I’ve been loving a more minimal approach to design lately. Whether it be one element repeated over and over or a really simplified pattern – I just find myself drawn to a cleaners look. However, I don’t always feel that this is an area I excel in, I typically use a little more “fluff” when it comes to making my décor look “just right”. This one, however, nailed it for me.
This idea actually came to me while I was playing with the fern tablescape that I shared last week. I was wandering my yard looking for a little extra texture and noticed the abandoned centers of my black eyed susans. Without the cheery ring of yellow petals, they looked like little black balls bobbing in the air. Kind of modern, a little spooky.
I paired them with simple budvases, these particular ones are ceramic and I love the organic vibe of them all.
The table itself I kept the same – linens, plates, flatware, etc – and created a completely different feel with the changing of the budvases. It took me less than 5 minutes to swap it out, which makes it perfect for those last minute party needs. We’ll start by taking a look at the simplified, just autumn version, appropriate for the entire fall season.
My motto to all the fall décor this year to make it Halloween has been – add a bat to it. They’re clean (not in real life, eek!) and give a modern and less obvious approach to Halloween. A little spooky but not ghosts or ghouls, I have a strong dislike for anything creepy or too wicked, I think it should be kept a little more kid friendly and innocent.
This is probably the eeriest design that I’ve ever created, but I like it. A seriously simple way to add some Halloween flair to a centerpiece that you might already have.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!