DESIGN: Holiday Table Setting Tips From Katie Grace Designs
Today’s guest blogger is Katie Henry. In addition to being an amazing person, Katie also owns her own successful interior design business, Katie Grace Designs. I asked her to share an inspirational holiday table setting guide and she definitely delivered. To learn more about Katie Grace Designs you can visit Katie Grace Designs or follow her on Instagram under @katiegracedesigns. She is currently hosting a giveaway for one of our pullovers and the winner will be announced Friday. Please read below to learn how to impress your dinner guests this year during the Holidays.
We are really loving a metallic holiday table with a sleeker feel this year. Linens were our inspiration for this table. We started with the Zambezi Table Runner from Waiting on Martha for sparkle and texture, then fell in love with Serena & Lily's Bergen napkins. A charger will always amp up your place setting so we went with the silver glass Spruzzo Charger from Z Gallerie and Kate Spade's Larabee Roads china pattern complimenting our Christmas Tree plates from Williams-Sonoma. Layer china patterns for interest just as you would layer fabrics in a space. Don't get boring with stemware; we are loving the metallic ombre glassware from West Elm and couldn't pass up their gold flatware! Since our place setting is full of pattern and texture we decided to keep the centerpiece simple. You can't have a holiday table without candles and if you can't pull out a candelabra during the holidays then when can you? This glass candelabra from CB2 is our nod to tradition and plays off their acrylic trees beautifully. Pull items from your coffee table or bookshelves for low interest. Tuck Lulu & Georgia's gold urchin in the spaces between and call it a day. We love that the only holiday specific pieces are the dessert plates and acrylic trees. When you're buying tabletop items keep in mind how you can use them throughout the year. Simply tossing a different napkin down can take you somewhere new. Details are important and just because it looks good from above doesn't mean it will feel good when you're sitting down. Always sit in the various seats to make sure your centerpieces won't corrupt views and in turn conversations. Finally, enjoy! A memorable meal will stick with you and your guests a long time.