Design It: Your Holiday Table (Two Ways)

Big family meals over a beautiful table full of family recipe goodness. Doesn't that just make you feel warm and fuzzy?

There's a lot that goes into setting the table for that perfect meal. We'll let you call mom for the recipes, but we've got you covered on the decor. Read on for TWO beautiful tablescapes to re-create at your family table this holiday season.

Look I: Fresh and Green

For this one we wanted something elegant, but not too feminine. We kept it classic, and took our inspiration from good old Mother Nature. Touches of gold make the scene feel special, but not too decadent. 

Here's how to get this look:

  • Dramatic Centerpiece. Start with... all of the green things. Seriously though: regular eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, salal, the list goes on. We also picked up a handy design tray, and some floral foam. An hour or so of arranging later and we came up with this beauty: formal on the bottom and party on the top.
  • Playful Accents. Since we kept the overall look somewhat traditional we wanted to add a little somethin' to liven up the table. We picked up these casual cute napkins, and topped them with a gold pine cone. And, our favorite part: copper wire lights on our little fiddle leaf fig tree. A fun and playful take on traditional holiday decor.
  • Polished Flatware. While we used our everyday plates and silverware, we did whip out our adult wine glasses and vintage candlesticks. And kept them in the same set of gold tones.
  • Statement Art. What makes this look really sing is the diptych of large format photos hanging behind the table. (The hunky cowboy doesn't hurt either.) And you won't believe how effortless they were to get: we downloaded these two high res images from Unsplash (for free!), uploaded them to our site, picked our antique gold Richmond frame, and hung them up. Talk about high-impact, no-stress decorating. 

Look II: Light and Bright

For look two we decided to indulge our creative side. Here we went with lots of little details rather than one big centerpiece. We imagined this as the perfect backdrop for a beautiful and fun Friendsgiving. 

How to get the look: 

  • Playful Centerpiece. Rather than one big centerpiece, we pulled out sprigs of this and sprigs of that to scatter down the center of the table. We used small apothecary jars of different heights to add depth and interest. And, last but not least, we wrapped our favorite copper wire twinkle lights around the vases.
  •  Natural Accents. We were feeling a little adventurous, so naturally we used the aptly named Monstera leaves as a sort of natural charger to place at each table setting, and topped it with these gold checkered napkins. Finally, we sprinkled in some clementines for a playful pop of color down the table. 
  • Casual Flatware and a Pop of Color. No need for grandma's china here. We used our favorite everyday glasses, silverware, and plates, but mixed things up by adding some fun, colorful bowls.
  • Statement Art. It's the same art from above, but has a totally different feel. It's funny how switching up the styling will do that, huh?

So, there you have it. Not one, but two holiday tables that you can totally recreate. Let us know which one is your favorite, and don't forget to share your favorite holiday memories with us on Instagram!