A Festive Holiday Dinner

It’s quite necessary to take a “more is more” approach to the holidays. Exaggerated decor creates a whimsical, almost magical feel—precisely what our hearts desire during this special time of year. We’ve heard it quite a few times, this holiday season will be different from the rest, which gives us even more reason to make it exceptional. 

Throwing a holiday dinner (whether for two or for six) so magnificent and memorable that it washes away any disappointment in the rearview, and creates hope and excitement on the horizon. Leave the tinsel, and Santa Claus figurines behind. Instead, showcase decor that’s festive and sophisticated with just enough twinkle to remind us of Old Saint Nick. Read along for a few tips that will help refine your holiday spirit.

  1. "Combine charger plates of two different colors to make your tables more dynamic, while using a velvet tablecloth to give a warm yet elegant texture."

  1. Dinnerware accentuated with colors such as ocre, dark rouge, pine green, or gold say classic holiday without screaming “Ho, ho, ho!” Moleria Locchi and Haviland Parlon are brands that will take your holiday table to the next level. "The Matignon collection caught my attention the moment I first saw it. The details are exquisite—intricate foliage patterns in rust and gold, it really transports you to the lush Matignon gardens in Paris," says our founder, Federika. Combine charger plates of two different colors to make your tables more dynamic, while using a velvet tablecloth to give a warm yet elegant texture. A deep tone provides a perfect backdrop to the cranberries, pomegranate, and crystal stemware adorning the table. And don’t forget to replace your white candles with colored ones as well!

     

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  1. "When it comes to holiday scents, the smell of fresh cut pine cannot be beat. Include a few branches on your table, maybe some pine cones as well."

  1. The holidays are a time to invigorate all scents —think about smell, music, textures on your table...By the time Christmas rolls around your guests will have probably heard “Santa Baby” and “Jingle Bell Rock” one too many times! Curate your own playlist for your evening, one that doesn’t lean on the typical holiday tunes to set the mood. Try an instrumental Christmas Jazz; music sans lyrics can be just as jolly. When it comes to holiday scents, the smell of fresh cut pine cannot be beat. Include a few branches on your table, maybe some pine cones as well. Don’t stop there... scatter eucalyptus and peppermint throughout your home to give the space a calming under note, or notes of cinnamon, ginger and orange for something a little warmer.! It’s perfect for a foyer or powder room.

     

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Written by James Francis Kelley