It’s official, Fall has arrived and in case you missed it, Brossie Belle has been featured in VintageKC Magazine’s Fall issue! Here are a few pics I snapped during the fun little photo shoot at our home along with some simple DIY tips for setting your own table–cute ideas that might add a bit of character to your dinner party or get-togethers this fall. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine to see more vintage inspiration and read up on some awesome home DIY projects: Vintage KC Magazine.
Tip #1: The 60/30/10 Color Rule
Looking to incorporate color, but not sure where to start? Gain inspiration from your setting or from your favorite vintage accessories you want to utilize and choose a maximum of two to three colors. These may be in different shades or hues of the same color, but try to keep them all in the same family. Divide your color palate into percentages of 60/30/10: 60% dominant color (Creams, Whites & Naturals above), 30% secondary color (Fall colors – Yellows/Oranges/Browns above) and 10% accent color (Robin’s egg blue shown above).
Tip #2: Less is More
It’s easy to get carried away when you have so many cute details and vintage gems you want to incorporate—especially when you’re setting the table for more than six—but try to keep the clutter down to a minimum. Keep in mind that your guests will want their space too, and avoid overly large centerpieces that block views and impede the flow of conversation.
Tip #3: Re-Use, Repurpose and Recycle
Never underestimate the power of repurposing—there’s nothing more rewarding than finding an old object and putting it to use again. These things may be old, but they are still useful and bring personality and charm to your setting—not to mention the possibilities are endless!
Tip #4: Mix and Match
Create an eclectic look and feel that bridges the old with the new. Stay away from the tired and boring habit of making everything match perfectly. Mix up your linens, layer old and new plates—just be sure to utilize a common thread such as color, shape or theme to tie all your pieces together avoiding muddle and confusion.