Thursday, December 12, 2013

Set The Table: Holiday 2013


My goal for this year's holiday table was to create something lush and fresh, with a simple and understated festive mood. When I'm pulling a look together - be it a space, an entire event, or a simple table, I always ask myself "How can I make it look special, without using the typical elements?" First things first - I let go of the poinsettias, pinecones, and the red and green color scheme. 

As always, I kept things neutral and re-worked lots of pieces from our thanksgiving table - the faceted vases filled with eucalyptus pods (added some white talo berries), gold flatware, glassware, plates and brass candlesticks.  I switched out the woven chargers for these marbleized platters, eliminated the table runners and in place added a fresh cedar garland down the table.  Then I added some selenite crystal candleholders (topped them off with air plants), and a little unexpected element - the wire ornaments. This one little detail adds a sculptural and modern touch.

I like keeping our Thanksgiving and Christmas tables cohesive - as always,  practical and  easy is my priority. With just a few additional pieces and a little bit more greenery, I can transition from one holiday to the next effortlessly. Our table is all set and ready for our next gathering - now I'm free to spend more time enjoying the season with the ones that matter most. 


Styling and photography: Therese Jacinto 

Wire Ornaments: CB2  //  Marble platters: West Elm  // Dinnerware: Thrifted  // Brass candlesticks: Thrifted  //  Napkins: Threshold at Target  //  Glassware: Marshall's  // Selenite crystal tealight holders: Marshall's  // Flatware: West Elm  // Faceted Vases: Dwell Studio

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