A client once asked me how I set my own table at home, and well -- let's just say that the job usually comes home with me in the department. While I don't fully set for every meal, the holidays are fair game and I always try to one up the season before with out of the box, non-traditional designs. Thanksgiving to me doesn't always need to be autumnal colors, pumpkins and dried maize.
Be mindful of your personal style and the décor of your home when setting your holiday table. It should flow and be cohesive to your authentic brand -- even if it doesn't 'scream' Thanksgiving. Play around, keeping in mind the three rules of design -- texture, color and pattern.
When Ms. Joanna Fisher asked me to collaborate with her on an editorial photo shoot, I knew immediately that I wanted food to be the centerpiece and headliner. We are enthusiastic consumers of food in this household and my personal style is more contemporary and masculine than some of the more feminine celebrations we design for clients. Our home is filled with darker moody colors like, navy, rust, black, emerald and grey with pops of yellow and orange for contrast.
Take a peek at our vision for an out of the box holiday table-scape and the awesome vendors that came together to make it all happen! In my book, with florals or food as the centerpiece -- this one is a winner. xo
Production & Design: Double G Events, Planning & Design // Photography: Joanna Fisher // Florals: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design // Catering & Food Styling: OnTheMarc Events // Linens: Peak Event Services // Rentals: Borrowed Blu, Gather and Lounge, Peak Event Services // Cone Candles: House of Michel // Paper: Coral Pheasant // Lounge: Gather and Lounge // Lighting: Shindig Lighting // HMUA: Simply Gorgeous by Erin // Gown & Accessories: The Plumed Serpent Bridal // Tuxedo: Enzo Valentino // Models: Real Couple, Barbara and Arthur