It's not too early to start thinking about your holiday table settings. Here's a sneak peek at our holiday table setting that will be published in What's Up? Annapolis Magazine's November issue!
You may find that it’s not always easy to blend your existing color scheme into holiday themed décor. Here’s an idea to achieve a “Relaxed Rustic Elegance” for your holiday dinner table.
Start by making selections for the table using mostly neutrals in the linens, candles, flowers and plates. To achieve the feel of rustic elegance, use a mix of shine with naturals. For the shine, simply incorporate large gold and/or silver holiday ornaments and a shimmering vase for the center of the table. Then to mix it up, add in naturals of the season such as large pinecones on the table and moss and small pinecones in the candle holders. To add to the rustic feel, Italian pottery dishes make a beautiful statement. For additional elegance, use silver flatware, crystal water and wine glasses, pewter chargers and white dendrobium orchids.
Once the base of neutral with rustic elegance is established, incorporate your “pop of color” highlighting the two main colors of the room. In this case it was aqua blue and chartreuse. We did this by adding table linens with accents of the colors and tied aqua colored ribbon around the votive candle holders. The pears highlight the color scheme as well as add to the rustic feel. As a final touch, all the candles should be lit including the two main candles and the votive candles at each place setting.
In keeping with the elegant theme, we chose to use French linens by Yves Delorme. This family owned company is internationally acclaimed for its elegant French linens and home décor. The table linen displayed is made of cotton and linen with a fine hem stitch shown in the color Peppermint. For more interest, we turned the 71” X 71” square on the diagonal. Yves Delorme offers this size for $280 as well as the coordinating napkins for $25 each. This fine store is located in Annapolis at Jennifer Square.
Karen Osborne, ASID, CID
Linda Hartman, Allied ASID
Stephanie Simmons, Allied ASID