Cristina here, with inspiration for your next fall fête…but don’t expect to find any autumnal colors here! For a fresh take on fall we’re skipping the oranges, browns and reds for an elegant palette of black and white. I’m feeling inspired by these subtle nods to the season that are more about a feel than a theme, as demonstrated in this to-die-for dinner party at the home of Annette Joseph featured in Rue Magazine. White leaf-shaped dishes and albino pumpkins are a gorgeous way  for those of us with a penchant for neutrals (ie me) to decorate for fall. Set the tone with a collection of antique bottles and silver – lucky for us, unpolished works best for this look. This palette is also perfect for incorporating a few spooky accessories, too. (anyone else wild about skulls lately?) Keep reading for all the components you’ll need to bring this look home…



*images: Rue Magazine, black paint House Beautiful,white leaf plate Vietri, glass bottles Visually Creative, Little Black Dress book Furbish, silver tray Zara Home, skull candle snuffer Barneys, hemp towel Jayson Home, cloches Jayson Home, albino pumpkin Zimmerman Marketplace, bone dominoes Jayson Home, chess bottle stops Furbish    

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    lesley graham | October 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    this was such a fun dinner party! i like seeing my husband’s head in the bottom corner. 🙂

    • Camille Styles | October 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Oh how fun!! Wish I could have been there too! 🙂

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    Debra | October 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    lovely setting

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    naomi | October 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    What a comfy cozy setting!

    • Cristina Cleveland | October 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

      I agree! Even though black & white aren’t really cozy colors, this setting still looks so warm and inviting.

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    Samira | October 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    wow!! beautiful!!!

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    Meagan | October 16, 2012 at 7:24 am

    love everything!! especially the pumpkin! so chic!
    xoxo Meagan

    • Cristina | October 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      Lucky for you the pumpkin’s the easiest piece to get! (I got some at the grocery)

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    Sandra Garth | October 5, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I love the idea of getting away from the traditional fall colors!

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