There’s nothing I love more about the holiday season than to gather with friends and family around a well-set table to enjoy a home cooked meal.
I plan my setting and pieces out way in advance to make sure I have everything just right. To me, the planning of the decor, menu and night is just as fun as the actual meal itself. I know…design dork, right?
Anyway – I haven’t done enough of this entertaining this year – but now that the holidays are upon us, I’m getting my plans together for a couple of get-togethers. I can’t wait to mix and match my favorite serving pieces, and mix in some new loves as well.
Table linens are a great way to dress up your table in a flash…small touches that really pull the whole look together. I’m not personally a fan of over-the-top holiday decor and tend to favor neutral colors in rich textures, that I can use again and again – no matter the occasion. And this year there is no shortage of amazing pieces to update my look!
For a bit of fun, I love this placemat to color from Modern Twist…the perfect distraction for the kids or kid-like during dinner.
I also love the idea of personalizing some of these neutral pieces with a stencil…this cork would be perfect with a stenciled metallic letter, shape or number. See inspiration and instructions here if you’re feeling crafty!
And although I usually stick to neutrals, this bold stripe is pretty fab. I can see it with dark grey dishes and metallic accents…which for me means more shopping:)
Chilewich has loads of amazing placemats and runners that I think would be fun to mix-and-match to create your own signature table style. The weave and croco are two of my favorites!
A subtle silver stripe would play off metallic table accents perfectly…
I’m totally loving the feathers this season…though, not quite sure how I feel about it being so close to my food. Maybe I’ll stick to underneath the centerpiece for my touch of feather!
And last but not least, a couple of wood styles that would add the perfect rustic touch to any modern table.
Do you have a signature table setting style or one your itching to test out this year?