Tables are the focal points of every holiday celebration. Whether it is a formal Thanksgiving feast or a Christmas cocktail party, dining tables are where guests gather. Get your tablescapes ready with inspiration from Dixon Smith Interiors. Our designers Hilary Smith Kennedy and Joel Fazende curated four themed tablescapes that are a must for this holiday season.
Formal Christmas Tablescape
The holidays present perfect opportunities to showcase beloved china and glassware that would otherwise stay in their cabinets. This Christmas-themed table mixes the elegance of antique family heirlooms with the youthful flair of holiday glitter. The use of multi-course place settings curates a formal, festive tablescape fit for a feast. The natural element of florals incorporates fun, bright pops of colors that emphasize the pinks of the bowls, combining vintage textures with whimsical holiday cheer.
Celebrating the vibrant colors of fall, this tablescape creates a fun, casual atmosphere paired with fine dinnerware. The plates and wicker pumpkins drive the overall design, highlighting different colors and textures that draw the eye. For an autumn scene, the use of real pumpkins is an easy way to add texture, layer and color. Though fine china typically showcases a formal dining experience, combining different designs can cultivate a more casual atmosphere perfect for family fall gatherings. This tablescape achieves this by combining antique mason stoneware with a modern pottery leaf bread plate, creating an eclectic blend of new and old styles.
Creative Color Tablescape
Not every holiday gathering calls for formal dining. Celebrate festive fun with a tablescape bursting with color and intrigue. Building interest through various elements, this tablescape layers different patterns of napkins, vibrant china, bright florals and elegant glassware, providing guests with an entertaining setting that highlights colors and creativity. The centerpiece adds an elevated layer, while also providing visually pleasing focal points that tie in the overall design. For this design use your favorite colors and textures to create an interesting look that is unique to your style.
Winter Christmas Tablescape
Creating depth with layers and dramatic pieces, the entertaining visuals of this icy, winter-themed tablescape draw eyes to multiple elements throughout the design. Here, we layered cool colors to emulate an effortless frosty effect. Since this is a smaller table, we used a glass cylinder. Not only is this an eye-catching element, but it also prevents the table from appearing overcrowded, allowing guests to easily see each other. To add a special spark to your tablescape, we recommend including pieces from all over your house like ornaments. Smaller tablescapes like this provide guests with a more intimate setting to gather around.