Five for Fall - Spicer and Bank

A warm welcome to my next guest in the Five for Fall Series - Allison from SPICER AND BANK. Allison is an interior designer who loves all things art, architecture, and vintage decor! Spicer and Bank are her grandmothers' maiden names. After getting a masters in the history of decorative arts and working at high end design firms in NYC, she now lives in Singapore with her husband. 

1. A yummy fall cocktail! Have one special drink all mixed and ready when friends arrive. This FALL PUNCH with apple cider and whiskey is so festive.

2. Spruce up your dining chairs with THROW PILLOWS. Adding a small throw pillow to each chair is a great way to bring in extra pattern and color and make the space special. Plus it's so comfy and welcoming and encourages everyone to linger and talk. 

3. A CHEESE PLATE A cheese plate looks fantastic and is so easy to assemble. Add fall inspired items like dried cranberries or nuts. Plus everyone loves cheese and it's great they can just help themselves!

4. Simple and natural FLOWERS. Make one casual, but lush vase of wild flowers and let the blooms spill over the sides - fall is the season of harvest and abundance after all! 

5. Unexpected little FAVORS! Instead of tall pillar candles or hurricanes which can be hard to talk over, use lots of low votives scattered across the table. Plus, you can find inexpensive ones, like these from West Elm, and send each friend home with one as a little gift (or keep them for yourself since they are so pretty!)

Top Image: Tiny White Daisies


  1. Love the idea of lots of small votives, it makes the setting magical and yes to a cheese plate. They aren't served that often but boy are they wonderful, I mean who doesn't like cheese!! Beautiful fall inspiration...have a lovely weekend.

  2. That top image is gorgeous and what fun to have Allison participate all the way from Singapore... she must miss the fall foliage there! Happy weekend, Kate.

  3. Love those candles...and since it's Friday, I think that whiskey drink looks mighty tasty!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  4. The Fall punch sounds yummy...great picks!! Hope you have a great weekend ~

  5. This post got me excited! I'd like to make the cocktail AND visit the nearby restaurant it originates from, Trummer's on Main. Also, LOVE the votives...picked up a few tonight.

    Spicer & Bank has really good taste - nice post!

  6. Beautiful post - love the cheese plate and votives!

  7. I adore Allison, and love all she's talking about.
    So ready for the holidays, cannot wait !!
    Lovely post...

  8. I didn't know Allison but can't wait to visit--love her drink recipe too! hope your weekend is great!

  9. Lovely list and I can just imagine a lovely evening with friends after this post.