GTL: Holiday Tablescape

I mean seriously, is this table setting not to die for?!

I mean seriously, is this table setting not to die for?!

It's Wednesday so you know what that means...GTL! It seems like from Hotel Decor to Modern Must Knows, 204 Park is on a design kick this week.  So without straying too far from that for this week's installment, we're talking holiday tablescapes. As the holidays draw nearer I've been searching for some entertaining inspiration and the moment I saw this table setting I fell not just in love, but IN. FREAKING. LOVE. Elegant but not fussy, pretty but with an edge this table looks almost too pretty to sit at!

 I love the mix of patterns, textures and colors that make this festive setting totally chic.  I always think that the best design comes from pairing unexpected combinations of patterns and textures, or design styles and this "modern meets pretty" setting does just that.  In fact, I'm actually so inspired by this look that I've decided I'm going to put my own spin on this setting that I'l be sharing in an upcoming post in the next few weeks! 

Attention to detail is SO important when setting a pretty table

Attention to detail is SO important when setting a pretty table

So if you love this as much as I do (aka if you're OBSESSED), here's how to get the look:

1.  Don't wanna splurge on Schumacher fabric, no problem! DIY your own with a white table clothblack fabric paint and a sponge brush and get crafty! The best part- it doesn't have to be perfect.  Even better yet- I'll break down the steps in a D.I.Y. post in the upcoming weeks.

2. Layering dishes always looks luxe. Sandwich white dinner plates or these gold rimmed dishes from west elm on top of a bolder gold patterned dinner plate, for a look that's festive and classic!

3. Get the luxe look of gold cutlery for less with this flatware from west elm or for even less, - pick up a plastic set from your local party store (bonus: no dishwashing!)

4. A pop of red is sweet and festive.  These napkins come in a multi pack -  mix and match for a more eclectic setting or keep it simple with one style. (Image in gallery below)

5.  Make your existing wine glasses holiday ready with a strip of gold tape. When you're done peel off, wash, and you didn't have to buy new glasses! (Image below)

6. For decoration, use a small candleholder to hold a single flower for a pop of color. This pinecone candle holder is less than $4 and adds great texture. (Image below)

7. Candles add great ambience and for a small setting an unscented tealight is perfect, as are these little holders! (Image above) 

8. Fill a low, simple vase with white flowers for a simple, yet stunning centerpiece! (Image  above)

And my own recommended added touches? Kate Spade acrylic straws for cocktail glasses, black and white coasters, drink tags and gold name tags. And for serving utensils or dessert spoons- these gold glitter cutlery pieces from Shop by Monika are too sweet!

Happy Entertaining!