NOVEMBER 13, 2022
It's Holiday Season
As we head toward holiday season a lot of us have entertaining on our mind. Whether it’s a big family style meal or an intimate gathering at home, you can really set the tone by thoughtfully considering your table scape, your flowers, your decor and your food. We asked design and entertaining experts their top tips to help you make the most of holiday gatherings at home.
The Table Setting Sets the Tone
Gina is a decor, DIY and entertaining expert; the tablescapes she creates are the ones you want to be sitting at. She begins her table settings with a neutral pallet and from there you can build on it.
Here she mixed and matched our Taupe Stripe collection with her own placemats and linens among vintage inspired glasses, simple flowers and elegant candles. She doesn’t overload the table so the food can be the standout. “Add in different textures and layers for interest, while allowing the colors of food to bring everything to life". This is especially true at holiday meals like Thanksgiving, where the sides like cranberry sauce or different color squashes really pop!
Add in personality to the table setting
Jackie is a foodie who loves creating recipes and is also very passionate about flowers. She curates her tablescapes as if they are a garden – never just one centerpiece, but several floral moments.
For her autumnal themed table she mixed dahlias with fall fruits or gourds throughout the table, strategically placed on our Gramercy Stripe table runner. She likes the simplicity of our white brushed glaze dinnerware to create a clean pallet for the food.
The Grazing Board is always welcome
Sarah is an interior design expert best known for her grazing boards and sustainable floral arrangements. She recently launched Cara Cara Los Angeles – a gifting destination where you can find chic, sustainable, dried flower arrangements in handcrafted vessels. For entertaining she loves using our cutting boards as the canvas for her edible works of art. Her love language is a creatively set table punctuated with beautiful flowers and filled with people who get lost in conversations for hours.
Stress-Less Holiday Planning
Yes, planning holiday gatherings can be fun, but let's not minimize that some people find it stressful to entertain, whether it's getting timing right for a meal with multiple sides or "keeping all your guests happy". This article in the Washington Post has so many useful tips like Make-ahead dishes, grazing boards, asking for help or building in self-care so you can feel present with your company.