All My Fabulous Fall Porchscape Design Details!


Welcome fall!  The Hamptons season of gathering with family and friends is here— whether it’s pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, hosting holiday dinner parties, or just getting cozy by the fire, it’s time to curate your best nest.  Today I designed a pretty new porchscape at our Victorian farmhouse, Maple Shade, incorporating my new favorite fall tableware, decor, and flowers.  Who’s ready to come to my next dinner party? 

I love to team up with all of the super talented floral designers who live in the Hamptons.  Each has their own unique style and design.  For this tablescape I collaborated with talented Arthur Golabek who specializes in Floral Design, as well as curated on-line sales of Vintage Home Accessories in the Hamptons and NYC.

Arthur shares, “For this arrangement I incorporated a gorgeous group of harvest colored Dahlias from a local farm in Bridgehampton along with Rose Hips, Privet Berry, and Hydrangea.  The dark brown vintage stoneware vessel is from my collection @eclecticarthur

I think every table setting is made all the more beautiful with blue and white serve ware, whether it’s just a touch or a whole boatload of blue and white you will usually find Chinoiserie incorporated into my entertaining and home design. My rattan chargers are from Williams Sonoma, the cobalt blue glasses are from One Kings Lane, the vintage wood flatware is a recent find at a Southampton estate sale, and the copper mugs were a hostess gift from my chic friend Lara Shriftman.

I love to play with napkin design.  Fold a solid square widthwise and like through a sign to create a cute bow shape like this.

I discovered  The Enchanted Home  online store and blog on Instagram and it has become one of my favorite resources for blue and white finds and design inspiration.  I’m especially loving (owner) Tina’s newest designs of melamine, that not only look like porcelain plates, they’re also sophisticated and add lots of pizazz to whatever is served on them which comes in three different patterns, Above is the Fabulous Orange,Blue & White Pagoda Collection .

Even when the temperature is starting to cool a bit, I still like to entertain outside and serve dinner on the porch.  To keep guests cozy I always layer a chic and soft Demilune baby Alpaca throw (above) over the back of each chair in case they want to snuggle up after dinner.

I always scoop up the prettiest pumpkins at the end of my country road at Halsey Farms on Deerfield Road, in Water Mill.  Typically I only decorate with white, and pale colored pastel orange and light green pumpkins, not bright orange which feels too Halloweeny.  My yellow and white mums are from Fowler’s Garden Center in Southampton.  Have fun decorating your fall decor and be sure to tag @KDHamptons on Instagram to share with my readers.