What a wild ride 2020 had been so far! I can’t believe that we are approaching the holiday season so rapidly. For many families (mine included), this year’s holiday celebrations are going to look a little different. While I won’t be hosting a grand dinner full of family and friends, I still want to make this Thanksgiving as special and meaningful as possible (because despite all the negative things about the year, we have so much for which to be thankful). One way I know how to do this (besides the copious amounts of food I am planning on prepping) is with décor. Dress it up or dress it down, this year is all about comfort. So whether you are dressing your table to the nines or leaving it to your everyday plates, here are a few of our Thanksgiving looks to inspire you (or to give you your design fix for the week)!
Orange spice and Autumn leaves – yes please! For this look we started with our fan-favorite Pumpkin Windowpane throw blanket as a creative table covering. We love using throw blankets on our tables – not only are they multi-purpose and easy to throw in the wash, but they add a coziness to your dining area that is hard to match. My favorite part of this setting are the touches of natural wood that are stacked throughout; these elements add so much texture and warmth to the table. This tablescape reminds me of these most perfect days of fall when all of the leaves are brilliant, fiery shades of red, yellow and orange but have not yet fallen to the ground.
Gourd-geous metallics. If bright colors aren’t your desire, this look of neutral hues, wicker, and metallics might be the answer to your holiday wishes. This display is the perfect balance of rustic and elegance for a casual but special dinner. Here we used muted stems, like hops, to add freshness and foliage to the table and play up the wicker accents for a rustic feel. In order to create balance, we then placed metallic accents at each place setting and used our beautiful metallic wheat table runner to add sophistication to an otherwise somewhat simple display. While our pumpkins are made of fiber-glass, this is an easy one to DIY with a bit of gold paint and a few mini pumpkins if that is more your style!
It’s a blue
Thanksgiving! We recently partnered with
local remodeling company, Scovell, to makeover a dining room in one of their
newly renovated properties. We wanted to
do something a little unexpected that would complement their light, bright
space. I love pairing white with blue at
all times of the year (chinoiserie is timeless!) so we side-stepped traditional
fall colors and played up the crisp lines in the home with soft, neutral linens
and textures. I love how the dark wood
of the table and chairs adds such a beautiful contrast to the display!
What is your Thanksgiving table going to look like this year? Will you be celebrating in-person with your QuaranTeam, setting a table for two, or ditching the cooking altogether and Zooming (digitally, of course) around to say hi to your loved ones? Whatever your plan, I hope your holiday is wonderful and full of thanksgiving! Until next time – Happy Decorating!