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The Best New Serving Pieces for Fall

With a chill appearing in the morning and evening air, now is the perfect time to start planning fall dinners, gatherings with friends, and upcoming holiday meals. Stock up on fall serving pieces before your autumn schedule gets too hectic. And since this season’s fall palette is filled with alluring color combinations, planning your next tablescape will be interesting and fun! From rich hues to mixed materials, check out the latest trends in autumn serving pieces… [photo from Anthropologie]

Fall style from Anthropologie

Serve It Up!

Let’s begin by highlighting some top trends in fall serveware. In Crate & Barrel’s Late Fall 2016 catalogue, the following description appears: “Still life comes to life. The art of an early fall party? Simple flavors and seasonal presentation. Wood grain, watercolor leaves and a gleam of rose gold flatware.

To bring this look to life, serve bountiful bites on the Autumn Foliage Platter, and pair the display with Harper Rose Gold Flatware (both are shown below):

Autumn platter from Crate & Barrel

As for the wood grain trend, serving pieces such as the Wood Pedestal Server with Dome and the Tondo Round Platter are sure to up the earthy-modern style quotient:

Wooden serveware from Crate & Barrel

ferm LIVING’s Asymmetric Cutting Boards celebrate the beauty of solid smoked oak. Use them for chopping, serving and displaying!

Wooden cutting boards from ferm LIVING

This Oven-to-Table Entertaining Platter from Uncommon Goods features a soapstone platter with a wooden caddy. Bonus: the platter can be chilled or heated before serving time to ensure that the food stays at its proper temperature:

Serving platter from Uncommon Goods

For another oven-to-table piece from Uncommon Goods, check out this Soapstone Pot with Copper Handle. Once again, we celebrate the temperature regulating properties of soapstone, this time enhanced by the elegant accent of hammered copper. Perfect for fall!…

Soapstone and copper pot from Uncommon Goods

Make a statement with marble! CB2’s Essex Marble Servers combine honed white marble with a metallic base for an ultra-sleek presentation. These eye-catching pieces also make great gifts.

Marble servers from CB2

Modern marble and brass are even appearing in the new offerings of brands known for a bohemian/eclectic vibe, such as Anthropologie. Below we see the Brass Inlay Cheese Board:

Marble and brass cheese board from Anthropologie

These Marble Trivets from Fort Standard have been our favorites for many a season, yet their geometric style and stone surfaces are perfectly on trend for the fall of 2016:

Marble trivets from Fort Standard

Fall brunch has never looked better, thanks to pieces like the Ceramic French Press and the Copper Bar Tray:

Brunch style from CB2

Warm metallic and wooden touches are fall-fabulous, but don’t forget about the simple power of black and white. Serve up some wine and cheese against this dual-toned backdrop, which includes the Longboard Server tray:

Black and white serveware from CB2

One of this fall’s biggest trends: rich hues. In fact, the Autumn/Winter Collection from Broste Copenhagen is filled with them. As nature’s bounty comes to the table, and as leaves fall and reveal branches, display hints of the outdoors along with beautiful serveware. Set your finds against a deep, saturated backdrop for a bigger impact:

Rich hues from Broste Copenhagen

Broste Cophenhagen’s new catalogue reminds us to let our kitchenware become our serveware (cutting boards can double as serving boards), and to revel in this fall’s palette of dusty blues, pinks and teals (with a hint of mint and mustard):

Modern Scandinavian style from Broste Copenhagen

Cocktail Hour

Don’t forget about cocktail hour! Crate & Barrel has you covered. In fact, their Late Fall 2016 catalog features interesting vignettes (and even highlights a couple of fall drink recipes). Below we see the Coupe Cocktail Glass and the Orb Tray, designed by Aaron Probyn. Get the recipe for the Spiced Manhattan (shown below) here!

Cocktail serveware from Crate & Barrel

As with the rose gold flatware trend, barware can veer into copper territory as well. From a copper version of the Orb Tray above to the new Martin Copper Barware, sometimes all you need is a rosy-toned metallic to warm up your fall table!

Copper barware from Crate & Barrel

Rosy accents meet metallic shine in this new Renesse glassware from Anthropologie. Thanks to 18K gold-decaled embellishment, your fall entertaining endeavors can be filled with detail, dimension, glamour and charm.

Patterned glassware from Anthropologie

In fact, when it comes to timeless design, it’s hard to top the new offerings from Anthropologie (including the Enchante Highball, shown below). Geometry reigns:

Barware from Anthropologie

Keep those bar tools organized with CB2’s Top Shelf Bar Tool Set with Stand, which stylishly presents all of the essentials. Metallic cocktail serving style takes center stage in the photo below:

Metallic barware from CB2

Are you gearing up for fall? We hope today’s post has inspired you to create fun tablescapes that you can enjoy in the company of your nearest and dearest!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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