Fabulous New Year’s Eve Table Setting Inspiration

Can you believe another year has gone by already? It seems like they are getting shorter and shorter all the time! Every year that goes by, though, I’m immensely grateful that I got to spend another one doing what I love with the people that I love. For me, New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful things that happened over the year and reflect on our hopes for the next one.

New Year’s Eve parties are always fun because there is so much excitement in the air. Whether you’re having a casual gathering or a glamorous dinner, the table is where a lot of the best conversation will happen. To keep everyone in the festive mood, I love to make my New Year’s Eve table settings extra special. There are a lot of fun ways to do this and not all of them require a lot of work. Sometimes, it’s just about creating a subtle atmosphere around which all the fun can happen.

Here are 10 New Year’s Eve table settings ideas to inspire you whether you want to go casual and modern or glamorous and sophisticated.

New Year’s Eve Table Settings

Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comA shiny gold runner that looks like confetti is perfectly festive over a white tablecloth. Finish off the place settings with a noisemaker and a pop of color.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comPaper fortune cookies are adorable touches for your place settings, in which you can slip your own fortunes or simply put the name of the guest on them to create a place card.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comAn all white table is super chic for a New Year’s eve party to bring it in with grace and style.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white polka dots are chic and festive and look great when paired with gold and silver accents. My favorite parts of this New Year’s Eve table setting, though, are definitely the clock plates.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comAn old-fashioned black and white clock is a simple but apropos touch for any New Year’s Eve table.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite and gold creates a sophisticated take on a New Year’s Eve party, complete with a gold clock.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comStripes are an adorable choice for a New Year’s Eve party. This set-up is casual yet festive with some chic metallic touches.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t have to go for glitz and glam to have a stylish New Year’s Eve party. Simple black and white with a touch of silver or gold are all you need for a modern setting.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comGold star confetti is a cute touch against a black tablecloth. For a simple centerpiece, use silver branches, candlesticks, and votives.
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Fabulous New Year's Eve Table Setting Inspiration | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a feminine New Year’s Eve party, bring in pops of pink to match your bubbly and accent it with silver and gold.
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Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you lots of happiness and success.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas

There is something special about gathering around the table with family and friends for the holidays. It gives you a chance to relax, unplug, and catch up with the people you love but don’t necessarily get to see on a regular basis.

Since the dining room table is where this wonderful occasion takes place, I love to make it look as special as the experience itself.

There are so many inspiring elements to pull ideas from to create a truly magical Christmas tablescape. It doesn’t take a lot to transform your table into a stylish and festive space. A good place to start is with one idea, whether it’s a centerpiece, color palette, or style (rustic, modern, traditional, glamorous, a mix of two or three). Then, build your tablescape around it.

Here are 10 Christmas tablescape ideas to inspire you and get the ideas flowing:

Christmas Tablescape Ideas

10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comRed and white striped napkins mimic the look of candy canes on this simple but charming dining room table.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAdorable little gift boxes, ornaments and candles create a whimsical centerpiece for this pastel tablescape.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white polka dot runner brings a chic, charming touch to this simple Christmas tablescape that is accented with pops of red and gold.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA long, rustic strip of garland accents a plaid runner to create depth on this charming tablescape.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA tartan runner scrunched up around wood bases and greenery looks super cozy and stylish.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Christmas tablescape is the perfect balance of rustic and modern style.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA white tablecloth and plates ensure that the gorgeous garland, candles and napkins pop on the table.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSimplicity is wonderfully chic on this all-white table that allows the incredible garland to steal the show.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA small Christmas tree looks darling as the centerpiece to this black and white table.
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10 Stylish & Merry Christmas Tablescape Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite and gold is stunning on this super chic Christmas tablescape full of glamorous touches.
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Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Warm regards,
Megan

Inspiration for a Chic New Year’s Eve Party

My favorite New Year’s Eve parties are the chic, glamorous ones. They capture the excitement of a brand new year and are the perfect way to top off a season of celebrating. The occasion also offers a great opportunity to play with one of my favorite color schemes: black, white, silver and gold.

This color scheme is super easy to work with. Not only does it work with any style (traditional, contemporary, modern, rustic, etc) but it always looks stylish. There are plenty of decorative items out there in this scheme to facilitate your party and what doesn’t come in the right colors can easily be spray-painted for some DIY fun.

You can also recycle Christmas decor for your New Year’s Eve party. Anything in black, white, silver or gold can potentially be re-used to make your party even more budget-friendly.

To inspire you, here are even more ideas for a chic New Year’s Eve party.

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comChalkboard paper is an inexpensive and stylish backdrop for your party. Paint a gold frame around it for an extra flourish.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t have a New Year’s Eve party without confetti. Sprinkle it around your buffet table and hand it out in cups for guests to take to do some of their own decorating when the clock strikes twelve.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comHang balloons in varying sizes and shades on the wall for a champagne-popping look.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comLast year, Pillsbury posted this adorable tutorial for creating special New Year’s Eve treats. Simply turn the last strip into a 6.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white stripes are always a staple of style. If you’re having a New Year’s Eve dinner, give it a twist by having everyone sit on the floor on pillows.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white popcorn bags make for the perfect casual hors d’oeurves.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUse chic trays to hold your drink station and hang silver and gold streamers for a simple yet very festive touch.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comGold, silver and clear Christmas ornaments look like champagne fizzing when you toss them in vases for an easy centerpiece.
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Inspiration for a Chic New Year's Eve Party | HomeandEventStyling.comBrush gold paint along the bottom of white balloons for a super chic DIY project.
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New Year’s Eve Table Setting Ideas

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comYou can never go wrong with black and white. I chose a black charger to create a nice contrast against a white place mat. The polka dots add some flair, while the gold glass provides a fun accent and more of a New Year’s Eve touch.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more glamorous look, I chose a white and silver palette with a few hints of gold. It was all about the shine and shimmer.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comAll gold can be just as powerful for a New Year’s Even party. The place mat brings some nice texture against the gold plates. For the glass, I chose simple clear stemware so as not to overwhelm the setting.

