It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and then the holiday celebrations and gatherings really begin. If you’re a hostess this year, I’m sure you’re starting to plan. Depending on the occasion, the table is a focal point that deserves some attention, and I love creating different palettes each year. This week I thought I’d share a few holiday tabletop ideas with all the elements that help bring it all together. All you’ll need to do is add the food and loved ones…
One year I created a dark, moody holiday tabletop for Thanksgiving at the farm in New York. The grey monochromatic color palette was very fitting for the environment and it's one I’ve used again and again. For each place setting, I used the Maya Placemat with the Kinfolk Dinner Plate and Pasta Bowl on top and the Lace Salad Plate on the side.
To balance out the dark color palette, I went with a light-colored linen napkin, like The Stone Jug Linen Napkin in silver, and clear glassware, like the Artois Water Glass. To serve our Thanksgiving Feast, I used a variety of cutting boards, like the Baguette Cutting Board, serving bowls and plates. And for the centerpiece, I incorporated these Antique Brass Candlesticks with the Column Candles on top with a variety of squash and gourds. Even if you’re Thanksgiving is dinner for two, this tabletop is low fuss, yet still elevated and special.
You simply can’t go wrong with a bright, white monochromatic table setting for a holiday gathering. With the right mix of elements, it feels fresh and looks gorgeous. I started with the West Table Runner, then added in natural fibers and textures throughout. For each table setting, I used a Round Fringe Placemat, topped with the Lace Piatra Dinner Plate and Gold Brush Cookie Plate. Then to top it off, I put The Stone Jug Linen Napkin inside our festive Bell Napkin Rings. At each place setting I also included my favorite Crystal Whiskey Glass.
For the centerpiece, I brought in a mix of festive decor and candles for a dreamy glow. I used the Pillar Candle in a Candle Plate and these Brass Vintage Candlesticks topped with the Rope Candles. I also sprinkled in a few of these beautiful Silo Taper Hurricanes, which add a touch of soft light to your table. Understated and elegant, I love the look of the Pina Pro Table Lamp, which offers a bright, clean glow and dimmable feature.
For holiday decor, I mixed these small and tall Snow Trees with these pretty whimsical Tree Snow Globes. This touch of holiday is just enough to feel festive without over doing it. And I love how this can feel like a winter tabletop, as well as a Christmas one – making it very versatile.
If you're looking to host a holiday gathering al fresco, there are many ways to incorporate festive details. I used a balance of both light and dark colors for a fresh, yet seasonally inspired table. I started with this DIANI x Tensira Tablecloth, and then for each table setting I used the Chamberlin Platter, layered with a Pasta Bowl and topped with a DIANI x Tensira Linen Napkin in safari stripe and a Cane Napkin Ring. For glassware, I went with a mix of light and dark by using the Lyonnais Wine Glass and the Lyonnais Tumbler.
For the centerpiece, I wanted a touch of soft light so I used the Tapered Edge Candlesticks topped with the Twisted Dinner Candles. The candlesticks and the candles come in two sizes, so you can add some dimension. I also brought in a few different cutting boards (like this one and this one) and these Artisan Cheese Knives to serve appetizers, cheese and bread.
As the holidays draw near, it's easy to start feeling overwhelmed. DIANI is here for all of your dinner party needs – from larger gatherings, to smaller dinners for two. If you're looking for more personalized tips, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be excited to help you.