When it comes to Halloween, no-carve pumpkins are my kind of pumpkins. There’s no stress, no mess and an added bonus is that they last so much longer than their carved-out counterparts. All it takes is some paint, a brush and a little creativity, and you’ve got yourself a pretty little DIY pumpkin for your fall holiday table. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween anymore—they make wonderful Thanksgiving place-settings, are beautiful on a front porch or entryway table and can be used as part of a sensational seasonal centerpiece. Ready to roll up your sleeves and get started? Here’s some inspiration for decorating truly modern, of-the-moment pumpkins. I just love the fashion influences we’re seeing in this season’s holiday decor: marbleized, splatter, mod graphic patterns and lace! Which will you choose?
Erinn Valencich is a Los Angeles-based designer with a keen understanding of the classic California lifestyle. The granddaughter of a fine cabinetmaker and daughter of an architect, Valencich’s approach to design underscores the importance of craftsmanship and celebrates luxe, livable furnishings. As founder and lead designer of her firm, Valencich has spent the last 12 years designing homes of all sizes. Her custom furniture line, which was launched in 2005, has evolved into a 100-piece collection available at fine to-the-trade showrooms across the country. Her work has been featured in Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and House Beautiful, among other publications.