Happy Holidays friends! Christmas music starts playing in my head just looking at these gorgeous images. It was so much fun creating this chic holiday table setting, complete with eclectic textiles, floral centerpieces and delicious recipes.
I’m going to give you the rundown on how to recreate a similar chic holiday table. In this post, we will cover:
Don’t miss the incredible CARAMEL NUT TART – it’s like a nut lovers pecan pie on steroids. The thick crisp pie crust and caramel nut filling are so satisfying!
Let’s talk fabrics first. I used this Indian block print fabric as the main table cloth. I love the idea of a floral or other tight repeating print that feels non traditional for a holiday table. When paired with a more traditional tartan plaid, the combination feels fresh and unexpected but still festive! I used these beautiful Juliska Plaid Napkins from Perigold. A silk ribbon and mini ornament make each guest’s place setting feel extra special.
Red, white and green is timeless combination for the Christmas season but poinsettias and pinecones get boring. For our chic holiday table, I created several mini arrangements using small vases (these brass vessels are actually Indian tea cups!). I pre-ordered my new FAVORITE flower (parrot tulips) from a local flower shop and brought in some deep purple and orangey-red ranunculus for color. Additional greenery and some winter berries round out the arrangements. This parrot tulip is the white variety and the feathery, scalloped edges are so gorgeous you don’t have to do much to make the florals beautiful. I also threw in a few white peonies to keep everything from feeling too busy. They add a lovely softness as well.
Small arrangements are easy to move around at a party that’s more social and promote more conversation. Nothing is worse than a giant flower arrangement blocking you from chatting with the person across from you. They also make great party favors.
WHY WHITE DISHES?
For this brunch, I worked with online luxury brand retailer Perigold to choose Le Creuset serving ware. Le Creuset comes in a variety of classic and bold colors, but food often looks the best on a white backdrop. These 4-piece settings will stand the test of time. They will also work with any variety of color and pattern and change with the seasons. I could not love them more and they are perfect for more casual holiday meals too!
BRUNCH FARE + DESSERT MENU
You don’t want to miss trying the beautiful food from Last Ingredient. I’m obsessed with Paige’s recipes and food photography. This simple make before menu makes it easy to host with elegant rustic desserts, comforting soup and fresh salad:
HAPPIEST HOLIDAYS from our design studio table to YOURS! Hope this inspires you to get some friends or family together to enjoy the beauty of the season.
XX – CLAIRE
photography by: Heather Talbert
This post is sponsored by Perigold but all opinions are my own. Thanks to the brands that help this blog run!
Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!