5 Foolproof Measures for Brand New Fall Tablescapes

Instead of having the same setup of fruit and candles on your dining table this fall, get creative with what you have in your house. You are able to make a fundamental tablescape with fresh produce, flowers (or weeds!)) From your backyard and a kitchen provides. Try out re-creating the autumn arrangement I created here or use it to inspire your own thoughts.

Amy Renea

1. Start with a foundation group. Collect your materials, keeping them easy and centered around one to three colors.

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With this arrangement, I decided on a trio of fall colors — red, yellow and orange.

You don’t have to use everything you gather. Simply because you have it does not mean that it has to be part of the final arrangement. Edit, edit, edit!

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2. Evaluate your natural materials and their limits. Once you’ve got a set of objects that fit your colour scheme, inspect the natural materials to see what they can do and if they have limits. For instance, the bittersweet I used for this arrangement develops in intertwined braids with stems at 90-degree angles.

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What did that mean for the layout? Well, braided spans of bittersweet create a perfect circular wreath, so I used that as my starting point.

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The stems’ 90-degree angles also ordered how I used the plant. I can’t place long stems of bittersweet in vases the way I would do with a normal cut flower, so the plant required to be utilised in another way.

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3. Produce a focused base. I tied my blossom into a wreath, securing the ends with a little twine, and centered it in my table. Under the wreath I put a simple runner which works nicely with the period of the rustic wood plank.

See how to make a easy burlap runner

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The loop shouted out for a round piece to fill its void. An orange pitcher put in the middle started to set the point.

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4. Balance the simple structure of this arrangement. Use any two items in your colour palette to balance out the arrangement. Keep the heights of the items slightly staggered for interest. I created a group of three with the centre pitcher. You’ll want to stick with odd numbers when balancing your tablescape. If your arrangement needs to have staying power for many weeks, stick to kitchen products, ornamental accents or long-lasting winter produce.

Amy Renea

5. Sprinkle! The final measure: Sprinkle your closing colour throughout the arrangement, bulking up different areas to add balance. In this case, I used simple but striking pimiento peppers.

Amy Renea

Whether you would like to look for a tablescape, a mantel arrangement or a beautifully loaded wheelbarrow by the front door, these basic steps can help you get your arrangement correctly:

• Stick to one to three colors
• Feature natural materials
• Produce a centre
• Balance the structure’s visual weight and colour

Inform us What is your go-to fall centerpiece? Share a photo in the Remarks!

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Fix: How to Patch a Drywall Hole

Homes, even beautifully designed ones, receive their fair share of abuse through the years. Unsightly holes from fix jobs gone wrong, rough and tumble children or those pesky doorknobs can detract from your beautiful home you’ve created. While seemingly daunting, many small- to medium-size holes require little time to fix, and the repair could be done by the many novice handyman (or woman) — getting the home back into become the envy of the cube.

Meg Padgett

BEFORE: This 2-inch divot out of a wayward hammer stroke was in a visible place just beneath the mounting hardware of ourMoen Glenshire Pivoting Mirrorand in desperate need of being patched. Here’s how you can fix holes in your drywall, just like we did.

Meg Padgett

AFTER: You would never know there was a gap next to the mirror’s components.

Materials:

• Self-adhesive wall patch
• Spackle or nonshrink drywall joint compound
• Wide putty knife
• Sanding block
• Metal shears

Meg Padgett

Smooth the surface, removing any chunks of shingles. Then clean and dry the area.

Remove the self-adhesive wall patch out of the package, measure the hole and cut on the patch to size or into the form of the pit. Cut the mesh along with the thin galvanized steel plate individually. The steel plate needs to be slightly bigger than the gap, and the mesh needs to be slightly bigger than the steel plate.

Place the patch over the hole and smooth the net onto the surface of the wall. Worried that the patch will create a bulge in the wallsocket? The slim patch is unnoticeable after proper feathering of this spackle or joint compound. Feathering refers to the action of tapering the fix from the top center into the wall around it with a wide putty knife.

