With Christmas less than a week away, I’ve got dinner parties, family and decor on my mind. I recently pulled together this beautiful romantic and blush holiday tablescape for a little test run and inspiration for the big day. Although I love a traditional green and red look during the holidays, I wanted something a bit unexpected and luxe this year. Here are my three tips for getting your table holiday ready:
Pick a theme.
Whether you like to browse Pinterest or flip through magazines for inspiration, pick a theme that will set the tone and mood of your party and tablescape. I love to browse hundreds of ideas before settling on the one that’s just right. Also, don’t be afraid to mix some styles around…take rustic modern for example. Two very different looks yet together they work so well. For this table, I wanted a mix of vintage, rustic, and luxe.
I remember my Mom’s parties were always perfect, but also minimal and she shied away from bringing in a variety of pieces that didn’t serve a function (she’s so practical). If you want a luxe look and feel, then layer up your tablescape with a placemat, charger, plates and napkins. It’s more work and may not be practical but it’s the holidays and this is the time to go all out!
Make a statement.
Whether it’s your theme or dinner menu, you want to make a statement. For this party, my statement was the centerpiece. I asked my friend Charmain for the most beautiful centerpiece (did she deliver or what?). I want my guests to stop and admire the centerpiece and it helps set the tone for the dinner and theme. The garden roses were the perfect shade of blush and helped pull together the vintage gold glasses and sage green plates.
What are your tips for setting the perfect table?
Pictures by Stefanie