Softly Shaded

Softly ShadedWhat could be prettier than a cascade of autumn elements descending a staircase? To achieve this look, the darker pumpkins were spray-painted mauve, while the pink ones were covered in multiple coats of acrylic paint. (Note: It’s best to start with white gourds.) A pair of weathered lanterns and beaucoup blossoms finish this feminine look.

Text Karen Callaway
Photography Stephanie Welbourne Steele
Styling Melissa Sturdivant Smith

For more ideas on decorating with pumpkins, see “Softly Shaded” in the Autumn Bliss 2019 issue, available on newsstands and at

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