Holiday Tablescape

For all of you who know me, you know how much I love to decorate for Christmas. Usually you will find me Thanksgiving Day pulling out all of my Christmas decorations out of storage.

For this blog post I want to share with you a Christmas table I did for a client. Let’s talk about your centerpiece, keep in mind family is going to be sitting at this table. I mean really who wants to struggle to have a conversation with the person across from them? For this setting I kept the center piece simple with beautiful pops of red.


I love adding either a table runner or placements for a formal dinner. Table runners or placements are a great way to add texture. For this tablescape I decided, since the table is so long, to keep it simple and place it under the centerpiece.


I found these gorgeous goblets at Target, and to be honest they were the inspiration for this whole table. I tied in this lovely burgundy throughout the table, adding ribbon and using the burgundy in the floral arrangement. Mixing the heights of your glassware is key, this gives your table a formal feel.


Layers…layering your plates and and linens will give you that pulled together look. I always throw in a little eucalyptus, not only will this add a beautiful pop of green, but it also helps fill those empty areas. You can see how I ran it down the table as well.


Set the mood with some candles and lighting. There’s nothing like some wonderful tapered candles to create the perfect ambience for your dinner. I am not sure if you can tell that the candle stick are gray, I wanted to incorporate the subtle gray in the plates.


My design plan was neutral simplicity, to match the rest of their beautiful house. My hope for this tablescape is for my clients to use these pieces throughout the year. I really do love how this turned out.

All photos were taken by my lovely photographer Teryn Rae Photography