Merry & Bright

above: Tablescape # 1

Whether your holiday style is solidly traditional or gravitates to the slightly unexpected, DAVID WINSTON, CO-OWNER OF WINSTON FLOWERS, OFFERS SOME THOUGHTS on how to deck your halls with chic festive flair

TABLESCAPES
1 “We chose an untraditional palette, featuring plum-colored vanda orchids and black calla lilies with golden magnolia leaves, to put a modern twist on holiday table décor. To keep the look cohesive, we pulled colors from the floral arrangement to use throughout the table setting. The gold chargers, bronze silverware and magnolia- leaf place cards tie in perfectly with the pine cones and other natural elements in the centerpiece arrangement.”


“This bright, playful setting is perfect for a holiday brunch or lunch. Choosing white and pink double apple blossom amaryllis instead of the traditional red creates a fun, unexpected look that pairs perfectly with whimsical accents like peppermint candies and gingerbread men. We used pine cones, pepperberries and evergreens for the table runner and place settings to keep the look rooted in the season.”


“Pine cones and faux bois containers give this sophisticated setting an organic, seasonal look. Intricately textured arrangements, featuring paper-white anenomes, silvery astrantia, and ivory ranunculus with cascading pieris, evergreens and scarlet berries are placed at different heights to fill the large table and add visual interest. Pairing silver and gold metallics with all those earth tones adds some shimmer and keeps the look feeling fresh.”


THE MANTEL
“This mantel décor was inspired by the gorgeous metallics found in the room’s existing décor. Antique gold-painted pine cones, stunning silver ornaments, colorful feathers and elaborate ribbon punctuate the hand-woven garland, tying in seamlessly with the beautiful surroundings of the home.”


THE TREE
“A large grand entryway requires an equally grand tree. Our te1am custom-ordered this incredible Christmas tree and decorated it with gorgeous red and gold ornaments. Choosing just one or two colors gives your tree a festive look without feeling too busy or cluttered.”


THE CENTERPIECE
“This home is unique in that the architecture is quite traditional, but the décor is very modern. We mirrored that dichotomy by choosing classic holiday elements—pine cones and ilex berries—but using them in a fresh and interesting way. We lined up sugar pine cones in a long, rectangular tray and dispersed berries in water tubes throughout for a clean, modern take on a holiday centerpiece.”

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