Touches of nature reign supreme in this unique Mother Earth–inspired decor
1 of 10Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Paige Porter Fischer
When cut to the length of your dining table, a piece of weathered barn wood can function as a runner (no ironing required). Use the plank as a stage for seasonal produce, such as plums, pears, apples, figs, and pattypan squash. Weave crabapple branches throughout for added texture, and stagger candles nestled in pebble-filled votive holders for ambience.
Who would think that an abandoned shipping pallet could be transformed into living, functional furniture? A tabletop was constructed from its boards, coated with natural wax resin, and got a living table runner consisting of a sunken, succulent-filled box. We can’t think of a better addition to an eat-in garden.
6 of 10Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Paige Porter Fischer
A bar is more than a place to mix a drink—it’s a decorating opportunity. Freshen it up by repurposing empty bottles as vases for vibrant cuttings, such as amaranth (near right) and variegated barberry. Wooden pedestals resembling tree stumps create different levels of display within the bar, and a lamp shows off the scene in the evening.
Celebrate the harvest season with an unusual fall pumpkin arrangement. Miniature striped green-and-yellow pumpkins join a trio of copper vases and a casual arrangement of red, orange, and yellow flowers. It's all about fall color―without a maple leaf or corncob in sight.