Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Tablescape

Throw in good food, wine and conversation, and a dinner party at 
home is pretty much my idea of bliss. 
Cassandra LaValle

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, our attention turns to dressing our homes in fancy holiday sparkle.  If  I could get my act together this month, I would LOVE to have a winter dinner party. I have this very intention each year, but the responsibilities of the season seem to eat most of my time.

If budget weren't a concern, this is how I would rock out an evening with my favorite humans.  I would begin with this lacquered table for it's modern simplicity and glamour.  I would throw in a fun vintage rug in pinks, reds and navy and then add six sexy Mies van der Rohe MR cane chairs because they are my ultimate dream.  For a little holiday color and texture, red dyed sheepskin would be thrown on the backs of each chair for added comfort, so my guests would stay late into the night laughing and drinking champagne.  The entire look would be topped off with this magnificent 1950's French chandelier outfitted in soft pink bulbs for added ambiance.  Voilà!

My design aesthetic is glamour eclectic with mixed patterns and textures, so I thought I would stay where I am most inspired for the tablescape.  I love everything Amy Merrick does and wish I could put flowers together this way.  I am crazy for this unexpected color combination, especially for the holidays.  Candles always create an elegant mood. These African beauties are on my short list.  Next would come gold chargers topped with these bad ass Kelly Wearstler plates inspired by her Channels pattern.  Everything she does is perfectly out of the box.  The settings would be surrounded by modern gold flatware, crystal wine and drinking glasses and simple herringbone napkins. Pine cone place card holders add a thoughtful personal touch.  

Have an inspired day!


  1. Fabulous rug and flatware choice Lisa!

  2. Love your picks - the light fixture is amazing!!

    1. Thank you! I know - it is so unique. :)

  3. Love your gold and glam accents! Stop by and see my tablescape<3

    1. Thanks, Michele! I love yours as well. They are fun to do, aren't they?


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing your thoughts. :)