I geek out over setting pretty tables, so when December rolls round my inner Martha starts gearing up for goodness. When I started brainstorming ideas for elaborate holiday shoot locations, it just became clear to me, why wouldn’t I host the holiday party where I am the happiest in the world. The place where I actually host countless dinners all year round So, welcome to my own home as I get ready for a Christmas dinner party…
We decked the halls of my Bankers Hill home and filled the table to the brim with gorgeous details that can be sourced in local stores to inspire your own holiday setting (source list to follow). I started with a soft muted palette including shades of grays, whites, silvery greens, accented with copper metal. A little greedy with my love for candlelight and for grand cool funky textured arrangements, I styled the same table + settings with two very different centerpiece looks. Look 1- includes a table filled with a bed of silver greenery and sparkling with soft gray taper candles. There’s a certain magic in the simplicity of candle light. Dreamy, ethereal, and mood changing when twilight hits. Look 2- we showcase a show stopper centerpiece filled with textural flowers including protea, cotton branches, white berries, and evergreen. The same settings take a definite turn to a dramatic, romantic holiday look.
Place settings include glossy white plates topped with hand foiled copper accented place cards, flatware added a touch of modern with the copper and white mix. A hodgepodge of glassware comes from my own cabinets. All of our paper goods embrace the gray, white, and copper palette even including a pattern reminiscent of flurried snow speckled with white and copper foil.
Guests at my parties always get greeted with a drink, for this one a hot chocolate that may or may not be turned into a hot tottie (always a hot tottie for me). Drool worthy cakes get the special treatment decorated with the abundant holiday greenery.
Truly the season for merry making, thanks for taking a peek at my little piece of the holiday world. Wishing you a beautiful holiday filled with love, magic and joy!
Jenny & the Luxe team