Set the scene this holiday with four takes on timeless tablescape decor.
The holiday season is upon us, and whether you’re shopping for gifts, trimming the tree, lighting the Menorah or decorating cookies, the season is abuzz with activity. Find peace and joy around the table connecting with family. There is no better time than now to dress your table for an elevated event with designer holiday décor.
We consulted Andrea Anttonen of Main Dish, a Scottsdale showroom that specializes in luxe, designer tabletop design and home décor, for an expert opinion on how to create a beautiful and simple holiday tablescape to wow even the most discerning hostesses. An elegant holiday table leaves a lasting impression on guests but doesn’t need to be overly complicated or difficult. Investing in some classic pieces can serve as the foundation of your design, with smaller details changing to fit the theme.
“Your table should be a reflection of yourself,” says Anttonen. “Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, colors and textures to create a look that is unique and showcases your personality, layering as you go.”
Get inspired with these five tablescapes with décor centered around holiday celebrations: winter, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
“Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, colors and textures to create a look that is unique and showcases your personality, layering as you go.”
SPARKLING SOLSTICE | Winter
This elegant and moody winter solstice-styled tablescape is highlighted with smoky glassware and dinner plates with gold-leaf foliage. Black flatware is reminiscent of bare trees and golden tones remind us there is beauty in everything.
Vermicelli placemat in champagne, dip-dye napkin, flair napkin ring in gold and emral, all Kim Seybert. Goldstone charger, Casa Alegre. Leaf dinner plate, Milestone by Mottahedeh. Dual salt and pepper, ANNA. Prestige wine glass, Theresenthial. Highball water glass in smoke, Moser Royal. Black flatware, Alain Saint Joanis-Berlin. Wine bucket, Nude Glacier.
LIGHT IN THE NIGHT | Chanukah
The traditional colors of Chanukah found in this tablescape are made modern with patterns and bold solids. In 1864, the Jewish poet Ludwig August Frankl named blue and white “the colors of Judah” in a poem. Blue and white come with universal associations. White suggests purity, peace and light; and blue is associated with the sky, faith, wisdom and truth.
Vermicelli placemat in silver, Kim Seybert. Harvard charger, Vista Alegre. Dinner plate, Bernardaud Cristal. Villa Toscana dessert plate in blue, J Seignolles. Ocean bread plate, Haviland & Parlon. Napkins, Sferra Festival. Acrylic napkin ring, MD. Milly large tumbler in blue, Mario Luca Giusti. Flatware, Couzon Fusain. Menorah in alabaster & silver, ANNA by Rablabs. Rechargeable LED votive in blue crystal, Ambientec.
CELESTIAL CELEBRATION | New Year’s Eve
The colors of celebrating with champagne and caviar inspired this tablescape designed to ring in the new year with sophistication and style. Designer glassware elevates this tablescape with luxuriously long champagne flutes and smoky cut glass highball glasses to toast all that is to come.
Vermicelli placemat in champagne and Bauble gold/silver napkin ring, Kim Seybert. Grey charger and dark grey matte champagne bowl, Augarten. Carat dinner plate, Philippe Deshoulieres. Souffle D’Or dessert plate, Haviland. Vintage flatware, Herdmar. Napkin, Jesurum Himalaya. Ice bucket, Christofle Oh De Christofle. Smoke highball glass, Moser. Grand champagne flute, LSA International. Cannes tablecloth, 90″ round, Mode Living. Amazonia 360-degree vase, St. James.
NOT SO SILENT NIGHT | Holiday Party
This stunning setting takes a nod from traditional Christmas colors, adding a modern flair with layered patterns and elevated glassware. Add festive greenery to complete the celebration.
Vermicelli placemat in champagne, Kim Seybert. Black charger, Phillippe Deschoulieres. Poc a Poc dinner plate, MD. Obsidian couple plate small, Hering Berlin. Black flatware, Christofle L’Ame. Napkin, Jerusum Custom. Bauble gold/silver napkin ring, Kim Seybert. Smoke highball water glass, Moser. Cannes tablecloth, 90-inch round, Mode Living. Amazonia 360-degree vase, St. James.
HOLLY JOLLY | Christmas
The warmth of the fire at Christmastime inspired the placement of amber goblets in this tablescape, as families gather for a traditional meal served among luxe settings that celebrate the holiday in a sophisticated way.
Vermicelli placemat in champagne, velvet stripe napkin and flare napkin ring in black and gold, Kim Seybert. Poc a Poc custom charger, MD. Ecume Mordore dinner plate and Noel soup plate, Bernardaud. Champange bowl, Augarten Wien. Woven flatware, Alain Saint Joanis. Thistle American water glass no. 1, Saint-Louis Crystal. Crystal Fanny goblet in amber, William Yeoward.