Earlier this year Easton Events was asked to create a holiday dinner table for the December issue of Southern Living. We tuned on the Christmas tunes, called the local Christmas Tree supplier, and started thinking about our ideal holiday tablescape.
Our approach was to create a dressy but approachable atmosphere. We featured a neutral palate of golds, silvers, and creams while emphasizing texture. Lynn stated ” I wanted the soiree to feel organic yet luxurious- sophisticated without putting on airs.” Together with Pat’s Floral Design we designed a juxtaposition of earthy elements, such as the cedar logs and bare tigerwood branches, with the lavish touches, such as the mother- of- pearl napkin rings and gold-edged china, creating a fancy affair with a cozy undertone.
In the right hand corner of the room we placed a Christmas tree wrapped in twinkly white lights and a natural toned ribbon. We kept the look minimal and organic by choosing to adorned the tree with paper cones filled with balsa wood flowers rather than chunky colorful ornaments.
Rock Paper Scissors designed place cards and menus for the dinner spread. The menu card features a silver emblem reminiscent of a pineapple, the symbol of Southern hospitality!
Be sure to take a peak at the December issue of Southern Living to see more of our design concepts for a Christmas dinner spread!
All images courtesy of Jen Fariello