Notice: Larger holes often need to be patched with drywall, which might require additional support behind it, like a 2-by-4. The drywall ought to be trimmed to fit snugly inside the pit. Tape and sand the seam to finish. For smaller holes you’ll be able to bypass the patch and only fill the gap with spackle.

Meg Padgett

Apply a thin, even coat of joint compound or spackle into the patched hole by holding the broad putty knife at about a 30-degree angle and pulling it toward you. Feather the spackle or combined compound out from the center to the exterior.

Permit the spackle or combined compound dry completely before proceeding.

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Once the area is dry, sand it until everything is smooth and apply another coat or spackle or joint compound. Repeat until the patched area is totally covered and no longer detectable.

Meg Padgett

After the final coat of joint compound or spackle has dried, sand the surface and wash it clean. If necessary, apply texture into the wall for a seamless finish. Homax Spray Texture dries fast and makes the procedure practically error proof with customizations for the size and policy.

Eventually, prime and paint the surface.

Notice: Depending on your sheen of paint, then you might need to paint the whole wall rather than just the freshly patched region. Low-sheen paint usually rolls up better than higher-sheen paint, whereas fresh coats of shiny paint tend to be shinier than the original, making the fix much more noticeable.

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Together with our gap patched, our bathroom is back to being Street of Dreams grade — or at the very least worthy of a trip from the in-laws.

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A Family Home Grows and Gets a New Face

‘I give a lot of the aesthetic credit to my clients. They put their heart and souls into this job,” says residential designer Leigha Heydt. They added 705 square feet, redesigned the floor plan and altered all the prominent architectural attributes, Heydt states. “When they discovered this home, it was an obsolete, modern lodge-style home with two bedrooms and 2 baths which had not been updated since the 1980s. They purchased the home planning to enlarge it and change it into something they loved; they wanted a comfortable but beautiful family home.”

at a Glance
Who lives here: A family with 3 children and a fourth on how
Location: Mill Valley, California
Size: 2,700 square feet; 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths

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Heydt clarifies the new style of the home as with Craftsman shingle style and Spanish colonial influences outdoors, with modern elements inside.

This home doesn’t have much of a garden, so the owners treat their front yard like a garden. There is a patio off the kitchen to the right.

Before Photo

BEFORE: This is your front facade before the redesign; its massing seemed disjointed, as did the obsolete architectural components.

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This entry foyer, the full family space, part of the living area and the breakfast nook are a part of the new addition to the first floor.

Heydt Designs

The foyer includes a side and a casual side, which offers a spot for sitting, removing one’s shoes and stashing them under the window seat — a smart design movement for a family with young children.

Heydt Designs

The relaxed, light floors throughout the home are an engineered, prefinished product by Navarre; the top layer is actual bamboo. The colour is called Montauban.

Heydt Designs

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An over-the-mantel TV is concealed by an antiqued mirrored cabinet. Its panes offer a link to the curved windows used on the house’s facade.

Heydt Designs

Zoning regulations prohibited a picture window which Heydt had initially intended for the wall in which the hutch is, therefore inside designer Benjamin Dhong created the concept of the blue and white accent wall. “It was a great alternative as a desperately desired focal point,” states Heydt.

Dining room pendant: Goodman Hanging Lamp by Thomas O’Brien

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While Heydt designed the design of these appliances, the corner as well as the windows, the spouse, her mother-in-law (a kitchen designer who lived on the East Coast) and interior designer Dhong and layout adviser Matthew MacCaul Turner chose it from there.

An oversized necklace brings the attention to the middle of the space, lending balance. Cabinet-front panels camouflage the fridge, while bright yellowish industrial counter stools add sunny color.

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The spouse picked the elegant Calacatta Oro marble countertops. “She’s great flavor, and that made a massive difference with the project,” states Heydt.

