty colored linen napkins I already head, as well as the plates, wood-handled flatware, and clear goblets. I love it when I’m able to mostly use what I already own!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and take a look at this autumn tablescape with figs I created! I’ll have a tutorial up next week with how I put together that centerpiece!
Check out these beautiful tablescapes below and save them on your fall and holiday inspiration boards!
Ella Claire | Shades of Blue Interiors | Dear Lillie | Home Stories A to Z
Love Grows Wild | Craftberry Bush | Kindred Vintage | Inspired by Charm
Zevy Joy | Nina Hendrick | Liz Marie Blog | My Sweet Savannah
Julie Blanner | French Country Cottage | Boxwood Avenue | Rooms for Rent
Michael Wurm Jr says
The color of figs is perfect for fall! This is such a beautiful tablescape! So lovely!
Lucy AKINS says
So beautiful Rach. I went looking for figs and couldn’t find any so I resorted to passion fruit..lol The centerpiece is amazing!!! on a completely different subject, I love the juju hat.
chloe | boxwood avenue says
Figs are such a fun way to add rich color to a table, I love this beautiful centerpiece!!!
Jennifer Holmes says
It’s lovely, Rachel!
Great inspiration! (What di you keep in the ikea shor cabinet in the dining room?)
Shoes! It’s the Ikea Hemnes.
Julie Blanner says
Love those pretty figs! What a gorgeous table, thanks for sharing!
Love the tablescape!!! We love fresh figs (my husband is from CA originally) and even have a tree on our deck. I love to cut them in half and top with some goat cheese, chopped pistachios, fresh thyme leaves and drizzle with honey.
Mary Rollins says
Tyr making David Lebovitz’s Fig Chutney. It’s outstanding!
He also has a recipe for Roasted Figs.
(I have a fig tree, so I loved discovering these recipes.)
Hi Rachel, Late last summer I watched (virtually) a fall home tour hosted by a local interior decorator. She kept her fall decor minimal but used a rich, deeply saturated color palette of fig, true, clear, navy blue, moss green, a touch of cream and accents of copper metal. I was smitten. This fall of 2020, I needed change, minimal change. I used her same color palette to make velvet pumpkins, sew throw pillow covers and purchase some silk floral stems to place in large glass bottles I already owned. My dining room table needed a centerpiece and I was out of ideas, until this evening. I already own a wood bowl similar to yours…I’m going to copy your gorgeous fig centerpiece! Your creation will add the finishing touch to my dining room. Thanks for sharing your creativity!