If you know me, (well… actually, most of you don’t…hi hello - my name is Kristen) you know that I. love. fall. The pumpkin spice, the chilly temperatures, the sweater weather; it all makes my midwestern heart sing. The pièce de résistance of the season is Thanksgiving. Truly, this holiday does not get enough credit in my opinion. I mean, at what other holiday can you stuff yourself silly and pass out cozied up while watching football? There is nothing better, no offense to Christmas.
The second thing to know about me is that I am also a nerd when it comes to design - which is rather appropriate given my job description. You might notice every year, there are color trends woven throughout products, clothing, and advertisements. Our friends at Pantone get to put out this inspiration every year and every season and this year, I have been particularly enamoured with the autumnal jewel tones mixed with bright saturated hues they have introduced.
So, as an introduction to me and my first blog here at TLD, I thought it would be appropriate to combine these two loves-of-mine in one super post on Thanksgiving decor and color trends. Let’s hop in.
First of all, if you are unfamiliar, let me introduce you to this year’s color palette. *swoon*
Here is a round-up of our favorite Pantone-ispired accessories to jazz up your Thanksgiving festivities!
1. Crate and Barrel - Karmela Dinner Napkins: Napkins are a simple way to change things up as the holidays approach. These patterned beauties from Crate and Barrel contain all of our fall palette.
2. World Market - Copper Stemless Flutes: You can’t truly get into the holiday spirit without a hint of metallic. Luckily, it’s easy to find these days! The addition of gold or copper encapsulates the cozy and warmth of fall, as well as give a nod to Autumn Maple.
3. Anthropologie - Evanie Dessert Plates: I tend to lean towards a simple white dinner plate when setting the table for both aesthetic and economic reasons, but dessert plates are always a fun way to splurge with a pop of color and texture. These playfully patterned plates from Anthropologie are obsession-worthy and allow you to mix and match with ease.
4. Etsy - Preserved Eucalyptus Garland: Not only are eucalyptus leaves one of my favorite ways to add color to a dining table, it also falls (pun, intended) right in line with this autumn color palette. By placing garland such as this one in the center of the table, you can add some life and color - and, bonus, this option also includes that rich purple hue and blush pink. Of course, you can always run to your local Trader Joe’s or Hobby Lobby for a less expensive, grab-and-go approach.
5. Magnolia Home - Halston Candleholder: These black candelabras from Magnolia are simple and modern, yet can also reflect a traditional style. Snag 2-3 for your centerpiece, the height adds drama to the tablescape, but they are still thin enough so you can clearly see the guest across the table!
6. Pottery Barn - Warbled Luster Glass Hurricane: Fill in the space in between with some small candles in glass containers. The smoky iridescence of the ones I selected from Pottery Barn are the perfect addition to reflect our color palette.
7. Target - Gold Placemat by Room Essentials: Add a sparkly placemat below your dinner plates to kick it up the tablescape a notch. These are a steal at just $1.99! (and if you are an obsessive Redcard holder like myself, with the 5% off... they are practically free...)
8. Target - House Place Card Holder: How precious are those tiny houses from Hearth and Hand?! I love how they tie in the rest of our smoky and charcoal accents. Speaking of...
9. Wayfair - Hampton Forge Signature Flatware: One of my favorite current trends is the introduction of unique utensil colors. Introducing a bit of black to the palette through the utensils creates some unexpected drama and coordinates flawlessly with our theme! I found this super affordable set on Wayfair.
And now you know... these are a few of my favorite things! Cheers to you and yours this Thanksgiving season. I hope you get to eat all of the pie your heart desires.