Full of inspiration day in and day out, whether home or fashion related, Coco+Kelley graces our list of very favorite design blogs, and just about everyone else’s list too! Cassandra LaValle launched Coco+Kelley in 2007 and her endeavors quickly snowballed thanks to her natural talent and gleaming personality, which both shine through in her daily posts. We’re positively elated that this nationally-recognized blogger joined our cast of guests, sharing ideas for her favorite tabletop this holiday season. Follow her stylish lead and give it a try! Your holiday table will thank you.
Over to you, Cassandra!
Chic Holiday Tablescape
There are few things I love more in life than setting a beautiful table. After all, creating a space that welcomes guests to join in on intimate conversation, fabulous food, and an evening that is nothing short of memorable is a complete joy for all involved! Needless to say, the holidays are my favorite time of year for this very reason. Of course, with so many pieces of inspiration to pull from, creating my own tabletop for Thanksgiving or Christmas is never easy! This year, I spent hours going through my files and searching online to come up with a table that would be perfect for entertaining all winter long…
When putting together a tablescape, I tend to gravitate towards unusual color palettes as well as a mix of styles and textures to create something a little more unexpected for my guests. Lately, I’ve found myself very attracted to this rich teal blue, and knew I wanted to use it this year as an accent color. By pairing it with golds, coppers and a rusty red we add loads of warmth and a little bit of sparkle – something every table should have!
This time of year, fresh flowers at the last minute can be less than desirable. Unless you’re ordering a centerpiece ahead of time, I find it’s easier (and less expensive!) to put together an arrangement that can be easily moved to a sideboard to make way for a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas roast. Ostrich feathers in a shimmering golden glazed vase are a fabulous way to do this, adding instant drama and texture. Candlelight is always a necessary element for any tabletop, and I really liked the varying heights and the texture of these gold pillar candlesticks to draw out the gold rimmed china and complement the fleur de lys tumblers. The copper glass charger adds more depth and texture to the setting while accents of teal in the taffeta napkins and traditional goblets are all we need to add a little pop of this saturated color.
Don’t forget to leave your guests with a lovely little gift when you can! If I could, I’d be topping each setting with a gorgeous crystal encrusted pinecones for everyone (and one for me too!). I hope you all enjoy a lovely holiday and are inspired to do something new with your table this year!