HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK!

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Well, Time Flies…

Raise your hand if you can’t believe we are already well into the holiday season! Like… wasn’t it just summer? And also, it is basically 2019 already?! Read on for my last minute decorating tips!

If you are a top procrastinator like me, chances are you haven’t spent a ton of time prepping for Thanksgiving. Everyone seems to be particularly busy this time of year… travel plans, family time, end of year deadlines… it’s no wonder we are less than prepared. Right?!?

Despite my lack of foresight this year, Thanksgiving happens to be my top fave holiday. I just LOVE IT. Of course, I appreciate the time set aside for reflection and gratitude. And obviously, I love time spent with friends and family. And it doesn’t hurt that Fall is my favorite season and that canned cran is in my top 8 on myspace.

Thanksgiving season just evokes the best nostalgia for me. As a nervous little perfectionist nelly, I hardly ever missed a day of school… however all bets were off when the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Special went live. I def faked sick to watch it on HGTV every year so I could gather ideas for table spreads and clever DIYs. I’m here to tell you that not much has changed. Still a perfectionist, still gobbling up all the holiday content I can (lol, like what I did there?). So anyway, I decided to put together a little fall inspo for you!

Are you scrambling for some last minute ideas?? Have no fear, I got you.

This year I am all about simple, subtle, organic holiday decor. Less is best, right? And luckily for us, less is also easier. Here are my top trends and tips for navigating that holiday spread with style:

LOOK TO NATURE

I am completely convinced that nature is the very best source for inspiration. Whenever I spend time outdoors or travel to new places, I always feel like it gets my creative juices flowing. This year, I want to bring the outside in! Florals and greenery are the simplest way to bring color and movement to your holiday table. Eucalyptus and pampas grass are my personal favorites right now and BONUS - they will last past your Thanksgiving leftovers!

 I have a soft spot for oranges since we used them in our wedding! Love this organic modern vibe  VIA

I have a soft spot for oranges since we used them in our wedding! Love this organic modern vibe VIA

 Proof that kale is still having a moment  VIA

Proof that kale is still having a moment VIA

 An incredibly gorgeous fall wreath inspired by organic produce and striped feathers  VIA

An incredibly gorgeous fall wreath inspired by organic produce and striped feathers VIA

REFINE YOUR PALETTE

Time to edit! Select a defined and refined color scheme to elevate your holiday decor. One main color supported by 2-3 accent colors is truly all you need. Also, you really don’t need to go with just brown and orange (read: plz don’t). I am personally digging a fall-inspired moody modern palette this year, but there are so many unexpected options - layered neutrals, mauve and blush, even icy blues would be so beautiful! Go outside the box a little, but just make sure you are deliberate with the plan from the beginning in order to create consistency.

 MOOD! Start with burgundy, layer in peach tones, add deep navys and finally - brass accents  VIA

MOOD! Start with burgundy, layer in peach tones, add deep navys and finally - brass accents VIA

 Who says ice-y sage isn’t a fall color?!  VIA

Who says ice-y sage isn’t a fall color?! VIA

 Simple, refined and so-very-fall! the perfect starting point  VIA

Simple, refined and so-very-fall! the perfect starting point VIA

KISS (Keep It Simple + Subtle)

I’m telling you… less is best! Your holiday table will be filled with tasty dishes and colorful personalities (hopefully, not too colorful… let’s keep the political chatter to a minimum, gramps). SO - my last tip is to let the decor be subtle. An edited display, if done well, can make a huge impact!

 Proof that subtlety can be ultra-impactful. This is so modern, I love it  VIA

Proof that subtlety can be ultra-impactful. This is so modern, I love it VIA

 If it weren’t for the pumpkins, you may not even know this was a holiday mantle display  VIA

If it weren’t for the pumpkins, you may not even know this was a holiday mantle display VIA

 A simple palette is supported by lots of organic texture  VIA

A simple palette is supported by lots of organic texture VIA

FUN HOLIDAY DIYs

Your girl loves a good project! Here are a few ideas I am dying to try this season:

 An ultra modern typed menu can make for a fun keepsake  VIA

An ultra modern typed menu can make for a fun keepsake VIA

 Nature with a touch of glam  VIA

Nature with a touch of glam VIA

 Write your menu on a pumpkin (or a butcher paper table cloth!)  VIA

Write your menu on a pumpkin (or a butcher paper table cloth!) VIA

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

XO,

Claire