Earthy Holiday Setting

This blog post marks our first submission by guest blogger & table designer Toyoko S.

Are you hosting a holiday dinner and looking for some ideas? I would like to show you a holiday table or two in a few blog posts for some inspiration.

This table setting is inspired by the Libeco Home Blackfriars table linen pattern. The earthy color combination and the texture of 100% Belgian linen is the base and star of this table. The bright cherry color of the Staub dutch oven (cocotte if you are French) itself makes the practical oven-to-table center piece. Imagine you are about to be served a hearty soup or beef stew at the table with your family or close friends… I used Jars France Tourron dinner plates and bowls in two colors, Avocado and Samoa for variation. There is the matching Avocado color water pitcher as an accent. I think David Mellor Provençal flatware's handsome black handles accent this colorful table the most, though I am also showing Match Pewter's Daniela flatware as an alternative.

To emphasize the earthy ambiance, I used Spencer Peterman's wooden salad bowl and J.K. Adams Heritage Colonial Board as a base for pillar candles. Simon Pearce's Hartland stemware seems well in keeping with this setting, and brings a modest sparkle to the table. Now, you can create this festive yet earthy table without any flower arrangement for the center piece.

Other items used in this photo shoot:
Libeco Home Polylin blend napkin in red, Jonathans spoon's medium ladle, Verso Design Marja large trivet in green, and the  Match Pewter wine coaster.

-Guest Blogger, Table Designer: Toyoko S.