Autumnal decorating is all about warmth and briskness. Bring a touch of warmth to your table settings by placing plates and dinnerware on log chargers. In addition to adding texture and shape, these can also serve as mini trays for guests to use as the gathering becomes more mobile.
Interior designer Jonathan Savage likes to use coffee tables that can serve multiple functions. This one serves as a small bar, with a tray with an ice bucket and glasses on one side. Then on the other side, a faux bois container on a pedestal adds height. "I don’t think a coffee table necessarily has to be home to coffee table books. You can set it up as a bar; you can set it up as a game table," he says.
The coffee center includes a space-saving single serve coffee maker, so you can brew a delicious and fresh cup of coffee white getting ready in the morning. A round wood tray with a selection of coffee pods offers the chance to choose your favorite flavor from leading coffee brands.
A color palette of muted gray, cream, black and vibrant yellow tells a modern mountain design story in the living room from the HGTV Dream Home 2014. A leather ottoman serves as a coffee table in the space, but can be cleared and double as seating when entertaining guests. Raised wooden trays offer a flat spot for electronics, food or drinks.
Give your guests something springy and sweet with bite sized key lime pies. To make these, you’ll need graham cracker crumbs, whipped topping, fresh key lime juice, a key lime for zest, butter and granulated sugar. Create the filling by melting the butter in a small sauce pan; then add sugar and graham cracker crumbs (portions vary depending on how large or small your intended size is) before combining the lime juice and whipped topping. Next, spoon the ingredients into cupcake liners and allow to cool. To serve,
remove them from the liners and display on a tray.