This time of year is one of the most exciting for entertaining and getting creative with table settings. I love mixing modern with traditional and bringing in lots of different natural elements, like plants and flowers, into the decor. The food is always so fun to explore with all the different colors, letting that brighten and enliven the table, too. I traditionally do not make turkey because my Cuban mother doesn’t care for it — I make a delicious pulled pork instead. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ideas from some of the best for inspiration while you’re planning your cozy and festive gatherings this season.
For some high elegance over the holidays, ELLE Decor created a collection of gorgeous tables this month–cover table designed by Cynthia Frank. For more inspiration go see the six table settings featured on their Instagram by different designers.
Jenni Kayne has nailed simple, natural, classic beauty and coastal living and shared some amazing tips on her blog: ‘dried and crisp florals in modern vases, soft vintage-feel linens, and creative combinations of textures and materials—all the essential elements of a warm and homey atmosphere that exudes personal style.”
I love watching everything Athena at EyeSwoon creates. Her home, food and passion for entertaining are a constant inspiration. Stay tuned for her partnership for Friendsgiving dinner with San Pellegrino.
Goop shared four favorite Thanksgiving holiday veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and squash) and gave them a modern twist. Read the four recipes here.
For some extra beautiful and delightfully unique dessert ideas, check out London-based food extraordinaire Silvia of Salvia+Limone. Here’s a peek from her Instagram page with a royal purple cake made with sweet potato icing and a gorgeous Christmas cake.