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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.

Photography by Chloe Crespi for Harpers Bazaar.com

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Jennifer Fisher Brass Wave Cuff

Jennifer Fisher Brass Wave Cuff

Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Glass

Bordeaux Grand Cru Wine Glass

Dwell Studio Converge Votives

Dwell Studio Converge Votives

SUNO Ruffle Sleeveless Dress

SUNO Ruffle Sleeveless Dress

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Teroforma Bread & Butter Board

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