A white subway tile backpsplash and glass-front cupboard doors reflect the light and brighten the windowless wall of the kitchen.

Pendant mild: Victorian Hotel Pendant, Restoration Hardware

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The built-in breakfast nook enjoys a lot of natural light, thanks to the expansive windows and transoms. There is storage beneath the banquette.

The kitchen conveniently opens to front patio, in which the family loves to enjoy meals al fresco.

Heydt Designs

This cozy family room demonstrates that comfortable rooms should not be vast. Smart custom cabinetry and media storage store things from looking cluttered.

The area opens to front porch, a part of Heydt’s careful placement of chambers in relation to the outdoor spaces. “The link to the landscape was quite intentional. The site is quite beautiful, with large, old-growth redwood trees. We wanted to be certain that you feature the house’s connection to the site via the use of strategically placed windows and glass French doors,” states Heydt. Therefore, the family room opens to the front porch, the kitchen opens to the patio, and the bedrooms have private balconies that love views of the top parts of the yard.

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A jewel box of a powder room joys having a blue faux-bois wall covering and also a perspective outside instead of a mirror. A Chinese garden blossom and smoky foo dogs include Far Eastern flair.

Heydt Designs

The upstairs hall is an ideal example of the new and old combinations seen throughout the home. It features a traditional console table, a classic architectural element, a contemporary drum shade and crisp white walls.

“The present upstairs bedrooms needed vaulted ceilings with triangular windows in the upper parts of the gables,” states Heydt. “Since we eliminated the triangular windows for style reasons, we replaced them with curved windows to finish the look of the new aesthetic. We still wanted windows up there, and circular windows tend to look the very best in a triangular space.”

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Another dynamic wallpaper accent adds a jolt of vivid colour without overpowering the girls’ bedroom. The space is a brand new mixture of Victorian and contemporary pieces, such as painted Victorian twin beds plus a Swedish contemporary wicker pendant.

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“We added the balcony to the girls’ space to complement the master bedroom patio and also to make an outdoor architectural element within the breakfast nook,” states Heydt.

Heydt Designs

The guest bath is clean and modern. Boston Library Lights are an unexpected and clever choice for bathroom lighting.

Tip: A vanity on a base like this one or attached to the wall may make a modest bathroom feel much more spacious.

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The bedroom is based upon the cathedral ceiling’s beam. It also has a private balcony which overlooks the front yard.

“The rooms are extremely streamlined, but the home feels more spacious than it actually is due to the tall, vaulted ceilings, both the windows and the glass doors,” states Heydt.

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The master bedroom, master bath, kids’ bath and guest bath were a part of the new addition upstairs. The vaulted ceiling, natural light and soft hues of the master bath make it look much larger than it actually is.

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The space combines elegant finishes and streamlined accessories with the occasional antique, like the dressing table chair along with the urn, and having the eclectic Moravian star pendant light. The result is one each parent of four children deserves, a relaxing and serene area.

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On Trend: 10 Ways to Dip Dye

Would you love traditional lines and classic shapes, but still want a dash of something unexpected? The fashion is for you. Taking last year’s zest for multipurpose ombre treatments to a subtler place, dip-dyed furnishings and accessories bring a tiny dash (or dip) Of the unexpected to the standard types we love.

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UM Project Milking Stool – $375

Keep the dip-dyed fashion bright and refreshing with those milk stools — wouldn’t they be adorable around a snowy parson’s table in a children’s playroom?

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Windsor Love Seat – $1,498

This might be the most upgraded piece of Shaker-style furniture you will ever find. A loveseat such as this would bring a fresh breath of sea-salty air to a modern beach bungalow.

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The ease of the side table causes it to be versatile — sidle it next to your bed or an armchair, and you have got fashionably convenient storage as well as a room for coffee.

Take your favorite table, dining table, stools or chairs and create your own dip-dyed look with a favorite paint colour, as revealed on Design Sponge.

