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Set the Table to Shine

Ice, Ice, Baby

Create an elegant contemporary tablescape for your next holiday party with a little inspiration from Mother Nature. Think crisp, white winter scenes, the sparkle of freshly fallen snow, and the shine of moonlit ice. The color palette looks something like this: clear decor with white and silver accents, topped off with a hint of shimmer. This year, we went for it; we went straight glam!

Starlight, star bright ...

Set a table that will shine just bright for you and your guests this holiday season.

Get the Look

Think in terms of contrasts. If you’ve chosen a few sleek silver or clear accents, warm it up with candlelight and subtle hints of sparkle. Patterned plates in whimsical winter designs (think stylized snowflakes) can play up the theme while statement pieces, such as the beautiful finials in our spread, work to keep the table in balance. Clear beads scattered on a glossy tabletop add a refreshing finishing touch.

Options to consider:
  • Partially fill hurricanes with club soda and top with a floating candle for a touch of bubbly glitz
  • Keep it monochromatic for a sleek aesthetic or punch it up with a pop of holiday-specific color (we’re thinking bronze for Thanksgiving, red for Christmas, and blue for New Year’s or Hanukkah)
  • Use hurricanes as containers for flowers or other flourishes
  • Replace the clear beads with small clear or colored ornaments
Val setting the spread

Superstar stylist, Val, setting the spread.

 -Kelly, hayneedle.com editor

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