Orange and black combos have gotten a bad reputation, courtesy of cheap polyester halloween costumes, but as is usually the case, the organic alternative to any product or situation in life, produces drastically different results then it’s artificial counterpart (except for plexi, of course, but that’s a subject for another post). Seeing PJ’s pumpkin patch loot of heirloom pumpkins and corns, sitting so casually beautifully on the naturally ebonised wood table, brings only but feelings of esthetic content. Of course, I must note, the black in this case is a velvety and deep charcoal, with variation in texture and hues, quite contrary to your typical store-bought flat black. Combined with different hues of white and cream, the charcoal creates a perfect backdrop for the rich colors of fall: orange, burgundy, greens, yellows; there is even room for a splash of candy pink. If i had a magic wand I would instantly paint my living room walls in matt charcoal with uneven stripes of fall harvest colors, grounded by a milky lace pattern…oh so victorian, yet so modern…but for now a wishful rendering must do. Happy Halloween!