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It’s family time at this pretty autumn tablescape, loaded with fresh apples, cider, and donuts.
Sip & SavorLauren Tolles, owner of design-build firm Maison Birmingham, sets her Knoll table with dishware from West Elm and custom-embroidered napkins from Serena & Lily. A blanket from Williams-Sonoma is perfect for snuggling, and — cheers! — how about some craft beer from Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids for the adults? See more of the Tolles home in the feature section of this issue. 

By Megan Swoyer | Photo by Martin Vecchio

Matheson and Piper Tolles love their Franklin Cider Mill outings, and so do their mom and dad, Lauren and Bryan. Every fall, the family heads to the ever-popular mill to stock up on crisp apples, and fresh cider and donuts. “We typically do the cider mill in the morning, and then we like to snuggle up outside and enjoy the treats at home on the patio in the late afternoon,” Lauren says. When the fireplace is ablaze, this Birmingham patio is the perfect cozy spot for fall family time.