Our Foolproof Guide to a Festive Tablescape
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Our Foolproof Guide to a Festive Tablescape

The step-by-step ingredients for an elevated table setting.

Elevated entertaining starts with a tablescape as thoughtful as the menu…. 

and when it comes to the holiday season, taking time to create a beautiful environment makes all the difference in the experience of gathering. 

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party or a tablescape for two, setting the scene for a celebratory night in can be simplified with a few key ingredients.  

Here is our step-by-step guide for styling a festive tablescape: 

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No. 1 – Bring the outdoors in to set the scene  

Build your palette with greenery or foraged pieces from your surroundings to create a jumping-off point. We love finding unique ways to incorporate greenery into our seasonal looks inside and out.  

Building a floral arrangement: If you’re creating your own floral arrangement, start by choosing a few tones you want to incorporate, select pieces with a variety of shapes of textures, and always make sure to cut the stems at an angle for a longer-lasting result! 

Dimensional faux greenery

Build your palette with greenery to create a jumping-off point.
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Evergreen Faux Wreath
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Dried Larkspur Flowers
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Cedar & Pinecone Wreath
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Dried Yellow Caspia
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Pine & Eucalyptus Faux Wreath
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Dried Statice Flowers
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Branchy Wreath
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Dried Nigella Flowers

No. 2: Add centerpieces to create a focal point 

Bring a focal point to your look with centerpieces that tell the story of the season. We love to use large vases, candles, or even a bowl filled with seasonal produce as centerpieces. 

Centerpieces to set the scene

Bring a focal point to your look with centerpieces that tell the story of the season. Shop centerpieces
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Brass Taper Holder
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Woven Concrete Vase
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Edelman Produce Bowl
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Antique Brass Taper Candle Holder
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Rounded White Vase
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Bordeaux Wooden Bowl
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Sandstone Taper Candles (Set of 12)
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Langston Vase
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Natural Ceramic Bowl

No. 3: Layer in linens and textiles 

Ground the table with tablecloths, placemats, and napkins and add an element of texture. Use a pretty tablecloth and placemats to ground the look and add a folded napkin to the top for a fool-proof table-setting look. 

Timeless table textures

Ground the table with tablecloths, placemats, and napkins and add an element of texture.
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Eyelet Tablecloth
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Seagrass Placemat
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Taupe Striped Napkin (Set of 4)
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Estelle Block Print Tablecloth
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Woven Seagrass Rectangle Placemat
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Eyelet Napkin (Set of 4)
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Striped Tablecloth
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Bordered Jute Placemat
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Stitched Tea Towels (Set of 4)

No. 4: Set the table with pretty serveware 

Incorporate pretty and functional serving pieces like breadboards, pitchers, or serving trays to display your favorite dishes.  

Pro tip: Using serving pieces as centerpieces is a great way to not only save space but create a more natural feeling to your tablescape. 

Serveware for every occasion

Incorporate pretty and functional serving pieces to display your favorite dishes.
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Reactive Glazed Stoneware Pitcher
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Leather Pull Bread Board
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Acacia Cutting Board
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Haynes Pitcher
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Leather Handled Bread Board
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Rattan Handled Tray
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Seagrass Wrapped Pitcher
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Duo Handle Bread Board
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Carved Paulownia & Leather Tray

No. 5 – Incorporate details + accessories 

Add in the finishing touches with thoughtful details and accessories to create a celebratory feeling. Pretty napkin rings complete with a simple festive branch or ornament can bring any tablescape look to life! 

Elevated finishing details

Incorporate pretty and functional serving pieces to display your favorite dishes.
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Botanical Brass Napkin Ring (Set of 4)
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White Marble Place Card Holder (Set of 4)
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Chain Link Napkin Ring (Set of 4)
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Gilford Brass Napkin Rings (Set of 4)
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Hex Coasters (Set of 4)
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Speckled Napkin Rings (Set of 4)
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White Marble Napkin Rings (Set of 4)
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Green Marble Napkin Rings (Set of 4)
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Square Marble Coasters (Set of 4)
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Wooden Napkin Rings (Set of 4)
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