Photo courtesy of Allison Banks
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Banks suggests Homewood retailers such as Oodles of Ribbon, Dorothy McDaniel’s and Sweet Peas for floral arrangements and ribbon that will pull together a nice centerpiece for entertaining.
The Homewood Star had the pleasure of chatting with Homewood resident and interior designer Allison Banks with Allison R. Banks Design about new fall trends for the home this season and how to decorate in fashionable, yet affordable style. “This year one of the trends that we are seeing is the use of pumpkins to style the inside of your home, not just the outside areas or porches,” Banks said. “Pumpkins come in all sizes and shapes and are able to spice up your average, everyday centerpieces.”
Bank's styling tips
- Use fresh flowers mixed with branches and berries from your yard to make an organic fall arrangement.
- To pull your centerpiece together, use a small tray underneath your flowers and pumpkins. This helps to protect your table and makes it easy to move around if you need to adjust it while you’re entertaining guests.
- Little accents of ribbon and small pumpkins at each place setting add color to simple white plates and clean glassware.
Mix pumpkins of different colors and sizes for a full look with lots of texture.