Hope you all have a fun and fabulous New Year!

Warm regards,
Megan

How to Create an Easy & Stylish Holiday Table Setting

There are so many fun spots in the home to decorate for the holidays from the front door to the staircase to the fireplace mantel. One of the most rewarding, though, in my opinion, is decking out your table with the holiday spirit.

For me, the holidays are all about spending time with family and around the dining room table is where we always end up gathering. I like to pay special attention to this area to make it festive and stylish.

Giving your dining room table some holiday flair can be very easy. You can make your own tableware dazzle with just a few special details mixed in. I put together 11 easy holiday table settings to inspire you and show you how some simple elements can make a huge impact. I’ll show you how it only takes a few key elements to make your table shine.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comA simple statue like this silver reindeer can serve as a charming place to put your guests’ name cards.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comHere, I’ve moved a gold version of the reindeer to the top of the setting for a simpler look.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comFor a slightly different variation, a sparkling pine cone dresses up the setting for a more nature-inspired look.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comA dazzling napkin holder mimics the placemat for a super glamorous holiday table setting.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comA mirrored look capture a Hollywood regency flair, which the penguin compliments to bring in a winter symbol.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comTo create an icy, glamorous look, use mostly silver and white accents. A touch of gold, such as on the pear, will add some depth to it.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comHere is another version of the icy holiday table setting, this time with a jeweled centerpiece rather than the pear for a more an even more glamorous look.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comIf you want something a little less mainstream, ice blue or turquoise is a great alternative that still captures the winter spirit.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comWhat I love about these chargers are how they look like crushed ice. The icicle napkin ring pulls it all together.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comFor a rustic holiday table setting, I used a placemat with a wood texture and an actual wood charger, then topped it off with a beautiful bit of greenery.

See how you can create several stylish looks for your holiday table using simple pieces. Check out the rest at HomeandEventStyling.comEven black and white can be chic during the holidays. I chose polka dots for a bit of whimsy and used layers to create depth.

As you can see, I created several variations using a lot of the same pieces. First, figure out what you want your theme to be. Then, to give your regular tableware a holiday flair, introduce a few new pieces to such as a placemat, charger or napkin ring. Add a winter-inspired decor element, like the penguin or reindeer, for an extra splash of charm.

Happy holidays!

Warm regards,
Megan

Thanksgiving Table Settings Round-Up

Create a memorable table with these 50 #Thanksgiving table ideas!

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday that brings family and friends together to show gratitude for what we have. While getting everyone together is definitely one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, I think most of us can agree that the food is a very close second.

The entire holiday is based around the idea of a feast bringing people together. Therefore, the table is an integral part of the occasion. There are endless ways to put your own spin on your Thanksgiving table and make it something that will delight your guests.

Whether you like a traditional approach or a more contemporary flair, these five posts are sure to inspire you.

thanksgivingtable0110 Stylish Ideas for a Thanksgiving Table
One of my favorite parts to planning Thanksgiving is decorating the table. It’s certainly the focal point of the holiday festivities, so I like to put a lot of love and care into making it special. These stylish Thanksgiving table ideas offer a lot of inspiration for every taste and share some ideas to make your tablescape extra special this year.

10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.com10 Stylish Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas
A centerpiece is the heart of a beautiful tablescape. It is the element that can bring the whole table to life and pull together the story you are trying to tell, whether it’s a mood, a holiday, or simply a color scheme. During Thanksgiving, you want the feeling of fall and family. The following 10 Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas offer you a variety of inspiration.

fallcenterpiece0410 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas
It’s easy and inexpensive to give your home some seasonal flair with your centerpiece. For the fall, it’s all about incorporating warm colors, seasonal flowers, and other elements from nature such as pumpkins and gourds. The pieces can often be found right outside in your background or at your local market. Here are 10 DIY fall centerpiece ideas to inspire you.

napkin9Napkin Folds to Give Your Table the “Wow” Factor
Napkin folding is one of the best DIY ways to add pizazz and elegance to a table. Even the most simple napkin fold can make a statement. You would be amazed by the amount of creative ideas out there for napkin folds – the possibilities are endless! Here are my favorite ideas along with some tips to get you started and help you along the way.

kidsthanksgivingtable0210 Creative Ideas for a Kids Thanksgiving Table
For anyone who has a second table for kids during Thanksgiving, you have a really fun opportunity to be especially creative. When decorating a kids Thanksgiving table, you want to make sure it’s durable and maybe even supplies some entertainment for the kids, so they won’t only not mind sitting at a separate table ─ they will want to. Here are 10 ideas to inspire you.

At the end of the day, your Thanksgiving table is all about the people gathered around it. Keep the heart of the holiday in mind when decorating and you won’t go wrong.

Warm regards,
Megan