Top 5 Tips for Tablescape Design…

Yep, it’s that time of year again! Can you believe it? No…but seriously, can you?

The holiday season is upon us once again, and I hope you’re all just as excited as us here at GHID!

Being that Thanksgiving is next week, we decided to share a few pointers on how to best dress your table-top this holiday season, along with a few gorgeous tablescapes photos (a few of which are GHID designed).

Here goes…

1. Tablescaping is not just for one particular style of decor. I’ve heard it said that “the approach you take to [design] your grouping should be in sync with your [existing] style of decor”. More specifically, if you’re home boasts of a contemporary flair, keep your tablescape clean, minimal and sparse – on the other hand, if you’re home is more traditional, incorporate smaller groupings and delicate linens onto your table top.

Sarah Richardson

via the book, Bachelor Style

G Marie Interiors

2. Tablescapes offer an opportunity to personalize your interiors. Incorporate ordinary items, a sentimental heirloom or a memento from a special occasion to create added interest to your table-top design.

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3. Your Tablescape should provide a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Like any great design, incorporating a mix of all these design elements creates added interest through height, depth and scale.

Left: Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, Right:

Florals and a mix of greens are always a fantastic way to add interest to your table-top. Garrison is known for his unique floral designs (as seen below) and always has fun with unique arrangements incorporating a variety of seasonal species into each of his pieces.

Garrison Hullinger of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

4. It’s all in the details. We’re all busy – but sometimes taking a little extra time to create (or purchase) something small and simple is what will complete the overall look and feel of your table-top designs.

5. Designing your tablescape should be fun! You’ve thrown the turkey in the oven, your family is bringing the rest (well in a perfect world anyway) – turn a little music on, relax and be creative with your table-top designs.

I love white pumpkins – gather a variety of sizes, place them sporadically on your table to create a sophisticated, festive design.

via The Little Apartment

Here’s another image…so pretty!

The Green Wedding Shoes


Caribbean Living

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Send in your favorite tablescape pics – or better yet, send in your own table setting! We’d love to see what you come up with!

Happy Thursday!

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