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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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