It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for decorating the table. There are brunch gatherings and dinner parties, holiday breakfasts and maybe even a lunch get-together (especially if you’re hosting weekend visitors). Whether your entertaining style trends towards the dramatic, like this crimson table by Carolyne Roehm, or you prefer something a little more dressed-down, we have the inspiration you need for celebrations big or small.
Blogger Lauren McBride let natural textures shine in her holiday place setting. Instead of a tablecloth, she added interest with a runner of fresh greenery, linen napkins at each place setting, and wood-slice chargers.
At Aerin Lauder’s Christmas table, she took inspiration from the surroundings of her home in the Rocky Mountains. The palette incorporates white, brown, and touches of evergreen for a harmonious look that feels special without distracting from the stunning views.
Inspiration: Mixed Metals
Silver and gold offer an understated (but still festive) take on the holidays. This timeless table featured in House Beautiful combines shining silver, pewter, and burnished gold for a luxurious look.
Inspiration: Rich Reds
This table by Jenna Lam Events is pure drama, thanks to the pairing of deep reds and warm gold. It’s a table setting that’s also as effortless as it is elegant: Just add votives around a bouquet, then place an ornament at each place setting.
Inspiration: Exotic Flair
An 18th-century Delft plate, brass candlesticks, pewter and figural vases, woven chargers, and a bold tablecloth bring worldly flair to the festivities at this table, featured in Veranda.