6 Tabletop Trends for Fall

Take a cue from the runway when entertaining this season

Though the days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to turn, it’s still summer in New York City. Over the past week, the fashion world converged on New York City for the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week —and brought a little warm, summery weather along for the ride, too.

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Though the tents at Lincoln Center are bursting with models donning the hottest shoes and designs for next spring, Fashion Week has us thinking about the materials and products we’ll be using to set the table when entertaining this fall. One such example is the resurgence of deep jewel tones like eggplant, olive, and cobalt that can be spotted on everything from feet to fingers around the country. It's also a hot trend for home and tabletop this fall.

Whether it's winter or summer, hosts often turn to what’s around them for inspiration when setting the table. In the spring, that might mean choosing apple blossoms instead of flowers. This fall, that means not only bringing out the leaf-inspired dishware, but using natural materials like reclaimed wood and faux bois motifs when setting the table, as well.

Colors and materials aside, many of these trends are here to stay for a while, says the design team at The Foundary, an online home furnishings flash sale site. Just this past week, the use of metallic finishes and silhouettes with a flare have been again spotted on the runway for spring. So go ahead, purchase that pewter vase or flared set of flatware — it’s a style that we don’t think is going anywhere any time soon.

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