A week away from the –ber months, homeowners everywhere are preparing for the holiday traffic and completing that gift list. Another thing to worry about? Party season. If you’re a fan of playing host and entertaining guests in your home, thinking about Christmas décor should just as be as important considering your tablescapes. Tablescapes are a sure way to wow your guests and crafting them should be something all home tastemakers should know how to do. Here are some tablescape themes we highly recommend for your next party.
For those who adore simple and minimalist style, opt for a Nordic tablescape. Use chargers, plates, and bowls in a rough rock finish. Soften it with wooden accents like a chopping board with cheese and bread, and ask for some filler flowers from your florist. The charm of the Scandivaian look lies with its simplicity but if you want to be a little extra, a strand of eucalyptus should do the trick.
In a tropical country like the Philippines, summer weather never really ends. If you need some vitamin sea, why not bring the summer breeze to your guests with a beach-themed tablescape? Style with bottles, stones, and plates with fishy motifs.
Mix and match simple dinnerware with handwoven chargers for a Filipino touch. Accessorize with glasses that have a regal print for a very modern Filipino looking table. Tie your napkins in jute for an effortless way to style your table. Best to serve dalandan with mint garnishing juice for this tablescape.
Blue and white is a color tandem that will always be in style. Inspired by your mother’s Bone China plates, a Chinoiserie tablescape is perfect for a chic brunch or an intimate dinner with your closest. Match everything in blue and white to get that classy look and add a splash of red to keep your table interesting.
A bit fan of the oriental look? Adorn your table with capiz candle holders and colourful claypot lamps. Bring in a pop of personality to your table with patterned placemats. Since the accessories are already eclectic, keep your plates plain.
Japanese Tea Time
Love matcha, sushi, and anything Japanese? A zen tablescape is something you should try. Serve up some tea in a teapot and don’t forget the chopsticks. To give it a modern touch, stick to a monochrome palette.
Navy is the new black. If you want a table that screams formal but is still warm and inviting, opt for navy as you anchor color and accentuate it with white, gray, and gold. With gold rimmed plates having a reputation for being old, this color scheme assures you that your table will be anything but dated. To keep your table from looking stiff, buy some white tulips from your local florist and place at the center of your table.
Written by Patricia Herbolario
Photos from CondoLiving 2015