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White Dipped Spoons – $10

With an extra layer of dip-dyed protection, all these wooden spoons deserve pride of place in your counters, or hung on a wall to display their beauty and their function.

Dip-dyed effects are most striking when combining a bright colour and a pure material — such as these raw timber blocks. What a striking conversation piece at the end of your couch.

Dip Dye Salad Bowls – $56

Bring two trends together at once: a pop of a dash of dip yarn. Add these dipped bowls to a tablescape of whites and neutrals to stand out in the crowd.

Organic Blue Dip-Dye Bag – $68

Even your accessories can add a punch of colour that is simple. Keep this bag in the entrance for quick trips to the store. When it’s not being used, it appears stunning sitting near an entry table.

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Midas Collection Glasses – $50

Prefer the Midas touch when it comes to accessories? Add some decadence to every meal using a gold-dipped vase gracing your table. Keep it from going over the top by filling it with a very simple arrangement of wild flowers or daisies.

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Dip-Dye Linen Cotton Blend Duvet Cover – $111

It’s difficult to find modern bedding that is not overwhelmed with patterns or even crying with colours. This subdued dip-dyed set from West Elm exudes the calming influence of a warm, cozy night.

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See the way to dip-decorate a terrarium

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Modern, Staggered Montreal House

This multilevel family home designed by architect Natalie Dionne is unlike its neighbors in lots of ways. For starters, the floors in the home are staggered on either side of a central atrium that divides the home into two components: front and rear. The skeletal foundation linking the levels is also exceptional: It’s a staircase which exudes natural walnut and steel and causes a terrace on the upper floor and a mezzanine level. The resulting home is sleek and cool, energized and heated by a top-floor skylight that matches every degree with natural light.

in a Glance

Who lives here: A creative couple who work in theater, film and television, and their kids
Location: Montreal, Canada
Size: 3,229 square feet

Natalie Dionne Architecture

Models in these photographs (shot before the family moved in) remind us that the home belongs to a family with teenage kids, that will easily belly around the island counter table and love the informality of pub stool dining. The swanlike commercial tap is the centerpiece — and hardest-working part — of the contemporary kitchen.

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Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors shape an easy connection between outdoor and indoor living spaces; they also ensure that light floods the distance, giving the polished concrete floors a gorgeous sheen. Flush cabinetry communicates the walls.

Natalie Dionne Architecture

This photograph shows the house’s staggered layout. A magenta Fatboy beanbag gives a rare splash of colour in an otherwise neutral interior palette.

Natalie Dionne Architecture

Black molded Eames seats with contrasting wood thighs cast dramatic shadows. The black-on-black dining area installation against the white and gray room reflects the sleek spirit of the remainder of the home.

Natalie Dionne Architecture

The steel used in the window and door frames, the table foundations as well as the outside facade is carried out in a staircase which links each degree.

Natalie Dionne Architecture

Art fills what would otherwise be white space. The art compels us to look up to the skylight, the focal point of this vertical plane.

Natalie Dionne Architecture

The staircase mixes steel and walnut. The contrast of espresso and ebony tones is gorgeous, with the steps resembles art installations.

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Wide sliding doors expand the bedroom space, allowing light to enter and adding a lot of intrigue to the expansive opposing walls.

Here, the sliding door partially divides the bedroom (at left of image) from the hallway. When the doors are closed, the distance allows for privacy and contemplation.

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When the doors are closed, the bedroom is totally separated from the outside. One of the other sliding doors in the hallway opens up into a bathroom as polished and contemporary as the dwelling spaces.

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Partially windows provide plenty of privacy in the bath. The vanity mirror slides, showing more storage space for toiletries and daily requirements.

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The house’s rear entrance is as unassuming and contemporary as the interiors. It’s marked with a marine-grade plywood alcove stained an espresso colour and appears to escape in the home.

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