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The Holidays certainly express a time for family, tradition, celebration, nostalgia, gratitude and indulgence BUT it’s also a time for SWOONING – another excuse to create beauty, magic, & fantasy. Truth be told, I tend to get overly excited and often lose myself, too willingly, as I dive down the rabbit hole of creation for my holiday tablescape. If I spend hours pouring over recipes customizing my Christmas menu then I spend days researching, crafting and conceptualizing the dreamy and moody elegance of my holiday table.
How can I curate a table that is elegant and sophisticated while also remaining simple and approachable? Can I visually wow my family and friends with the right amount of flair that expresses an experience that is both stunning but also cozy & intimate? What natural elements can I choose to adorn my tabletop that is unique and won’t be excessive & costly? How can I get crafty but remain classic, chic, & sophisticated?
I wanted the table setting to reflect my personal style, a touch of edge coupled with both comfort and refinement. An appreciation of visual beauty – something to make eyes swoon. I do believe I executed my goal and have broken down the distinct elements that I blissfully shared with Harpers Bazaar.com.
With a variety of aesthetics, everything was chosen in a rich palette of natural winter tones – hues of crimson, green, & orange – then deepened with touches of black ceramic, rich warm wood, and beaming brass details – highlighted by the flicker of glistening candlelight.