Color is a great way to bring some fabulous festive flair to your tabletop this holiday season. As the focal point of your holiday home, the table will be the center of attention; the hotspot for guests when they arrive and the place where they linger over cocktails and conversation after a great meal. Create a memorable tabletop that they will want to sit at (and admire!) until next Christmas rolls around. Whether you are drawn to more traditional hues like red and white, or have a more modern vision of sugarplum-inspired purples and wintergreen teal, here are some no-fail decorating ideas, color schemes and centerpieces that are sure to make a lasting impression.
Red, White and Holiday-Ready
You just can't go wrong with the classic color combination of red and white. It's timeless and evocative of all things Christmas - snowflakes, spice, berries, and of course, jolly old Saint. Nick. But if you're not crazy about dozens of Santas dancing circles around your tabletop, inspire the holidays by drawing on those traditional colors in more subtle ways. Crisp white table linens and napkins, red dinnerware, and a few whimsical winter-themed decorations go a long way to welcoming the Christmas spirit.
19 Dec 2012 | Holiday Decor |
Fun yet sophisticated, we love this contemporary glass art for the home, by Turkish company Ilio. The "Ice Drop" candle holders and the "Bouquet" vase make a great gift - for yourself or for someone deserving. The aptly named candle holders are inspired by delicate ice formations, with the drip, drip, drip of glass leaving its trail. The Ice Drop would look great lined up along your mantel or adorning the window sill. Meanwhile, the Bouquet vase takes on liquid art form. This suspended vase can be hung in a bedroom or bathroom, or arranged in a cluster at different heights in a living area. And filled with fresh flowers or your favorite greens, you can bring spring indoors any time of year. Check out this contemporary glass art by visiting Ilio.
8 Feb 2011 | Tabletop Decor |
Not only do these luxurious Baroness von Neumann candles smell heavenly; they're organic, clean-burning candles that enhance the home and your experience of it. Infuse every room with sophisticated aromas of spicy Ceylon cinnamon and Zanzibar clove, layered with peat, sandalwood, orange flowers, rosewood and red amber. This earthy yet complex flavor is inspired by the essence of burning wood, adding instant holiday appeal to your atmosphere. These 12.5-oz. candles offer 70+ hour burn and come in a crested frosted-glass enclosure wrapped in a gold-embossed box. This festive presentation makes a great gift at any time of year. Baroness von Neumann candles retail for $38.50 at Candle Delirium.
27 Oct 2010 | Tabletop Decor |
Whether you're dressing your tabletop to the nines to host a dinner party of your own, or heading out to be served at a friend's, the "Pear" decorative salt and pepper shakers make a great gift any time of year. Designed by artist Michael Aram (who mastered traditional metalworking in India), these gilded fruit bring a bit of understated sparkle to any table, so to speak, not overshadowing or distracting from your fares but adding to the overall atmosphere. We love how candlelight dances in the reflective finish. These gold-plated, ceramic shakers are finished with oxidized stems and a leaf. Retail price is $99. Buy the "Pear" Salt & Pepper Shakers at Neiman Marcus.
27 Oct 2010 | Tabletop Decor |
Your sweets are all the sweeter when displayed in this beautiful covered glass candy jar, from Juliska. The perfect display for your colored candies, flowers and household treasures, or a stunning showpiece all on their own, these covered urns boast the elegance and delicacy of glass. These jars are executed in clear glass, and feature Juliska’s signature details from the top of the cover right down to the bottom of the pedestal base. Made of lead-free and dishwasher-safe glass, they’re as functional as they are beautiful. The Graham Small Urn measures 11 inches tall by 7 inches wide, and retails for $325. The Harriet Large Urn measures 14.5 inches high by 9 inches wide, and retails for $395. Buy these gorgeous covered glass candy jars at Juliska.
15 Mar 2009 | Tabletop Decor |