Fall is a season we long for each year. It’s the beginning of a season full of family gatherings, laughter and memory making. Because of our love for Fall and all that it brings, we typically wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas but this year is different. It’s November, and we’ve already set our Sophisticated & Approachable Christmas Tablescape, and we’re soaking up every inch of comfort Christmas brings.
We were beyond thrilled to collaborate with Patina & Petals on this tablescape who meticulously designed the floral centerpieces that took this design to the next level. Be sure to visit their website and consider this darling sister duo for your next special event floral needs.
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There’s something magical in the white twinkly lights glistening in a space, knitted throws strategically placed for comfort cues, and the ability to unwind in a softly-dimmed space after a long day. To us, Christmas smells, noises and sights bring joy and warmth to our senses, and we’re not regretting setting the table early for a single second.
If you too are feeling the desire to decorate early, we encourage you to curate a space that brings you joy. This year has brought many families challenges and heartache. Because of that, we know the effects our homes can have on us, and we all have the option to create a home that refuels us or depletes us. In fact, it is our mission to help you curate a space that will renew your passion, recharge your purpose, and replenish your joy – while feeling capable of opening your door to loved ones to cultivate deeper relationships.
3 Easy Ways to Add Sophistication to Your Tablescape
Clean Black Lines
As we mentioned before, we have been strategically refining the style in our homes and in our tablescapes. While we love a bold design, we find ourselves channeling a level of sophisticated, yet approachable, elements in our designs.
As you begin planning your Christmas Tablescape this year, consider clean black lines. Each color in the color wheel portrays a different meaning and emotion. For instance, black represents sophistication, elegance, and formality. Clean black lines add sophistication to a tablescape effortlessly.
For this table design, we staggered thin black candlestick holders with warm-colored taper candles to balance festive and formal evenly. To keep the look cohesive, select Matte Black Flatware and Black Stoneware as well.
While black adds sophistication to a table design, incorporating neutral tones, such as a taupe throw blanket as table runner, softens and neutralizes the color palette so it doesn’t overwhelm you.
Another way we like to tie in neutral tones is to select ivory stone dinnerware. We found this complete set at Target, and we love how it pairs with our favorite wooden chargers. (You can find these wooden chargers on our Fall and Thanksgiving Tablescapes!)
Natural Elements & Varying Textures
Adding natural elements and varying textures to a table design completes the sophisticated and approachable look. Here, we mixed in natural elements by incorporating natural wood decorative trees, linen napkins, and dried, textured flowers.
Speaking of flowers, as we began designing this Christmas tablescape, we knew we wanted to incorporate a wow-factor by the use of florals. We began asking ourselves how we could display the flowers in a unique way. Wreaths hung in each of the windows, lush garland strung through the chandelier and across the dining table were a few of our ideas. Finally, we loved the idea of minimalistic wired wreaths to highlight our place settings, and we began pulling inspiration. Patina and Petals brought our visions to life and this added element surpassed our imaginations!
All in all, as you begin planning the key elements to incorporate in your sophisticated and approachable Christmas tablescape, always remember it’s better to add layers, tie in clean black lines, and complete the look by mixing in varying textures and natural elements. When combined, these details will come together to curate a space that is warm and inviting, and we can assure you, your guests won’t want to leave the table!
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Cari Bishop says
The individual cheese board for Thanksgiving is so creative.
I adore the Christmas tree napkin w the bell place holder- going to try and emulate it. Makes me think of Mommo- she gave me a book of different napkin folds.
To have your son think of home as “cozy”- not sure there is a better compliment!
Hi Cari! How special to have that keepsake from Mommo! We’ve been collecting Nana’s entertaining books over the years and they’re such a treasure to have. We hope to see you Christmas tablescape. We’ll be sharing the napkin fold soon 🙂