It’s less than two weeks until the holiday season officially kicks off.  Instead of focusing on the long lines and the endless loop of Christmas songs, let’s look forward to one of my favorite activities: designing a beautiful table setting.  Whether you’re hosting everyone for turkey day or plotting an outrageous New Years Eve bash, a stylish and thoughtful table setting is a prerequisite for any proper party.  

There are many ways to design a table, it all depends on the mood you are trying to capture.  You can go glam, monochromatic, colorful, or minimalist.  We rounded up a few inspiring images to get you started thinking about your own table.  We focused on neutral and cooler hues that incorporate natural sprigs of winter greenery to create an understated yet sophisticated atmosphere.  Metallic tones are also a great choice and add a holiday touch without being over the top. Here are a few of our favorite elements for setting an inspiring table.

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Stylizimo

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Local Milk

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Local Milk

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The Merry Thought

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Broste Copenhagen

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Heath Ceramics: Pride Flatwear

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Heath Ceramics: Winter Modern Hurricanes

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Hudson Grace: Black Horn Napkin Rings

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March: Brickett Davda Collection – Taupe Plates

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March: Christiane Perochon Nesting Bowls

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Studiopatro: Linen Napkins the-future-perfect-alfredo-carafe1

The Future Perfect: Alfredo Glass Carafe