Good tablescape design should be interesting enough to keep your guests intrigued, but not overwhelming. I like to keep my linen neutral and mix patterns. Also, good design will allow for details to be integrated seasonally without much of a hassle.
These tablescapes were set for Thanksgiving dinner. I magically crammed more than 20 cousins in my tiny dining room for your typical fine dining experience in San Francisco. I used candelabras to hold capiz balls, flipped a vase upside down with ornaments inside that created a stand for my DIY pumpkin vase and switched the candles to oxblood red – both seasonal and on-trend. All of these details can be switched to rhinestone/crystal ornaments (see previous post for DIY tutorial) and silver candles come New Year.
Since I always alternate from gold to silver accessories, I look for license to use either. Hence, the place mats in grey and mustard – again, both neutrals. *Sorry these aren’t the best photos
|Linen: Target; Napkin rings (rhinestone and feathers): both from Pier One Imports; China: Williams Sonoma; Glasses: Waterford|