The Fall Table

Ahhh! Our favorite season here at Ourhaus is in full swing and in full color. And here in New England, Fall is...kind of a big deal. While we do not host Thanksgiving (we go to our parents'), I love to change up our dining room for the season. Since our space is wide open, it is easy for seasonal decor to suddenly be a bit "too much" since you can see a few of the rooms at the same time, so I add it in sparingly. And, because our home is not historical or rustic, we aim to do Fall in a more modern way while maintaining the palette and warmth of the season.

Dried Chinese Lanterns look like blazing foliage in a simple, cylindrical glass vase. A loose arrangement of white mini pumpkins keep things clean and modern, and picks up on the cream berries in the "fall" version one of my favorite Marimekko table patterns, Luminarja. The candle holders pick up the branch texture in the tablecloth and remind me of mid-century bronze sculpture.

You can't see our lovely new dining table, covered, but it is the Parker Mid-Century Expandable Dining Table from West Elm:

I was inspired by an image on Pinterest to create these quick and easy wheat arrangements. You can fill the vase with acorns or other interesting seed pods. I got the wheat (and the Chinese Lanterns) in the seasonal floral section of our favorite market, Wilson Farm, in Lexington, MA. The seed pods were from West Elm. (I also love the sea-urchin look of sweetgum tree seed pods displayed in a bowl, too.)

Above, our Jonathan Adler bird always carries something of the season. A mini pumpkin will be replaced by a glittery pinecone by December! Our Kostick Star Sculptures are year-round favorites. The candle sticks are vintage that I found at the SoWA Vintage Market in Boston.

In the kitchen, fall decorating can be as simple as displaying the season's produce. I also ran out of room to store produce, so it has to be out on the counter! The colors speak for themselves and you'll be more apt to pick up a healthier snack and use up your purchases in cooking when you can see it all. For some Fall recipes, and other decor ideas, check out my "I Love Fall" board on Pinterest.

I think I am going to turn that squash into this Twice-Baked Butternut Squash tonight:

Happy Fall from Ourhaus to yours!

About Us

Christopher Scott and Jodi Vautrin are the husband and wife team behind Ourhaus, where they chronicle their adventures in home improvement, decorating and travel. After purchasing a unique loft space just a few miles north of Boston, they began photographing and writing about their projects and it blossomed into a creative outlet and platform.

When they’re not home improving, Jodi spends her days as a freelance creative director & designer with a focus on user interface and interactive design, and is an entrepreneur at heart. She serves on the board of AIGA Boston as Vice President of Emerging Ideas & Events.

In his professional life, Christopher is the Technology Director for a multi-service ad agency based in Harvard Square. In his private life, he enjoys tinkering in all its forms, whether it's rebuilding the Ourhaus home network (again), fooling himself into thinking he knows how to fix home appliances, or trying to unravel the mysteries of the guitar. He also flies planes, performs open heart surgery and sings at bar mitzvahs (though not all at the same time).

They share their “haus” with their adorable, highly food-motivated chocolate lab, Lucy.