As promised, I’m sharing a few sneak peeks from inside the pages of my book before its release on October 28th, and these shots from Setting the Fall Table are some of my faves…

In the book, each season kicks off with inspiration for setting the table for a dinner party — flowers, linens, dishes, DIY elements, and more. Of course, each concept is meant to simply be a launching pad for your own creativity, and with fall’s arrival, my thoughts turn to cozying up the dining room and making the table an inviting spot where everyone slows down and lingers awhile. It’s the place where our family gathers during the week to talk and catch up about the events of the day…and where our friends gather on weekends for long pancake brunches or dinners with red wine and hearty bowls of soup.And of course, the table is the real star of the show on Thanksgiving, when it’s transformed into a cornucopia of delicious food and everyone gathers around for the biggest feast of the year.  For fall’s table setting, I was inspired by the jewel-toned richness of wine country: trailing vines dripping with grapes and the unexpected interplay of rustic textures and ornate detailing. In the book, I share all the simple details on putting the entire look together, from DIY’ing the linen napkins and making the place card, to creating that gorgeous centerpiece in shades of purple and my favorite dishes that I used to set the table.
Can’t wait for you guys to see the rest of it when the book is out, and if you haven’t already, be sure to preorder your copy today (and receive your special limited edition gift!)

*credits: photography by buff strickland, florals by the nouveau romantics, calligraphy by antiquaria design studio.

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  1. 1
    DMD October 16, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I love the tablecloth! Can you tell me where you purchased it?

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    • Camille Styles October 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

      I am SO into that tablecloth, too… It’s from Anthropologie. I don’t think they have it anymore, but there are some gorgeous new options out for the current season: http://bit.ly/1rfLePG

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      • DMD October 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm

        Thank you, Camille!

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    Molly {Dreams in HD} October 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

    just gorgeous camille!
    i’m so excited to spend a rainy november sunday devouring your book 🙂

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    • Camille Styles October 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Thanks so much Molly — can’t wait to hear what you think of the book! xo

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    dianna October 16, 2014 at 9:08 am

    absolutely gorgeous…love the colors and that table cloth…can’t wait to receive your book! so inspiring!

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    • Camille Styles October 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Dianna! So glad that you love, and hope that all the other tabletops in the book are just as inspiring! xo

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    Rebecca_FeltBallRug October 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful! I have always been in charge of setting the table at Thanksgiving and it’s one of my favorite parts, perhaps because autumn is my favorite season. There is so much inspiration during autumn and the season and holiday seem to carry an energy of coziness. The table setting you’ve done is beautiful! I’m going to keep it in mind for the Thanksgiving tables I set in the future 🙂

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    • Camille Styles October 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Agreed — as much as I love to cook at Thanksgiving, setting the table is definitely my favorite part. It’s so fun to try to come up with a new twist each year — even something really simple, like placing a sprig of wheat or rosemary on each napkin, or placing little vases of berries down the center, that set the meal apart from every other day of the year.

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    Tess October 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Love the way the muted tones in that elegant tablecloth play against the vibrant flowers. Can’t wait to be inspired by your book!

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    Shannon October 16, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This is such a unique twist on the usual Thanksgiving look! I absolutely cannot wait to get my copy in the mail 🙂

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    • Camille Styles October 16, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Thank you Shannon! So excited to hear that — it’s so fun to get outside the norm for Thanksgiving and infuse it with some surprising elements (like these shades of purple!)

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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid October 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. SO exciting. Looks gorgeous! xo, Julie

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    • Camille Styles October 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Can’t wait to hear what you think of the entire book! Thanks Julie! xo

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    Elaine October 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Fabulous colors and photography. Can’t wait for the book.

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    Abby Barstow October 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I think I will have to get your book, it looks amazing and inspiring!
    I *think* I will be hosting our family thanksgiving for the first time this year and I want to make it beautiful, just because it would be fun! I am totally saving these tips!

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    Silvana D'Angelo October 19, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Hi, Camille
    i ‘ve bn on u Blog ! Nice work
    i passed a long boring sunday and u give me manny ideas to cover and change and decorate my home !
    Even u book is exiting too !
    Im sure i will visit u some times!

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