Best-Dressed Tables

What the very best tables will be wearing this holiday season.


Best-Dressed Tables


6 Sensational Seasonal Tabletops


Produced & Styled by Jo-Ann Findell

Photography by Phil Mansfield

Text by Marisa LaScala



PRIMARY COLORS: Bold, solid-color plates (in this case, the Riverside Design collection made from recycled sea glass available at SoHo East in Dobbs Ferry) and SoHo East’s flirty, printed “Confetti” stemware create the perfect dinner-party atmosphere. Tie the look together with a multi-color table runner, available at Crate & Barrel in White Plains.



COOL AS ICE (Opposite Page): Winter whites and “icy” place-settings (Riviera dinnerware, available at Crate & Barrel, and Mikasa’s “Cheers” stemware, available at Fortunoff) set the style for an elegant holiday meal. Appetizer forks are available at SoHo East and votive candleholders available at Romantic Modern in Cross River. Snow-white floral design by Hybrid Michael George; shrimp appetizer by Monteverde at Oldstone Manor.



GARDEN PARTIES: A garden-lover’s way to entertain this season. Bring the outside onto the table with a lush, verdant tabletop. Use fresh flowers, elegant vases by Klein Reid for Eva Zeisel, and organic green table settings—and voila: a “garden” holiday party. Gorgeous green dinnerware by Soule Studio, available at EB Home in Mount Kisco. Floral design and leafy silver serving pieces by Ned Kelly & Co. in Piermont, NY.



AN ASIAN CELEBRATION: Ring in the Year of the Dog with this simple, clean-lined tablescape. SoHo East’s hand-painted Chinese plates contribute an Asian elegance, while silver with cinnabar charms create a festive ambiance. This Asian floral design comes courtesy of Hybrid Michael George, and the tea set and chopsticks by Ito En New York



THE GOLD STANDARD: Polka dots are in vogue. Find Marc Blackwell’s striped and dotted dinnerware at Ned Kelly & Co. in Piermont, NY. Patterned cakes by Riviera Bakehouse of Ardsley. “Dot” Kate Spade iced-beverage glasses and gold-rimmed wine goblets are available at Fortunoff in White Plains; linen napkins are available at Neiman Marcus in White Plains.



CALL OF THE WILD (Opposite Page): Take your table back to its roots—and stems and vines—with this primitive setup. Bold, printed patterns, such as the leopard horn bowl available at EB Home, add to the jungle-like effect, as do the lush Michael Aram thatched candleholders (also EB Home), Vintage Home’s tortoise shell glasses, and Ned Kelly & Co.’s candle wreaths and floral design. Mother-of-pearl spoons also available at Vintage Home in Chappaqua.




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