With cooler weather upon us, and yet a longing to connect with one another, after what may have been a summer full of fun travels. We switch our focus from outdoor entertaining, to gathering around a table in a cozy room, perhaps with a warm fireplace, and comfort food filling the air. Entertaining can some times feel like a daunting task. To fully capture the term “hostess with the mostess” may feel impossible, or perhaps like something that isn’t capable at all so we don’t attempt it. Some of you however may be obligated to host a holiday meal or family get together because you just might be the only one with a table! Or perhaps your like me, and jump at the opportunity to entertain? Whichever category you fall into, I believe this look is something that anyone can create, and on any budget. As a host, I like to engage whomever comes into my home by including as many of the 5 senses as I can. I also like to share a bit of our family with them. And I’ve found whether it’s friends or family coming over, that this tablescape works nicely for both. I layered our table with a coordinating color scheme, but with an extra special touch.
Picking a color theme, not only makes any space look pulled together, it also helps you make decisions when decorating your table. I love the classic look of black & white. It has truly held to the test of times, and also remains neutral so it doesn’t clash with the rest of the rooms decor. To add my special family touch, I chose some of our favorite family photos, that are near and dear to us, priceless moments captured, and took advantage of a great deal on Shutterfly to have them printed, so I only had to pay dollars for shipping.
To carry the theme throughout the room, I also used simple bakers twine and paperclips, and strung up a few photos above our buffet, we often use as a drink station.
It is such a personal touch that allows our guests to see what we’ve been up too, and catch up quickly on highlighted moments we’ve had in the past.
Using family photos to create this tablescape, is not only an easy way to keep friends and family in the loop, it can serve as a great conversation piece throughout the entire night.
Need help coordinating ideas for your next holiday party? Along with Interior decorating, I love helping clients plan for an event or social gathering. Need a few extra ideas to make that holiday entertaining go a little smoother? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your design needs further.
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