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The Fashion Monger: Create a New England alfresco experience

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

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New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

New England alfresco

A decorative table setting for dining 'al fresco' this fall.

(Photo by Spenser R. Hasak)

Purchase Photo

Autumn is here, with its crisp air, colorful foliage, mums, apples and abundance of gourds and pumpkins.  For a New England autumn experience, visit a local orchard for fresh-picked apples, cider doughnuts, apple pie, caramel apples, delicious apple cider and much more. Dressing for the season inspires me to be creative in designing beautiful exterior and interior bold fall décor.    

Welcome Autumn decorating by bringing nature’s seasonal ambience into the home: We tend to focus on decorating the front door and outdoors. Bring indoors such natural elements as falling pine cones and traditional palettes of orange, deep reds, burgundy, browns and burnt yellows for a splash of fall flair. It’s easy to décor, just start with a focal point in a room. But whether it’s decorating the front porch or fireplace, display traditional color elements with texture and layers throughout the home to create a cozy, sophisticated vibe.

To create a charming New England alfresco experience, mix colorful elements to accentuate the oversized twig pumpkins centerpiece on wooden crate tier, real colorful gourds, pine cones; warm it up with copper Moscow Mule drinkware, burnt orange dishware, cutlery on a white linen tablecloth. Utilize the fall foliage trees as your backdrop; the environment reflects the festive style.

If orange is not your color, unleash your style for nontraditional fall décor. Break tradition by accessorizing your alfresco tablescape with an avant garde GRASS tabletop,  real pale heirloom pumpkins and decorative deer antlers. To keep it simple; opt for neutral tone as inspiration: Decorate with rustic accents and seasonal elements like acorns, pine cones and soft hue heirloom pumpkins and cabbage plants.   Use the natural backdrop to set the elegant ambience for your alfresco dining.

 

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