Wining & Dining
Fall Tablescapes & Entertaining
11/1/2018 10:53:05 AM

Fall is and always will be about going "all natural” when it comes to design and decorating. Leaves turn beautiful amber, orange, and red hues; fall fruits and vegetables are harvested; and pumpkin spice everything fills the air. Few can resist bringing these elements into their home.

Room Service, a new, local home decor and design store, has some fresh ideas when it comes to decorating your autumn table – something that many look forward to after an especially long, hot summer. Delicate greens and florals make way for rich autumnal colors and textures. It’s time to enjoy nature’s bounty before winter sets in – and there’s no better way to do this than by showcasing its beauty on your holiday table!

Fall Foliage
Consider turning a new leaf . . . literally, and use these beloved accents in unexpected ways. Fall foliage takes a front seat color-wise, while pumpkins and gourds follow in the neutral white decorating trend. Try using beautiful fall leaves as part of the place setting. Incorporate Louisiana’s state flower, the magnolia, to add some southern charm. Use a magnolia leaf as the place card for your guests.

Pomegranates and other Fall Produce
Don’t take the pomegranate for granted. While pumpkins and gourds scream fall, the pomegranate can add an unexpected sophistication and rich ruby color to your holiday table. Apples and purple grapes are equally appealing as decorative accents.

Tradition Alternatives
For a change of pace to the traditional Thanksgiving feast, consider hosting a sensory-laden brunch or tea party! As the scent of pumpkin spice is on everyone’s nose, carry that flavor profile to the tip of their tongues. A boozy pumpkin spice tea is a fun alternative to the mimosa. Wrap a pumpkin tea bag around a cinnamon stick. Use a lemon for a place card and set your table with your favorite bottle of whiskey or rum. This makes for a wonderfully interactive place setting as your guests swirl the tea bag around with their cinnamon stick, infusing those fall flavors into their cup. By slicing their "place cards” they can infuse a bit of lemon into their tea. Add whiskey or rum to taste. 

The lushness of the season lends itself to extravagant decorating, so don’t be afraid to pull out all the stops when creating your tablescapes. Happy autumn! 

Room Service, 131 W. 11th St., Lake Charles, Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday., (337) 274-4755.
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