Monday, December 15, 2008

GET INSPIRED - Holiday Table Settings

Martha, Martha, Martha
Image: Martha Stewart

Image: Domino Magazine
Image: House Beautiful

Ahhh, The dining table, so many beautiful options...Here's a few tips to get your creative concepts rolling..Never neglect what you already own, don't be afraid to use your fine china and crystal, it only grows dusty in the closet.

Maybe casual dining is more your style, collect evergreens from around the yard and display your collection in similar vases or vessels.... As I've said in the past, just stick with a commonality. Ex, all white, glass, vintage etc. Don't forget to mix textures, scale + height of objects
PURE ELEGANCE
Image: Bijoukaleidoscope

Image: Carolyne Roehm

This table setting is very dramatic and sophisticated; although I do try to stay away from oversized centerpieces, they tend to block your view across the table..


Image: House and Garden, December 2007. {Aerin Lauder's home}
Image: Better Homes and Gardens

Image: Cottage Living

Image: Domino Magazine


Image: Country Living
BUFFET STYLE

Image: Country Living

Image: Country Living

CASUAL BUT STILL REFINED
Image: Domino Magazine
Image: Country Living

Image: Better Homes and Gardens

Image: Country Living
ACCENT YOUR SIMPLE DISHES
{perfect for the first course, or dessert}


Kate Spade + Hermes
Images: Elle Decor
More reading on the subject....

left: From the queen of entertaining, A Passion for Parties by Carolyne Roehm
right: The New Book of Table Settings, by Chris Bryant and Paige Gilchrist
{often naturally inspired}


BON APPETIT

2 comments:

LindsB said...

Each one is more beautiful than the next, I cant get enough of these! I'm filing these away as party ideas for when I have my next gathering because they are all amazing!

SHELTER said...

Thank you, Linds. Aren't they all gorgeous?...now I just need to have an event, so I can set my table beautifully.

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