photographs by james merrell directed by Dara caponigro styling by kim ficaro market editor eugenia santiesteban
A beautifully laid table can set the mood for an entire evening. From a rainbow of peacock shades to a rustic Scandinavian scheme, we assembled three color-inspired ideas to inject a little fantasy into your own holiday feast.
For an effect that’s both grand
and offbeat, mismatch your most
colorful pieces and add some
metallic flash. Touches of wood
temper the kaleidoscope.
Garcia Water Goblet
Crate & Barrel
We love a traditional bouquet as centerpiece—but wine bottles refashioned as peacock-feather vases and a silver bowl filled with grapes channel la vie bohème.
Whether you’re starting with white dishes or the ultimate Royal Copenhagen set, a few black elements provide high-contrast punch.
You really can’t go wrong.
A few choice noir accents and
playful graphic flourishes can
elevate everyday plates to
a dramatic tablescape of
light and shadow.
Every Day Cotton Napkin in White
Canvas Home LLC
Mix in natural elements and touches
of Nordic scarlet for some homespun,
in-from-the-cold charm. Glints
of etched glass and cut crystal
provide holiday sparkle.
Mexchic Napkins in Pink - Set of 4
Instead of place cards, giant letters mark everyone’s spot. Potted myrtle topiary and faux toadstools foster an enchanted-forest atmosphere.