Today’s mood board is inspired by the pheasant feather: a classically-autumn motif that evokes chilly days in the countryside followed by cozy evenings gathered ’round a fire. Not to be confused with the fluffy romance of its distant cousin marabou, the pheasant feather is rich in shades of brown and boasts a slightly masculine appeal. Combine with shades of gold and cream for a luxe Thanksgiving palette… Set the table with vintage china and adorn a lavish display of florals with the bowing lines of feathers; a poached pear drenched in bittersweet chocolate sauce is a perfectly decadent way to end the feast.

*Images: {row 1} centerpiece, Design*Sponge; menu, Sunday Suppers; horse, Hermes ad {row 2} pear, Anna Williams; centerpiece, Domino via Slim Paley {row 3} feathers, Sunday Suppers; place setting, Daniel Lanton via Ruffled Blog {row 4} buffet, Martha Stewart Weddings; souffles, Anna Williams; place setting, Perfect Bound.

3 comments
  1. 1
    TERI REES WANG | November 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    …you had me at “pheasant”.

    Cheers!

    Reply
  2. 2
    Sally | November 23, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Great autumal inspiration!

    Reply
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