Taryn Collins

Weekly Table Setting: Wild Holiday Reds

Taryn Collins
Weekly Table Setting: Wild Holiday Reds

With Thanksgiving just a week away, the holidays are officially upon us. This most festive time of year ushers in decorated tables with reds and greens and golds, and a certain cheer in the air that you can't deny. For today's table setting, we created a unique holiday-themed table, incorporating earthy holiday colors centered around a spectacular arrangement from Caroline at Wild Folk Studio.

Our visual merchandiser Alex found Caroline online, and together they put together this beautiful setting. Caroline delivered the centerpiece to us, and I had a chance to chat with her briefly about her work. Local to the area (she's based out of Somerville), Caroline delivers much of her work via public transit or on foot, which is certainly a nod to her past work in sustainability. She has a really unique and exceptionally beautiful design style, incorporating a lot of varying colors and textures into her work. It has sort of a rustic, whimsical feel to it, and what she put together for our holiday setting really suited the gold and green theme perfectly.

As for the merchandise we used in this setting, here's a rundown. Alex stuck with classic white plates from Royal Copenhagen, gold mats from Chilewich, and simple stainless flatware from David Mellow. A classy and beautiful tablescape.

Photos 1, 2: Holiday table setting, set up at our neighbors European Country Antiques. Their store served as a wonderful backdrop for this setting - thanks to Ed and Angela for allowing us to use their space!

Photo 3: Plates set atop Chilewich Pressed Gilt Rectangular Tablemats in Gold/Black

Photos 4, 5: Royal Copenhagen Dinnerware: White Elements Plate,White Fluted Plain Salad/Dessert Plate, andWhite Fluted Half Lace Bread and Butter Plate. Set over a Libeco Home Vence Everyday Napkin in White.

Photo 6: iittala Glassware: Kartio Large Tumblers in Sand and Kartio Tumblers in Forest Green.

Photo 7: David Mellor Embassy Stainless Steel Flatware

Photo 8: A closer peek at Caroline's earthy, organic, holiday red centerpiece.

Thanks for your stunning work, Caroline! We look forward to our next collaboration.

(To learn more, here's a great piece on Caroline and her flowers. You can also visit her website!)